Sinah Hollis

after 1800–23 December 1853 (Age 53)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Sinah

When Sinah Hollis was born after 1800, in South Carolina, United States, her father, James B. Hollis II, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Choate, was 29. She married Joseph Gist on 22 May 1818, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 December 1853, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Green Hill, Drew, Arkansas, United States.

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Joseph Gist
Sinah Hollis
Marriage: 22 May 1818
James C. Gist
Levi Gist
Thomas Gist
Thomas Gist
Silas Gist
Joseph Gist
John W. Gist
Sarah or Sally Van Gist
Washington Gist
Andrew Jackson Gist
David C. Gist
Sinia Gist
Jemima Jane "Mima" Gist
Margaret Gist
Lafayette or Marcus Gist

Spouse and Children

22 May 1818
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (mainly central): topographic name for someone who lived where holly trees grew, from Middle English holi(n)s, plural of holin, holi(e) (Old English hole(g)n).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sina Gest, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sinah (Unknown) Hollis, "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sinah Hollis - Government record: Census record

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