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Lewis Duvall (1704 - abt. 1780)

Lewis Duvall
Born in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Colonial Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 26 Nov 1722 in Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 75 in Fidelity Oath, Montgomery, Colonial Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jul 2009
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Lewis Duvall was born on 16 Jan 1704 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Colonial Maryland, son of Captain Jean Duvall (~1658 - 1711) and Elizabeth (Jones) Duvall (~1665 - ~1716).

His siblings were:

  1. Elizabeth (Duvall) Gaither (1687 - 1770)
  2. Sarah Duvall (1689 - 1764)
  3. Mary Duvall (~1690 - 1710)
  4. John Duvall (1693 - 1696)
  5. Mareen Duvall (1696 - 1697)
  6. Mountellon Duvall (1697 - 1697)
  7. Comfort Duvall (~1699 - )
  8. Rachel Duvall (1705 - 1783)
  9. Samuel Duvall (1708 - 1752)
  10. Alexander Duvall (1710 - )

Lewis married Margaret Driscal (~1740 - 1811) Their daughter was Catharine Eleanor (Duvall) Lewellen (1763 - 1846).

Lewis married Eleanor Farmer (~1700 - ) on 26 Nov 1722. Their daughter was Elizabeth (Duvall) Ridgley (1722 - 1804).

In 1760, Lewis was living in Prince George, Prince George's County, MD. [1].

Lewis died about 1780 in Fidelity Oath, Montgomery aged ~76.[2]

Research Notes

Lewis Duvall II died probably in PA; no will or administration found in Maryland.

His home was at "Wilson's Grove", which he inherited from his grandfather though his father. This was his home until 1737 when an act by Assemby occurred involving his inherited lands. He then sold this land on Oct. 17, 1737 to William Peele. He is listed as having many small children at the time. Only four of them have been discerned to date.

He is likely the Captain Lewis Duvall listed in "Settlers of Maryland, 1731-1750." He purchased 100 acres of land named "Addition" and 50 more acres called "Pretty Land" on Jun 10, 1734, both in Anne Arundel Co., MD. He made additional purchases on Nov 3, 1737 of 50 acres called "Little Worth" in the same county.

He ended up moving to Frederick Co., MD where he was the purchaser of the following lands: "Beginning" of 29 acres on Nov 27, 1752 in Frederick Co., MD, "Griffin's Chance" of 60 acres on Aug 11, 1753; 265 acres of "Griffin's Chance" in Frederick Co., on Dec 31 1754 and "That's All", 32 acres in Frederick Co. on Mar 11, 1756.

In 1759, Lewis gave surety for Elizabeth Ridgeley of Anne Arundel Co. who was the executrix for the estate of William Ridgely. She was the mother-in-law to Lewis's son, Aquilla Duvall.

He and possibly some of his sons are thought to have removed to Pennsylvania. 1 4

Lewis Duvall and Margaret Driscal lived first in Loudon County, VA and then in Monongalia County, VA (later WV). Four of their children settled in Bullit Co, KY, and two of them went on to Ohio, including their daughter Catherine who married John Lewellen.

In 1780 Lewis filed a deed of indenture making sure that his land would go to his sons with the provision that his wife could live there for the remainder of her life. In the event that his sons and wife predeceased him, the land would go to his daughters. In the document he named his children as Dennis, John Lewis, and Daniel, Catherine, Margaret, and Jean and his wife as Margaret Driscal. (The deed was filed in Monongalia Co in 1780, and luckily "recorded and compared" in 1806 in Fayette County, PA, as the courthouse in Monongalia Co burned.)

Lewis and Margaret appear to have resided on the same piece of land from settlement around 1776 to their respective deaths. The land in question, named "Strife" and located on Grassy Run, is located in Springhill Twp, Fayette Co, PA. It is situated very close to the present day border with WV. At the time of the indenture, 1780, the border between VA and PA was disputed.

Margaret Duvall had the land warranted and surveyed in 1786. Judy Bishara acquired copies of these documents from the PA Historical and Museum Commission.[3]


  1. Source: #S99
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #125182263
  3. [1] Rootsweb
  • Maryland, Marriages, 1634-1777 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;
  • Yates Publishing U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived;
  • Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011; Repository: #R1
  • Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Maryland Census, 1772-1890 Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;

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Duvall-972 and Duvall-30 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse

Difference in data to be noted in the biography until a source can be added.

Lewis Duvall was alive and living with Margaret Driscall and their 6 children In Springhill Township, Fayette Co, PA, in 1780 according to a deed of indenture. This deed, written in 1780, acknowledges Margaret as the mother of his children: Dennis, John Lewis, Daniel, Catharine, Margaret, and Jean. He gives his land to Margaret Driscall and the children.

The words marriage and wife are not in the deed.

Landy Gobes [email address removed]

posted by Landy (Beery) Gobes
Duvall-732 and Duvall-30 appear to represent the same person because: Dates and names are the same for both
posted by Larry Ridgley

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