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  1. Elizabeth VAIL: Birth: 10 AUG 1745. Death: 26 MAR 1826

  2. Elisha VAIL: Birth: ABT 1746 in Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States. Death: 22 JUN 1797 in Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States

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1. Title:   "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut" - Frederic Gregory Mather Following the Battle of Long Island (August 27, 1776), more than 5,000 refugees fled Long Island and New York City for Connecticut. This book documents the history of New York in the Revolution and contains a series of biographies and genealogies on those refugees. Nearly 900 illustrations are included within the more than 1200 expertly sourced pages. Clearfield, Baltimore, MD, 1913, reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1995 Also, Military Records: NY in the Revolution and the War of 1812 - CD # 143 (Broderbund/Genealogy.com)
2. Title:   Sweezey.Net Genealogy and Family Home Page, Bob Sweezey <Bob-at-Sweezey.com> online [http://www.sweezey.net/genealogy2/software/index.php], accessed Various (2006)
3. Title:   Sweezey.Net Genealogy and Family Home Page, Bob Sweezey <Bob-at-Sweezey.com> online [http://www.sweezey.net/genealogy2/software/index.php], accessed Various (2006)

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a. Continued:   Of Southold. (Refugees of 1776 from LI to CT) .......................................................
  VAIL JOHN 4, CAPT. (John 3, 2, Jeremiah 1; father of Capt. Elisha, above; brother of the Refugees, Capt. Benjamin, Jeremiah, Capt. Jonathan and Peter, One)—From Southold to New London. In Sept. and Oct., 1776, he brought over some of his own effects. (C. 177) On May 23, 1780, he was allowed to return to L. I. with his wife and grand dau., and to carry furniture, etc. _ (F. 12) As Capt. of a ship (Page 239), he was very active in transporting the Refugees. In Sept., Oct. and Dec., 1776, he brought to Guilford part of the effects of the following: Wid. Mehitable Tuthill (C. 170); Stephen Bayley (C. 12); Thomas Hutchinson (C. 82); Ebenezer Jennings (C. 85); Daniel Booth (C. 166); Capt. Barnabas Horton (C. 169); Abijah Windes. (C. 181) Also, East Hampton to Saybrook: Jacob Conkling (C. 24); and, destination not given, Joshua Reeve. (C. 129) In Dec., 1776, Capt. David Landon paid him for bringing goods to Conn. (C. 168) His long account of expenses (C. 177) shows that, in Sept. and Oct., 1776, aside from the Refugees noted above, he brought twenty-seven heads of families, a total of 157 passengers, and their effects. This was under the direction of the Committee of Saybrook. (Page 169) On Dec. 24, 1776, this account was returned to him for proper audit. (Page 169. Also A. 25. Also C. 127) On Apr. 22, 1778, among others, he receipted for the claims of Capt. Richard Spink and Capt. Peter Latimcr. (C. 177, 179)
  He signed the Association, in 1775 (H. 12); another of the name signed, at Huntington. (H. 29) A John Vail was Scrjt. in Col. Smith's Regt. (G. 32); another was Corp. in Col. Drake's Provisional Regt. (G. 10) Privates served as follows: Col. Smith's Regt. (G. 7); 3d Line (G. 4&);Weis- senfels' Levies (G. 57); 6th and 7th Dutchess (G. 68, 69); and 1st Orange. (G. 72)
  Census of 1776: Males—above 50 years, i. Females—above 16, i; under 16, i. (A. 55) He was b. about 1720; m. Abigail ; d. June 4, 1807. His children were: Elizabeth 5, b. Aug. 10, 1745, m. Reuben Gardiner, d. Mar. 26, 1826; Esther 5, m. Dec. 27, 1763, Grovcr, son of Benjamin L'Hommedieu (See L'Homme- dicu); Capt. Elisha 5, above. (Vail Gen., p. 46)
  The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut By Frederic Gregory Mather
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