Stephen Vail

Stephen Vail[1]

Male 1739 - 1808

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  • Name Stephen Vail 
    Died btw Apr 18 and Dec 25, 1808  Lemon Twp, Butler Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 19 Dec 1739  Green Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1761  Somerset Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID P3294  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 

    Family 1 Rebecca Jackson,   b. 6 Jul 1742, of Somerset Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1762  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 11th mo, 25th day, 1761  Plainfield, Essex (Union after 1857), New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Smith,   b. 12 Sep 1720,   d. 31 Aug 1769, Rahway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1763  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Samuel Vail,   b. 20 Oct 1765, Green Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1830, Green Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     2. Moses Vail,   d. date unknown  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Fitz Randolph,   b. 25 Mar 1731, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown 
    Married Bef 19 Jun 1771  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Vail,   b. 3 Jul 1772,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     2. Shobel Vail,   b. 29 Jan 1774,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     3. Hugh Vail,   b. 25 May 1786, Plainfield, Essex Co (Union after 1857), New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     4. Aaron Vail,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     5. Sarah Vail,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     6. Randall Vail,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     7. Mary Vail,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     8. Esther Vail,   d. in infancy  [natural]
     9. Catherine Vail,   d. date unknown  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Note copied from Fitz Randolph source doc, pg 31: "Stephen Vail's first wife (2nd int. declared Dec. 16, 1761) was Rebecca Jackson; his second wife, whom he married 10 mo., 1763, was Sarah (Smith) Marriott, . . . a cousin of Mary Fitz Randolph. Of course Stephen and Mary were not related by consanguinity, but the Quakers considered that they were related "by affinity," and so frowned on this [3rd] marriage. The Rahway-Plainfield Minutes state that "19 of 6 mo., 1771, Stephen Vail, Jr., is complained of for marrying his first (sic) wife's cousin," and he was disowned 18 of 9 mo., 1771. Stephen must have acknowledged his breach of discipline, for the Westmoreland Monthly Meeting, Washington Co., Pa., had "25 of 12 mo., 1790;" Stephen Vail produced a Certificate for himself and his wife Mary from Rahway dated 16 of 9 mo., 1790;" and on "22 of 10 mo., 1791, Stephen Vail requests that his seven minor children be taken under care of friends." "26 of 11 mo., 1791, Shubal, Aaron, Sarah, Randall, Mary, Hugh and Catharine, children of Stephen Vail, are received into membership."

      "On the '1 of 3 mo., 1805,' the Redstone (Fayette Co., PA) MM wrote: "Dear Friends: agreeable to your Request we inform you that the following friends have removed from amongst us and we believe now reside within the limits of your meeting - to wit Stephen Vail, Mary his wife and four children, Aaron, Randolph, Catharine and Hugh: they removed in or about the year 1800." Also mentions that the son Randolph had married 'out of meeting'.

      From pg 379, "Moses Vail of Huntington, L.I.":
      He [Stephen] was one of the founders of Middletown, Ohio, in 1802, having come to Ohio in 1799. He purchased a large tract of land on both sides of the Miami River and began erecting mills,--a grist-mill, fulling mill, and saw-mill,--which were finished in 1802. He was buried on the banks of the Miami River; his grave was washed away by a flood. (Note: For a summary of his Will, see the end of this chapter.) At the first election held 1 April, 1837, by 106 legal voters, Hugh Vail, Stephen Vail and John R. Russel, a grandson of Stephen Vail the original proprietor, were three of the five Trustees of the Corporation elected."

  • Sources 
    1. [S347985126] Book: Moses Vail of Huntington, Long Island, Vail, William Penn, M.D., 1947, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=15998), Pgs 379, 380.

    2. [S347984693] New York Genealogical & Biographical Society "The Record", (http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/), Vol. 9 No. 1; Jan 1878, pg 29.

    3. [S347985124] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 11, Part III., Peter B. Hill, Compiler, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000), 27.

    4. [S347984708] Book: The Descendants of Edward Fitz Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom, 1630 - 1950, Christian, Louise Aymar and Fitz Randolph, Howard Stelle , (1950), pg 31.

    5. [S347985357] Rootsweb chart of Gail White: Vail, (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1170221).

    6. [S347985126] Book: Moses Vail of Huntington, Long Island, Vail, William Penn, M.D., 1947, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=15998), Pg 379.



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