Cecil Carnan Gist (1770 - 1771)

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Birthplace: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
Death: Died
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About Cecil Carnan Gist

Cecil (died 1 July 1770, at age 28) was the daughter of Charles Carnan (1702-1753), of Reading, Berkshire, England, and later London, England, and Prudence (Hunt) Carnan.

Cecil married Gen. Mordecai Gist (22 Feb 1742 - 2 Aug 1792) in 1769 as his first wife. He was the son of Thomas Gist, Sr., and Susannah (Cockey) Gist.

Prior to the Revolutionary War, Mordecai Gist was a wealthy sea captain and merchant doing business on Gay Street in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Cecil died giving birth to their daughter, Cecil Carnan Gist (1 July 1770 - Feb 1771, at 7 months). Cecil and her infant daughter are buried together.

"To The Memory of Cecil Gist, Daughter of Charles and Prudence Carnan, of London, Who Departed this Life the 1st Day of July, 1770. Aged 28.

Friendly stranger, stop, gaze on this silent tomb. The end of Nature in the prime of youthful bloom. Lost from the soft endearing ties of life, And tender name of daughter, sister, mother, wife. Ye blooming fair, in her your fading charms survey: She was whate'er your tender hearts can say. More than exceeds ye muses noblest point of thought. Or Pope or Milton's verses ever taught Farewell, lamented shade I can proceed no more; Too fast thy memory prompts the tear to flow. Such was ye will of fate, nor must we murmur at ye rod. Nor allwise dispensations of our God. Here in hope we trust, here our sorrows rest; The good, virtuous dead are ever blest."

Gen. Mordecai Gist [2nd] married Mary (Sterrett) Cockey ["Polly"] (died 8 Jan 1779) on 23 Jan 1778. She was the daughter of James and Mary Sterrett. Mary died giving birth to their son, Independent Gist (8 Jan 1779 - 16 Sept 1821).

Gen. Mordecai Gist [3rd] married Mary (McCall) Cattell Gist (2 June 1749 - 1812), of Charleston, SC, in 1783 or 1784. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, to George McCall. Mary's first husband was Capt. Benjamin Cattell. Mary had a son named William Cattell who was called ‘son' in the will of Gen. Mordecai Gist.

Gen. Mordecai Gist died in Charleston, South Caroline. He was buried in St. Michael's Church Cemetery at Broad and Meeting Streets in Charleston next to his son, States Gist (15 Apr 1787 - 1 Feb 1822), and his daughter, Susannah Gist (12 Nov 1784 - 23 July 1785).

On 15 Sept 1928, Gen. Mordecai Gist's sword was used to cut the wedding cake of Urath Cromwell (Cockey) Rogers (1859-1947) and Col. Charles B. Rogers (1849-1926). Urath was the daughter of Charles Thomas Cockey, Sr., and Susanna Delilah (Brown) Cockey of "Melinda's Prospect" in the Worthington Valley of Baltimore County and "Garrison" in Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland. Charles Rogers was the son of Nathan Rogers and Eunice (Butler) Rogers.


Charles Carnan and Prudence had a son named John Carnan (1728-1767). He married Achsah (Ridgely) Holliday Carnan Chamier (22 July 1729 - 12 Mar 1785) as her second husband. Achsah was the daughter of Charles Ridgely and Rachel (Howard) Ridgely. At the age of 15, Achsah had [1st] married Robert Holliday (1721/22-1745). He died shortly before the birth of their first child, leaving her a 16-year-old widow. Achsah [2nd] married John Carnan. John and Achsah had a son, Charles Ridgely Carnan (1760-1829) [aka Gov. Charles Carnan Ridgely of "Hampton Mansion"].

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Sain t Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery Owings Mills Baltimore County Maryland, USA Plot: Grave 50 in the churchyard

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Cecil Gist's Timeline

July 1, 1770
Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
February, 1771