The Family of Andrew and Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
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114__Andrew RALSTON
     b. 25 Feb 1753, Renfrew Scotland 
     child of:  John & ? (?) RALSTON 
     d.  11 Sep 1827, Bloomingdale, Jefferson Co, OH 
     Buried:  Beech Springs Presbyterian Churchyard, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH     Go to Tombstones
                  (NOTE:  In 2002, the church was no longer standing.  The graveyard was in the midst
                  of a strip-mining operation and access was restricted due to the use of explosives.  Of course, that didn't stop us!) 

     m.  19 Dec 1785, York County, PA

115__Sophia Dorothea WALTEMYER
     b.  8 Apr 1766, Huntington Twp, Adams Co, PA    Baptized:  25 May 1766
     child of:  David and Eve Elizabeth (DARITETY??) WALTEMYER 
     d.  23 Dec 1828, Hopedale, Harrison County, OH 
     Buried:  Beech Springs Presbyterian Churchyard, Hopedale, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:

Children:
114.1  David RALSTON     b.  2 Sep 1786, York Springs, Adams County, PA     d.  5 May 1814
114.2  Margaret RALSTON   b.  28 Oct 1788   d.  7 Nov 1830
114.3  Ruth RALSTON     b.  c1789, York Springs, Adams County, PA
114.4  Mary RALSTON     b.  26 Aug 1790     d.  1831     (See #56/57)
114.5  Elizabeth RALSTON     b.  8 Feb 1793, York Springs, Adams County, PA    d.  9 Sep 1873
114.6  Jane RALSTON     b.  13 Nov 1794, York Springs, Adams County, PA     d.  22 Nov 1842
114.7  Andrew RALSTON Jr.    b.  7 Feb 1797     d.  18 Feb 1873
114.8  John RALSTON     b.  13 Jul 1799     d.  24 Oct 1881
114.9  Catherine RALSTON      b.  29 Nov 1801, York Springs, Adams County, PA  d.  22 Feb 1826
           m.  Coulter COX
           Buried:  Beech Springs Presbyterian Churchyard, Hopedale, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
114.10  Anna RALSTON     b.  10 Jul 1804, York Springs, Adams County, PA     d.  7 Nov 1829
             m.  9 Oct 1827  Lloyd FORD
             Will for Ann FORD, Harrison County, OH, Book A-79
114.11  Lewis Waltemyer RALSTON     b.  1 Jan 1807     d.  6 Sep 1884
114.12  Nancy RALSTON     b.  22 Jun 1809, York Springs, Adams County, PA   d.  7 Dec 1827
             Buried:  Beech Springs Presbyterian Churchyard, Hopedale, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones

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ANDREW AND SOPHIA DOROTHEA (WALTEMYER) RALSTON RESEARCH RECORD

BIRTH/BAPTISM/PARENTS/CHILDREN RECORDS

Sophia was christened on 25 May 1766 at the Lower Bermudian Church, York Springs, Adams County, PA

DEATH/OBITUARY/CEMETERY RECORDS

Beech Spring Cemetery is located 3 miles south of Hopedale on Beech Road (Township Road 64).  There is a boulder placed at the bottom of the upper hill of the cemetery.  The bronze plaque on the boulder reads:  Rev. War Soldier enlisted 13 April 1776 at Sunbury, PA in Capt. Casper WEITZEL Co Penn Rifle Regiment.  Mustered out Nov. 3, 1783.  Sgt. in Lt. Col. Henry MILLERs Co 20 Penn, at York, PA.  Taken prisoner at Long Island, wounded at Brandywine, served at Germantown, Valley Forge, Monmouth, and Yorktown.  Monument dedicated to his descendants on Aug. 18, 1934.  Stone transported WALTEMYER Community, Old York Co. PA, where the eleven children of the family were born.  [Note by compiler: much of this information is incorrect.  The Andrew RALSTON in Casper WEITZEL's company enlisted in Sunbury and was likely a resident of Northumberland County.  Lt. Col. Henry MILLER  was a resident of York Co, PA and mustered a militia there which became part of the 2d Pennsylvania Regiment on the Pennsylvania Line.  According to records in the National Archives, an Andrew RALSTON served in Lt. Col. Henry MILLER's company and this is likely "our" Andrew.  He indeed fought (with MILLER) at the Battle of Monmouth.  The RALSTON taken prisoner on Long Island was most likely from Captain PEEBLE's company from Derry Twp, Cumberland Co, PA.  There are at least 3 (and potentially 5) Andrew RALTSONs from PA that served in the Revolutionary War.]

MARRIAGE/DIVORCE RECORDS

FAMILY BIBLE/RELIGION AFFILIATIONS RECORDS

EMPLOYMENT/MILITARY/ORGANIZATIONS RECORDS

Andrew RALSTON was "wounded in side of head at Brandywine in the Revolutionary War."  He was a Colonel.

Andw RALSTON Appears as shown below on Capta Jno. ROBB's  Return bearing the following certificate:  "I do Certify that the above Men hath never Recd the Pay for said mos to my knowledge & that they are willing to Swear to their different Accot being Justly due them --John ROBB Capt"  Return dated Dec 31, 1777.  And2 RALSTON formerly in Capt. WEITZELs Company but now in Capt ROBB's hath received no pay for the Month of Aug 1776 being taken Prisoner in s2 month pound 2-10-0.  C.W. PALLESSON Copyist. [Note:  Based on this compiler's research, this is the wrong Andrew RALSTON - this is the one who enlisted in Sunbury, PA from Northumberland County]

Andrew RALSTON Appears on a List of the Mens Names who were taken Prisoners on Long Island August the 27th 1776 that have Arrears of pay Due to them with the Names of the Months Due.  Revolutionary War.  List dated Not dated, 17__.  Novr, Decr, Jany, Febry  pound 10, s, d.  Remarks:  Sick sent to Hospital.  J.S. AUSTIN, Copyist.  [This could be the correct Andrew - or not.  The 2d Regiment fought on Long Island and BOTH Andrews (Henry MILLER's Company and Casper WEITZEL's Company were in the 2d Regiment - there is no way to prove this definitively based on existing records in the National Archives or the Pennsylvania Archives.]

The Andrew RALSTON Annals:  The First Andrew RALSTON Reunion.  Volume 1, Hopedale, OH, 15 Sep 1930.  Andrew RALSTON, Revolutionary Soldier, who was born in Scotland on February 25, 1753, and who died near Bloomfield (now called Bloomingdale), Jefferson County, Ohio, on September 11, 1827, was an outstanding patriot.  He served in Capt. Casper WEITZELL's Company, Col. Samuel MILES' Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, and in Capt. John ROBB's Company of the State Regiment of Foot, which was later merged into the Second Pennsylvania, and the Thirteenth Pennsylvania, as a Private.  He later served in Lieut. Col. Henry MILLER's Company of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania, as a Sergeant.  He participated in the Battles of Long Island, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and in the Southern Campaign under Gen. Nathanael GREENE.  He was wounded in the scalp at Brandywine and taken prisoner at Long Island.  After the surrender at Yorktown, he returned to York County and there married Sophia WALTEMYER on December 19, 1785.  Twelve children were born to this union in Pennsylvania prior to the migration.

The Andrew RALSTON Annals:  Patriotic Number.  Volume 1, Hopedale, OH, 4 Jul 1931.  Because of his outstanding service in the War of the Revolution it is quite fitting that we call this number of the Annals, a Patriotic Number in honor of our ancestor.  He enlisted in Capt. Casper WEITZELL's Company, of the Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment April 13, 1776 at Sunsbury, Penn'a., not far from the scene of his boyhood training, after the Indian massacre and the migration of his brother to other parts.  His first active service was at the Battle of Long Island, where he was taken prisoner August 27, 1776, so that when the Declaration of Independence was signed he was in training.  He soon returned to the lines, and the last record of the War Department shows that on July 1, 1784 he received his last certificates of depreciation pay, which were for services up to November 3, 1783, when he was honorably discharged.  The details of his continued service throughout the more than seven years of the War will be given more fully in the history.  It is a record of which we, his descendents, should be proud, and we can no better emulate that service than to render to our country in the trying times of these latter days the service it needs in maintaining those high ideals for which he fought.  This and each recurring Independence Day should ever remind us of our patriotic obligations

The Andrew RALSTON Annals:  Yorktown Number.  Volume 1, Hopedale, OH, 1 Jan 1932.  The recent sesqui-centennial celebration at Yorktown, Virginia, October 16-19, 1931, was an outstanding event, and it is such to us, because all of our historical research leads to the reasonable conclusion that our noble ancestor, Andrew RALSTON, was there in Washington's Army one hundred and fifty years ago.  He was in the service from the date of his enlistment on April 13, 1776, until his honorable discharge on November 23, 1783.  He was taken prisoner at Long Island; confined in the hospital at Philadelphia following this battle; wounded in the scalp at Brandywine; fought at Germantown and Monmouth; and later, was in the Southern campaign under General Greene, just previous to Yorktown.  We name this number in honor of the Cornwallis surrender, which our ancestor helped to bring about.

The Andrew RALSTON Annals:  The Third Annual Reunion, 1932.  It was a beautiful day and a most auspicious occasion, as more than 125 of the Reunioners gathered at the home of Harry RALSTON CRABB, just off the William Penn Highway, Route 22, at Bloomingdale, Ohio, on Saturday, August 20, 1932.  In this year of the great economic depression many were necessarily kept away and the attendance was the lowest of the three years, but it was none the less enthusiastic or representative, as the registrations show.  President Robert H. RALSTON, of Newark, Ohio, called the meeting to order, and asked the Historian to offer prayer.  The reunioners were led in their singing of "America," and "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton," by Andrew Ralston WALKINSHAW, of Greensburg, Pa., on the trombone.  The fine repast spread under the apple trees at the second home is beyond description and good RALSTON chicken was much in evidence.  The President addressed the reunioners in part, as follows:  "It is difficult for this particular RALSTON to decide what words are appropriate to this occasion.  We are all well-acquainted by this time with the stories of the triumphs, tribulations and glories of our tribe.  Nothing I could say would in any way compete with the chronicle Mr. WALKINSHAW, our historian, is writing.  It has occurred to me, however, that the average red-blooded American is interested in and takes pride in his ancestry chiefly because it provides him with a heritage which gives him his background and his tradition.  He likes to know, for instance, that there are facts in his family history which undeniably label him a thoroughbred.  Knowing full well that his family story tells of the deeds of scapegraces, like every other family story, he is reassured by the knowledge that these are more offset by the accounts of the daily virtues and achievements which the lives of the majority reveal.  In the former he finds warning; in the latter, his model and inspiration.  He is more thankful for than proud of the ancestry which gave him his birthright; that is, his ability to hold his head high among his associates, and the ability to achieve on his own merits.  RALSTON history was being made 156 years ago when our ancestor, Andrew RALSTON took up arms in order to purchase freedom for the infant American colonies.  It was made 120 years ago when he migrated from Pennsylvania and settled on the farm where we are meeting today.  Again, it was being made when David Columbus RALSTON joined the ill-fated GREELY expedition to the North Pole.  But history is not confined to what is spectacular.  Our heritage is the result of deeds such as these plus those of less heroic proportions:  the faithful execution of daily tasks, the dreams and strivings and failures of the multitude of other RALSTONs who cluster on our family tree.  We know that the tree stands on a firm foundation.  It is stalwart and sturdy and in full leaf.  Although it stands in a forest of similar trees, its fine proportions and its rugged beauty are not common.  The record which we have behind us is a challenge to our powers.  RALSTONs were pioneers in a day when their conquests called for physical courage and endurance.  I myself, in the short span of sixty years, have looked upon the faces of six generations of pioneering RALSTONs, or all of the generations which have been born in the United States.  Pioneering blood is ours, and we can make new conquests even though the American wilderness to conquer are few and we have no empire to build."  This address was followed by a report from the historian, putting some disputed points of the family history up for discussion and decision by the reuinioners.  A cordial invitation was then read from George ADAIR, 86 years of age, our eldest RALSTON, to hold the next reunion at Shell Rock, Iowa, in 1933.  The reunioners unanimously accepted the invitation, and set Saturday, August 19th, 1933, for the holding of the Fourth Annual Reunion at Shell Rock, Iowa. 

The Andrew RALSTON Annals:  Utah Number.  Volume 1, Hopedale, OH, 1 Jul 1936.  
    Land of the mountains high.  Utah, we love thee!
    Land of the sunny sky.  Utah, we love thee!
    Far in the glorious West; throned on the mountain's crest;
    In robes of statehood dressed; Utah, we love thee!

    Land of the Pioneers.  Utah, we love thee!
    Grow with the coming years.  Utah, we love thee!
    With wealth and peace in store; to fame and glory soar;
    God-guarded evermore, Utah, we love thee!
                                State Song; music by Evan Stephens.


