Re: Filling in the blanks..
We may possibly have a connection. My earliest Vieau/Villas/Viall name was a Samson Viall/Vieau/ Villas b. late 1700's mentioned as a Church member in the Russell Baptist Church, Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY just across the river from Canada. There was also a Phillip Viall/Vieau/Villas listed as a member along with a Dorothy and Alanson Viall/Vieau/Villas in the year 1809. An earlier researcher said he found Samson's name spelled several different ways. Now Russell, NY is near Syracuse where your Arthur was born? We feel Phillip and Samson were related poss. father and son.Samson Viall/Vieau/Villas m. Rachel Pratt from my Pratt/Rice lines and fathered 4 daughters one born shortly after Samson's death abt. 1812 in the War. Rachel Pratt Viall/Vieau quickly married a neighbor by the name of Johnson and had a large family with him. The Viall/Vieau daughters married into the Harmon and Foster lines. Does any of this info look like your Grandmother's notes?