Talk:States Rights Gist

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Origin of the Man's Name[edit]

I went to this article to learn the story of the orign of S.R.'s name. In all the reading I've done, it's never even mentioned. I have always imagined he changed it during the fiery pre-secession days, but now I'm wondering if that wasn't his given name. If anyone knows the circumstances, I think it deserves to be included in the article. It's a "hook"!

E. Smith Chattanooga

Esdawg 14:03, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

I've heard a story that he was States Rights Gist and his brother was something like Independence Gist but I can't find the source. His father was a very patriotic Democrat or something. --Daysleeper47 23:18, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
We need to get the origin of his name on here. I wouldn't have even looked at it if not for his unusual name.--Helm.ers 19:19, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Ironic that he was born in a town called "Union". Cranston Lamont 21:17, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Original of Names and Plagiarism[edit]

General Gist had TWO brothers. One named Independence, and because it would be irresponsible to have independence without Constitution, his brothers name was Constitution....and because it would just be plain wrong to have independence and constitution without States Rights that was General Gists given name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.214.24.157 (talk) 00:34, 11 June 2010 (UTC)



The elder Gist was a patriot of the American Revolution. He reportedly named his son "so that he would never forget his politics" or something like that. I was going to add it to this article but couldn't find the citation. I have read two different things about his brother - one names the brother as "Independence" or "Independent" and the other a more pedestrian name which escapes me. Or perhaps he had more than one brother, but I couldn't find reference to that in my quick search.

But S.R. Gist's real name was "States Rights Gist" as given to him by his parents.

On a separate note, I believe that a large part of this article has been plagiarized from another website - www.aboutfamouspeople.com. The source is cited, but the text is an EXACT COPY, which isn't cool. I'm not sure how to report the plagiarism. Srajan01 (talk) 07:32, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree there are similarities, but the facts are the facts. I am happy to reword things. This article was cited once for possible plagerism issues, but those were addressed and the article was passed. The fact that it is cited and there is no exact wording passes muster in my mind. If you chose to report it, please visit Wikipedia:Copyright_problems#Instructions. I think you will find this article doesn't meet those criteria, but we rule by concensus here, so please do as you wish. --Daysleeper47 (talk) 16:11, 24 January 2008 (UTC)