I.  SCHOENBRUNNThe Sixth Annual Reunion of the Descendants of Andrew RALSTON, Revolutionary soldier, held at Ferron, Utah, August 17, 1935, was the biggest and best reunion yet held; biggest in numbers and hospitality; and best in planning and execution.  Our Utah cousins have shown us a great expression of appreciation of the noble ancestral blood that courses through their veins.  The Fourth Annual Reunion was held at Shell Rock, Iowa, in 9133, and we had a great time there.  But the majestic and beautiful mountains of Utah thrilled us all, and as the 235 cousins, a majority of whom had never seen each other before, drove their cars 200, 400, 600, and 800 miles out of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma and New Mexico, into Utah, and up and down its beautiful canyons and fertile valleys, the latter made so in a large way through the pioneering spirit and hard labor of these descendants of Andrew RALSTON, teh whole fellowship was all the more pleasant and enjoyable.  There were in reality four Andrew RALSTON Reunions last year; first the gathering of the Ohio RALSTON at Shoenbrunn Indian Town, near New Philadelphia, August 3, 1935; second, the big reunion, at Ferron, Utah, August 15, 17, 18, 1935; third, the Los Angeles Reunion, at Tujunga, California, August 25, 1935; fourth, the Mesquite, Nevada, Reunion, August 26, 1935.  Adding to these groups the folks we met along the way from Pennsylvania to California and back, in many of whose homes we were royally entertained, it was your historian's great privilege to meet at least 400 cousins, a great and noble company.  Let us tell the story in sequence.  The reproduced historic Indian Town of Shoenbrunn, just South of New Philadelphia, on the Tuscararawas River, was a delightful place for the gathering of the Ohio cohorts of the RALSTON clan.  Copious rains had fallen that region for two days before, and fell rather copiously on reunion day.  They visited, ate a sumptuous meal, and held the meeting in the ample pavilion, as the rains descended on the outside.  They voted to meet as an Ohio group at the old Andrew RALSTON home farm at Bloomingdale, Ohio, now the home of Harry Ralston CRABB, on Saturday, August 1, 1936.  Some started home, and then the sun came out, and the remnant visited the Indian Town and museum.  In his acceptance address, President McLAWS extended a cordial invitation to hole the next reunion at Thatcher, Arizona, on Saturday, July 18, 1936, which was accepted.  An interesting and instructive address on "Genealogy" illustrated by an elaborate chart, was given by Melvin T. HARMON, Price, Utah.  Then the reunioneers went to the other end of town for the 15-animal rodeo of Osborne Henrie, Harold Sorensen, Leland Duncan, Henrie Sorensen, Cliff Jensen.  Returning to the grove for more beef, grapes and melons, the younger members of the reunion danced in the town auditorium during the evening to the good music of Dana Towne's loud speaker radio, which also did good services in the grove in the afternoon.  Sunday was a fine day of visitation, after we all first went to Sunday School and Church in the L.D.S. Chapel.  in the evening, we went to church again and heard two excellent addresses by two councilors, with Bishop Snow presiding.

The Andrew RALSTON Annals:  Boulder Number.  Volume 1, 30 Jul 1934.  The Big Day this year is Saturday, August 18, at Beech Spring Presbyterian Church, two miles South of Hopedale, Ohio.  We held the first reunion there in 1930; the second one at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church two miles South of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and five miles East of Beech Spring, in 1931; the third one at the old homestead on the Harry Ralston CRABB farm at Bloomingdale (called Bloomfield in pioneer days) in 9132; and the fourth one at Shell Rock, Iowa, last year on George ADAIR's farm, close to the town which George Washington ADAIR and William ADAIR laid out in 1853.  This year we return to Beech Spring for the special purpose of dedicating a boulder-marker at the line of the six graves in that historic churchyard.  Your historian is receiving so many letters, and some of you have been rather forgetful of your fine opportunity to participate in this highly patriotic occasion that it has seemed best to publish this additional issue of the Annals so that a burdensome letter-writing might be avoided just at this busy time.  In the doing of the things that are here recorded your historian has had the hearty approval and co-operation of the members of the Executive Committee.  We, therefore, call it "Boulder Number", and ask you to follow the story through.  WHERE WE GOT THE BOULDER.  Our forbear, Sophia WALTEMYER RALSTON, heroic and pioneering wife of Andrew RALSTON, was the daughter of David WALTEMYER.  Ludwig (Lewis) WALTEMYER, the pioneer, resided in the town of York, Pennsylvania, and had the distinction of guarding Hessian soldiers in Camp Security in 1777, at the age of 77.  His one son, Phillip WALTEMYER, was a carpenter, and remained in York.  Another son, George WALTEMYER, went into the Southern part of York County and engaged in farming and is the forbear of the two groups, one in York County and the other in central Ohio.  Our forbear, a third son, David WALTEMYER, went into the South Mountain section of York County to the North, just West of York Springs, and settled in the edge of Cumberland County.  This particular section became a part of Adams County in 1800.  We do not know, but we assume, that Andrew RALSTON, and Sophia WALTEMYER were married possibly on the tract of land just at the edge of Cumberland County, for which David WALTEMYER took out a patent.  There seem to have been but three children in David WALTEMYER's family, as he died in 1790, to wit:  Sophia, Mary, who married Carson MOORE, and Lewis.  Eve WALTEMYER, David's widow, lived on the property until her death at 95 years in 1825.  Lewis WALTEMYER married Agness MOORE but had no issue.  Lewis WALTEMYER, II, died in 1838, and the records show that his widow, Agness lived on the property until as late as 1848, and it was then assessed to Ludwig WALTEMYER heirs, and then transferred to Carson C. MOORE.  By later transfers and a mortgage foreclosure during these depression days the title is now in the First National Bank at Gettysburg.  A deed at Carlisle shows Lewis WALTEMYER and his wife, Agness, joining in a deed for two tracts of 584 acres and 220 acres, which was adjoining the David WALTMYER property.  An old stone house and stone barn are still standing in fair state of preservation on the property.  A fine new Pinchot state road of amiesite bisects the property and was opened for use on July 1, 1934.  Your historian had three legal trips to Harrisburg this winter and on each occasion detoured to this old WALTMEYR property.  The stone buildings contain alternately three types of stone; a greenish, granite; a white quartz; and a mottled mixture of these two.  The first was selected as the type of stone to be more enduring, as the second would cleave and possibly crumble in time.  The little highway bridges and orchard fences are built of these mixtures of stone, and the boulder which was transported was secured just at the edge of a 91 acre apple orchard in the apple section of Adams County.  In the verification of these facts we have been greatly aided by Mr. Uriah T. GARDNER, of Uriah, penn'a., a post office called for him who is now in his 84th year.  He tells how his mother was raised by the WALTEMYERs, and he will in the near future point out the old WALTEMYER graves in Ground Oak Lutheran Cemetery near Idaville, Pa.  TRANSPORTING THE BOULDERThe boulder party was made up of Gene and Leonard AGOSTINO, owners of the truck, Paul R. WALKINSHAW and this writer.  Going down the Lincoln Highway, over the high Pennsylvania mountains, on the afternoons of July 2, we arrived at Caledonia Furnace, West of Gettysburg, for the night.  Arising at 5 A.M., we drove to Gettysburg and toured the battlefield, secured our breakfast at 6:45 in a Gettysburg restaurant, talked to Dr. William C. WALTEMYER, Gettysburg College Professor, who is a descendant of Ludwig and George WALTEMYER, and proceeded North to York Springs.  There we picked up C. Donald LaRUE, a fine historical scout, who located the tract and the boulder for us originally.  Proceeding three miles West to the WALTEMYER plantation.  It took five of us, with bars, rollers and planks to get it to the last two heaves onto the truck.  The truck was directly across the road, backed up to a bank.  A new Ford V8 came along, and we promised to remove the obstruction to the highway, if they would help us heave.  The seven of us then landed the boulder on the truck without difficulty, the road was cleared, and we started home at 11:30 A.M. through historic Carlisle, where President George WASHINGTON was in charge of over 9000 soldiers at the time of the Whisky Insurrection.  A detour near Newport sent us through Duncannon, which took the boulder along the banks of the Susquehanna and up the blue Juniata from its mouth to the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, along Route 22.  After an all-night rest we were on our way again on July 4th, stopping at the Block House in Pittsburgh, a part of old Ft. Pitt and thence on to Steubenville and Hopedale.  Just at the West Virginia line, we invited William Scott RALSTON, of the Joseph RALSTON collateral family, to accompany us and he enjoyed greatly the remainder of the trip through Steubenville to Beech Spring.  he promises a good attendance of the Joseph RALSTONs at the reunion.  Once at Beech Spring that good friend and adopted RALSTON, J. Elmer EAGLESON, supervised the unloading.  The boulder was transported in one-tenth or one-fifteenth of the time it took Andrew RALSTON and his family to make the trip to their new home by earlier means of transportation.  This historically representative stone was put on end in a base of concrete on July 19th, and the bronze marker will be placed upon it soon, but in time for the reunion.  It is being manufactured by Newman Brothers, Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, who are specialists along this line.  The work of chiseling, excavating and concreting was done by Mr. R.L. JENKINS, and Mr. E.E. CHIVERS of Cadiz, Ohio, under the supervision of Mr. EAGLESON.  YOUR PART.  Up to the time of the transportation of the boulder, the aggregate of the Marker Fund was $63.91, which was contributed by 109 RALSTONS, ranging in age from octogenarians to the very youngest of the clan.  The actual cost of transportation thus far has been $66.00, and the manufacturers have contracted for the furnishing of the plate for $40.00, F.O.B. Cincinnati.  At this writing the cost of erection and materials at Beech Spring cannot be estimated, but it will be reasonable.  So you see there is not a sufficient fund on hand to complete the task before the reunion.  Those who have already contributed are not amenable to this appeal, but it is for those who have forgotten about Dr. Cora RALSTON's plan of one cent for every year of their age.  You just didn't mean to forget it, but you did.  Now is the time to send it one, and you will have the great joy of having contributed your part to the undertaking.  On the morning of July 4th, as we hauled the boulder through Greensburg, Westward, the mall contained three letters containing an aggregate of $10.45, contributed by 26 RALSTONs of the Andrew RALSTON II, and the Lewis Waltemyer RALSTON families.  135 contributors have now given a total of $74.36.  The marker will contain 160 words, giving the military record, and names of the others who lie beside the ancestor, the dates of their birth and death, and the legend as to the transportation and the dedication.  You have the story.  Perk up your RALSTON  patriotic pride, and send in your contribution, so that we may dedicate the marker with the feeling of patriotic duty well performed.  Any balance left over will be used towards the publication of this issue of the Annals which goes out to between 600 and 700 families.

The Andrew RALSTON Annals:  Valley Forge Number.  Volume 1, Hopedale, OH, 25 Dec 1936.  Let us go back in memory to the days of the Revolutionary War and visualize Andrew RALSTON eating his Christmas dinner in one of the humble huts erected by the Pennsylvania troops on that memorable campground.  He was wounded at Brandywine and participated in the Battle of Germantown, and while the British were feasting in Philadelphia during the winter of 1777-1778, he was carrying on his courageous part in the army of General George Washington.  He may not have had all of the trimmings that went with an appropriate Christmas dinner, but he endured that hard winter, and after a period of strenuous training by Baron Von Steuben during the budding spring months, put his whole patriotic soul into the conflict from Long Island to Yorktown, and came out a victor.  Wouldn't you like to have him at your fireside to tell the story today?  What a fine thing it would be if in some of the attics of the land old letters might be found that would give us some of the finer touches of his patriotic life!  He stayed in the army from the day of his enlistment at Sunbury, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 1776, even before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, down to the time of receiving his last pay on November 3, 1783, at York Pennsylvania.  One wonders where he at his Christmas dinner in 1783.  His brother, Joseph RALSTON, had taken up 400 acres in King's Creek Valley, Virginia, April 15, 1783, and likely at his Christmas dinner in his humble home there.  no one lives to tell whether these two patriotic boys ever saw each other after the Indian massacre.  Christmas, 1936.  Now turn the pages of RALSTON history back 159 years, and visualize 500 or 600 RALSTON firesides, with happy groups about them, and well-laden tables, stacked with food prepared by the finest in all the land, the RALSTON girls of the name, and the girls who have married RALSTONs.  Let Andrew RALSTON, whose blood courses through your veins, be the silent guest at your table.  Let a silent plea of gratitude go up to the God of Provincial America, to the God of Revolutionary America, to the God of Constitutional America, that he lived and acted through a part of these periods, and that he implanted in you the vibrant life of true Americanism.  Isn't it a thought worth while?  Let the spirit of true patriotism prevail from the firesides of the John A. RALSTONs, of Quincy, Mass., the Stephen Marvin FISHERs, of Port Arthur, Texas, the Mary RALSTON CONARDs, of Los Angeles, California, the Oscar Jay NELSONs, of Puyallup, Washington, and the Calvin WALKERs, of International Falls, Minnesota, and all the way up and down, and back and forth across the continent.  Let this be a Christmas in due reverence for the great American, Andrew RALSTON.

