Janet (Ralston) McKay

Janet (Ralston) McKay (1820 - 1882)

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Janet McKay formerly Ralston
Born in Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Mother of
Died in Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2018
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Categories: Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois.


Janet was born about 1820 in Scotland. She was th daughter of William Ralston and Elizabeth Andrew.

She came to the US with her family in 1842. [1]

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

She married Alexander McKay. They had one child, Margaret, born in 1867.

She passed away in 1882.


  1. Gleaner Passenger List

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

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


Janet is 23 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 24 degrees from Frances Weidman and 22 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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