Blog: Nicholas Trist

Nicholas Browse Trist was a salesman for Carnegie Steel at the time of his death in 1926 but he is more known for his famous family ties.

His marriage to his wife Kathleen Watts attached him to a very prominent Franklin County family.  His father had been a diplomat for presidents Jackson and Grant.  However he is most recognized because his grandmother was the granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson, making Nicholas the great great grandson of the president.

Nicholas Trist is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetary, right off of Franklin Street in Chambersburg.  The beautiful cemetery was incorporated in 1855.