WILL/ESTATE/DEEDS/COURT RECORDS

Andrew RALSTON's will is dated 17 Feb 1827 and was probated 29 Oct 1827.  Wayne Twp.  Wife, Sophia; sons David (dec'd), Andrew, John, Wattemer; mentioned Mary ADAIR; daughters Elizabeth ADAMS, Margaret DAVIS, Jane JONES, Catharine, Ann, Nancy; exr. Andrew, Wattemer; wit. John KINNEY, Lewis DAY.

In 1814, Andrew RALSTON purchased 160 acres of land in Bloomfield, Jefferson County, OH

From 1813, Jefferson County, OH, Deed Index:
     RALSTON, L.W. from G.W. HENRIK                    E426
     RALSTON, Joseph                                                    G85
     RALSTON, L.W. from Samuel HAZLETTE             G39 (29?)
     RALSTON, L.W. from John SPRINGER                 I31
     RALSTON, David W. from A. PATTERSON          J350
     RALSTON, John from James SANKEY                    K187
     RALSTON, David W. to Story HAMSON               K645
     RALSTON, William from Chauncey DEWEY            L120
     RALSTON, Anderson from Jacob PARKINSON     M218
     RALSTON, Anderson from George MICHAEL        M218
     RALSTON, Anderson from Dennis MICHAEL         M322
     RALSTON, John to John G. MARSHALL               N308
     RALSTON, John from Isaac ALLEN                        N386
     RALSTON, Anderson to Dennis MICHAELS          O13
     RALSTON, Lewis W. from Samuel FOREMAN      O51
     RALSTON, Lewis W. from School Directors             O51
     RALSTON, John to Samuel RICHEY                       P718
     RALSTON, John to John SLOAN                             P719
     RALSTON, Lewis W. to James & Mary BOSLEY    T610
     RALSTON, Joseph F. to John W. GALLAGHER    U148
     RALSTON, Joseph F. from James CADY                 U186
     RALSTON, Joseph F. from ?                                     U188
     RALSTON, L.R. & T.W. from James BOSLEY        V277
     RALSTON, Joseph F. to Peter McCURDY              V32

Will - John RALSTON, Volume D, p. 130.  Wife, Mary RALSTON, widow
     Daughter Emily m. Robert MASTERS
     Grandson Henry F. COPELAND
     Granddaughter Laura Bell COPELAND
     Executor, William Thomas FOREMAN
     Written 15 Oct 1869     Probated 27 Oct 1881

Will - Lewis Waltemyer RALSTON, Volume D, p. 401
     Daughter Mary Ellen BOSLEY
     Daughter-in-law, Maria V. RALSTON
     Son Lewis Baxter RALSON, executor
     James BOSLEY
     Written 15 Sep 1834     Probated 30 Oct 1873

CENSUS/CITY DIRECTORIES/TAX LIST RECORDS

1820 OH Census:
ROLSTON, Andrew         page. 221A     Jefferson City     Wayne Township
ROLSTON, Andrew Jr.     page 221A     Jefferson City      Wayne Township

1830 OH Census:
RALSTON, Andrew                                                           Wayne Township

MIGRATION/CHRONOLOGY/MAP REFERENCE RECORDS

Andrew RALSTON migrated in 1814 to Bloomfield, Jefferson County, OH

INTERVIEW/ARTIFACTS RECORDS

WRITINGS/HISTORIES/NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINE RECORDS

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants records:
RALSTON, Andrew.  PA Sgt.  20 Nov 1788  250 Acres (Andrew would be 35 years old)

The Andrew RALSTON Annals Published by authority of the Andrew RALSTON Reunion to convey information to the members of the Family.  Hopedale, O., September 15, 1930.  The First Andrew RALSTON Reunion.  Andrew RALSTON, Revolutionary Soldier, who was born in Scotland on February 25, 1753, and who died near Bloomfield (now called Bloomingdale), Jefferson County, Ohio, on September 11, 1827, was an outstanding patriot.  He served in Capt. Casper WEITZELL's Company, Col. Samuel MILES' Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, and in Capt. John ROBB's Company of the State Regiment of Foot, which was later merged into the Second Pennsylvania, and the Thirteenth Pennsylvania, as a Private.  He later served in Lieut. Col. Henry MILLER's Company of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania, as a Sergeant.  He participated in the Battles of Long Island, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and in the Southern Campaign under Gen. Nathanael GREENE.  He was wounded in the scalp at Brandywine and taken prisoner at Long Island.  After the surrender at Yorktown, he returned to York County and there married Sophia WALTEMYER on December 19, 1785.  Twelve children were born to this union in Pennsylvania prior to the migration.  Your appointed historian sought to preserve some of this family record in brief printed form, and in doing so, attempted to locate the graves of this early family.  In company with Robert H. RALSTON, Mrs. Anna Mastin SMITH, Mrs. Elizabeth Ralston MICKEY, Mrs. Myrtle Walkinshaw SHUPE, Andrew Ralston WALKINSHW and Paul Reiner WALKINSHAW, and Mary Louise RALSTON, all descendants, he located and temporarily marked these ancestral graves in Beech Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, two miles south of Hopedale, Ohio, on May 24, 1930.  On that occasion it was also decided to hold the First Annual Andrew RALSTON Reunion at Beech Spring Church on August 23, 1930.  Beautiful invitations to the number of 250 were mailed out to heads of families.  These were provided through the generosity of George Lincoln RALSTON, Los Angeles, California, a descendant.  Thirty-six auto loads containing one hundred fifty-two RALSTONs came to this first reunion, and it was a decided success in every particular.

The Andrew RALSTON Annals.  ADAIR Number.  November 10, 1933.  See also, #28/29, George Washington ADAIRSee also #114/115, Andrew RALSTON.  We have met the ADAIRS and we were theirs.  The Holding of the fourth annual reunion at Shell Rock, Iowa, was a fine family gesture, and afforded a very large group of the RALSTON clan a chance to meet each other.  Henry E. RALSTON, of Tipton, Iowa, thus expresses it:  "I had never met but two of my RALSTON relatives, Andrew J. RALSTON and D.C. RALSTON (Arctic pioneers), sons of Uncle Lewis WALTEMYER RALSTON, and then I was but a boy of eight years.  I did not vision that there was a tree of which I was a small twig that had so many sturdy branches from the towering trunk that gave the name its real significance, until I met at the reunion you folks and learned of the others who were not there.  Then it was that I became proud of the fact that I was of the RALSTON clan, and I wished that you all might be as proud of the fact as I am."  Mary RALSTON was the third child of Andrew and Sophia WALTEMYER RALSTON, born in York County, Penn'a., August 26, 1790.  She married William ADAIR, September 8, 1908, living first at Carlisle.  They pioneered into the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, near Staunton, where the first three children:  Benjamin Franklin ADAIR, John Newton ADAIR and George Washington ADAIR were born.  In a few years, we find them neighbors to the parents at Bloomfield, Ohio, whence in 1829 they pioneered into LaGrange County, Indiana.  Mary ADAIR died there in 1831, and William ADAIR further pioneered out to Muscatine and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  History records that they lived where Cedar Rapids now stands, when there was but a log house there.  He died in that community and is buried near Wilton Junction.  Benjamin Franklin ADAIR died without issue.  John Newton ADAIR remained in Ohio, settling in the Leesville community where his family became quite prominent, three of them being lawyers, and William ADAIR, serving two terms in the Ohio legislature.  George Washington ADAIR went on up the Cedar and Shell Rock Rivers, and located the new town of Shell Rock in 1855, in company with his brother William Andrew ADAIR, after having built the dam and flour mill in 1853.  George Washington ADAIR was a "Forty-niner" to California, but soon returned back East.  The Reunion.  August 18th was a beautiful day and George ADAIR's woods never looked prettier.  The younger RALSTONs explored the river up and down and gathered specimens of the peculiar shell rock, and thus gathered appetites for the fine noon meal, while the older ones visited.  The meal was up to the RALSTON standard, and was greatly enjoyed by all.  After taking the group picture, Hon. Ada ADAIR GARNER, only woman member of the Iowa Legislature, called the meeting to order.  her older brother Claude ADAIR delivered the following address of welcome:  "Friends and Relatives:  We of this community feel a particular pleasure in welcoming our relatives from the east, the west, the north and the south.  Family pride is a virtue when it inspires virtue.  When one knows that he is born of good stock, he has the right to a feeling of self-respect due to just that single fact.  he may properly congratulate himself on having as forbears men and women of a wholesome sort, possessed of intelligence, industry and integrity.  Whatever may be the disputes of the learned as to the extent of the influence of heredity on the human mind and character, we know for a certainty that qualities are definitely transmitted in families and that ability and merit run with the blood, just as surely as do form and features for the body, to equal, even to surpass his own person, the virtues of those from whom he derived his being.  For ourselves we have reason doubly to rejoice.  Our family in the past has accomplished much to make it respected and distinguished among men, and those of this generation have not been found wanting.  on the contrary, our men and women of t-day in their various fields of activity are demonstrating anew those sterling qualities of our race that have made it honorable in the past.  All honor to our tribe, and may we and those to follow us be worthy.  May our deeds and lives add to its renown.  hail to the name of RALSTON.  And now, on behalf of our venerable President, who has seen years and many changes pass before him, I welcome you to the State of Iowa, where the West begins and where the tall corn grows, and to each and all who are present here to-day.  i welcome you to this beautiful spot by the Shell Rock River, which from childhood I have known as home, and may you each and all have a pleasant day."  The Historian responded to this admirable address of welcome and gave a sketch of RALSTON history.  Forest ADAIR and Vernon GARNER sang a pretty duet:  "When It's Lamplighting Time in the Valley," and the reunioners joined lustily in the Iowa corn song.  At the business session the plan of Dr. Cora RALSTON, of Steubenville, Ohio, that each RALSTON send in as many pennies as they are years old for the 1934 monument fund, was unanimously approved.  It was voted to hold the Fifth Annual Reunion, August 18, 1934, at Beech Spring Presbyterian Church, Hopedale, Ohio, to dedicate the monument.  The Joseph RALSTONs.  More and more does the historical conviction deepen that we have found the lost brother of Andrew RALSTON in the person of Joseph RALSTON, pioneer of Kings Creek Valley, Virginia.  This famed RALSTON Valley is now a part of the panhandle of West Virginia, and in Three Springs Cemetery just back of Wierton, lie the remains of many of this family.  In company with W.S. RALSTON, of Paris, Pennsylvania, your historian has visited the site of the old mill conducted by the pioneer.  His Revolutionary record is well embalmed at Richmond, Virginia, and the land grants are well recorded.  He made his settlement on Kings Creek in 1774, then enlisted in the 15th Virginia Regiment and possibly participated in the famous Dunmore's War just prior to the Revolution.  Details of these records are given in the "Joseph RALSTON" chapter of the history.  At this time, however, it is fitting to record the RALSTON sturdiness and cordiality of these folks, and cordially invite and anticipate a large attendance of them at the coming reunion  at Beech Spring next August.  A great number of them live less than 50 miles away from our home base at Bloomfield, Ohio.  CHIEF YELLOW THUNDER.  It was a fine historical gesture to have Chief Albert Yellow Thunder, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, as a distinguished guest at the Shell Rock Reunion together with his 13-year-old son, Chadwick Yellow Thunder.  The Chief is a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and had previously been in the government service for a considerable period.  he is a grandson of the famous Chief Yellow Thunder, of the Winnebagoes, who died in 1974, and who travelled up and down the trail along the Shell Rock River, no doubt, in 1853, when George Washington ADAIR and William Andrew ADAIR laid out the Town of Shell Rock.  For the past ten years the Chief has been lecturing before churches, high schools, the Y.M.C.A. and the Boy Scouts, and he is at present clerk of the First American Indian Baptist Church of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.  The historical contrast is that as the tomahawk of a Delaware Indian almost wiped out the family of John RALSTON, our presumed ancestor, somewhere in the Lehigh or Susquehanna Valley in colonial Pennsylvania, leaving only our Andrew RALSTON, and his brother, Joseph RALSTON, of Kings Creek Valley, Virginia, to survive, Chief Yellow Thunder can now come to us some 175 years afterwards, mingle with us as a Christian gentleman, and deliver a fine address in the First Baptist Church of Shell Rock, at the religious services in connection with the reunion.  The Delaware Indians were originally known as the Leni-Lanape, migrating from the Western Mississippi Valley to the Delaware and the Hudson prior to the colonization of Pennsylvania.  They took the name of Delaware from the river after their migration.  Following the iniquitous "Walking Purchase" perpetrated upon them, they retired to the Ohio Valley, built their towns and kept up an intermittent warfare against the settlements of Pennsylvania.  It was in one of these raids that the family of John RALSTON was almost wiped out.  These historical facts are more detailed in the history.  We enjoyed Chief Yelow [sic] Thunder's visit greatly, and he should visit us also when we dedicate the monument.  If the reunioners decide to go to Utah for the 1935 reunion, there should also be a representative there of some of the Indian tribes with whom that fine pioneering and courageous woman, Hannah HUNTSMAN DAVIS, contacted in establishing her Western home.  

