Genealogy of the McDavid family
Contributed by Eleanor Brewster
James McDavid born 1680
(female) McDavid first name unknown born
Patrick McDavid born 1720
son of James and Mary Ann Allen, born about 1712 in
David McDavid born 1761 died 1808 at 67 years.
Jennie McDavid born 1782 died 1822 at 40 years.
Patrick McDavid, (McDavitt, McDavett)
Not much is know concerning Patrick, but I did find where he had an illegitimate child:
1. Patrick Agar who was bound out in the
George McDavid son of James had sons:
McDavid born 1752 in
? Michael McDavid born 1765 there is a question as to which McDavid family Michael belonged. I am going on the assumption of he is in the 1810 census for Scott Co. Virginia and so was George and Patrick in the same census.
Patrick and Martha Wilson, McDavid
McDavid and Martha Wilson, daughter of Samuel Wilson and Martha
They had the following children:
David McDavid born ca. 1782
John "Jack" McDavid born ca. 1784
born 1788 died
Jane McDavid born ca. 1790, never married but had one son.
McDavid born 1792 Scott Co. Virginia died
Elizabeth McDavid born ca 1794, married Robert Dugan lived in Somerville, Fayette Co. Tenn.
Samuel McDavid born 1796, Scott Co. Va. Married Harriet (?Sykes?) lived in Dyer County Tennessee.
George McDavid and Mary Blevins, McDavid
Mary were living in Scott Co. Virginia in 1827 when they had a visitor Col.
Andrew Kitchen, from
Kitchen left the next morning to continue his journey to Greenbrier Co. he told
George and Mary if they wanted to go to
at Cherokee, Lawrence Co.
George, his two sons James, John and with the help of the Kitchen family they soon had a their two room Log Cabin built, one room downstairs and one room upstairs.
It was heavy forest and they could not allow the children to roam outside for fear of their becoming lost or endangered by wild animals, which were always near by.
George soon built a fence of tree limbs standing high on their ends and tied together with raw hide.
The land was cleared, Game was hunted, garden and crops were planted, greens were picked and cooked over open fire. The wild game killed for personal consumption was hung from the rafters in the loft. Panthers and wildcats would roam and scream near by because they could not get to the fresh meat.
The noises terrified the children.
purchased for $500.00 from John and Mary Lester who soon left for
say George got his deed. It was dated
George was the
son of Patrick and Martha Wilson, McDavid. He was the grandson of George
McDavid in Rockbridge Co. and Lunenburg Co. Virginia. His great grandparents:
James McDavid and Mary Ann Allen, McDavid of Lunenburg Co. James, his wife, and
sons Patrick, John, George, and one daughter name unknown, immigrated
George’s maternal grand parents were Samuel and Martha Wilson. Samuel Wilson’s will was probated May 1760, Augusta Co. Virginia.
Mary Blevins a Cherokee Indian Indian, was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Blevins. So some of the family told me.. Mary had brothers Daniel, Langhorn, James and one sister Sarah "Sally" who married Jacob Ramey.
George born 1788 in Greenbrier Co Va., died 14 February 1875, Elliott Co. Ky. married 1812 Mary Blevins born 1800 in Tennessee, died 14 March 1860, Elliott Co. Ky.
Their issue as follows:
Lucinda "Lucy" married John Armstrong.
James married Nannie Eastham.
John married Millie Armstrong.
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" married Jesse Sloas.
Samuel Wilson married Elizabeth Eastham, sister to Nanny.
Daniel married Elizabeth "Betty" Sturgill, sister to Benjamin Sturgill.
Martha married William Bush, he died she married second Jacob Porter.
These children all lived in Carter and Elliott Co. Ky. and died there.
George was a man of honor and his descendants have followed his ideals.
and all their children except Lucy and Samuel are buried in the
Lucy is buried
George as a Hunter
George loved to hunt. He would lie out all night, under a tree on a bed of leaves under a tree with his feist dog nearby, waiting for daylight to kill a raccoon.
While hunting one cold morning at the head of a hollow, Cliffs all around, walked upon a panther. It was cowed down, hair raised, George hollered. It set back this gave George an opportunity to shoot it. It measured nine feet from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail.
