Hi Peggy-I have a Francisco Paula Vidal who came to NYC from Barcelona, Spain about 1786 and married Elizabeth Van Gorden in 1789 in Trinity Episcopal Church.She died after 1848. The dates don't really match yours, but possibly yours are not set in stone. He was a merchant with a shop on Pearl Street & went by the name Paul Vidal, sometimes spelled Videll.Had a son Francis and daughters Mary & Elizabeth. I always suspected there were more children. My husband descends through Francis, who was a cooper and went to Cincinnati in the 1850's. Does any of this ring a bell?