The Andrew RALSTON Annals.  DAVIS Number.  July 25, 1935.  The Schoenbrunn Sub-Reunion.  The Ohio RALSTONs decided that they wanted a reunionette for those who could not find it convenient to make the trip to the big reunion at Ferron and picked Saturday, August 3, 1935, as the day, and Shoenbrunn Indian Village at New Philadelphia, Ohio, as the place.  This is one of the finest historical reproductions in all the land.  It was built by the Christian Indians under the direction of Rev. David ZEISBERGER, of the Moravian missions, eminating from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  It was one or more Delaware Indians that almost wiped out the family of pioneering RALSTONs somewhere in the RALSTON  settlement in Northeastern Pennsylvania, leaving only Joseph RALSTON and Andrew RALSTON.  The two lads became separated, and grew to manhood, the one in the Susquehanna Valley, near the Delaware Indian town of Shamokin (Sunbury), where he later enlisted in the Revolution in the Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment and the other of Kings Creek Valley in the Panhandle of Old Virginia, where he later enlisted in the 13th Virginia, when Lord Dunmore was asserting Virginia's rights to Western Pennsylvania.  The Delawares wiped out the town of Schoenbrunn, just about the time the 97 Christian Indians were cruelly murdered at Gnaddenhutten, some fifteen miles away.  Go to Schoenbrunn, and there recount the thrilling Indian experiences of Andrew RALSTON, and enjoy the fellowship of the Eastern group of the family.  It will be a day long to be remembered.   

Cincinnati, The Western Spy, p. 111, v.1/1, 7 Nov 1812, No. 113.  A list of letters left at Steubenville P.O. include Andrew RALSTON.

Steubenville, The Western Herald, v. IX, Fri., 5 Jul 1816, NO. 26.  A meeting of the citizens of Jefferson County at Edward Todd's House in Steubenville included Andrew RALSTON of Warren Township.

Ohio Valley Genealogies, pp. 102-103:  Andrew RALSTON.  b. in Adams county, Penn., 1753, of Scotch-Irish descent; his father, mother, sister, and brother were killed by Indians in Adams county, in 1761, one sister (who afterwards married and settled at Pittsburg) and himself escaping the massacre; served in the Revolutionary War; m. in Adams county, Sophia WALTERMEYER, a native of that county; Andrew removed to Jefferson county, Ohio, in 1814, where he d. 1827; had issue, among others:  1. Lewis-W., b. in Adams county, Nov. 30, 1806; settled in German township, Harrison county, about 1833, where he d. Sept. 6, 1884; m. (1st) 1828, Ann DARR, of Jefferson county; d. 1832; m. (2d) 1832, Eleanor MOORHEAD, daughter of William and Elizabeth SCOTT MOORHEAD (the former a native of Virginia, of Irish descent); (had issue by first wife:  1. ____, d. in infancy; ii. _____, d. in infancy; iii. John-N., d. aged eighteen years; had issue by second wife: iv. Andrew, d. in infancy; v. Elizabeth, d. aged twenty-five years; vi. Lewis-B., b. Feb 16, 1839; m. Jan. 8, 1861, Maria V. SANDERS, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth OLIVER SANDERS, both of whom settled in Ohio, 1830; the former a native of England, the latter of Scotland; vii. Ruth; viii. Sophia; ix. Mary-E., m. James BOSLEY, and settled in Springfield, Ohio).

The Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Andrew RALSTON...
...who came to America with his parents from Renfrewshire, Scotland, in the year, 1763, and settled in York County, Pennsylvania.  The record herein followed is through the line of Andrew RALSTON 2nd., Andrew RALSTON 3rd., George Washington RALSTON, Ephraim P. RALSTON, 2nd., Chester F. RALSTON and George B. RALSTON.  Prior to recording the genealogical tables I believe it will be both interesting and profitable to outline briefly the story of the origin of the name RALSTON in Scottish history; and in the second place to give the story of the life of Andrew RALSTON after he came to America at ten years of age; his record in the War of the Revolution, and of his life after coming to Ohio following the Revolution.  The Story of the Origin of the Name RALSTON.  The name RALSTON originated in Renfrewshire, Scotland, in the latter part of the 13th century and early part of the 14th century, and for the past several centuries has been a well known name throughout Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Wigtonshire, as also in the shires of districts of Stirling and Edinburgh.  The name originated from lands in Renfrewshire originally called Palphston, sometimes spelled Ralphstone and Raulphstone.  "The ancient family of RALSTON that ilk descended from one Ralph who obtained some lands from the high steward of Scotland, which he called after his own name, Ralphston.  In course of time it was softened into RALSTON which is the surname of the family"--an extract from the book, "The Scottish Nation," by William ANDERSON, Vol. 3, page 321.  And CRAWFORD in his "History of Renfrewshire," says: "Walter, the Sixth High Steward of Scotland had a son born of his marriage to Marjory BRUCE, daughter of the Scotch hero, Robert BRUCE, who later became King Robert I.  This son, also named Robert, became King Robert II.  Upon the death of Marjorie, his first wife, Walter married a daughter of John of Ralphston, who bore a son bearing the name of Sir John Steward of RALSTON, who is believed to be the ancestor of the succeeding RALSTONs of that ilk."  Walter the Sixth High Steward was born in 1292, died in 1326.  From records consulted on two trips to Scotland in the summers of 1908 and 1910, as from conversations had in Edinburgh with two well-informed gentlemen, one having made an exhaustive study of the history of the RALSTON family--by the name of Gavin and William RALSTON, as also from records on file in Washington, quotations from which I have in my files, I am led to the conclusion widely held in Scotland that the RALSTONs through the marriage of Walter the Sixth High Steward to a daughter of John of Ralphston, definitely links the RALSTON lineage to the Royal House of Stewart.  It might be added that the city of Paisley, county seat of Renfrewshire, has been a center for the RALSTON ilk.  A large RALSTON estate adjoins the city, and one of the largest public squares in the city is named RALSTONA Brief History of Andrew RALSTON II.  In the year 1763 Andrew RALSTON, then ten years of age, came with his parents, brothers and sisters to America from Renfrewshire, Scotland, and settled on land in York County, Pennsylvania.  Within two years after their arrival most of the family, including the father, mother and several children, were scalped by the Indians.  As a result of their being able to hid from the attacking Indians, Andrew and a brother escaped the massacre.  The brothers were "bound out" to two different families, which meant that until they became of age their labors would pay for their keep.  Tradition has it that the family to whom the brother was "bound out" moved to the South, which turned out to mean the brothers were never to meet again.  (There is a line of RALSTONs in the south-land and it is just possible that the brother in question was the head from which that line has descended.)

Historical Collections of Harrison County [OH].  Harrison County Genealogies, pp. 558-559.  ANDREW RALSTON.  b.  in Adams county, Penn., 1753, of Scotch-Irish descent; his father, mother, sister and brother were killed by Indians in Adams county, in 1761, one sister (who afterwards married and settled at Pittsburg) and himself escaping the massacre; served in the Revolutionary War; m. in Adams county, Sophia WALTERMEYER, a native of that county; Andrew removed to Jefferson county, Ohio, in 1814, where he d. 1827; had issue, among others:  1.  Lewis-W., b. in Adams county, Nov. 30, 1806; settled in German township, Harrison county, about 1833, where he d. Sept. 6, 1884; m. (1st) 1828. Ann DARR of Jefferson county; d. 1832; m. (2d) 1832, Eleanor MOORHEAD, daughter of William and Elizabeth SCOTT MOORHEAD (the former a native of Virginia, of Irish descent); (had issue by first wife:  i. _____, d. in infancy; ii. _____, d. in infancy; iii. John-N., d. aged eighteen years; had issue by second wife; iv. Andrew, d. in infancy; v. Elizabeth, d. aged twenty-five years; vi. Lewis-B., b. Feb. 16, 1839; m. Jan 8, 1861, Maria V. SANDERS, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth OLIVER SANDERS, both of whom settled in Ohio, 1830; the former a native of England, the latter of Scotland; vii. Ruth; viii. Sophia; ix. Mary-E., m. James BOSLEY, and settled in Springfield, Ohio).

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114.1__David RALSTON     
     b.  2 Sep 1786, York Springs, Adams County, PA     
    
child of:  Andrew & Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
    
d.  5 May 1814
     Buried:  Beech Springs Presbyterian Churchyard, Hopedale, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones

     m.  

114.1s__Sarah WICKERT
     b.
     child of:  Frank & ? (?) WICKERT
     d:
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.1a  John RALSTON   b.   c1808     d.
             m.  Sarah ?
             Children:  Eliza M. RALSTON     b.  c.1840
                             William RALSTON     b.  c.1842
                             Thomas RALSTON     b.  c. 1844
                             Sarah Jane RALSTON     b.  c.1846
                             ?M.M.  m. J.C. DUNNINGTON (see 1880 census - Boyd living with sister and brother-in-law J.C. DUNNINGTON - sister listed as
                                   M.M. and age 34, making birthday c. 1846)
                             James RALSTON     b.  c.1848
                             Samuel Moffitt RALSTON     b.  c.1858
                             m.  Jennie C. (?)    b. c1862
                             Children:  Emmet RALSTON     b. c1892
                                            
Julian C. RALSTON     b. c1896
                                            
Ruth RALSTON     b.  c1900
                                             m.  ? LaRUE
                                             Children:  Jane Ralston LaRUE     b.  23 May 1931, Indianapolis, Marion or Hamilton Co, IN
                             Boyd Mercer RALSTON     b.  c1859
                             m1.  Gertrude (?)     b.  c1865
                             Children:   Bonnie RALSTON     b. c1890
                                             Glen Boyd RALSTON   b.  c1892
                                             m.  ?
                                             Children:  Nancy Caroline RALSTON    b.  2 Jun 1931, Indianapolis, Marion or Hamilton Co, IN
                            
m2.  6 May 1932, Indianapolis, Marion or Hamilton Co, IN     Mrs. Carrie HEADER (HENDER?)
                             Daughter
                             m.  ? ATKINS
                             Children:  Mary ATKINS     b.  c1863
114.1b  Mary Ann RALSTON     b.  22 Apr 1813     d.  3 Oct 1821
             Buried:  Beech Springs Presbyterian Churchyard, Hopedale, Harrison County, OH

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114.2__Margaret RALSTON   
     b.  28 Oct 1788, York Springs, Adams County, PA   
     child of:  Andrew & Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
     d.  7 Nov 1830, LaGrange, LaGrange Co, IN
     Buried:

     m.  1810

114.2s__Daniel D. DAVIS
     b.  3 Mar 1776
     child of:  Evan & Nancy (?) DAVIS
     d.  22 Aug 1867
     Buried:  Willow Springs Cemetery, WI

Other Marriages:
Daniel m2.  1831, Elizabeth HUNTSMAN
child of:  Jesse HUNTSMAN
Buried:  Willow Springs Cemetery, LaFayette Co, WI

Children (with Margaret):
114.2a  Margaret Sophia DAVIS    b.  1812     d.  1812
114.2b  Daniel Ralston DAVIS     b.  1814     d.  1874
114.2c  Hannah DAVIS    b.  8 Feb 1816    d.  14 Aug 1903
114.2d  David D. DAVIS    b.  1823     d.  1873
Children (with Elizabeth) (7):
114.2e  Isaac DAVIS   b.  c1838
114.2f   Perry DAVIS   b.  c1842
114.2g  Daniel DAVIS  b.  c1851

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114.2b__Daniel Ralston DAVIS     
     b.  1814     
     child of:  Daniel D. & Margaret (RALSTON) DAVIS
    
d.  1874
     Buried:

     m.

