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Lewis Duvall of Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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Re: Lewis Duvall of Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Posted: 1 Nov 2012 12:43PM GMT
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From what I've read, there is no definitive proof that Lewis Duvall of Fayette County, Pennsylvania is the son of Samuel Duvall and Ellenoar Pierce. It is, however, known for certain, that that couple had a number of children, only one of whom, John Pierce Duvall, is documented. He is said to have been in Fayette County for a brief while and may have owned land in partnership with Lewis there, thus the assumption that they are brothers. John Pierce Duvall settled in Kentucky where he died in 1803. One of his sons was also named Lewis. Below is John's will, which I found online:

the 8th day of January, '1803, I, John Pierce Duvall, of
Mason County and State of Kentucky ... give and bequeath
my former wife the one third part of my Estate as the Law
directs.
Second my Just Debts shall be paid and thirdly my will and
desire is that my son Lewis Duvall shall have fourteen hundred
acres of land in Harrison County and State of Virginia a settle-
ment known by the name of the Indian House on the west fork of
Monongalia also a bond from Hezekiah Davidson to Israel
Brown for three hundred pounds to be paid in land, also I give
and bequeath to John Sprigg four hundred acres of land naming
the land willed to Lewis Duvall on the west forkof Monongalia
also I give and bequeath to my son Motley Duvall three thousand
seven hundred acres of land in Kennawha County and State of
Virginia and on Mud River part of four thousand two hundred
and twenty acres, also I give and bequeath to my grandson John
Duvall son of Motley one nego boy named Simon, also 1 give and
bequeath to my son Samuel Duvall two thousand acres in Breckinridge
County and State of Kentucky one thousand acres of which is on Jewels
Run and the other on Clover Lick Creek to include Busher Mill Seat
also five hundred acres of land in Jefferson County and State of
aforesaid two miles north of Manslick Part of Thomas Proctors
survey, also I give and bequeath to my daughter Elenor Caither
twenty shillings also I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey
Wetherington five hundred acres of land in Breckenridge County
and State of Kentucky part of one thousand acres known by the
name of the Deep Spring Tract, also one thousand acres including
the upper forks of Twelve Pole River in Kennawha County and State
of Virginia. Also one thousand acres on Great Sandy River about
two miles below the forks thereof. Also I give and bequeath to my
daughter Patsy Barnett five hundred acres land in Breckinridge
County and Slate of Virginia part of thousand acres known by the
name of the Deep Spring Tract, also one thousand seven hundred
eighty and three fourths acres on Mud River in Kennawha County and
State of Virginia above and joining the four thousand part which
is willed to Motley Duvall also five hundred acres near the forks
of Great Sandy on Little Mill Creek. Also I give and bequeath to my
Nancy tbe island Muskingum also one thousand acres of land in
Kennawha County and State of Virginia in Teares Valley whereon
Charles Alsberry now lives also two thousand acres on Twelve Pole
River adjoining and below the one thousand acres willed to daughter
Betsey--and the residue of my lands on Twelve Pole River containing
about six thousand seven hundred acres, I give and bequeath to John
Allison, William Allison, and Betsey Allison sons and daughter of
Patrick Allison of Fleming County and State of Kentucky to be equally
divided amongst them. Also I give and bequeath to Mareen Duvall son
of Cornelious the residue of one thousand acres of land on Mud River
Kennawha County and State of Virginia it being a part of the tract on
which James Jourdan now lives also three thouand acres on Great Cyey
in and at the County and State last mentioned and all the residue of
my Estate both real and personal negro Mima excepted shall be free at
my death, to be equally divided between my sons and daughters as
after named and Mareen Duvall "to wit" my son Motley, Samuel, Betsey,
Patsey, and Nancy and do hereby revoke all former wills and do declare
this to be my last will and Testament and do hereby nominate and appoint
by trusty friends George Stockton, Sew George Wood and William Heddleston
my executors as witness my hand and seal the day and date above written.
John P. Duvall (seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
Benjamin Bayles
Charles Wood
Dolly Wood
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
JeremyJohnson... 1 Nov 2012 4:48PM GMT 
broughps 1 Nov 2012 5:30PM GMT 
JeremyJohnson... 1 Nov 2012 6:43PM GMT 
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