BOOK: duVals of FRANCE to VA to KY
In researching my family history, I came across a microfilm available at LDS family history centers.I believe it would be helpful to a great many of the duVals in the U.S. as well as interesting reading in itself.
The following book has been used as a means of researching a connection with Eliza Ann DuVal who married a Nelson Hadley Waters and resided in Logan County Kentucky, however although there is substantial parallels to our Eliza, there is not yet a confirmed link to the line referenced in this book as of 2/26/2003.Bill Cogdill
Note:This book may also be on file with the Logan County Kentucky Historical Society.
DuVals of Kentucky
Descendants and Allied Families
By Margaret Gwin Buchanan
Publishers: J.P.Bell Company, Inc., Lynchburg, VA
(no print date, but suspect c.1936)
Opening quote from the book:
Before submitting statistics as they have been furnished by various Kentucky DuVal descendants, we wish to provide a history of our honored ancestors, Daniel DuVal, Chevalier de France, a Huguenot refugee to Virginia and his distinguished son, Col. Samuel DuVal of "Mt. Comfort," Richmond, VA.
Early in the 18th century four shiploads of Huguenot emigrants sought refuge on the hospitable shores of Virginia, authorities and settlers at Manikintown, north of Richmond.The founder of the Virginia family of DuVal was not of these emigrants, but it seems he was financially able to care for himself and the devoted French bride, whom he married in France, Philadelphia DuBois, daughter of Jean Dubois and his wife, Marie Deyaget.
Col. Samuel DuVal who married Lucie Claiborne, was the son of the Chevalier Daniel DuVal, French Huguenot, and his wife Philadelphia DuBois of France. Some years later, a daughter, Philadelphia DuVal was born to Col. Samuel Duval and Lucie Claiborne of King William County, VA.
Daniel DuVal and Philadelphia DuBois had four sons and one daughter
I. William of Gloucester Co. Petworth Parrish, d. 1784
II. Daniel DuVal II, Caroline Co., d. 1777
III. Benjamin, first Caroline then Henrico, d. 1770
IV. Samuel b1714, lived in King William Co. then in Henrico Co., d. in 1784 at "Mt. Comfort" his plantation home of over 400 acres, now a part of the Chestnut Hill and Highland Park in the present City of Richmond, VA
V. Mary b. in Gloucester Co. and m. Mr. Amos ? in Surry Co.
IV. Samuel DuVal married Lucie Claiborne daughter of William Claiborne IV of "romancoke", a direct descendant of Secretary William Claiborne of colonial Virginia, born in England 1587 and younger son of an ancient family of Westmoreland.
1. William DuVal (Major in Revolution) m 1) Anne Pope 2) Susan B. Christian
2. Samuel Sheperd (Col in the Rev) m 1) Margaret Binns 2) Anne Everard Bolling
3. Daniel (col Rev War), m Mary Brooke
4. Phillip m. Elizabeth Christian (sister to above Susan Christian)
5. Claiborne m. Elizabeth Pope
6. Polly m. col Nathaniel Pope VI
7. Philadelphia m. 1) Major Andrew Dunscomb 2) William Dawson
8. Lucy m. John Pope
5.Claiborne DuVal and Elizabeth Pope
1. Nathaniel P. b4/20/1785in VA
2. Claiborne L. b1/4/1788 VA
3. Lucius C. b4/22/1789 VA
4. Caroline P. b7/11/1791 VA
5. Alexander D.b11/30/1793 VA
6. Amelia b5/5/1796 KY
7. Catherine Eliza DuVal b5/24/1797 KY
8. Adaline Matilda b12/26/1799 KY
9. Susan A. b8/16/1802 KY
Before taking up the records of his children it may prove interesting to his descendants to know that the sale of his estate is still on record in Will Book "C" page 106 at Logan County Court House, Russelville, KY.In this record will be found the names of those who bought his effects, many of them closely related to him, brothers, cousins, nephews and children and others belonging to the most prominent families in the early history of Logan county.