114.2bs__?     ?
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.2b1  David DAVIS
               m.  Agnes OLSON
                     child of:  Ole W. & Ougebor OLSON
               Children:  Eliza Jane DAVIS    b.  c1866
                               Mary Jane DAVIS     b.  c1868
                               Oscar Daniel DAVIS     b.  Dec 1869     Resided Argyle, WI, July 1935
                               m.  Christina (?)
                               Children:  Donald C. DAVIS     b.  c1903
                                               Alice A. DAVIS     b.  1906
                                               George Edward DAVIS     b.  c. 1908
                                               m.  11 Jan 1936, Iron Wood, Gogebec Co, MI  Caroline DUERWAXHTER
                                              
Olive (Mary?) C. DAVIS     b.  Nov 1909
                                              
Orville DAVIS     b.  c1915
                                               Lillian DAVIS     b.  c1917
                                               Norma DAVIS    b. cSep 1919 
                                               Paul James DAVIS   
                                               m.  18 Feb 1938, Lomira, WI     Lillian Florence ZIMMERMAN
                               Ohvaria(?) A. DAVIS     b.  c1873
114.2b2  Catharine DAVIS
               m.  ? SCHOONOVER
               Children:  Walter SCHOONOVER
                              
m. ?  ?
                               Children:  David Marlon SCHOONOVER     b.  24 May 1936, Alma, IL

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114.2c__Hannah DAVIS    
     b.  8 Feb 1816    
     child of:  Daniel D. & Margaret (RALSTON) DAVIS
     d.  14 Aug 1903
     Buried: Old Hebron, UT  (near Ferron, Emery Co, UT)

     m.  28 Dec 1831, White Pigeon, MI

114.2cs__James William HUNTSMAN
     b.  6 Oct 1806
     child of:
     d.  26 Feb 1867
     Buried:  Old Hebron, UT (near Ferron, Emery Co, UT)

Other Marriages:

Children:
114.2c1  Eliza Jane HUNTSMAN    b.  20 Oct 1832     d.  18 Jan 1833
114.2c2  Sarah Jane HUNTSMAN     b.  5 Apr 1834     d.  20 Apr 1917
114.2c3  Joseph Smith HUNTSMAN    b.  c1839
114.2c4  Hyrum R. HUNTSMAN     b.  c1843
114.2c5  James D. HUNTSMAN     b.  c.1845
114.2c6  Orson Welcome HUNTSMAN     b.  c1848     d.  16 Nov 1931, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT, aged 83
114.2c7  David O HUNTSMAN     b.  c1851
114.2c8  Aaron D. HUNTSMAN     b.  c1855
 

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114.2c2__Sarah Jane HUNTSMAN     
     b.  5 Apr 1834     
     child of:  James William & Hannah (DAVIS) HUNTSMAN
    
d.  20 Apr 1917
     Buried:

     m.  1 Jan 1854

114.2c2s__Samuel E. LEWIS
     b.  27 Oct 1829
     child of:
     d.  31 Aug 1911
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:
114.2c2a  Samuel Edward LEWIS    b.  17 Jul 1854     d.  25 Jul 1932
114.2c2b  Ketura (Retura?) LEWIS     b.  c.1858
114.2c2c  Mary LEWIS     b.  c. 1859
114.2c2d  Oliver LEWIS     b.  c1861
114.2c2e  Delbert LEWIS     b.  c.1863
114.2c2f  Laura LEWIS     b.  c1865
                 m.  ? McBRIDE
                 Children:  Esther McBRIDE
   
                              m.  ? ?
                                 Children:  Flora McBRIDE
                                                 m.  ? JOHN
                                                 Children:  Carolee JOHN    b.  28 Jan 1935, Glenbar, Graham Co, AZ
                                                 Venna McBRIDE
                                                 m.  ? McEWEN
                                                 Children:  Edward McEWEN     b.  31 Oct 1931, Ft. Thomas, AZ
                                Reliah McBRIDE
                                m.  ? LARSON
                                Children:  Clay Ralston LARSON     b.  24 Mar 1932, Glenbar, Graham Co, AZ
114.2c2g  Malinda LEWIS     b.  c1867
                m.  ? MOODY
                Children:  Malinda Lewis MOODY
                                Children:  Elizabeth MOODY 
                                                m.  ? CRANDALL
                                                Children:  Norman Lewis CRANDALL      b.  11 Oct 1931, Boulder City, Clark Co, NV
                                Ida MOODY
                                m.  ? MERRILL
                                Children:  William June MERRILL     b.  30 Jan 1932, Glenbar, Graham Co, AZ
114.2c2h  Joseph LEWIS     b.  c1869
114.2c2i   Sarah Olivia LEWIS     b.  Dec 1869
                 m.  ? McBROOM
                 Children:  Emaline McBROOM
                                m.  ? CAMPA
                                Children:  LaPriel CAMPA
                                                m.  ? STOCKWELL
                                                Children:  Leo Jacob STOCKWELL     b.  2 Jul 1936, St. David, AZ
114.2c2j  Lula LEWIS     b.  c1873
                 m.  ? LAYTON
                 Children:  Delbert George LAYTON     d.  9 Oct 1935, St. David, AZ
                                WWI Veteran, member of Vincent Manzo Post, American Legion
114.2c2k  Bertha LEWIS    b.  c1875

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114.2c2a__Samuel Edward LEWIS   
     b.  17 Jul 1854    
     child of:  Samuel & Sarah Jane (HUNTSMAN) LEWIS
    
d.  25 Jul 1932
     Buried:

     m.  8 Apr 1881 

114.2c2as__Daphne Jane HAMBLIN    
     b.  6 Nov 1860
     child of:
     d:
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:
114.2c2a1  Orson Frederick LEWIS     b.  5 Jan 1882    Occupation:  Irrigation engineer.   Resided:  Ramah, McKinley Co, NM
                   m.  8 Oct 1903    Margaret Roxie McNEILL     b.  13 May 1884
                   Children:  Edith Linda LEWIS     b.  24 Dec 1904    d.  25 Oct 1911
                                   Ethel Frances LEWIS     b.  18 Dec 1906
                                   Daphne Mary LEWIS     b.  23 Sep 1909
                                   m.  13 Oct 1928, Marvin A. STRADLINE    Resided:  St. John's, AZ (Compiler could find no record)
                                   Verna LEWIS     b.  21 Jan 1914
                                   Leola LEWIS    b.  7 May 1917
                                   Winnefred LEWIS     b.  13 Feb 1923
114.2c2a2  Samuel Edward LEWIS II     b.  5 Dec 1883   Occupation:  Farmer.   Resided:  Bluewater, Cibola Co, NM
                   m.  4 Oct 1916, Sarah Matilda CLUFF    b.  5 Oct 1891
                   Children:  Rhoda Daphne LEWIS     b.  23 Dec 1917
                                   Samuel Albert LEWIS     b.  29 Mar 1921
                                   Wallace Cluff LEWIS     b.  27 Aug 1924
                                   Sarah Matilda LEWIS    b.  4 Oct 1926 
                                   Edward Lynn LEWIS     b.  24 Jul 1928
                                   Vilate LEWIS    b.  21 Oct 1930
114.2c2a3  Francis Asa LEWIS     b.  21 Oct 1885     Occupation:  Farmer.   Resided:  Ogden, Weber Co, UT
                   m.  2 Jun 1909,  Frances S. THOMPSON    b.  26 Jul 1890
                   Children:  Edward Mansel LEWIS     b.  13 Jun 1911
                                   Rubah Anthon LEWIS     b.  22 Dec 1912
                                   Alva Orson LEWIS     b.  25 Sep 1914
                                   Veva LEWIS     b.  20 Oct 1918
                                   Flora May LEWIS     b.  25 Apr 1921
                                   Linda LEWIS     b.  13 Apr 1923
                                   Delbert Edwin LEWIS     b.  9 Oct 1925
                                   Derwin Lynn LEWIS     b.  26 Apr 1928
114.2c2a4  Frances Linda LEWIS     b.  24 Dec 1887
                   m.  24 Dec 1914 
                         Isaac ISAACSON Occupation: Stockman. Resided: St. John's, AZ (Compiler could find no record)
                   Children:  Cleon ISAACSON     b.  16 Oct 1915
                                   Geraldine LaRue ISAACSON    b.  28 Aug 1917
                                   Quenton Lewis ISAACSON     b.  30 Sep 1919
                                   Ruby Eilene ISAACSON     b.  29 Jul 1921
                                   Melvin Hugo ISAACSON     b.  15 Apr 1923
                                   Florence May ISAACSON     b.  16 Jan 1925
                                   Philip Edward ISAACSON     b.  27 Mar 1928
114.2c2a5  Daphne Tamar LEWIS     b.  11 Apr 1890
                   m.  13 Dec 1921,  Thomas Lawrence JONES b.  31 Dec 1890 Occupation:  Mason. Resided: St. John's, AZ
                   Children:  Dorothalene JONES     b.  20 Jun 1922
                                   Thomas Lawrence JONES, II     b.  5 Oct 1923
114.2c2a6  Benjamin T. LEWIS     b.  July 1892
114.2c2a7  Jessie Jane  LEWIS     b.  Jun 1895
114.2c2a8  Govert B. LEWIS    b.  May 1897
114.2c2a9  Bertha LEWIS
                   m.  ? McCLELLAN
                   Children:  Joseph Ether MCCLELLAN
                                   m.  ? ?
                                   Children:  Lola Lou McCLellan    b.  8 Feb 1932, Thatcher, Graham Co, AZ
114.2c2a10  Josephine LEWIS
                   m.  ? ELDRIDGE
                   Children:  Josephine Lewis ELDRIDGE
                                   m.  ? FERRIN
                                   Children:  Pearl ELDRIDGE 
                                                   m.  ? FERRIN
                                                   Children:  Melvin Keith FERRIN    b.  28 Dec 1931, Thatcher, Graham Co, AZ

Synopsis: 

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114.2c3__Joseph Smith HUNTSMAN    
     b.
     child of:  James William & Hannah (DAVIS) HUNTSMAN
    
d.  
     Buried:

     m.

114.2c3s__  ?  ?
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.2c3a  Mary (Mariah?) HUNTSMAN
                 m.  ? LEAVITT
                 Children:  Josiah Thomas LEAVITT     b.  ?    d.  12 Apr 1937, Ogden, Weber Co, UT
                                 Ellen LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? TULLIS
                                  Children:  David TULLIS, Sr.
                                                 Children:  David TULLIS, Jr.     b.  11 Mar 1937
                                 Joseph Eugene LEAVITT
                                 m.  ?
                                 Children:  Myrtle LEAVITT
                                                 m.  ? HANNIG
                                                 Children:  Jerry Arnold HANNIG     b.  3 Mar 1937
                                 Blanche LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? HOLT
                                 Children:  Milton HOLT
                                                 Children:  Jean HOLT     b.  26 Apr 1938, Gunlock, UT
                                 Louise LEAVITT
                                 m1.  ? WILLIAMS
                                  Children:  Louise WILLIAMS
                                                 m.  ? CURRY
                                                 Children:  Kenneth Hughes CURRY     b.  2 Feb 1937, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
                                 m2.  ? TERRY
                                 Children:  Maud TERRY     d.  4 Sep 1933, Payson, Utah Co, UT, aged 53y
                                                 Note:  She was one of the active correspondents in building up the genealogy of the Utah branch of the family.
                                                 m.  ? PATTON
                                 Salina Huntsman LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? HANNIG
                                 Children:  Hazel HANNIG
                                                 m.  20 Jun 1933, Pleasant Grove, Utah Co, UT     Robert D. HOLDAWAY
                                                 Children:  Vera Joan HOLDAWAY     b.  3 Mar 1935
                                                 Vera HANNIG
                                                 m.  ? MAINOR
                                                 Children:  Margaret Ellen MAINOR    b.  29 Feb 1936, Macon, Bibb Co, GA
                                                 Verna HANNIG
                                                 m.  ? STRASSER
                                                 Children:  Patricia Jean STRASSER    b.  4 Jul 1935, Las Vegas, San Miguel Co, NM
                                 Elsie LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? HOOPER
                                 Children:  Thomas Dudley HOOPER
                                                 
m.  ? ?
                                                 Children:  Garth Lavel HOOPER
                                                                 m.  ? ?
                                                                 Children:  Billie Garth HOOPER     b.  19 Mar 1935, Ogden UT
                                 Mabel LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? WAITE
                                 Children:  Delbert WAITE
                                                 m.  ?
                                                 Children:  Sherald Leon WAITE     b.  28 May 1935, Bunkerville, NV
                                                 Evan WAITE
                                                 m.  ? ?
                                                 Children:  Claudia WAITE    b.  25 Jul 1935, Bunkerville, NV
                                 Woodruff LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? ?
                                 Children:  Howard Emert LEAVITT  17 Aug 1936, Mesquite, Clark Co, NV
                                 Dudley LEAVITT, II
                                 m.  ? ?
                                 Children:  George Albert LEAVITT
                                                 m.  ? ?
                                                 Children:  Mary LEAVITT    b.  22 Dec 1931, Hayden, Uintah Co, UT
                                                 Mabel LEAVITT
                                                 m.  ? RUSHTON
                                                 Children:  Mary Alice RUSHTON    b.  May 18, 1932, Sugarville, Millard Co, UT
                                 Nora LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? HUNT
                                 Children:  Ava HUNT
                                                 m.  ? BROWN
                                                 Children:  Andrew Ralston BROWN    b.  22 Jun 1936, Buhl, Twin Falls Co, ID
114.2c3b  Luna Adelia HUNTSMAN
                
m.  ? LEAVITT
                 Children:  Salinda LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? ABBOTT
                                 Children:  Devona ABBOTT
                                                 m.  ? KNIGHT
                                                 Children:  Alice KNIGHT     b.  22 Jul 1935, Mesquite, NV
                                 Ida LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? BARNUM
                                 Children:  Daniel BARNUM     b.  8 Jan 1936, Las Vegas, NV
                                 Eliza LEAVITT
                                 m.  ? BRADLEY
                                 Children:  Sherman BRADLEY
                                                 m.  ?
                                                 Children:  Mary Ellen BRADLEY     b.  4 Feb 1936, Ely, NV

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114.2c6__Orson Welcome HUNTSMAN     
     b.  Mar 1849
     child of:  James William & Hannah (DAVIS) HUNTSMAN
    
d.  16 Nov 1931, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT, aged 83
     Buried:

     m.

