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Elizabeth (Andrew) Ralston (1798 - 1881)

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Elizabeth Ralston formerly Andrew
Born in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2018
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | 1860 US Census, Harlem Township, Winnebago, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



Elizabeth was born in 1798 in Scotland.

She married William Ralston 1822. [1]

She and William and their children came to the US in 1842. [2]

They were one of the early families at the Scottish Settlement at Argyle in Illinois.

She passed away in 1881.


Janet (McKay 1820 - 1882
Elizabeth (McGeachie) 1827-1899
Ellen (Kerr) 1829–1892
Martha (McGeachie) 1832–1914
David 1833–1876
Thomas 1835–1898
Jane (Ralston) 1838–1907
Agnes (Ralston) 1840–1894
William 1844–1910
Zillah H. (McEachran) 1845–1931


From FindAGrave:

Rockford Daily Gazette, Monday, January 9, 1882

Mrs. William Ralston, who died recently in Caledonia, at the residence of her son, William Ralston, was a native of Argyleshire, Scotland, and came with her husband to Boone county in 1842, and was one of the pioneers of the settlement.

She was a life long consistent member of the Scotch Presbyterian church. She raised a family of ten children, all of them an honor and pride to her declining years, and nine of whom still survive her.


  1. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Name: William Ralston, Marriage Date: 23 Aug 1822, Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland. Spouse: Elizabeth Andrew, FHL Film Number: 1041076
  2. Gleaner Passenger List

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53434960 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 16 August 2018), memorial page for Elizabeth Andrew Ralston (Dec 1798–31 Dec 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53434960, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .

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