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Benjamin Vail[1]

Male 1706 - 1784  (78 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Vail  [2, 3, 4
    Born 1706  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1784  [2, 5
    Person ID I127393  My Genealogy

    Father John Vail,   b. 1663,   d. 1737  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Grace (Brocket?),   b. 1666,   d. 1751  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F54496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Paine,   b. 1706,   d. 2 Oct 1788  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1731  [5
    • The will of Benjamin Vail of Goshen, Orange Co., NY bears date July 13, 1782, and was probated November 8, 1784. It is recorded in NY Wills, Liber 37, p.309. He names children, William, John, Mary, Benjamin, and Lydia. Grandchildren Lydia, dau. of John and grandson Alsop.
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Vail, Jr.,   b. 1740, Southold, Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Battle Of Minisink, Orange Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Mary Vail,   b. 23 May 1755,   d. 23 Jan 1783  (Age 27 years)
     3. Mehitable Vail,   b. 1757,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna Vail,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Bethia Vail,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Phineas Vail,   d. 29 Sep 1822, Lost At Sea. Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joseph Vail,   b. 4 Jul 1763,   d. 4 May 1853  (Age 89 years)
     8. Joshua Vail,   b. 1771,   d. 8 Sep 1822  (Age 51 years)
     9. James Vail,   b. 27 Feb 1774,   d. 11 Oct 1813  (Age 39 years)
     10. William Vail,   b. 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. John Vail,   d. Abt 1816
     12. Lydia Vail,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F54418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • I have two Benjamins m. Mary Paine - probably the same person. Both sons of John Vail but differing mothers.
      Both John's are possible parents so needs investigation. (JTC)
      Refugee from Southhold to Guilford, CT. In Sept and Oct., 1776, with 11 passengers and goods, he was brought over by Capt. David Landon. He is mentioned as Capt. of a ship (Page 239). In 1776, he sold the sloop "Polly" to Samuel Brown of Guilford; Brown loaned the sloop to Capt. David Landon, and the latter brought 237 refugees, and their effects from L.I. to CT. In Oct. 1776, he brought other of his goods over, along with Ebenezer Jennings. In Apr., 1780, he asked leave to return to L.I. with his family; which was granted. On May 8, 1780, he asked leave to return with his family, effects and stock; which was granted.
      Census of 1776: Males - above 16 years, 2; under 16, 4. Females-above 16, 2; under 16, 3.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S2344] Jeremiah Vail Web Page, Norris Taylor, (1998, http://members.tripod.com/~ntgen/index.html).

    3. [S532] Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (152 Volumes), Vol.44, p.226 by Mrs. Helen Vail Mills Lindsay, DAR ID Number: 43590. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S533] Benjamin Vail.FTW.

    5. [S537] Genealogy of Some of the Vail Family Descended from Jeremiah Vail, (WWW.Genalogy.Com), p.40 (Reliability: 3).