I am also descended from Basil McDavitt.My records indicate that he was born 29 August 1781 in Montgomery County, Maryland.He died in Randolph County, Missouri on 21 January 1856.He was a Missionary Baptist preacher.I descend from his daughter, Nancy McDavitt, that married William Harrison Dennis in Clark County, Kentucky, before coming to the Chariton/Randolph Counties, Missouri.
There are three Revolutionary War soldiers with the surname McDavitt in Montgomery County, Maryland.I've never had the opportunity to check out the Montgomery County records to see if there was a connection.
Basil and Elizabeth named their first son Leo Woodford McDavitt.Could Basil's father have been named Leo?Leo was born in Woodford County, Kentucky, but this could have been the first name of the Woodford that the county was named for.
Their second son, John F. McDavitt was named for Elizabeth's father, John Finnell.The daughter, Jane, was named for Elizabeth's mother, Janey.I don't know who my Nancy was for or the Daniel B. McDavitt, although there was a Daniel McDavitt in the Revolutionary War.William, Sarah and Mildred were named for ???????????????
How are you descended from Basil?Let me hear from you.