On one of George’s bear hunting trips he shot a bear. It didn’t die but crawled off into a thicket. While George was looking for it with his feist dog, tracking the blood he got his foot caught in some vines. He almost fell in a ravine on top of the bear. It raised up and could have killed George, but the dog saved George’s life by barking and biting the bear causing it to turn on the dog. This gave George the
opportunity to get far enough away to load his muzzle gun and to shoot the bear again.
George and Mary kept a heavy quilt hung over the doors and windows in cold weather to keep the cold air from coming in through the cracks around the doors and windows. The feist dog lay on the quilt at the bottom of the door to keep anyone or anything from entering.
Grandpa Frank McDavid slept with his grandfather, George, when he was a small boy and said, "George was a spare made man, had deep blue eyes, black hair and nice looking."
George died at 87 years even in his eighties would go to the creek to wash the year around. During the winter when the water was frozen he would take an ax and chop a hole in the ice to wash.
Mary took her homespun clothing to the creek to wash them the year around by beating them with a stick and washing by hand.
George kept sheep under the rock cliffs for shelter. He was a farmer,
hunter, and a hat maker. He spun wool into a cone shape, then block out the crown and brim. For a century after George was dead men were still wearing his hats.
"Lucy" McDavid was the oldest child of George and Mary Blevins,
McDavid was born
John and Lucy had the following children.
Virginia Armstrong born 1838, Deer Creek, Carter Co.
Mary Elizabeth Armstrong born 1840, Deer Creek
William Henry Armstrong born 1842, Deer Creek
"Duck" Armstrong born
Martha Armstrong born 1846, Deer Creek, Carter Co.
Amanda Armstrong born 1848 Deer Creek, Carter Co.
Sarah C. Armstrong born 1850 Deer Creek, Carter Co.
Francis Armstrong born
Armstrong, Jr. born
George Armstrong born May 1860, Deer Creek, Carter Co.
Lucy was 14
years old when George and Mary made the trek from
married John Armstrong he was a widower, and the father of two children by his
former marriage to Eliza Jane Green,
1st Haskell "Hike"Armstrong. He married Eliza Watson daughter of William "Billie" Watson and ---------Kitchen.
2nd Scenia Armstrong married George Wilhoit.
Lucy was the mother of and raised twelve children. Ten of her own and two of John’s by his former marriage. This family first lived on Deer Creek about half mile down the road from Lucy’s brother Samuel, and about a hundred yards form where her nephew Samuel McDavid, Jr. would live and raise his family.
After the family was grown and the two oldest were married, John and Lucy sold their property on Deer Creek and moved to Cory Branch just east of Olive Hill, near Counts Crossroads. Here they remained for the duration of their lives. John died in 1886. In 1891 Lucy decided to visit her brother, John McDavid. Knowing he was very ill she saddled a horse and made her way to his home on upper Little Fork. On her way home she stopped on Deer Creek to visit her daughter and her husband, Elizabeth and Frank Sammons. She had also stopped to visit her brother Samuel, Sr. on Deer Creek, here she became ill. She was taken to her daughter’s home and died within a few days, within a mile of where she and her husband had lived and raised their children.
She was taken
Lucy’s descendants are numerous and living in many parts of the country. Her
descendants consist of Attorneys, Doctors,
sheriff, Teachers, and wife of a
James McDavid and Andromache "Nannie" Eastham
James McDavid, born 1815 Scott Co. Virginia, the second child and first son born to George and Mary McDavid . He died 1892 Lawrence Co. Ky.
Married 1 March 1849 Carter Co. Kentucky, Andromache "Nannie" Eastham born 1828. She was the daughter of William Edward Eastham and Judith Ladd.
James bought a portion of the George McDavid farm in Lawrence Co. Kentucky.
Their children are as follows:
Mary McDavid born 1850 Lawrence Co. Kentucky.
Elizabeth McDavid born 1851. Married 3 March 1890 Thomas B. Rose, a widower. No children. She did not live long only a few years after they married.
Judith McDavid born 8 June 1852 near Willard, in Lawrence Co. Kentucky, died 3
April 1930 Ozark, Arkansas. Married
Matilda McDavid born 1858 married William Lewis.
