We are so very Proud and Excited to Announce!!!!!!
The North Carolina Historical Marker Commission has recognized Our Very Own...BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD VAIL as a significant part of North Carolina history by AWARDING HIM A NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL HIGHWAY MARKER. This designation honors BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD VAIL as an important and educational part of North Carolina history. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT HONOR FOR THE VAIL FAMILY, as well.
A dedication ceremony to commemorate the Event will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at SOUNDSIDE ROAD, EDENTON, NC at 11:00 am. Speakers for the morning will include Chowan County's House of Representative Bob Steinburg. The Albemarle Chapter of the SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION will serve as Color Guard for this distinguished occasion. The NC Highway Marker Commission welcomes the public to share in and witness this EXCITING HISTORICAL EVENT.
The Marker will read as follows:
Colonial Statesman and
Brigadier General of the
Edenton District Militia.
Member, NC Committee
of Correspondence, 1768,
1773 – 1774. Lived 2 mi. SW.
Press Release document will outline:
"Brigadier General Vail served in the French Indian War 1754. He represented Chowan County in the Assembly from 1754-62, 1770-71, and 1773-74. Locally, Edward Vail was a member of the County Court in 1756 and was one of 5 trustees named in 1767 to erect the brick court house in Edenton that still stands.
As a Colonel, Vail accompanied William Tryon in the 1771 expedition against the Regulators. With the approach of the Revolution, he was one of eight members of the Committee of Correspondence.
Edward Vail was married to Susannah Salter Vail, one of the signers at the Edenton Tea Party on 24 October 1774."
Please mark your calendar and make plans, if possible, to attend this special event honoring the Vail family!
FOLLOWING THE DEDICATION, THE VAIL FAMILY WILL HOST A RECEPTION/ LUNCHEON AT THE CHOWAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
In order to cover costs of luncheon, invitations to dignitaries, etc., etc , we would like to ask if any family members would consider sending a donation (in any amount) to supplement this SPECIAL EVENT. Please send to our Treasurer, Kent Vail, 6646 Brookside Court, Bealeton. VA 22712. Please make checks payable to The VAIL HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Should you have any questions, please contact me, Janice Cutchin at email@example.com 252-450-5184 or George Haislip at firstname.lastname@example.org 252-299-2064.
We have worked hard on this Event and we want you to be part of it ALL. Thank you for your continued Love & Loyalty to OUR GREAT VAIL FAMILY.
With heartfelt appreciation,
Cousin Janice Atkinson Cutchin,
President, Vail Historical Foundation