Surname: Vail

Slave Narrative of Clay Smith of Hannibal, Missouri

Clay (Carrie) Smith, now living at 612 Butler Street, Hannibal, Missouri, was born in slavery shortly before the Civil War on the farm of Joe Maupin about five miles west of Hannibal. Her present residence on Butler Street is part of the way up the hill overlooking Mark Twain Avenue (formerly Palmyra Avenue) and facing Cardiff Hill. Her mother’s home was on Palmyra Avenue. Her mother’s name was Luckett. Following is Clay’s story as she told it: “I was borned right here in Marion County. Dere was ten of us children in de family. We belonged to Joe Maupin and

Family Records or Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley and Vicinity

Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley

Passaic Valley in New Jersey was first settled in the early 1700’s, primarily by families from Long Island, New York and Connecticut. The Family records, or, Genealogies of the first settlers of Passaic Valley and vicinity above Chatham provides genealogies of these early settlers from family records when they could be obtained, otherwise the author used family members to provide the information. Since some of the information comes from memory of individuals, one should validate what is written before relying on it to greatly.

1899 Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts Directory Cover

1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main

Biographical Sketch of George Skinner Vail

Vail, George Skinner; branch mgr. Westinghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co.; born, Lima, O., Jan. 26, 1884; son of J. B. and Rose Skinner; graduated, Case School of Applied Science, 1907, degree of B. S.; married, Lima, O., April 27, 1909, Cretora I. Hay; one daughter, Jane; salesman Westinghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co., 1907-1911; branch mgr., 1911 to date; associate member American Institute Electrical Engineers; member American Electric Ry. Ass in, Zeta Psi, Cleveland Athletic Club, Chamber of Commerce.

Caleb L. Todd of Cassadaga NY

Caleb L. Todd7, (Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 7, 1823, in Stockton, N. Y., died May 8, 1903, in Cassadaga, N. Y., married first, May 21, 1846, Vesta C. Putnam, who was born July 19, 1827, died Feb. 16, 1881. He married second, Oct. 20, 1881, Caroline Peck. He owned a farm in operating which he was quite successful through honest toil and economy. He was a great admirer of good horses and knew well how to train and drive them. He was a light complexioned man, with a light or “sandy” beard and blue eyes. He

Biographical Sketch of Isaac Vail

Isaac Vail, proprietor of livery, feed and sale stable, Charleston; was born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., Nov. 29, 1833; in 1839, his father removed with his family to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and after residing there ten years, to Erie Co., Penn., thence the next year to Steuben Co., Ind., and, in 1851, to Coles Co.; his father located 800 acres of Government land in Hickory Tp., four miles north of Charleston, at a cost of $700. Three years later he removed to Livingston Co., where he is a prominent farmer. Mr. Vail left home in 1852, driving an