hello janet, thank you for your reply, the first thing i want to say is i do not have all the answers to the ashe co. duvalls. unfortunly this line has been supject to a lot of guess work, which makes it a lot harder to work out. we will try to work on just the facts as they are known.other claiments are claiming linage through james of graves co ky. is this your james. also do you have a marriage date of james to elizabeth plummer.there are two james duvalls . eather one could be sons of samuel. your james jr. born 1840 ashe co n.c. where do you find this?he is not listed as a son of james of graves co. ky ,or the other james that i know about.this will take some time to work out when we have it all worked out there will be a nice suprise at the end. for now, joe duvall.