Sarah Vail

12 October 1730–31 December 1810 (Age 80)
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Vail was born on 12 October 1730, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, Reverend John J. Vail Sr., was 45 and her mother, Martha Rose FitzRandolph, was 37. She married Isaac Jennings on 4 May 1748, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 31 December 1810, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Readington Reformed Church Cemetery, Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America.

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Isaac Jennings
Sarah Vail
Marriage: 4 May 1748
Agnes Jennings
Deziah Jennings
Grace Jennings
Sarah Jennings
Deziah Jennings
Grace Jennings
Peter Johnston Jennings

Spouse and Children

4 May 1748
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (5)

1741 · ""

Age 11

Established March 11, 1714

Age 45

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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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  • Sarah Vail Jennings, "Find A Grave Index"

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