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.
The purpose of this site is to bring together the descendants of Daniel DuVal, a French Huguenot, who settled in Ware Parish in Gloucester County, Virginia, in the early 1700s.
In 1998 a group of descendants re-organized the “DuVal Family Association,” which was started in the 1930’s. The original organization has not been active since the beginning of WW II.
DuVal Family News
Our newsletter “DuVal Family News” is published quarterly. A subscription to the DFA newsletter is included with the cost of membership; however if you are not a member and wish to subcribe, the cost is $10 per year. If you have items of interest for the newsletter or if you wish to subscribe please click the button below.
Historical Facts about the DuVals
Did you know that on March 25, 1775 George Washington dined at Galt’s Tavern in Richmond, VA but stayed with Samuel DuVal whose home was called Mount Comfort on upper Shockoe Creek, northeast of Richmond? (From Inside Richmond – Annual Guide for Visitors)
Lucie Claiborne DuVal, wife of Samuel DuVal, was the great great grandaughter of William Claiborne who arrived in Virginia in 1621 and who was appointed first Secretary of the Colony of Virginia.
William Pope DuVal, son of Major William DuVal and Ann Pope, was appointed United States District Judge for the Territory of Florida in 1821, and served as Territorial Governor of Florida from 1822 to 1834.
Who were the Huguenots?
The Huguenots were French Protestants, who were members of the Reformed Church established by John Calvin about 1550. The origin of the word Huguenot is disputed. It was used as a nickname first in Geneva, Switzerland, where many had fled from France.
Which DuVal is your ancestor?
From which child of Daniel and Philadelphia DuVal do you descend? William? Daniel? Benjamin? Samuel? Mary? Have you considered submitting information about your DuVal ancestor? If you are a direct descendent of Daniel and Philadelphia and you have an interesting story to share please e-mail Pat Koenig.