Celebrating the Vail descendants and ancestors from Jeremiah and Thomas Vail of Southold, Suffolk County, NY, with special focus on the ancestors of Jeremiah Vail of Edenton NC. This site and organization were born from the creation of the book, "The Vails of Albemarle", written by Roy A. Vail, Vail Hope Ellis, and Ellen Vail Pace. Click here for the link to the Library of Congress catalog record of the book.
We welcome Vail descendants from all over the world.
UPDATE: 2017 was a success!!
What a great reunion at a new venue in New Bern, NC! We chose New Bern, not only because it was a new place to meet, but because our historian, George Haislip, did an incredible job of researching the "Vail" connection to this wonderful historic city! The main event was visiting the cemetery of Madame Moore, sister of our ancestor, General Edward Vail, who led the North Carolina Edenton District Militia in the Revolutionary War. Madame Moore had an amazing storied past as well. Her full name at death was Mary Vail Jones Wilson Moore. Janice Cutchin repeated her role as President and with the help of the other officers (George Haislip, Vice-President & Historian; Gail Hodges, Secretary; Kent Vail, Treasurer) planned a fantastic itinerary and dinner at the reunion! George scheduled the wonderful historic activities which included, the Christ Episcopal Church Tour, The Benners Vail Home Tour, and the very informative Trolley Tour of New Bern. This was capped off by the elegant and delicious dinner Saturday night, organized by Janice, at the Chelsea Restaurant in downtown New Bern. We celebrated the 90th birthday of our matriarch and one of the original founders and historians, Vail Ellis Hope!! We even had Vail ancestors come all the way from Anchorage, Alaska. Hats off to Marcia & Skip Stock and their daughter, Naomi!
2017 Photos: click here
DATES: July 21 - 23
PLACE: New Bern, NC - The Courtyard Marriott Riverfront at 218 Front Street
To read the 2017 Welcome Letter from our President, click here.
Information for the Dedication Ceremony of the BG Edward Vail Historical Marker click here
2015 Reunion links:
2015 Photos click here
Link to our Acting President, Janice Cutchin's, welcome letter: click here
Link to the Saturday night dinner plans: click here
Link to our acceptance letter for the General Edward Vail Historical Marker: click here
Link to mock-ups of the historical marker and other signage: click here
The 2013 Vail Family Reunion was a success.!! It was a bit smaller than in past years, but Janice Cutchin, our Vice-President, organized and planned an incredible Saturday evening dinner at the Chowan Golf & Country Club! Our President, Taren Vail, designed the T-Shirts this year and our Secretary, Nan Vail, organized a tour of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. New officers were elected, so click on the "Officers" button above to see who they are. The minutes will be posted soon. Click here for 2013 Reunion photos. Thanks Janice! If anyone else has photos they would like posted on the website, send them to email@example.com.
2011 Reunion Photos taken by Reid Solomon. Thanks Reid!
I did not receive many photos from the 2009 reunion. If you have some that you'd like to share, please send them to me to put up on the web site - firstname.lastname@example.org - Link to some 2009 Photos.
Here's a link to view photos from the 2007 reunion, provided by Sandy Hawley: 2007 Photos
We are always in the process of updating the website. I welcome any questions or comments about the website.
Any suggestions to improve the website are also appreciated.
Please send me a message: Kent Vail - email@example.com.)