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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Family Time Line

Joseph Gist
1782–1846
Sinah Hollis
1800–1853
James C. Gist
1821–1864
Levi Gist
1821–1864
Thomas Gist
1827–1850
Thomas Gist
1823–1849
Silas Gist
1827–1849
Joseph Gist
1827–1870
John W. Gist
1829–1859
Sarah or Sally Van Gist
1832–1889
Washington Gist
1833–1859
Andrew Jackson Gist
1838–1859
David C. Gist
1838–1864
Sinia Gist
1839–1880
Jemima Jane "Mima" Gist
1840–1913
Margaret Gist
1840–
Lafayette or Marcus Gist
1842–1874

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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.
1846
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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