Plank Family Genealogy Forum
Not really sure who Christian Sr's parents were. I have only been researching the family for the past 3 years and there are all kinds of theories. Some claim the VanderPlanks, VerPlanks.etc. We have even been crossed with the Mennonite Planks but as of yet I haven't seen anything that proves that we were a part of that family. I did find that there was a family of Blanks in Frederick Co. Maryland that could be our Christian's family. Margaret, if the family follore is true, was from the Neatherlands and spoke Dutch until she died with Christian as her interpeter. This could be true about them being from the Neatherlands as there were many Dutch who moved to England in the late 1600 and 1700's to get away from religous persecution. I have been looking at the Primitive Baptist movement and it appears that they first appear in the United States in Maryland. Christian and John Plank are found in the 1810 Tax List for Lee Co Va. This is as far back as I have been able to go.I hope that this gives you some insight.