Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Gist

Male 1742 - 1802  (60 years)


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  • Name William Gist 
    Born 23 Sep 1742  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Oct 1802  Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Michael's Churchyard, Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I100871  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father William Gist,   b. 1711, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1794, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Violetta Howard,   b. 1716, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1737  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      GIST, WILLIAM. William Gist, second son Of William Gist and
      Violetta Howard, and grandson of Capt. (Judge) Richard Gist and
      Zipporah Murray, was born in Baltimore County, Maryland on
      September 23, 1742. He migrated to South Carolina in his young
      manhood, and became a planter, owning lands on Tyger River in
      Union District. He married Sarah Fincher in 1773/4 and their
      children were: Joseph Gist (born January 12, 1775, married Sarah
      s. McDaniel in 1800, became a Congressman in 1821, and died March
      8, 1836); William Gist; Nathaniel Gist (born 1776, married
      Elizabeth L. McDaniel in 1811, and died in 1861); Francis Fincher
      Gist; and, John Gist (cl781-1804). During the American Revolution
      William Gist was a Loyalist, for which he was imprisoned in
      Charleston in 1776. Later he was a Captain of a company of
      Loyalists in the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780 and fought
      against his cousins Colonel Nathaniel Gist and Ensign Nathaniel
      Gist of the Virginia Regiment. "After the war, William Gist's
      property was confiscated and he moved to Charleston, where he
      became a merchant. In 1785 the General Assembly of South Carolina
      restored to Sarah Guest (Gist), wife of William Guest (Gist),
      five hundred acres of any lands late the property of William
      Guest, not sold by the commissioners of forfeited estates."
      William Gist died on October 31, 1802, and is buried in St.
      Michael's Churchyard in Charleston, South Carolina (Ref: Wilson
      Gee's The Gist Family of South Carolina and its Maryland
      Antecedents, pages 19-24 (1934), citing John Belton O'Neall's
      Biographical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of South Carolina,
      page 219, and "Gist Family of Baltimore County," by Christopher
      Johnston, Maryland Historical Magazine, December, 1913, page 378).

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