Elizabeth (Andrew) Ralston

Elizabeth (Andrew) Ralston (1835 - 1910)

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Elizabeth Ralston formerly Andrew
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Winnebago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Argyle, Winnebago County, Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Apr 2018
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | The Tay, sailed August, 1840 | Argyle, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



Elizabeth was born in 1835. She was the daughter of John Andrew and Mary Brown

She came to the US with her parents in 1841 and was part of the Scottish Settlement in Argyle, Illinois.[1]

She married Robert Ralston in 1857 in Illinois. [2] She passed away in 1910.


Jane (Ralston) 1858–1943
Mary 1860–1940
Elizabeth (Brown) 1862–1944
Jane (Brown 1865–1950
John Andrew 1867–1943
Margaret (Greenlees) 1872–1958


Rockford Morning Star, Saturday, March 12, 1910

Mrs. Robert Ralston of Caledonia died Saturday morning after a lingering illness of kidney trouble, aged 75 years,

Deceased was born in Argyleshire, Scotland 75 years ago, When five years old she came with her parents to this country and settled in Argyle in 1840. At an early age she made a profession of faith in Christ, and united with the church at Argyle, where she proved to be a consistent member.

In 1867 she was united in marriage to Robert Ralston, a well to do former Caledonia farmer. They raised a family of one son and five daughters. John, the son works the home farm. The children were all near their mother in her last illness.

The family follows: Mrs. George Ralston, Caledonia, Mrs. Robert Greenlee, Winnebago, Mrs. George Brown, Guilford, Mrs. James Greenlee of Harlem and Miss Mary Ralston who lives with the father, who is over 80 years of age and has been blessed with a measure of good health and enjoyed the comforts of life.

The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and relatives who mourn the loss of Mrs. Ralston.

She was held in high esteem by all who knew her in her lifetime. Besides her own family, she leaves two brothers and four sisters, of the Andrew family living near Argyle.

Notwithstanding the bad condition of the roads, a great many attended the funeral last Monday at 11 o'clock. The remains were laid to rest in the Scotch Cemetery. Rev. Pearson conducted the services at the home.


  1. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850. Original data: Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919. Microfilm Publication M237, rolls 1-95. National Archives at Washington, D.C.
    Name: Elizbs Andrew
    Arrival date: 20 Aug 1840
    Age: 5
    Port of Arrival: New York
    Port of Departure: Greenock
    Place of Origin: Scotland
    Ship: Tay
    Family Identification: 30026181
    Microfilm Serial Number: M237
    Microfilm Roll Number: 43
  2. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9L-N7RY : 14 October 2017), Robert Ralston and Elizabeth Andrew, 19 Mar 1857; citing Winnebago, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,041.

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53434663 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 July 2018), memorial page for Elizabeth Andrew Ralston (7 Aug 1835–5 Mar 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53434663, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .

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