DuVal Family Association
Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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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. We meet every two years in a fun location.

Corrected Genealogy of Samuel DuVal, Jr.



Errors in the DuVal genealogy were discovered in the 1980's by the DuVal Family Association genealogist, Joseph Stephen Hays of Smith's Grove, Kentucky. After extensive research, additional information was discovered by Lt. Col. Jack Thacker. Col. Thacker wrote an article entitled "Correcting the Genealogy of Samuel DuVal, Jr." which was published in The Longhunter, Vol. XI, No 2 in 1988. This correction also appears in "The Descendents of Col. William Claiborne - the 1st Eight Generations." Compiled by John Frederick Dorman Certified Genealogist, FASG, in collaboration with Claiborne T. Smith, Jr.,M.D. published in 1995.

This corrected genealogy has been recognized by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Jamestown Society and the Huguenot Society. MANY thanks to Jack Thacker for bringing this information to our attention and to DFA Genealogist Joseph Stephen Hays for providing the information below.


  • Daniel DuVal

  • Samuel DuVal - Lucie Claiborne

  • Samuel DuVal, Jr. * - Margaret Sheppard
    1. a) Lucie Claiborne DuVal
      b) Samuel Sheppard DuVal

* Margaret Buchanan incorrectly lists Samuel DuVal Jr. as Samuel Shepherd DuVal and his wife as Margaret Binns daughter of Christopher Binns.

  • Samuel Shepherd DuVal - Anne Everard Bolling **
  • a) Samuel Shepherd DuVal, Jr.
    b) Archibald Bolling DuVal

**Anne Everard Bolling was a direct descendant of Pocahontas

  • Samuel Shepherd DuVal, Jr. - Catherine Eliza DuVal
a) Nicholas DuVal b.cir 1823
b) John DuVal b. cir 1826
c) American DuVal b. 1827
d) Archibald DuVal b. cir 1828
e) Caroline DuVal b. cir 1834
f) Alexander DuVal b. cir
g) Ann A. DuVal b. cir 1838
h) Lucy J. DuVal b. cir 1842
i) Virginia DuVal b. cir 1846


Copyright 2014 by Deana Kathyrn Snow for the DuVal Family Association
Updated 10 April 2014