Monday, January 11, 2016

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 and Rachel. 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.

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