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John Twist
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1835
Ellijay
Gilmer County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1907
Going Snake
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA

Because of the Indian removal act under President Andrew Jackson , John Twist along with his brother Toney (Beaver) Twist, his father Twist, mother Rachel Morris and grandmother Na-cie were forced from there ancestral lands resulting in what now is known as the Trail of Tears, leaving Georgia, abt. 1838 to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) where they settled in the GoingSnake District. His grandfather Yo-nu-wa-yi (Bearpaw) didnt come west and hid in the mountains.May have left under the charge of Capt. B. B. Cannon detachment to Indian Territory.
John Twist also served in the Civil War he was a PVT. In Co. G 2nd Regiment Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry. He was Mustered out May 31,1865. John Twist is listed on the Drennen Roll, Miller Roll and Dawes Roll. A
lso other census records before 1900. John Twist was married twice first to Martha (Johnson? ) his second marriage was to Amanda sinclair Twist. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Twist (1798 - 1863)
  Rachel Morris Twist (1793 - 1876)
 
 Children:
  Noah A. Twist (1861 - 1921)*
  Rachel M Twist Lloyd (1867 - 1926)*
  Jane Twist Mizer (1882 - 1911)*
 
 Sibling:
  Toney Beaver Twist (1833 - 1917)*
  John Twist (1835 - 1907)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Twist Cemetery
Piney
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Geoff
Record added: Oct 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98248761
 


- Wynona Cisco McDonald
 Added: May. 9, 2017
Thank you, Sir, for your service. The Indian Home Guard were volunteer infantry regiments recruited from the Five Civilized Tribes of Indian Territory to support the Union during the American Civil War.The leaders of all of the Five Civilized Tribes signe...(Read more)
- Wes T.
 Added: Jan. 20, 2015
+Grandfather, thank you for all you did for your people, your family, your country. Thank you for walking for me. You are honored and blessed.
- AandA
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
 
 
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