Herbert "Buddy" McDavid born 1861 died at 14 years of Typhoid Fever.
born 1864 Lawrence Co. died
Rosetta McDavid born 1868 Lawrence Co. Ky.
John McDavid and Permilia "Millie" Armstrong
John McDavid the second son and the third child of George McDavid
and Mary Blevins. Born
Their children are as follows:
Amanda Elizabeth McDavid
James M. McDavid born
McDavid born 16 May 1857 Carter Co. Kentucky, married
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" McDavid and Jesse Sloas
"Betty" McDavid born 1820 Scott Co. Virginia, died 1909, Brushy Fork
and buried in the
The following children were born to this union:
John Sloas born
Margaret Ann "Pollyann" Sloas born 1846 married Robert Griffith.
Nancy Virginia Sloas born 1849. Married William R. Wells son of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Wells and Nancy Robinson, Wells.
Martha Jane Sloas born 1849. Twin to
James Sloas born 1852. He died young.
Lucinda "Lucy" Sloas born 1854.
Amanda Elizabeth "Liz" Sloas born 1854. Twin to Lucy. She married Sirus Turner
Sarah "Suz" Sloas born
"Buck" Sloas born
Malissa Sloas born 1862 married Sherman Boggess.
Samuel Wilson McDavid and Elizabeth Eastham
"Sam" McDavid born
Sam and Elizabeth had the following issue
Mary Judith McDavid born
Constantine McDavid born
George W. McDavid born
Samuel Wilson McDavid, Jr. born
James Lafayette "Lafe" McDavid born
Dora Belle McDavid born
Nancy McDavid and Benjamin Sturgill
Washington Sturgill born
William Lafayette "Lafe" Sturgill born
Benjamin F. Sturgill and Nancy lived on Meadow Branch it flows into the Little Fork Creek. Benjamin had worked in the field plowing one hot summer day. After his day of labor he decided to go to the bend in the Little Fork Creek for a swim. He was very hot and jumped in the creek the blood rushed to his head causing a stroke and died instantly leaving a wife and two infant boys. My father never stopped talking about this. My great grandmother, Betty McDavid was expecting her first child in November. Betty was so distraught when her baby was born it was a boy. She named him Benjamin Franklin McDavid, a namesake for Benjamin Sturgill.
Archie Griffith born
Archie and Nancy had the following children:
Daniel M. Griffith born
John M. Griffith born 27 May 1858 Carter Co. Ky.
Mary Margaret Griffith born about 1862.
Samuel Griffith born about 1868.
Daniel E. McDavid
Daniel and Elizabeth had the following children:
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" McDavid born
Rebecca McDavid born
Solomon McDavid born
John E. McDavid born
Henry Harrison McDavid born
Mary C. McDavid born
McDavid born 6 August 1870 Carter Co. Kentucky, died in 22 March 1891 Lower
Little Fork in Carter Co. Dan had been thrown from a horse, and family have
said he died as a result of being thrown from the horse. My father told me that
Grandpa, Frank told him that Dan had appendicitis.
Martha Elizabeth McDavid born
When Daniel died in 1906 he owned 1500 acres of property in Carter Co and in Elliott co. and it was divided in equal amounts between his five children who were living at his death.
Martha McDavid, the youngest of George and Mary Blevins, McDavid
was born June 1930 Carter Co. Kentucky. She died
"Sis" Bush born
second Jacob Porter born
The had the children as follows:
Sarah Etta Porter born
"Little Bill" Porter born 15 March 1862 Carter
Nancy Jane porter born 1864 Carter Co. Kentucky, married Winfield Wheeler.
born 1866 Carter co.
Lucille "Lucy Porter born 1868 Carter Co. Kentucky.
born 1870 Elliott Co. Kentucky (
Lavenna "Venna" Porter born 1872. She married Jasper McBrayer.
My Uncle Jim McDavid told me that Jacob Porter and Daniel McDavid both had Typhoid Fever at the same time. Both families had sent for the same Doctor. He was on another call. Betty sent Frank for another Dr. for Daniel who came soon. Martha chose to wait for the original Dr. she had sent for. Daniel lived and Uncle Jim said Jake would have lived also if they had gotten the same Dr. that came to see Daniel.
buried in the
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