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Notable Vail Kin

Franklin, Benjamin - Inventor, statesman.

Vail, Alfred Lewis - worked with Samuel Morse, invented the Morse Code (yes, that's right, Samuel Morse did NOT invent the Morse Code), co-inventor of the telegraph - although Samuel Morse had the idea, Alfred Lewis took that idea into the working device and made it a reality.

Vail, Henry Hobart - Publisher

Vail, Jonathan Harned - Collaborator with Thomas Edison, a guiding force in early days of electricity in solving practical problems. Information provided by Tami Castro.

Vail, Stephen - Creator of the Speedwell Iron Works and progenitor of the clan of Vails that generated Alfred Vail and Theodore Newton Vail.

Vail, Theodore Newton - First president of ATT - established long distance service, during second stint put into action his dream of one service provider for telephone service (ie monopoly of ATT).



Franklin, Benjamin - Statesman and inventor
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Vail, Alfred - Collaborator with Samuel Morse in Inventing Telegraph - 1840's
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Vail, Henry Hobart - Publisher

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Vail, Jonathan Harned - Early Electricity Pioneer
 
J. H. Vail was general superintendent of the Edison Electric Light Company, in which position he oversaw the design and construction of central stations.

See a description of his accomplishments.
 

Subject: Direct Line of J.H. Vail
From: "Tami Castro" <dvlwthin@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 09:41:24 -0400

1. Thomas Vail 1620-1687
     m. Sarah Wentworth 1628-
  2. Samuel Vail 1654-1695
      m. Elizabeth Hunt 1657-1757
     3. Samuel Vail 1678-1733
         m. Abigail Unknown 1685-1724
         4. John Vail 1708-1754
             m.(2) Margaret Laing 1710-bef.1751
            5. Abraham Vail 1744-1824
                m. Margaret FitzRandolph 1746-1826
                6. John A. Vail 1777-1832
                    m. Deborah Harned 1788-1861
                   7. Jonathan Harned Vail 1818-1852
                       m. (2) Catherine Outcalt 1826-1902
                       *8. Jonathan Harned Vail 1852-1926
                             m. Anna C. Beekman 1853-1938

*Jonathan Harned Vail known to Edison Pioneers as J.H. Vail.
 
 

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Vail, Stephen - Creator of the Speedwell Iron Works
 
 

Vail, Theodore Newton - First president of ATT - Visionary that created the AT&T Monopoly Top of Page

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