Janet (Brown) Ralston

Janet (Brown) Ralston (1802 - 1845)

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Janet Ralston formerly Brown
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 21 Jan 1820 in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 8 Sep 2019 | Created 5 May 2018 | Last significant change: 23 Aug 2019
01:31: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Janet (Brown) Ralston (1802-1845). [Thank Joelle for this]
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Janet was born in 1802 in Argyll, Scotland.She was the daughter of Charles Brown and Elizabeth Ralston. [1]

She married Peter Ralston of Brecklate on 21 January 1820 in Southend.[2]

Peter and Janet traveled with six of their children from Campbeltown, Scotland in 1840 to New York on the ship "British Barque Tay". [3]

They went to live with her brother, Alexander in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then to Illinois in 1843, where they were part of the Scottish Settlement at Argyle. [4]

Janet (Brown) Ralston died from complications arising from the birth of Jane Ralston.

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


Elizabeth (Fleming) 1820-1863
Margaret (Picken) 1824-1887
Thomas 1827-1879
Charles 1829-1889
Helen (Andrew) 1832-1909
Janet (McEachran) 1835-1911
Peter 1837-1926
William 1842-1853
Jane 1845-1845


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYKR-PMY : 10 February 2018), Jennat Brown, 14 Aug 1802; citing , SOUTHEND, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076
  2. Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTKJ-H5F : 10 February 2018), Patrick Ralston and Jannet Brown, 21 Jan 1820; citing Southend,Argyll,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,07
  3. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRQ-MFWJ : 11 March 2018), Janet Ralston, 1840; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  4. Sixth Generation Peter Ralston

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53434543 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 July 2018), memorial page for Janet Brown Ralston (14 Aug 1802–1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53434543, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Harold R (contributor 46870133) .

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