114.2c6s__Mary A.  (?)
     b.  Dec 1850
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:
114.2c6a  Orson Arthur HUNTSMAN     b.  Jun 1874
                 m.  Lois TRUMAN     b.  Jan 1881     d.  9 Jul 1934, aged 54
                 Children:   Mina HUNTSMAN     b.  May 1900     Living Enterprise, Washington Co, UT 1934
                                 m.  George SPENDLOVE
                                
Richard Truman HUNTSMAN     b.  c1909     Living Fallon, Churchill Co, NV 1934
                                 m.  ? ?
                                 Children:  Stephen Lyman HUNTSMAN     b.  25 Feb 1935, Fallon, Churchill Co, NV
114.2c6b  Mary Edith HUNTSMAN
                 m.  Robert Francis TAIT
                 Children:  Emory TAIT
                                 m.  ?
                                 Childeren:  Ora TAIT
                                                  m.  1 Aug 1937, Enterprise, UT    Michael VARGO
                                 George Huntsman TAIT
                                 m.  ?
                                 Children:  Barbara TAIT     b.  23 Dec 1932, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT
                                                 Ada TAIT
                                                 m.  13 Sept 1937, Enterprise, UT  George NESBERT
                                 Robert Francis TAIT, II
                                 m.  ?
                                 Children:  Julian Dawdell TAIT
                                                 Children:  Julia Ann TAIT     b.  1 Sep 1937, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
                                                 
Thelma TAIT
                                                 m.  ? JACKSON
                                                 Children:  Sarah Lee JACSON     b.  23 Jan 1938, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
                                                 
Jo Ann TAIT    b.  18 Mar 1935, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
                                 
Terry H. TAIT
                                 m.  ?
                                 Children:  Joan TAIT     b.  7 Jan 1938, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT
                                 
Myrtle TAIT
                                 m.  ? LYNN
                                 Children:  Fearl William LYNN
                                                 Children:  Deann LYNN     b.  2 Feb 1938, Paragona, UT
                                                 
Kenneth Robert LYNN of Paragona, UT    
                                                  d.  11 Jun 1936, car accident near Bryce Canyon, Garfield Co, UT
                                 
Orson Davis TAIT
                                 m.  ? ?
                                 Children:  Nadine TAIT     b.  29 Mar 1935, Cedar City, Iron Co, UT
                                
Adrean TAIT
                                 m.  ? ALSOP
                                 Children:  Rue Mola ALSOP    b.  1 Jul 1931, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT
114.2c6c  Emory Edward HUNTSMAN     b.  Dec 1880
                m.  Ida (?)     b.  c1887 
                Children:  Leland HUNTSMAN     b.  Dec 1909
                               Merlin HUNTSMAN     b.  c.1913
                               Elda  HUNTSMAN     b.  c1915
                               Lily  HUNTSMAN     b.  c1916
                               Laura HUNTSMAN     b.  c.1918
                               Wanona HUNTSMAN     b.  Nov 1919 
                               Lewis Ralston HUNTSMAN    b.  23 Nov, 1931, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT
114.2c6d  Elda P. HUNTSMAN     b.  Dec 1883
                 m.  ? BASTIAN
                 Children:  Jacob Rulon BASTIAN
                                 Children:  Dorothy BASTIAN     b.  13 Jun 1932, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT
                                                 Terry Ralston BASTIAN     b.  16 Jul 1933, Pleasant Grove, Utah Co, UT 
114.2c6e  Lenora HUNTSMAN     b. Jul 1886
                 m.  Arch LAMOREAUX       
                 
Children:  Irene LAMOREAUX
                                 m.  ? ROBINSON
                                 Children:  Elmo Chester ROBINSON     b.  2 Apr 1933, Paragonah, Iron Co, UT
                                                 Ronald L. ROBINSON     b.  17 Mar 1936, Paragonah, Iron Co, UT
                                 Avril A. LAMOREAUX
                                 Children:  Margene LAMOREAUX     b.  7 Apr 1933, St. George, UT
                                                 Paul Lamar LAMOREAUX     b.  14 Sep 1935, St. George, UT
                                 Leora LAMOREAUX
                                 m.  ? ASHTON
                                 Children:  Donna ASHTON     b.  11 Apr 1933, Provo, Utah Co, UT 
114.2c6f  Welcome Lamond HUNTSMAN     b.  Sep 1890
                 m.  ? ?
                 Children:  Arlon Cannon HUNTSMAN            
                                 
m.  ? ?
                                 Children:  Dennis Cannon HUNTSMAN     b.  3 May 1936, Enterprise, Washington Co, UT
                                 
Josephine HUNTSMAN

Synopsis:

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114.2d__David D. DAVIS    
     b.  1823     
     child of:  Daniel D. & Margaret (RALSTON) DAVIS
    
d.  1873
     Buried:

     m.  

114.2ds__? ?
      b.
      child of:
      d.
      Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.2d1  David P. DAVIS
               m.  ? ?
               Children:  Addie Mae DAVIS
                               d.  1 Dec 1935, Merrill, NE
                               Ervin B. DAVIS    resided Merrill, NE  1935
                               Sarah DAVIS
                               m.  ? KAUFMAN
                               Children:  Charles Frederick KAUFMAN
                                               m.  ? ?
                                               Children:  Robert Lynn KAUFMAN     b.  10 Jul 1933, Bladen, Webster Co, NE
                                               Blanch KAUFMAN
                                               m.  ? BERNS
                                               Children:  Kenneth Ralston BERNS     b.  15 Mar 1934, Bladen, Webster Co, NE

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114.5__Elizabeth RALSTON     
     b.  8 Feb 1793, York Springs, Adams County, PA    
     child of:  Andrew & Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
     d.  9 Sep 1873
     Buried:

     m.  19 Aug 1814, Jefferson Co, OH

114.5s__Thomas ADAMS
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.5a  David Morse ADAMS
             m.  ? ?
             Children:  Charles Emerson ADAMS
                             m.  ? ?
                             Children:  Phillip ADAMS
                                             m.  ? ?
                                             Children:  Joyce Mae ADAMS    b.  23 Jul 1931, 1154 Axe Avenue, Valparaiso, Porter Co, IN
114.5b  Ralston Waltemyer ADAMS
             m.  ? ?
             Children:  Riley Barnard ADAMS     d.  24 Dec 1931, Cherryvale, Montgomery Co, KS, age about 71 years
114.5c  Elizabeth ADAMS
             m.  ? PURDY
             Children:  Sarah PURDY
                             m.  ? COLLAR
                             Children:  Cora COLLAR
                                             m.  ? PANKENON
                                             Children:  Violet PANKENON
                                                             m.  ? LANE
                                                             Children:  Patsy Ann LANE     b.  20 Mar 1931, Martinsville, Morgan Co, IN

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114.6__Jane RALSTON     
     b.  13 Nov 1794, York Springs, Adams County, PA     
     child of:  Andrew & Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
     d.  22 Nov 1842
     Buried:

     m.  17 May 1816, Jefferson Co, OH  

114.6s__William JONES
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:
Jane m2.  17 Jun 1833  Enoch ZOLLERS

Children:  
114.6a  Elizabeth JONES
114.6b  Mary JONES
             m.  ? MILLS
             Children:  Mayme MILLS
                             m.  J. Frank PARKER  (Surveyor, Reedsville, Meigs Co, OH)
                            
Joshua T. MILLS
                             m.  ? ?
                             Children:  Stanley MILLS
                                             m.  ? ?
                                             Children:  Stanley Duane MILLS     b.  12 Feb 1932, Coolville, Athens Co, OH
114.6c  "Son" ZOLLERS
             m.  ? ?
             Children:  B. Vista ZOLLERS     b.  19 Sep 1880, German Twp

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114.6a__Elizabeth JONES
     b.
     child of:  William & Jane (RALSTON) JONES
     d.
     Buried:

     m. possibly Carroll Co, OH 18 Mar 1858 as Eliza C. ZOLLERS

114.6as__Daniel VanHORN (possibly Daniel if marriage date/name above are correct)
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  

114.6a1  John Thomas VanHORN
               m.  Jane NICHOLSON      b.  2 Aug 1859
                     d.  12 Feb 1935, Beaverton, Coos or Washington Co, OR, aged 75y6m10d
114.6a2  Mary VanHORN
               m.  ? SMITH
               Children:  Mary SMITH
                               m.  ? VARDEMAN
                               Children:  Mary VARDEMAN
                                               m.  ? STAPLES
                                               Children:  Mary Lou STAPLES     b.  14 Jul 1931, Wilson, Adair Co, MO
                              
Orpah SMITH
                               m.  ? TURNER
                               Children:  Lulu Gladys TURNER
                                               m.  ? GUIER
                                               Children:  James Mentor Lee GUIER     b.  21 Oct 1933, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA
114.6a3  Eleanor VanHORN
               m.  ? WILLIAMS
               Children:  Myrtle WILLIAMS
                               m.  ? HALL
                               Children:  Edward Thomas HALL
                                               m.  ? ?
                                               Children:  Peggy Jean HALL     b.  28 Aug 1931, Seattle, King Co, WA

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114.7__Andrew RALSTON Jr. 
     b.  7 Feb 1797, York Springs, Adams County, PA  
     child of:  Andrew & Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
     d.  18 Feb 1873, age 76, Wayne Twp, Jefferson Co, OH
     Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Church, Harrison Co, OH  Go to Tombstones

     m1.  6 May 1819, Jefferson Co, OH by M. COLE, M.G. 
             (from Index to Early Marriages of Jefferson Co, OH by Jefferson County Chapter, OGS
             Problem:  See Fannie's birth date below.  She was a very young bride or something is messed up in her death date.

114.7s__Frances (Fannie) Ann HESSER
     b.  26 Mar 1819
     child of:
     d.  5 Apr 1867, wife of Andrew, age 65y10m13d  (something doesn't work with the birthdate), Jefferson Co, OH
     Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Church, Harrison Co, OH   Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:
m2.  11 Dec 1867, Harrison Co, OH by William McMILLEN, V.D.M. 
        Eleanor PAXTON
        child of:  John & Margaret (?) PAXTON

Children (with Frances):
114.7a  Ephraim Patterson RALSTON     b.  25 Feb 1820 (makes no sense - his mother was 1 year old)    d.  8 Oct 1872
114.7b  David Hesser RALSTON     b.  26 May 1821     d.  24 May 1902
             m.  11 Feb 1841, Harrison Co, OH  by John R. DUNLAP  
                   Rebecca McCAMMUS
114.7c  George Washington RALSTON     b.  12 Aug 1823     d.  22 Jul 1902
114.7d  Lewis Waltermyer RALSTON     b.  12 Sep 1825     d.  10 Dec 1912
114.7e  Nancy Jane RALSTON     b.  10 Jan 1828     d.  10 May 1912
             m.  11 Nov 1847, Jefferson Co, OH by David BELL, M.G.
                  
