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William Pope Duval

  • Birth 4 Sep 1784 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 19 Mar 1854 Washington City, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Range 46, Site 4
  • Memorial ID 7371836

United States Representative and Governor of Florida Territory. He practiced law in Kentucky and commanded a company of Volunteers in the War of 1812. He was elected to the United States Congress from Kentucky and served from 1813 to 1815. He served as Governor of Florida Territory under Presidents Monroe, Adams, and Jackson, from 1822 to 1834. He was the inspiration for Washington Irving's character, "Ralph Ringwood", and James K. Paulding's "Nimrod Wildfire".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 21 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7371836
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Pope Duval (4 Sep 1784–19 Mar 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7371836, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .