Asa Vail1

M, b. 20 July 1755, d. 6 March 1813
FatherWilliam Vail b. c 1733
MotherPhebe Vail b. c 1725
     Asa was born on Sunday, 20 July 1755 in New York. Asa married Sarah Smith in 1778 in New York. Asa made his will on 2 March 1813 at Goshen Precinct, Orange County, New York.

In the name of God, Amen, I, Asa Vail, of the Town of Goshen, Orange County, New York . . . He mentions his wife, Sarah, his brother, William, his sons: Ira, Asa, William, Eton, Daniel, Benjamin & Simeon, minors & his daughters: nHannah Vail, Sarah Conklin, Irene Vail. He made his btother, William Vail, his son, Ira & Daniel Denton his executors. His son-in-law, Ezra Conkling, William Cook & Asa W. Jackson witnessed his will.2

Asa departed this life on Saturday, 6 March 1813 in Goshen Precinct, Orange County, New York. His will was probated on 9 March 1813.


Sarah Smith b. 16 Jan 1756, d. 25 Jul 1826


  1. [S464] Henry Hobart Vail, Genealogy of some of the Vail family descended from Jeremiah Vail at Salem, Mass., 1639, pages 104-105 - no. 68: Asa Vail born 20 July 1755; m. 1778 Sarah Smith born: 16 January 1756; he died 6 March 1813; widow died: 25 July 1826; had child Phebe who died before his will was written; 10 children: Hannah [12/03/1779 at Chester-1846][m. 2/19/1816 James Murray], Sarah [10/23/1780][m. 1808 Barney Conklin & 2nd 3/02/1817 John Smith a farmer of Troy Pennsylvania], William [12/17/1783][m. Phebe Denton], Ira [11/09/1787][m. Margaaret Bailey], Phebe [9/18/1789-about 20 years when died unmarried], Asa Jr. [9/23/1791][m. Frances Many], Eaton Jones [6/30/1793][m. Mary Cherry], Daniel [7/20/1795][m. Susan Lamoreaux], Irena [6/12/1797][m. 11/03/1819 Hector P. Maaxwell], Benjamin [2/19/1799][m. Southport 1/27/1823 Eliza Smith], Simeon Raymond [3/18/1800] [m. Anna Palmer].
  2. [S194] Orange County Genealogical Society, Orange County Wills, page 125 - Abstract of the Will of Asa Vail dated: 2 March 1813 & probated: 9 Mar 1813.