Born: October 6, 1818, Long Island, New York.
Died: May 20, 1883, Brooklyn, New York.
Buried: Riverhead Cemetery, Riverhead, New York.
Vail was a hatter by trade, but wrote a large number of songs for Philip Phillips, who was the first to publish Vail’s compositions.
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