Thanks for your follow-up message. Can you correct or verify any of the names of the sons of John Miles Duvall and Margaret Ricketts Finck? Do you think Miles A. is one of their sons?
You mention that you have info about Leaches. We can document that our William Manson DuVall married Bethia Leach (21 Aug 1851 in Bullitt Co., KY). With the help of Samuel A. Ricketts, Bethia filled out a Civil War Pension Application for William's service in Henderson Co., IL. Susan Snellen was a witness to the document.
Also, the Jacob DuVall listed in the 1860 Scotland Co., MO census was married to Leta Letitia Leach. In addition to a son named Miles Duvall, they had a son named Enoch Duvall. They were also listed in the 1850 Nelson Co., KY Census. We believe the B. Leech listed in that census, was 19 year old Bethia Leach who married our William a year later.
I have so many questions. We know that Enoch Leach was Leta's and Bethia's father. And, we know that their mother was connected to the Holtzclaw family and Germanna Colony, but we know nothing about their siblings, or Enoch's ancestors. Do you think we are on the right research path, with John Miles Duvall and Margaret Ricketts Finck being William Manson DuVall's parents? Any suggestions?