User talk:Vangale



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Thanks for participating in your virtual community. --Kopuru 16:44, 6 June 2007 (MDT)

gencircles.ged Imported Successfully [9 October 2007]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to

--WeRelate agent 03:39, 9 October 2007 (EDT)

Lovicy Plumley [24 November 2008]

I don't know how interested you are in Lovicy Plumley, wife of John Adkins. Joel Hager has a wealth of related information, if you haven't already collaborated with him. The Lovicy Plumley page is at

I am interested in how the Adkins, Hortons, Plumleys, Egnors, Smiths, Saddlers, Sutliffs and others are interrelated in that area of WV (Lincoln, Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, Giles, Boone, etc.). as my main maternal lines of Adkins and Horton have not yet opened up. Only recently have I found the Egnor connection of my grandmother, Mary Frances Horton 1883-1928, wife of Andrew Jackson Adkins 1884-1931.

Doug Couch of Adkins-Horton / Egnor, Plumley 01:05, 24 November 2008 (EST)

Bailes from England? [7 April 2009]

My information is that Bailes' grandfather arrived among a large group of Kieffer/Keffers on the "Sally" at Philadelphia in 1732. The lived for a while in Bucks County Pennsylvania before moving to Virginia.

Kieffer is recognized as an alternate spelling for Küfer, a Cooper, in German.

Where did you get the info that Bailes was born in England?

Jim Keffer, Historian, Kieffer Family Assn--JiimyK 23:28, 6 April 2009 (EDT)

Person:John De Kelly (1)

Please take a look at this family. It seems to be a duplicate with the family of Person:John Kelly (116) but isn't a precise match. It needs someone familiar with the people to make the call. The family should be on your duplicate list: Family:John De Kelly and Margaret Unknown (1)--Judy (jlanoux) 16:17, 26 July 2009 (EDT)

John Dill and Mary Dill [31 July 2009]

Hi Vangale, please examine your family pages on Family:John Dill and Mary Dill (1) and Family:John Dill and Mary Dill (2). There are many similarities but John Dill has different parents. Also examine Family:John Dill and Living Unknown (1). Mrs. John Dill is not likely to be living; possibly the name Living was assigned in the gedcom upload. Please edit this page. I am a volunteer administrator merging duplicate pages; you may merge your own duplicate pages if you wish. On the blue menu tab, select My Relate>Show Duplicates to identify your duplicate pages. Thanks. If you have any questions, the watercooler accessed on the main page is a great place to ask questions. --Beth 19:29, 31 July 2009 (EDT)

Hi! [4 November 2010]

Hi, Van! I stumbled on this web site by accident and here you are already on it... Jackie--Jacdcran 15:25, 4 November 2010 (EDT)

plants [8 February 2011]

Hello, My name is Kris Stephens and I am doing research on Plants. My great grandfather was a Mattox and married Mary Izetta Plants and her father was a Jacob Plants. Do you go on 14:08, 8 February 2011 (EST)