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Janet (Brown) Ralston (1802 - 1845)

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Janet Ralston formerly Brown
Born in Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2018 | Last significant change: 20 May 2018
15:00: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Janet (Brown) Ralston. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | The Tay, sailed August, 1840 | Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Maternal Mortality, United States | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


Janet was born in 1802 in Argyll, Scotland.She was the daughter of Charles Brown and Elizabeth Ralston.

She married Peter Ralston of Brecklate on 21 January 1820 in Southend.[1]

Peter and Janet traveled with six of their children from Campbeltown, Scotland in 1840 to New York on the ship "British Barque Tay" and went to live with her brother, Alexander Brown in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then to Illinois in 1843.[2]

Janet died in August of 1845 after giving birth to Jane Ralston who only lived a nine days.


Elizabeth (Fleming) 1820-1863 (Elizabeth stayed behind in Scotland and is buried in Ireland)
Margaret (Picken) 1824-1887
Charles 1830-1909
Janet (McEachran) 1835-1911
Peter 1837-1926
William 1842-1853
Jane 1845-1845


  1. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    Name: Jannet Brown
    Gender: Female
    Marriage Date: 21 Jan 1820
    Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland
    Spouse: Patrick Ralston
    FHL Film Number: 1041076
  2. Sixth Generation Peter Ralston

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