Andrew COULTER
             Children:  Mary Jane COULTER     b.  6 Aug 1848, Granville, Licking Co, OH     d.  c. March 1936, age 87y
                            m.  ?  MEGAW-BEBOUT    
                            Children:  James Edgar MEGAW    b.  Martinsburg, Knox, Columbiana or Meigs Co, OH    
                                  d.  15 Sep 1936, Granville, Licking Co, OH
                           
Anna COULTER
                            m.  ? HESKETT
                            Children:  Daisy HESKETT
                                            m.  ? HOUSTON
                                            Children:  Harry Heskett HOUSTON
                                                            m.  ? ?
                                                            Children:  Daisy Kathryn HOUSTON    b.  30 Oct 1933, Salem, Richardson Co, NE
Children (with Eleanor):
114.7f  Catherine RALSTON     b.  1831     d.  14 Mar 1915
            Buried:  Centre Church Cemetery, Jefferson Co, OH
            m.  31 May 1866, Jefferson Co, OH by W.R. McGOWAN, MG  
                 
Samuel B. THARP     b.  16 Aug 1824, Jefferson Co, OH    
                  child of:  Josiah & Susan (?) THARP
                  d.  28 Oct 1911, Smithfield, Jefferson Co, OH
                 
Buried:  Centre Church Cemetery, Jefferson Co, OH
114.7g  Henry McGowan RALSTON      b.  10 Mar 1833     d.  12 Jan 1909  (Mt. Moriah Church records list death date of 22 Jun 1909)
114.7h  Mary E. RALSTON     b.  14 Nov 1838     d.  11 Oct 1915
             m.  13 Mar 1862, Jefferson Co, OH by A.M. Reid, Presbyterian Minister
                   Samuel COPELAND
             Children:  Annie COPELAND
                             m.  ? BRYAN
                            Children:  Zella BRYAN
                                           m.  ? SMITH
                                           Children:  Marie Louise SMITH     b.  15 Jul 1933, Fairfield, IA
114.7i   John Carter RALSTON     b.  15 Jan 1842  d.  7 Mar 1919
114.7j  Andrew RALSTON III     b.  ?     d.  11y
            Buried:  Pine Run Cemetery, Jefferson Co, OH

Synopsis:

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114.7a__Ephraim Patterson RALSTON     
     b.  25 Feb 1820 (makes no sense - his mother was 1 year old)    
     child of:  Andrew Jr & Francis (HESSER) RALSTON
    
d.  8 Oct 1872
     Buried:

     m1.  8 Mar 1842 by John P. DUNDASS

114.7as__Magdalena HILDENBRAND  
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:
Ephraim m2.  24 Nov 1864, Wells Twp, Jefferson Co, OH by Int. Morse, D.D.
Catherine SMITH  d.  12 Sep 1865, ae 27 of her age, wife of E.P. Ralston  Go to Tombstones

Children:  
114.7a1  Ephraim Harlan RALSTON     b.  ?     d.  10 Nov 1937, Washington, DC
               Children:  Charles Edgar RALSTON
                               Children:  Charles Edgar RALSTON     b.  22 Feb 1934, Washington, DC
                               Dorothea Ann RALSTON     b.  12 Jun 1937, Falls Church, VA
                               George Orr RALSTON
                               m.  15 Oct 1937, Washington, DC     Ruth Franklin JONES
                               
John Arthur RALSTON
                               m.  19 Sep 1933   Adeline Helen STEELE, Quincy, MA
114.7a2  Eva RALSTON
               m.  ? NICHOLAS
               Children:  Mary NICHOLAS
                               m.  ? VARBEL
                               Children:  Adda VARBEL
                                               m.  ? CANDLER
                                               Children:  Bobby Jean CANDLER     b.  19 Apr 1935, Colorado, Bastrop Co, TX

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114.7c__George Washington RALSTON     
      b.  12 Aug 1823,  Jefferson Co, OH     Letter issued by Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jefferson Co, OH  on 22 Jul 1902     
      child of:  Andrew Jr & Frances (HESSER) RALSTON
     d.  22 Jul 1902, 79 years, died of old age, Smithfield, Jefferson Co, OH
     Buried:  Northern Cemetery, Smithfield, Jefferson Co, OH (Mt. Moriah Cemetery, according to handwritten obituary in synopsis)

     m.  18 Jan 1844, Jefferson Co, OH by A. BARTHOLOMEW, Min.

114.7cs__Sidney Jane COURTRIGHT (CORTRITE)
     b.  17 Apr 1826
     child of:
     d.  28 Oct 1857, age 31y6m11d
     Buried:  Pine Run Cemetery, Jefferson Co, OH  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:
m2.  10 Jan 1860  
Mary C. COURTRIGHT (sister of Sidney)
b.  23 Aug 1829  (1900 Census says Jul 1835)
child of:
d.  14 Jun 1909  (Mt. Moriah Church records show death date as 27 Mar 1912, Letter issued 24 Apr 1875)
Buried:  Northern Cemetery, Smithfield, Jefferson Co, OH (this cemetery according to handwritten obituary in synopsis)

Children (with Sidney):
114.7c1  Ephraim Patterson RALSTON     b.  21 Dec 1844, Jefferson Co, OH
               Baptized 19 Jan 1862, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church   d.  9 May 1923
               m.  1867, Emma DAWSON
                     child of:  Robert & ? (?) DAWSON
               Children:  Rev. Chester Fairman RALSTON     b.  c1870
                              m.  ? ?
                              Children:  Florence RALSTON
                                              m.  ? HILL
                                              Children:  Rachel Ralston HILL     b.  20 Oct 1931, Oberlin, Licking or Loraine Co, OH
                                              George Bloomer RALSTON
                                              m.  ? ?
                                              Children:  Jane RALSTON     b.  14 Aug 1933, Oberlin, Licking or Lorain Co, OH
                              Mary Emma RALSTON     b. c1872
                              m.  ? RITCHIE
                              Children:  Clark William RITCHIE
                                              m.  ? ?
                                              Children: Clifton James RITCHIE     b.  24 Feb 1934, Arvada, Sheridan Co, WY
                              Lauada RALSTON     b.  c1874
                              Minnie B. RALSTON     b.  c1876

114.7c2  James Courtright RALSTON     b.  26 Feb 1847     d.  27 May 1906
114.7c3  Francis Ann RALSTON     b.  25 Sep 1849     d.  8 Dec 1860, daughter of G.W. and S.J. RALSTON
               Buried:  Pine Run Cemetery, Jefferson Co, OH  Go to Tombstones
114.7c4  George Washington RALSTON II    b.  5 Sep 1852    d.  20 Jul 1917
114.7c5  Andrew J. RALSTON     b.  7 Sep1855     d.  3 Nov 1913
               m.  Cora (?)     b.  Apr 1875, Ireland
Children (with Mary):
114.7c6  Nancy Joan RALSTON     b.  30 May 1862     d. ?
               m.  Isaac MILLER
               Children:  Sola MILLER
                               m.  ? FARMER
                               Children:  Sheela FARMER     b.  11 Nov 1936, Martinsburg, Knox, Columbiana or Meigs Co, OH
                              
William Ralston MILLER     d.  18 Aug 1933, Martinsburg, Knox, Columbiana or Meigs Co, OH, aged 43y
                               Children:  Margaret MILLER
                                               m.  ? DIENST
                                               Children:  William Richard DIENST     b.  ?, Martinsburg, OH
                                              
Thelma L. MILLER
                                               m.  22 Jul 1933, Martinsburg, Knox, Columbiana or Meigs Co, OH    William Allen MORRISON
                              Dora MILLER
                              m.  Bert B. ANDERSON
                              Children:  Glenn I. ANDERSON     d.  18 Oct 1933, Mt. Vernon, OH, aged 20y
                                             
Buried:  Martinsburg, Knox, Columbiana or Meigs Co, OH
                                             
Note:  The historian and his son, Andrew Ralston WALKINSHAW, and many other of his kin were 
                                                        privileged to attend the funeral services at Martinsburg, OH
114.7c7  John W. RALSTON     b.  16 Mar 1864, Wells Twp, Jefferson Co, OH    
               d.  28 Jan 1875, age 10y10m11d, son of G.W. and M.C., Wayne Twp, Jefferson Co, OH, 12 days effusion of the brain
               Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Church, Harrison Co, OH
114.7c8  Catharine Elizabeth RALSTON     b.  9 Jan 1866, German Township, Harrison Co, OH     d.  ?
               m.  ? ALSDORF
114.7c9  Francis S. RALSTON     b.  9 Jan 1868, German Township, Harrison Co, OH    d.  ?
               m.  ? HAYTHORNE
               Children:  Lou Ralston HAYTHORNE
                               m.  ? ?
                               Children:  Mary Catherine HAYTHORNE    b.  6 Sep 1931, Rayland, Jefferson Co, OH
114.7c10  Henry Lewis RALSTON     b.  28 Dec 1869, Smithfield, Jefferson or Trumbull Co, OH     d.  8 May 1936
                 Buried:  Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH
                 Note:  Pennsylvania Railroad Engineer.  Attended all Ohio RALSTON reunions up to the time of his death.
114.7c11  Robert Hamilton RALSTON     b.  25 Apr 1872     d.  14 Feb 1940, Newark, Licking Co, OH
114.7c12  Charles Spurgeon RALSTON     b. 16 Jul 1874     d.  21 Jun 1940, Lakeland, Polk Co, FL
                 m.  ? ?
                 Children:  Ruth Lavina RALSTON
                                 m.  24 Dec 1933, Mulberry, Polk Co, FL   Robert S. HEDDEN
                                 Children:  Cora Alice HEDDEN    b.  23 Mar 1935, Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co, OH
114.7c13  Howard F. RALSTON     b.  19 Nov 1876     d.  4 Feb 1941

Synopsis:

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114.7c2__James Courtright RALSTON    
     b.  26 Feb 1847
     child of:  George Washington & Sydney Jane (COURTRIGHT) RALSTON    
     d.  27 May 1906
     Buried:

    m.  7 Feb 1867, Jefferson Co, OH by J.L. SCOTT, Minister - G.W. RALSTON gives consent for his son and for Elizabeth

114.7c2s__Elizabeth GUYTON    
     b.
     child of:
     d.  15 Jul 1933, aged 84
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:
114.7c2a  Emmet E. RALSTON     b.  c1869 
                
m.  ? ?
                 Children:  James Nelson RALSTON     b.  12 Dec 1930, Toronto, Jefferson Co, OH, aged 32 y at time of Elizabeth's will
114.7c2b  Margaret RALSTON    b. c1871  Resided Steubenville, Jefferson Co, OH  1933
                
m.  ? DENNIS
114.7c2c  Mary RALSTON     Resided Massillon, Stark Co, OH  1933
                 m.  ? SHANNON
117.7c2d  Ida M. RALSTON     b.  c1877    Resided Fremont, Sandusky Co, OH 1933
                 m. ? WILLIAMS
117.7c2e  Thomas (William O. in 1880 Census) RALSTON     b.  26 Feb 1880
117.7c2f   Oren G. RALSTON     b.  17 Jan 1882     Resided Smithfield, Jefferson Co, OH  1933
117.7c2g  James R. RALSTON     b.  6 Jan 1891 
117.7c2h  Maude Irene RALSTON    b.  28 Jan 1893     Resided Twinsburg, Summit Co, OH  1933
                 m.  ? SMITH

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114.7c4__George Washington RALSTON II    
     b.  5 Sep 1852    Baptized 8 Jan 1896, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church    
     child of:  George Washington & Sydney Jane (COURTWRIGHT) RALSTON
     d.  20 Jul 1917
     Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jefferson Co, OH  Go to Tombstones  

     m.  5 Sep 1875, Jefferson Co, OH by G.C. SEDWICK, V.D.M.

114.7c4s__Catherine M. MERRYMAN
     b.
     child of:  Jarrett & Mary (JONES) MERRYMAN  (see Mary JONES MERRYMAN obituary in synopsis below)
     
d.  2 Sep 1910, Jefferson Co, OH                
    
Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jefferson Co, OH  Go to Tombstones  

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.7c4a  Sidney Ona RALSTON     b.  4 Jun 1876   Baptized 25 May 1907, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church     d.  26 Sep 1959
                 
Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jefferson Co, OH  Go to Tombstones  
                 m.  Charles William DODDS     b.  1873   Baptized 25 May 1907, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church     d.  10 Jun 1911
                       
Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jefferson Co, OH  Go to Tombstones       
                 Children:  Charles Edgar DODDS   b.  1904     Baptized 4 Mar 1917, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
                                 d.  27 Jun 1987
                                 Buried:  Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH  Go to Tombstones
                                 m.  26 Nov 1930     Helen N. (?)     b.  1906    Baptized 4 Nov 1934, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
                                       d. ?
                                       Buried:  Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH  Go to Tombstones
                                 Children:  Raymond Oscar DODDS    b.  28 Aug 1931, Cadiz, Harrison Co, OH
                                                     Baptized 2 Nov 1943, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church     d.  12 Sep 1979
                                                 Donald Lee DODDS     b.  Jul 1933, Bloomingdale, Jefferson or Wayne Co, OH
                                                     Baptized 2 Nov 1943, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
                                                     21 Nov 1943, Donald Dodds dismissed to join Calvary Baptist Church, Springfield, Clark Co, OH
                                                 Kenneth Edgar DODDS    b.  23 Aug 1935, Cadiz, Harrison Co, OH
                                                     Baptized 6 Mar 1949, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
                                                 Infant Son DODDS     b.  1942    d.  1942    
                                                     Buried:  Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH  Go to Tombstones  
                                 Bates Floyd DODDS, Baptized 4 Mar 1917, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church     d.  17 Jan 1968
                                 m.  ? ?     
                                 Children:  Charles Horner DODDS     b.  17 Jul 1931, Cadiz, Harrison Co, OH
                                                 Lawrence Carl DODDS    b.  7 May 1932, Cadiz, Harrison Co, OH  (Rt. 2)
                                                 Melvin Floyd DODDS     b.  26 Apr 1934, Bloomingdale, Jefferson Co, OH
                                                 Leonard Alva DODDS     b.  7 Dec 1935, Cadiz, Harrison Co, OH
                                 Homer William Ralston DODDS     Baptized 9 Nov 1902, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church  
                                 m.  ?
                                 Children:  Charles William DODDS     b.  3 Jan 1936, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH
                                 Eleanor Kate DODDS     Baptized 27 Dec 1914, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
                                 
