John David Gist

Brief Life History 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 Durbin, was 36. He married Julia C. Hearn on 13 December 1889, in Colbert, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Allsboro, Colbert, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 21 March 1940, in Cherokee, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Colbert, Alabama, United States.

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John David Gist
Julia C. Hearn
Marriage: 13 December 1889
Ella S Gist
Alice Mozzelle Gist
Annie L Gist

Sources (13)

  • John D Gist, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John D. Gist, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • John Gist, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

World Events (8)


1861: Colbert, Alabama, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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): nickname from Middle English giste, which could denote a supporting timber or joist, or (in Cornwall) a beam of any kind. The surname possibly denotes a strong, well-built individual.

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

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