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Peter Ralston (1791 - 1879)

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Peter "Patrick" Ralston
Born in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2018
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | The Tay, sailed August, 1840 | Argyle, Illinois | 1850 US Census, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Charter Member, Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


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Biography

Peter was born in 1791 in Southend, Scotland He was the son of Thomas Ralstonand Margaret Picken. [1]

He married Janet Brown in 1802. [2] They traveled with six of their children from Campbeltown, Scotland in 1840 to New York on the ship "Tay". [3]

They went to live with Janet's brother, Alexander in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then to Illinois in 1843, where they became part of the Scottish Settlement at Argyll.

He was a charter member and elder in the Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Winnebago Co., Illinois, organized in 1844.

He passed away in 1879.

Children

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

Sources

  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJ9-X4Z : 10 February 2018), Patrick Ralston, ; citing Southend, Argyllshire, Scotland, reference - 2:16BHW41, 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-H5N : 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 1,041,076.
    Name: Patrick Ralston
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 21 Jan 1820
    Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland
    Spouse: Jannet Brown
    FHL Film Number: 1041076
  3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRQ-MFWN : 11 March 2018), Peter Ralston, 1840; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm
    Arrival date: 20 Aug 1840
    Birth Date: abt 1785
    Age: 55
    Port of Departure: Greenock, Scotland
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Tay
See also:

1850 US Census

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85H-N4C : 12 April 2016), Peter Ralston, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 96, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Name: Peter Ralston
Age: 60
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1850: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, USA
Peter Ralston 60
Thomas Ralston 23
Charles Ralston 20
Ellen Ralston 18
Jennette Ralston 16
Peter Ralston 13
William Ralston 8

1870 US Census

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6W1-MRH : 12 April 2016), Peter Ralston in household of Thomas Ralston, Illinois, United States; citing p. 16, family 117, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,793.

Name: Peter Ralston
Age in 1870: 78
Birthplace: Scotland
Thomas Ralston 45
Jane Ralston 35
Peter Ralston 12
Genette Ralston 10
Isabel Ralston 7
Martha Ralston 4
John Ralston 1
Peter Ralston 78


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