John David Gist

March 1859–21 March 1940 (Age 81)
Franklin, Alabama, United States

The Life of John David

When John David Gist was born in March 1859, in Franklin, Alabama, United States, his father, James Gist, was 40 and his mother, Susannah Derbin, was 36. He married Julia C. Hearn on 13 December 1889, in Colbert, Alabama, United States. He lived in Chisca, Colbert, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States in 1910. He died on 21 March 1940, in Cherokee, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

John David Gist
Julia C. Hearn
Marriage: 13 December 1889

Spouse and Children

13 December 1889
Colbert, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Gist


    Susannah Derbin




    Martha Jane Gist


    Thomas Gist


    Mary Jane Gist


    Susannah Sarah Gist


    James Gist Jr.


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant spelling of Guest .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Gist in household of James Gist, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Gist in household of James Gist, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John D Gist, "United States Census, 1910"

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