1818–1883

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 6, 1818, Southold, Long Is­land, New York.

Died: May 20, 1883, Brook­lyn, New York.

Buried: Ri­ver­head Ce­me­te­ry, Ri­ver­head, New York.

Biography

Silas was the hus­band of Ju­lia O Hill.

A hat­ter by trade, he wrote a large num­ber of songs for Phil­ip Phil­lips, who was the first to pub­lish Vail’s com­po­si­tions.

Publications

Sources

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Vail (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?