Gist family - Delaware County

Created: Sunday, 26 January 2014 Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 Written by Nathan Zipfel Print Email

GIST: - The name of this family was variously spelled Gist, Gest, Geist, Geese and Geise. Henry Geist came from Brighton, England, in the year 1700, and settled in Delaware Co., Penn. He married Mary, daughter of James Clemson. His son Joseph was born in Bethel, Penn., in 1722. The descendants of Henry or Harry Gist, settled in Bucks, Cumberland and Montgomery Counties, Penn., in Somerset and Anne Arundell Counties, Md., in Hanover Co., Va., and in South Carolina. Jacob, another son of Henry was married in 1766, in Phila. Joseph of the Maryland branch was born in 1738, and served in the Revolution with the Maryland Artillery. He married Elizabeth Elder in 1759.

SOURCE: Vol, X, No 3, July 1921 Genealogy: a journal of American ancestry