GEORGE W. DUVALL is a grandson of Lewis and Hannah Duvall, who were pioneer settlers of Washington county, Penn., and died on the home farm.
John Duvall, father of subject, was born and reared on the home place in Washington county, and always followed agricultural pursuits, giving considerable attention to stock raising. He voted with the Republican party. He was first married to Mary Yarty, who bore him seven children, viz.: George W., Hannah, Amanda (wife of William Hornbake, of West Pike Run township), Ellen (married to Frank Bake, a carpenter, of Allenport, this county), Elizabeth, Lewis, and John L. (a farmer of Fayette county, Penn.). The mother died in 1869, and Mr. Duvall was then married to Elizabeth Lash, whose children were Tory (deceased), Robert, Isaac (both of whom are living in Charleroi, Washington county), William (a painter of Charleroi), and Frank (a farmer, of Fayette county, Penn.). The father died October 3, 1884, and April 27, 1885 the wife and mother passed away. She was a member of the M. E. Church.
George W. Duvall, son of John and Mary Duvall, was born January 5, 1853, in West Pike Run township, Washington Co., Penn., and was educated in the district schools. On February 22, 1877, he married Miss Maggie Marker, who was born September 8, 1854, in Washington county, Penn., a daughter of Lewis and Eliza (Williams) Marker, natives of this county, whose children were as follows: John, a resident of West Brownsville, Penn.; William, living in East Pike Run township; James, living in West Brownsville; Charles, also of West Brownsville; Maggie, wife of George W. Duvall, and Mary, deceased. The father followed farming all his life, and in politics voted with the Democratic party. He died August 31, 1891, his wife having passed away in 1862. They were members of the M. E. Church. George W. and Maggie (Marker) Duvall have two sons: Charles W., born September 16, 1880, and John L., born August 23, 1883. Mr. Duvall owns the old homestead of eighty-four acres, where his grandfather first located many years ago. In politics he is a Republican, and he has served as school director for the past three years.
Text taken from page 1226 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed February 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published February 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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