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  • Christopher Gist (1706 - 1759)
    Christopher Gist (1706–1759) was one of the first white explorers of the Ohio Country in what would become the United States. He was credited with providing the first detailed description of the Ohio...
  • Capt. Christopher Cist (c.1655 - c.1690)
    The founder of the Gist family, of Maryland, was Christopher Gist, or Guest, who migrated from England and settled in Maryland on the south side of the Patapsco river in 1682, but removed in 1691 to Ba...
  • Edith Gist (Cromwell) (c.1660 - 1694)
    The elder Christopher Gist and his wife Edith Cromwell came to Maryland in 1679. Christopher was a member of the Church of England, and a surveyor. Edith was the daughter of Sir Oliver Cromwell, a cous...

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