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William Ralston (1793 - 1867)

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William Ralston
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2018 | Last significant change: 19 Dec 2018
04:30: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for William Ralston (1793-1867). [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois | 1860 US Census, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


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Biography

William was born in 1793 in Southend, Scotland. He was the son of Thomas Ralston and Margaret Picken. [1]

He married Elizabeth Andrew in 1822. [2]

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

In 1842 he brought his family to the United States. [3]

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

He passed away in 1867.

Children

Janet (McKay 1820 - 1882
Elizabeth (McGeachie) 1827-1899
Ellen (Kerr) 1829–1892
Martha (McGeachie) 1832–1914
David 1833–1876
Thomas 1835–1898
Jane (Ralston) 1838–1907
Agnes (Ralston) 1840–1894
William 1844–1910
Zillah H. (McEachran) 1845–1931

1841 Scotland Census

Southend, Argyll [4]1841 Scotland Census Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Name: William Ralston
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Where born: Argyll, Scotland
Civil Parish: Southend
County: Argyll
Address: Kriackstaffer
Occupation: Farmer
Parish Number: 532
  • William Ralston 45
  • Elizabeth Ralston 40
  • Janet Ralston 15
  • Margrat Ralston 14
  • Elizabeth Ralston 13
  • Helen Ralston 12
  • Martha Ralston 11
  • David Ralston 9
  • Thomas Ralston 7
  • Jean Ralston 3
  • Agnes Ralston 9 Mo
  • Neil Mccaig 30
  • William Mccormick 15
  • Neil McCalum 12

1850 US Census

Year: 1850; Census Place: Caledonia, Boone, Illinois; Roll: M432_98; Page: 58A; Image: 329

  • Welleaer Rolston 57 (William Ralston)
  • Elizabeth Rolston 50
  • Jewett Rolston 25
  • Elizabeth Rolston 23
  • Ellen Rolston 20
  • Martha Rolston 18
  • David Rolston 18
  • Thomas Rolston 16
  • Jam Rolston 11
  • Agnes Rolston 9
  • William Rolston 7
  • Zellah Rolson 5

1860 US Census

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX4Y-FLD : 13 December 2017), William Ralston in entry for William Ralston, 1860.

  • William Ralstin 60
  • Elizabeth Ralstin 61
  • Mary Ralstin 24
  • Thomas Ralstin 20
  • William Ralstin 15
  • Viella Ralstin 12
  • Charles Ball 25

Sources

  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJS-C38 : 10 February 2018), William Ralston, ; citing Southend, Argyllshire, Scotland, reference - 2:16BJ0ML, 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-422 : 10 February 2018), William Ralston and Elizabeth Andrew, 23 Aug 1822; citing Southend,Argyll,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPF-7H1D : 11 March 2018), Wm Ralston, 1842; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  4. Ancestry Record 1004 #2192784

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53432589 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 August 2018), memorial page for William Ralston (5 Jun 1794–17 Sep 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53432589, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .


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