Fayette County Genealogy Project
CHRISTOPHER GIST —At Mt. Braddock, near the center of Fayette county, Christopher Gist settled in 1753. He was a son of Richard and Zipporah (Murray) Gist, and was born in Maryland. He married Sarah Howard, went to North Carolina, then came to Fayette county, and afterwards returned to North Carolina, where he died. As explorer, guide and scout his reputation is national and imperishable. His son, Colonel Nathaniel Gist, was the maternal grandfather of Hon. Montgomery Blair and B. Gratz Brown.