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From: "Helen S. Durbin" <>
Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 07:32:27 +0000
Here is some more info I have gathered on the Duvall name.
Helen in Pa.
William DITTERLINE died in Greene County, Pennsylvania, His will can be
Greene County Will Book 2 1831-1846 on page 116. He lived in Franklin
Greene Co., Pa. and died in 1839. He was married to Mary GARVIN. Four
received their legacy:
John GRANLEE, and
Joseph Chamberlain and his wife were appointed. The will was written
1-Jan.1831 and Filed 21-Dec.1839. Their daughter Isabell b. 1792 in
Eastern Pa., died 27-Nov.1881 in her 90th year. She married ca 1820 to
John Granlee. He was born ca 1783/5 in County Fermanagh, Ulster,
Ireland. He died in 1868. Their son William T. GRANLEE, who married
Sarah PHILLIPS. She was the daughter of Richard and Abigail STARKEY
PHILLIPS. Richard PHILLIPS: b. 24-Feb-1799, Greene Co., PA, (son of
Edmund PHILLIPS: and Catherine FARLEY:) occupation Farmer, m. Abagail
STARKEY:, b. 3-Nov-1800, Wayne Twp., Greene Co., PA, (daughter of Jesse
STARKEY: and Rhoda TERRY:) d. 25-Mar-1870, Pennsylvania, buried: Wayne
Twp., Greene Co., PA. Richard died 28-Dec-1869, Greene Co., PA, buried:
Wayne Twp., Greene Co., PA.
Duvall Histories from Beers History
A. B. Duvall, p. 1214
A. B. DUVALL The Duvall family, of which this gentleman is a prominent
representative, has for many years been closely associated with the
progress and improvement of Washington county.
Alexander and Elizabeth Duvall were natives of Maryland, born of
They came to Pennsylvania many years ago, and located in Washington
county, where he lived several years, and then settled on a farm in
Fayette county, near Brownsville, where he died at the age of eighty
-five years. Of their children are named John, David, Jacob, Lewis,
Eli, Jehu, Hiram and Elizabeth, all now deceased.
David Duvall was born April 7, 1785, in East Pike Run township,
Co., Penn., and passed his youth on the home farm. He began life
with no financial aid, but willing hands, an active brain, and stout
body proved sufficient capital, and he soon acquired a comfortable
property, all in agricultural pursuits. When a young man he was united
in marriage with Mary Bailey, who was born in 1782, in East Pike
Run township, and they reared the following family of children: Nancy,
widow of S. Robison, now residing in California, Washington Co.,
Penn.; Eliza, wife of John B. Hanen, of East Pike Run township; Ruth,
widow of George Garrett, a resident of California, Washington
county; Mary; Alexander B.; John; Lewis; Abigail, and Sarah, of whom
the four last mentioned are now deceased. The father in his political
affiliations voted with the Republican party. He died August 24, 1865,
having been preceded by his wife in 1862.
Alexander B. Duvall, son of David and Mary (Bailey) Duvall, was born
March 19, 1825, in East Pike Run township, Washington Co., Penn.
He received a subscription-school education, and grew to manhood
on the home farm, working the old place on shares until the death
of his father. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Josephine
who was born in Washington county, Penn., a daughter of Moses and
Elizabeth (Smith) Pester, also natives of this county. Her father
was a cabinet maker at Coal Centre, Penn., and in politics voted
with the Democratic party. He and his wife died in Coal Centre,
two children, Ann and Josephine (Mrs. Duvall). To the union of
B. and Josephine (Pester) Duvall the following children have been
born: Emma, David R., Nellie S., Carolus, Anna Thames, Chauncy Slocum,
John Shanton, Flora G., Belva L., Pierre L., Alexander V., Cassius
A., and Jessie.
The old homestead contains 210 acres of well-cultivated land, and
is universally admitted to be one of the finest farms in Washington
county. In 1875 Mr. Duvall erected a handsome two-story house upon
the property, commanding a beautiful landscape view for many miles,
carrying the eye to the mountain beyond. Since 1852 he has been a
of the F. & A. M. at Coal Centre. He is a fearless, conscientious
man, and worships at the Disciple Church, his wife being identified
with the Methodist Episcopal denomination.