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 Peter Ralston

Peter Ralston

Birth
Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Death 18 Apr 1879 (aged 87)
Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 53433900 · View Source
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Peter Ralston, also called Patrick, first child of Thomas Ralston and Margaret Picken, was born in Scotland at Brecklate,Southend Parish, 18 June 1791.
(Date from "Old Parish Record", may be date of Christening)
On 21 January 1820 he married, in Southend, Jannet Brown of Machrimore born 1802 in Scotland, daughter of Charles Brown and Elizabeth Ralston. Peter and Janet traveled with six of their children from Campbeltown, Scotland in 1840 to New York on the ship "British Barque Tay" and went to live with her brother, Alexander Brown in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then to Illinois in 1843
He was a charter member and elder in the Willow Cheek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Winnebago Co., Illinois, organized in 1844.
Peter, the father, died 8 April 1879 in Illinois. His wife Janet Brown died, in Illinois in 1845.
They had eleven children:
1) Elizabeth, born 20 Dec. 1820, Homeston, Southend, Scotland, married William Fleming, 11 June 1840 in Campbeltown and remained in Scotland.
2) Child died as infant.
3) Margaret, born 26 April 1824, Homeston, Campbeltown, Scotland, married John Picken, June 18496 in Illinois, died in Ill.
4) Helen, born 24 Feb. 1826, Homeston, Campbeltown, Scotland died as infant.
+5) Thomas, born 30 Aug. 1827 Homeston, Campbeltown, Scotland, married Jean Ralston, 1 Apr. 1857, died 19 May 1879 with burial in the Argyle, Ill. cemetery.
6) Charles, christened 27 Dec. 1829, Homeston, Campbeltown, Scotland, married, Ella Jackson, Tennessee native and cousin of Stonewall Jackson in 1869, died 1889, Lawrence, Douglas Co., Kansas, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
7) Helen, born 24 July 1832, Campbeltown, Scotland, married David Andrew.
8) Janet, born 12 Sept. 1834, Campbeltown, Scotland, married Archie McEachran.
9) Peter, born 23 May 1837, Homeston, Campbeltown, Scotland, bachelor, died 1916 in Lawrence, Douglas Co., Kansas, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
10) William, born about 1842 in Ohio, died about 1853, buried Argyle cemetery, lot 392.
11) Jane, born 8 Nov. 1845, infant died 20 Nov. 1845, buried Argyle cemetery, lot 392.


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RALSTON
Daughter- Jane Aug 11-21 1845
Mother- Janet Brown 1802 - 1845
Son- William 1842 - 1853
Father- Peter 1792 - 1879


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  • Maintained by: Harold R
  • Originally Created by: Amelia Crombie-Christy
  • Added: 8 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53433900
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Ralston (18 Jun 1791–18 Apr 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53433900, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Harold R (contributor 46870133) .