Caleb Duvall son of Eli and Elizabeth Richey Duvall
Cyclopedia of Fayette Co Biographies, Wiley and Gresham,
Chicago, 1889 p 545
Caleb B Duvall, one of Luzerne townships steady and reliable
farmers, is a son of Eli and Elizabeth Richey Duvall, and was
born in Luzerne township, Fayette county, Pa, February 17, 1831.
His grandfather, Alexander Duvall, was a native of Fayette
county and lived during the latter part of the eighteenth
century. He was a hardworking farmer and resided on the
Monongahela river below Brownsville.
His father, Eli Duvall, was born in Redstone township, reared
on a farm and made farming his life-business. He was a whig and
afterwards a republican. His family consisted of five boys and
three girls: John, Eli, Caleb, Eliza, Robert, Harrison, Abigail
Caleb B Duval was trained to farming when a boy, and attended
subscription schools in the last years of their existence, where
they were succeeded by the common schools. He engaged in farming
and stock raising and has continued successfully in that business
ever since leaving school.
January 22, 1857, he was married Miss Elizabeth, a daughter
of Andrew Porter. They have had four children: George (dead); Eli
C., a school teacher and clerk; Jennie; Maggie, wife of John
Harne, a clerk in Kansas; Haddie, Osie, and Leona.
Caleb B Duvall is a republican in political affairs, and has
served acceptably as school director of Luzerne township. He owns
a valuable farm and employs his time in its cultivation and
improvement and stock raising.