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David Caldwell Ralston (1823 - 1886)

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David Caldwell Ralston
Born in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Boone, Illinoismap
[children unknown]
Died in Harlem, WInnebago County, Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 11 May 2018 | Last significant change: 15 May 2018
16:19: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for David Ralston. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Argyle, Illinois | 1860 US Census, Winnebago, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



David was born in 1823. He was the son of David Ralston and Helen Howie.

He came to the US with his mother in 1842. [1]

He married Elizabeth McNair in Illinois in 1853 [2]

He passed away in 1886.


  1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), David Ralston, 1842; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  2. Original data: Illinois State Marriage Records. Online index. Illinois State Public Record Offices. Name: David C Ralston; Marriage Date: 10 Sep 1853; Marriage Place: Boone, Illinois, USA; Spouse Name: Elizabeth McNair


1850 US Census

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), David Ralston in household of Ellen Ralston, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 91, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ellen Ralston 75 Scotland (Helen Mother)
David Ralston 27 Scotland
Alexander Ralston 41 Scotland
John C Ralston 15 Ohio
Mary Ralston 13 Ohio

1860 US Census

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), David C Ralston, 1860.

David C Ralston M 36 Scotland
Elizabeth Ralston F 29 England
John C Ralston M 6 Illinois
James R Ralston M 2 Illinois
David Ralston M 1 Illinois
John Caldwell M 66 Scotland
Margarett Caldwell F 50 Scotland (sister)
Francis Mc Geachie M 25 Scotland
Margaret Hill F 15 Scotland

1870 US Census

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), David Ralston, Illinois, United States; citing p. 18, family 132, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,793.

David Ralston M 46 Scotland
Elisabeth Ralston F 38 England
John Ralston M 15 Illinois
James Ralston M 12 Illinois
Daniel Ralston M 6 Illinois
David Ralston M 0 Illinois
Margaret Rockingham F 44 Scotland
Alice Rockingham F 10 Wisconsin

1880 US Census

Year: 1880; Census Place: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois; Roll: 261; Page: 57C; Enumeration District: 220

David C. Rolston 57
Elizabeth Rolston 48
John C. Rolston 25
James Rolston 22
Daniel Rolston 16
David Rolston 10
Margret Caldwell 70

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