John was born about 1818 in Kentucky or Tennessee, the son of unknown parents.
He died on 9 APR 1865 in Wayne or Lawrence County, Tennessee.
His wife was Elizabeth Fisher, who he married on 3 JAN 1847 in Lawrence Co, TN. Their two known children were John Henry (1859-1901) and James Carroll (1849-1890).
|Death||9 APR 1865||
John Gist, [who married Elizabeth Fisher], is mentioned in "Bugger Saga," a book of Civil War stories set in Lawrence Co, TN and Lauderdale Co, AL. John was tortured and killed by robbers, as were Levi & James Gist [sons of Joseph Gist and Sinia Hollis], and in the book, it was said that John Gist was *cousin* to Levi & James.