Hello Betty, I am the Great Grandson of William Alvan Duvall, the first mayor of College Park. Please note, his middle name is spelled A-l-v-a-n, not A-l-v-i-n. My Father is William A. Duvall III, and my late brother, was William A. Duvall IV. I am currently doing some research on my family, trying to make the connection to Mareen "The Immigrant" Duvall. Family history says we are descendants, however interestingly enough, I can not get past William A. Duvall Sr.'s Parents (Who's names you seek). His Parents (according to family) were John & Lilly (or Lillie). I have no further information on these two. From what I have learned from family, William Sr. had 3 sisters and 2 brothers: (Order unknown) Cora - Married DePero Rose - Married King Ruby - Married Wisfman Earl James Children of William A.Duvall & Virgie Hughes: Louise(oldest)-Married Ted(Theodore?)Cogill Lillian - Married John Franklin Gravely William Jr. (Youngest)(My Dad's Dad) - Married Lula Mae Ellison Who's parents were from Huntington, W.Va.
I also saw in another post by you that you had a birthdate of 1/10/1898 for William Sr. I don't recall where I got it, but I have a birth year of 1881, also William Jr. died in 1973, he was around 70-75 years old. 1898 sounds more like HIS birthdate not his fathers. If Sr, was born in 1881 as I have, he would have been around 18 yrs. old when Jr. was born (just about right) and 1898 to 1973 would make Jr. around 75 yrs. old. That is also consistant. I will check some more with my father and other family members about some of these dates, etc. I would also be interested in any and all info you can provide me with pertaining to the connection of Charles Abner Ricks to William Alvan Duvall as first cousins.