Caroline Augusta Vail

7 December 1822–31 May 1850 (Age 27)
Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Caroline Augusta

When Caroline Augusta Vail was born on 7 December 1822, in Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, Joshua Youngs Vail, was 38 and her mother, Mary Maria Tuthill, was 35. She married David Tryon Knapp on 12 September 1848, in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States. She died on 31 May 1850, in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 27.

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David Tryon Knapp
Caroline Augusta Vail
Marriage: 12 September 1848

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12 September 1848
Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States

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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Vale .2 Scottish: shortened form of Macvail, a variant of Macphail, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil ‘son of Paul’.3 Irish: variant of Veale .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Caroline Augusta Knapp, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Caroline Augusta Vail, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Caroline Augusta Vail, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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