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Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Vail
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1855
Pickens County
Alabama, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1901
Bienville Parish
Louisiana, USA

Ben Vail was the son of Jeremiah Vail, Sr. and Mary Bradley and grandson of John Michael Vail and Rachel Funderburk. He married Savannah Cordelia Gainey/Ganey Wilson, a widow, on Aug. 5, 1888 in Jackson Parish, LA. She was the daughter of William F. Gainey and Sarah Ann Souls. Children: George Wallace, Alonzo Willard, William Melvin, Elmer Eli and Leonard Newton Vail. After Ben's death, Savannah married Louis James Alexander and had Exie Alexander, who died young, and Ella Birdie Alexander, who married Floyd Chambers Burks, brother of Charles Edward "Charlie" Burks. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jeremiah Vail (1817 - 1882)
  Mary Ann Bradley Vail (1824 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Savannah Cordelia Gainey Wilson Vail Alexander (1870 - 1953)*
 
 Children:
  George Wallace Vail (1889 - 1915)*
  Elmer Eli Vail (1898 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Vail (1842 - 1914)*
  Mary Ann Vail Blalock (1846 - 1883)*
  Jeremiah Vail (1850 - 1931)*
  Julia Artemesia Vail Blalock (1852 - 1925)*
  Benjamin Franklin Vail (1855 - 1901)
  Arrena Dulcena Vail Strickland (1856 - 1921)*
  Mary Amanda Vail Alexander (1858 - 1907)*
  Eliza Susan Vail Thomas (1860 - 1943)*
  Martha Minerva Vail McMillan (1863 - 1937)*
  Jonas Pressley Vail (1866 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Mount Olive Cemetery
Mount Olive
Bienville Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Shirley Burks Wells
Record added: Jan 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10404130
Benjamin Franklin Ben Vail
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Benjamin Franklin Ben Vail
Added by: Shirley Burks Wells
 
Benjamin Franklin Ben Vail
Added by: Shirley Burks Wells
 
 
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In memory of my 2nd great grandfather. Until we meet in heaven.
- Karen Vail Napier
 Added: Jan. 7, 2015

- Bette Ward
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014

- Al Funderburk
 Added: Mar. 14, 2011
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