William Nead Gish

6 April 1810–8 January 1888 (Age 77)
Botetourt, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Nead

When William Nead Gish was born on 6 April 1810, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, his father, John G Gish, was 51 and his mother, Mary Margaret Britz, was 30. He married Julia Ann Zell on 12 August 1828. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Linn Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Rock Creek, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1870. He died on 8 January 1888, in Meriden, Jefferson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Meriden Cemetery, Meriden, Jefferson, Kansas, United States.

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William Nead Gish
Julia Ann Zell
Marriage: 12 August 1828
Alexander Gish
Dr John B Gish
Amanda E Gish
Abraham Gish
Peter Nead Gish
Sarah F. Gish
Samuel Alfred Gish

Spouse and Children

12 August 1828


    Alexander Gish


    Dr John B Gish


    Amanda E Gish


    Abraham Gish


    Peter Nead Gish


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 2

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 21

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.

Name Meaning

German (Gisch): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, from gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ ( see Giesel ) + wolf, wulf ‘wolf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Gish, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Gish, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Gist, "United States Census, 1860"

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