Janet (Ralston) McKay

Janet (Ralston) McKay (1820 - 1882)

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Janet McKay formerly Ralston
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Boone County Illinois United Statesmap
Mother of
Died in Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2018 | Last significant change: 28 Dec 2018
02:42: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography and Birth Date for Janet (Ralston) McKay (1820-1882). [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois.


Janet came to the US from Kyntrye Scotland in 1842 on the Gleaner

Janet was born about 1820 in Argyll Scotland.

She came to the US in1842. [1]

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

She married Alexander McKay in 1864.[2]

They had one child, Margaret, born in 1867.

She passed away in 1882.


  1. Gleaner Passenger List
  2. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X25W-DH3 : 5 November 2017), Alex Mckay and Jannett Ralston, 1864; citing Boone, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,102.

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53435818 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 September 2018), memorial page for Janet Ralston McKay (1820–6 Nov 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53435818, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625). Note I believe she is connected to the wrong parents. William and Elizabeth were not married until 1822 and there are no baptism records of them as her parents.

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Monument for Alexander Mckay and Janet Ralston
Monument for Alexander Mckay and Janet Ralston


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