David C. Gist

1838–31 August 1864 (Age 26)
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of David C.

When David C. Gist was born in 1838, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, his father, Joseph Gist, was 56 and his mother, Sinah Hollis, was 37. He died on 31 August 1864, in Jonesboro, Clayton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 26.

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Joseph Gist
Sinah Hollis
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

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World Events (6)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees
Age 0
A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.
Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
Age 11
The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

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.

Sources (2)

  • Davy Gest in household of Sina Gest, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: David C. [twin] Gist - Government record: Census record

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