|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1733|
Brilliant career in the southeast Indian Nation; trading in 1750's, later as Lieutenant to Major Geo.Washington in 1755. Due to his intimate negotiations with the Stuarts, agents, and Old Hop, and other chiefs, he was suspected of being a double agent in the Revolutionary War Years, 1770's and came close to hanging; but Gist was diplomatically reunited with Geo. Washington who elevated him to Colonel of a Continental regiment. He retired in Jan, 1781. Married Judith Cary Bell; parents of Sarah(Bledsoe); Anne (Dr. Boswell); Eliza(F. P. Blair;and Marie C. Gist(Ben Gratz)
Reputed by historical sources and data to be the father of Sequoyah, from his liaison with the mother, Wur-teh of the Paint clan,who was in the chief ranks of famous Cherokee families, occurring in the mid-1770's (Sequoyah's birth estimate, 1775/1776; he died at the town/village of San Fernando , Tamaulipas, Mexico, August 1843.)
See: "Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 14, No. l. March 1937 etc." for the excellent in-depth survey of the Nathaniel Gist and Sequoyah Lives complex history; www.ok.history.mus.ok.
Nathaniel was the son of Captain Christopher Gist[himself famous as an explorer of the West in 1750 and as guide to the young Geo. Washington in the Ohio River Region. His personal journals are considered the bedrock of history of the West for the earliest emigrant times.]and with the
Captains's wife Sarah Howard, they were parents of three sons; resided in Maryland.
Sarah Howard Gist (1711 - 1726)
Wur-teh Watts Gist (1748 - ____)
Judith Cary Bell Scott (1750 - 1833)
Sequoyah (1776 - 1843)*
Eliza Violet Gist Blair (1794 - 1877)*
Maintained by: Patricia Mechling
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: May 04, 2010
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