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Stephen Vail
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1780
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1864
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

Manufacturor, owner of the Morristown based Speedwell Iron Works. Husband of Bethia Youngs, and the father of inventor Alfred Vail and Congressman George Vail. His iron works produced railroad engine parts by the 1830s. His son Alfred was co-inventor of the telegraph and the actual inventor of the modern Morse code that utilized the alphabet (Samuel Morse had created a more complicated version that required looking up codes in a book). Alfred convinced his father to invest $2,000.00 in Morse's research. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Davis Vail (1756 - 1816)
 
 Spouses:
  Bethia Youngs Vail (1778 - 1847)*
  Mary Carter Hedges Vail (1805 - 1860)*
 
 Children:
  Davis Youngs Vail (____ - 1808)*
  Davis Youngs Vail (____ - 1805)*
  Alfred Vail (1807 - 1859)*
  George Vail (1809 - 1875)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Davis Vail (____ - 1802)*
  Stephen Vail (1780 - 1864)
  Julia F. Vail Richardson (1797 - 1820)*
  Hetty B. Johnson (1801 - 1882)*
  William P. Vail (1803 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Trowbridges NJ
Record added: Mar 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13689360
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