Francis McGavock, son of David McGavock, surveyor, and maker of the oldest map in the vincity of Nashville, and owner of several thousand acres of land, was born in Wythe County, Virginia, January 31, 1794 and came to Nashville with his parents at age two. Was educated at the University of Nashville, had charge of the State Office for the Registration of lands a few years; Clerk of Chancery Court for ten years; was a man of large public spirit, hospitable almost to a fault and generous in the help of the needy and worthy. He was a member of Nashville Lodge #37 and was exalted in Cumberland Chapter, October 1, 1824. He died December 23, 1866. His brother Randall McGavock, a prominent merchant of Nashville was initiated in Cumberland Lodge #8, January 22, 1818.