DuVal Family Association
Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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The DuVal Family Association is dedicated to the descendants of Daniel DuVal who arrived on the York River of Virginia, aboard the Nassau, in 1701. We meet every two years in a fun location.


American Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783


Samuel DuVal (1714-1784) son of Daniel and Philadelphia DuVal was a member of the Committees of Safety and of Correspondence for both Henrico County and the City of Richmond, a delegate to the Virginia Convention in 1775, and 1781 supplied Lafayette's army with provisions. He was born in, Gloucester County; died in Henrico County, Virginia.

William DuVal (1748-1842) Revolutionary Major, son of Samuel and Lucy Claiborne DuVal served at Williamsburg in the first call for troops and subsequently commanded a company of militia. He was associate council with Patrick Henry in prosecuting claims of Revolutionary soldiers. He was born in, King William County; died; in Buckingham County, Virginia.

Daniel DuVal (1755-1795) son of Samuel DuVal and Lucy Claiborne DuVal, while residing with his father near Richmond, in Henrico County, Virginia, Daniel DuVal was elected Ensign of Captain John Pleasants Virginia Company; he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was in the battle of Monmouth, and on August 2, 1779, became Captain of a company of Sappers and Miners. He also served as Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Northern Department; Major and Aide-de-Camp to Generals Lafayette and Von Steuben and as Brevet Lieutenant Colonel commanded a Regiment of Light Infantry at the siege of Yorktown. * This data was obtained from the papers on file in the Revolutionary War claim for pension, W.5069, based upon the military service of Daniel DuVal, in that war.

Andrew Dunscombe (1757-1802) husband of Philadelphia DuVal - daughter of Samuel and Lucy Claiborne DuVal, served as a private during the Revolution from New York, where he was born. He achieved the rank of Major. He died in Richmond, Virginia.


Copyright 2014 by Deana Kathyrn Snow for the DuVal Family Association
Updated 10 April 2014