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Vail Family Reunion

July 21 – 23, 2017

New Bern North Carolina




July 21

10-11:00 a.m.       Cedar Grove Cemetery  808 George St.

        “Vail” Grave Site Tour by Jim Hodges, Curator,

        New Bern Historical Society.


12-1:00 p.m.       Lunch on your own  (See Restaurant suggestions provided in Reunion Book)

1:30-2:30 p.m     Christ Episcopal Church Tour  320 Pollock St.

3-4:00 p.m.        Benners Vail Home  519 East Front St

4–5:30 p.m.        Registration Hotel Lobby

5–6:30 p.m.        Meet & Greet Happy Hour

      Hors D’oeuvres (provided) Hotel Hospitality Room

      Hosted by: Jimmy & Annette Harrison 

6:30 p.m.           Dinner on your own

                         Restaurant suggestions provided in Reunion Notebooks.



July 22          

7–9 a.m .           Breakfast (not included)  Hotel Lobby

9–11:30 a.m.     Vail Historical Foundation  Hotel Hospitality Room

     Business Meeting                      

12-1:30 p m.       Lunch on your own in town (Restaurant list in notebooks)

2-4:30 p.m.        Trolley Tour of New Bern meet in Hotel Lobby

     Richard Dobbs Spaight Grave Site,  Madam Mary Vail Jones Wilson Moore Lane,  

     Clermont Plantation Historic Site                                    

6-9 p.m.            Buffet Dinner - The Chelsea Restaurant

    Program Speakers – Gay Vail Bland Davenport, and George Haislip “Coffee, Blackbeard and Vail/Lillington Women of the Albemarle”


July 23                  

7-9 a.m.            Breakfast Hotel Lobby



Costs and Registration

As you can see from the Agenda, we have many exciting events planned for your added pleasure. Please try to come on Friday morning for special events offered, prior to the Hotel check-in that afternoon.

The trolley tour will be a wonderful opportunity to see New Bern, as well as the Clermont Plantation Cemetery on Madam Moore Lane. The cemetery is close to a busy highway with difficult access, due to the heavy traffic and very limited parking, so it is desirable for our group to travel together by trolley.  The cost of the trolley is $17.00 per person, based on 32 people. You must   pre-register NOW, so we can reserve the trolley; however, you can pay when you register at the reunion on Friday afternoon.

The cost of the meal at the Chelsea is $35.00 which is all inclusive; buffet meal, tip and tax. Please pre-register in Advance; but payment can be made at Friday afternoon sign-in. The Chelsea is highly recommended and located at 335 Middle Street in New Bern. 

The “Meet & Greet” Happy Hour on Friday evening will consist of heavy hors doeuvres and beverage (non-alcoholic) for those that may not wish to go out for dinner after arriving. You may “BYOB,” if desired.  There are several excellent restaurants in the area, which are listed in your handbook. 

 Dinner Program

We are very excited about our dinner speakers, Gay Vail Davenport and George Haislip, and the new research they will present in their program, focusing on the Vail/Lillington women of the Albemarle .  They have some amazing connections to reveal.



We are proud to announce the recent acceptance of Holly Harris Scarborough and Sandy Myers Hawley into the Daughters of the American Revolution, Tea Party Chapter of Edenton, NC.

Also, George Haislip is a new member of the Sons of American Revolution, Albemarle Chapter, Edenton.



To pre-register for the meal or trolley, respond to Janice Cutchin at 252-450-5184 email or George Haislip at 252-299-2064 email . In order to recognize deceased family members in our Memorial Service, please send names and date of death since July, 2015

to Janice Cutchin.


Vail Historical Foundation


Contact for questions or information: 

Janice Cutchin:  252-450-5184 phone or email

George Haislip:  252-299-2064 phone or email



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