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Chuck & Edith Hield of Arlington, Texas Updated March 2, 2001
About Our Family Research
I am the Family Historian for the VANDAL Family of West Virginia. Most of my success has been in searching for the descendants and ancestors of Abraham and Mary (DILLON) VANDAL. Over the years, the families have changed the spelling to VANDALL, VANDALE, VANDEL, VANDELL, AND VAN DEL. These Vandals are not related to the French/Canadian Vandals as far as we have been able to determine. I have also been working on the following surnames: HIELD, BUEHLER, WOODSTOCK, DUNCAN, DILLON, TUROV, & KEOWN.
Descendants of John Hield of Escrick, Yorkshire (143 KB) Mary (CORDUKES) HIELD, wife of Edward HIELD who was the grandson of John HIELD, came by herself to Janesville, Wisconsin with her 7 children following the death of her husband. This family tree traces those descendants.