John C. GIST b. 6 Oct 1825 in Fredrick Co., MD. Son of Geo. W. GIST and Ann GRAFF. He married 24 Aug 1852 in Platte Co., MO to Catherine Connell WILHITE b. 29 Jul 1835 in Trimble Co., KY, daughter of Eleazar and Agnes Connell WILHITE. Their children were:
Arthur Montgomery md. Nannie SNELL
Mary Emily md. John Bell THOMPSON
Charles md. Lucy Frances SNELL
Minnie md. Edward John LEWIS
William md. Minnie ORR
Walter Stafford md. Mary Agnes ?
John C. GIST migrated with his father from Fredrick Co., MD to Tiffin Co., OH to Leavenworth Co., KS where they surveyed the first platt in Leavenworth. They lived in High Prairie Twp, Leavenworth Co., KS