Helen Ralston

Helen Howie Ralston (1775 - 1855)

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Helen Howie "Nellie" Ralston
Born in Brecklate, Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2018 | Last significant change: 6 Jan 2019
17:16: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Helen Howie Ralston (1775-1855). [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: 1850 US Census, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois | Kintyre, Argyll | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois.


Biography

Helen was an early resident of the Scottish Immigrant Settlement in Argyle, Illinois

Helen was born in 1775. She was the daughter of Alexander Ralston and Janet Huie. [1]

She married David Ralston in 1800 [2]

They had the following children:

Robert 1802–1890
Alexander 1808–1892
Margaret Caldwell 1811–1899
David 1823–1886

After her husband died in 1841, Nellie came to the US in 1842 on the "Gleaner". [3].

She traveled with her youngest son David, her daughter Margaret and her husband John Caldwell, and his mother Elizabeth Howie. [4]

She passed away in 1855.

1850 US Cemsus

Harlem, Illinois [5]

  • Ellen Ralston Female 75 Scotland
  • David Ralston Male 27 Scotland
  • Alexander Ralston Male 41 Scotland
  • John C Ralston Male 15 Ohio
  • Mary Ralston Female 13 Ohio

Sources

  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJ9-173 : 10 February 2018), Helen Ralston, ; citing Southend, Argyllshire, Scotland, reference - 2:16BH7D7, 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-CLK : 10 February 2018), David Ralston and Nelley Ralston, 12 Dec 1800; 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-7HYR : 11 March 2018), Helen Ralston, 1842; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  4. Ralston, Grace and Ralston, Schnurr. Saga of our Kintyre Kin, 2nd Edition. pg. 88
  5. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85H-WC1 : 12 April 2016), Ellen Ralston, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 91, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Helen by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Helen:

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Images: 2
Headstone for John & Margaret Caldwell with thier mothers, Elizabeth Howie and Helen Howie
Headstone for John & Margaret Caldwell with thier mothers, Elizabeth Howie and Helen Howie

Headstone for Elizabeth Howie and Helen Howie Ralston, mothers who accompanied their children, John Caldwell and Margaret Ralston to America from Scotland
Headstone for Elizabeth Howie and Helen Howie Ralston, mothers who accompanied their children, John Caldwell and Margaret Ralston to America from Scotland

Collaboration

Helen is 24 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 21 degrees from Katy Jurado and 19 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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