Biography of Moses Vail of Alabama, NY

Moses Vail, son of Samuel and Prudence (Vail) Vail, was born in New Jersey in 1797, and was reared on a farm. He was married to his wife, Mercy, September 25, 1816, Their children were Prudence, who married William Gardner, and died in Oakfield in 1842; Samuel, of Canada; Emeline, who died 1840, aged 18 years; Eli P., of Alabama; Susan W., who married Daniel Zanvitz, of Canada; Phebe J., who married James Craft, and died 1880; Sarah E., who married Isaac Zanvitz, of Canada; Jonah, of Iowa; and Ephraim and Stephen, of Elba. Moses Vail located in Oakfield in 1834, and engaged in farming. He belonged to the Sod. ety of Friends, and practiced the peaceful doctrines of" Penn." He departed his well-spent life 3d month, 12th day, 1871 ; his wife died 1st month, 27th day, 1850. For his second wife, in 1853, he married Harriet Wood, who died 1858.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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