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Quakers do not, in general, practice ordination, although some have the office of minister, so it is not clear John was ever titled Reverand in his lifetime. He held Quaker offices and was recognized as a talented speaker and preacher.
John was a carpenter and builder who participated in raising many Quaker meeting houses. Sometimes his occupation is given as "Quaker preacher."
His middle initial may be spurious. He is called "Sr." by some writers to distinguish him from younger nephews and his son, but it is not clear this was ever used by him in life.
Married Ellen Billings.
Survived less than 1 year.
Married Grace Manning.
Married Edward Drake.
Thomas Vail was a miller, a farmer, and a Quaker minister. He married Sarah Davis.
Died at age 18, unmarried.
Married Elizabeth Dennis. He was a loyalist, and after the war took refuge in Canada with some of his family.
Married Abraham Merlat.
Isaac Vail married Elizabeth Jennings, Winefred Crabb, and Rachel Compton.
Sarah Vail married Isaac Jennings, and moved to Ohio.
Peter Vail died at age 19. No marriage is known.
Nothing is known of Noah Vail although he lived into his 60s.
Relationship to Lars: great x6 grandfather
Relationship to Thomas Vail, The Immigrant: grandson
Affines: Martha FitzRandolph
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