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church issued letters 10 Apr 1938
                                 m.  ? CAMPBELL
                                 Children:  Charles William CAMPBELL    
                                                 b.  26 Apr 1934, Bloomingdale,         Jefferson Co, OH
114.7c4b  Mary F. RALSTON     b.  Aug 1878
114.7c4c  Dora B. RALSTON     b.  Mar 1881     d.  7 Apr 1965, Bloomingdale, Harrison Co, OH
114.7c4d  Oscar Almont RALSTON     b.  Mar 1883    
                 Baptized 26 Mar 1905, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church     d.  26 Sep 1919
                 m.  ? ?
                 Children:  George Ralston WILEY  (NOTE:  Something is wrong with the names here -
                                 has to be confusion over son 
                                 or daughter in the RALSTON Annals from which the information is taken)
                                 m.  ? ?
                                 Children:  Oscar Almont WILEY     b.  16 Jun 1931, Bloomingdale,
                                                 Jefferson or Wayne Co, OH
                                                 Mary Isabelle WILEY     b.  28 Jan 1934, Unionport, Jefferson Co, OH
114.7c4e  Frank C. RALSTON     b.  7 May 1886 (Obit. says 10 Oct 1888; 1900 Census says Oct 1889)    
                d.  17 or 24 Oct 1973, Bloomingdale, Jefferson Co, OH 
114.7c4f  Charles W. RALSTON     b.  12 Sep 1892  (1900 Census says Sep 1891)
114.7c4g  Daisy RALSTON     b.  Jan 1900 (1900 Census says Apr 1894)
                 m.  ? MAINE
114.7c4h  Alva L. RALSTON     b.  23 Feb 1895
114.7c4i  Catherine RALSTON     b.  10 Oct 1890
114.7c4j  Josephine RALSTON
                 m.  ? SMITH
                 Children:  Harold DeWayne SMITH     b.  Jan 1933, Bloomingdale, Jefferson or Wayne Co, OH
114.7c4k  No Name - son     b.  10 Oct 1888     d.  26 Sep 1891

Synopsis:  

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114.7d__Lewis Waltermyer RALSTON     
     b.  12 Sep 1825     
     child of:  Andrew Jr & Frances (HESSER) RALSTON
    
d.  10 Dec 1912
     Buried:

     m.

114.7ds__?  ?
     b.
     child of:
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.7d1  Charlotte Ann RALSTON  
               Buried:  Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg, Indiana Co, PA
               m.  ? WALKINSHAW
               Children:  Lewis Clark WALKINSHAW     b.  1874     d.  1939
                               
Buried:  Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg, Indiana Co, PA
                               Children:  Rachel WALKINSHAW
                                               m.  ? ARCHIBALD
                                               Children:  Robert Cowan ARCHIBALD     b.  213 Jul 1937, East Orange, Essex Co, NJ
                                               Andrew Ralston WALKINSHAW
                                               
m.  21 Sep 1936, Latrobe, Westmoreland Co, PA  Hulda Ruth DUNCAN
                                               Children:  Linda Lee WALKINSHAW     b.  2 Sep 1937, Derry, Westmoreland or Columbia Co, PA
                               Myrtle WALKINSHAW     Saltsburg, Indiana Co, PA
                               m.  ? SHUPE
                               Children:  Virginia Weddle SHUPE
                                               m.  19 Oct 1936, Leechburg, Allegheny or Armstrong Co, PA     Philip Henry IHRIG
                                               Children:  Mark Hason IHRIG     b.  15 Feb 1938, Saltsburg, Indiana Co, PA
                                                               Phyllis Ann IHRIG     b.  12 Sep 1939, Saltsburg, Indiana Co, PA
                               David Robinson WALKINSHAW
                               m.  ? ?
                               Children:  Sceola WALKINSHAW
                                               m.  27 Sep 1936, Butler, Butler Co, PA    Millard B. PORCH
114.7d2  Mary Ellen RALSTON
               m.  James BOSLEY
               Children:  Bertha BOSLEY
                               m.  ? CHRISTOPHER
                               Children:  Mary CHRISTOPHER
                                               m.  ? LOHNES
                                               Children:  Christopher Smith LOHNES     b.  11 Nov 1935, Springfield, Clark Co, OH   

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114.7g__Henry McGowan RALSTON      
     b.  10 Mar 1833     
     child of:  Andrew Jr & Eleanor (PAXTON) RALSTON Baptized 16 Aug 1873, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
     d.  12 Jan 1909  (Mt. Moriah Church records list death date of 22 Jun 1909)
     Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jefferson Co, OH   Go to Tombstones

     m1.  6 May 1858, Jefferson Co, OH by Wm. L. DOVE, V.D.M.

114.7gs__Eliza Jane McNARY     
     b.
     child of:
     d. <1868
     Buried:

Other Marriages:
Henry m2.  31 Dec 1868, Jefferson Co, OH, by R.B. SMITH, J.P.
                  Mary VORHES     b.  27 Sep 1840  Baptized 6 Sep 1869, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church     d.  20 Jun 1907
                  Child of:  Isaac & Sarah (?) VORHES  (See 1850 Census)
                  Buried:  Mt. Moriah Graveyard, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jefferson Co, OH   Go to Tombstones

Children (with Eliza):
114.7g1  Mack RALSTON      Resided Chicago, 1909
114.7g2  Robert H. RALSTON     b. c1863     Resided Colorado, 1909
Children (with Mary):
114.7g3  Eliza J.B. RALSTON     b.  28 Nov 1869
114.7g4  Lyda RALSTON     b.  28 Nov 1869
               m.  c. 1887, Jefferson Co, OH  Thomas Simpson CRABB     b.  Oct 1865
               Children:  Harry B. CRABB     b. Jun 1890, OH
                             
Wanita CRABB     b.  May 1895, TN
                             
Myrtle A. CRABB     b.  Feb 1897, OH
114.7g5  William S. RALSTON     b.  Aug 1873
               m.  c. 1898, Jefferson Co, OH 
                     Eva (?)     b.  Jun 1879

Synopsis:

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114.7i__John Carter RALSTON     
     b.  15 Jan 1842   
     child of:  Andrew Jr & Eleanor (PAXTON) RALSTON    
     d.  7 Mar 1919
     Buried:

     m.  31 May 1866, Jefferson Co, OH by W.R. McGOWAN, M.G.

114.7is__Sarah B. MERRYMAN
     b.
     child of:  Jarrett & Mary (JONES) MERRYMAN 
                   (see Mary JONES MERRYMAN obituary in synopsis under George Washington RALSTON II)
     d.
     Buried:

Other Marriages:

Children:  
114.7i1  Mary RALSTON     bc1867
              m.  ? RYDER
              Children:  A. Melvin RYDER
                              Children:  Susan RYDER     b.  28 Jun 1935
                                              Mollie RYDER     b.  11 Nov 1940
                              Mary RYDER
                              m.  ? BELL
                              Children:  Alice Louise BELL     b.  17 Oct 1931, Cortland, Cortland Co, NY
                              Frank Curtis RYDER
                              m.  5 Aug 1933, Steubenville, Jefferson Co, OH     Alice Ferol BRINKER
114.7i2  Elizabeth (Elsie) Jane RALSTON     b.  c1869  d.  10 Jun 1940, Steubenville, OH
              m.  ? WESTLAKE
              Children:  John Leland WESTLAKE     b.  ?     d.  28 Feb 1938, Steubenville, OH
                              Wallace Ralston WESTLAKE
                              m.  27 Jun 1933, Columbus, Franklin Co, OH     Helen E. SIEGWOLD 
                              
Children:  David Milton WESTLAKE     b.  30 May 1935, Columbus, OH
                                              Diane WESTLAKE     b.  8 Apr 1941
                              Clarence Russell WESTLAKE
                              m.  Veronica CROW     d.  10 Sep 1941
114.7i3  Cora Etta RALSTON     b.  19 Mar 1870
114.7i4  Elsie Florence RALSTON     b.  17 Jan 1872
114.7i5  Janetta RALSTON     b.  Jul 1874
114.7i6  Ola M. RALSTON     b.  c1876
114.7i7  Clarence RALSTON     b.  19 Aug 1880
114.7i8  Lou W. RALSTON     b.  31 Jan 1884
              Children:  John Samuel RALSTON
                              m.  26 Apr 1938, Phoenix, AZ    Margaret LOUGHRAN

Synopsis:

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114.8__John RALSTON    
     b.  13 Jul 1799, York Springs, Adams County, PA    
     child of:  Andrew & Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
     d.  2 Oct 1881, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH
     Buried:  Bethel Cemetery, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH  aged 82y3m11d   Go to Tombstones

     m.  16 Mar 1826, Jefferson Co, OH

114.8s__Lucinda ARGO
     b.
     child of:
     d.  13 ? 1841
     Buried:  Bethel Cemetery, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH  Row 18, aged 38y_m25d 
                  NOTE:  A thorough search of the graveyard did not discover her stone.  Many stones are broken or buried in the vicinity.

Other Marriages:
John m2. Hanna (?)     b.  8 Dec 1808     d.  13 Jan 1846, aged 38y1m5d
               Buried:  Bethel Cemetery, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH  Row 18
John m3.  Mary FOREMAN     b.  1 Jun 1805     d.  5 Jul 1897, aged 92y1m4d
                Buried:  Bethel Cemetery, Hopedale, Harrison Co, OH  Row 18    Go to Tombstones

Children:
114.8a  Emily RALSTON       b. c1830
             m.  Robert MASTIN     b.  2 Jul 1829     d.  23 Jun 1896
             Children:  J.L. MASTIN     b.  c1857
                            Margaret MASTIN     b.  c1863
                            Eliza MASTIN    b.  c1868
                            William T. MASTIN     d.  Age 13y10m20d   
                            Buried: Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
                            Alvin Russell MASTIN    b.  11 Feb 1852 
                            d.  31 Dec 1865 Age 13y10m20d
                            Buried: Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
114.8b  Margaret A. RALSTON     b.  c1837
114.8c  Joseph F. RALSTON     b.  c1840

Synopsis:

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114.11__Lewis Waltemyer RALSTON 
     b.  1 Jan 1807 (30 Nov 1806), York Springs, Adams County, PA        
     child of:  Andrew & Sophia Dorothea (WALTEMYER) RALSTON
     d.  6 Sep 1884, aged 77y9m6d
     Buried:  Center Unity Cemetery, Green Twp., Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones

     m.  24 Apr 1828 by John GRAHAM

114.11s__Anna DARR
     b.
     child of:
     d.  1832
     Buried:

Other Marriages:
Lewis m2. 28 Jun 1832  Eleanor MOORHEAD     b.  18 Feb 1799    
                 d.  30 Jun 1872, aged 73y4m12d, Harrison County, German Township, OH
                 child of:  William & Elizabeth (SCOTT) MOORHEAD
                 Buried: Center Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
Lewis m3.  30 Dec 1847 by Rev. Elias GATCHEL  
                 Nancy SEARS

Children (3 with Anna):
114.11a  _____     d.  infancy
114.11b  _____     d.  infancy
114.11c  John N. RALSTON     b.  24 Jun 1830     d.  15 Mar 1849, age 18y8m21d
               Buried:  Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp., Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
Children (6 with Eleanor):
114.11d  Andrew Jerome RALSTON
               m.  16 Jun 1857, Jefferson Co, OH by J.M. GALLOWAY, Sarah E. BUCHANAN     d.  1862, Keokuk, IA
                     child of:  George & Mary (JUNKIN) BUCHANAN
                                   Note:  Mrs. Mary BUCHANAN died in Aug 1861 at the home of Sarah and A.J. in Keokuk, IA
                                             
After Sarah's death. A.J. immediately moved to San Francisco, to live with his brother, "the banker of
                                              San Francisco" (from History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, 1880) where he became the head
                                              of the Virginia City, CA branch of the Bank of California
               Children:  Mary RALSTON
                               m.  ? YERBY
                               Children:  Helen YERBY
                                               m.  ? ORION
                                               Children:  Robert Lewis ORION     b.  11 Aug 1930, Olive, Powder River Co, MT
                                                               Mary Ann ORION     b.  25 Jun 1935, Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR
                                               Samuel Arthur YERBY
                                               m.  ? ?
                                               Children:  Rex LeRoy YERBY     b.  19 May 1931, Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR
114.11e  Elizabeth J. RALSTON   b.  7 Nov 1835  d.  25 May 1861, age 25y8m21d  (d/o L.W. & A.?)
               Buried:  Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp., Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
114.11f  Lewis B. RALSTON     b.  16 Feb 1839     d.  1913
114.11g  Ruth RALSTON  (twin)     d.  infancy
114.11h  Sophia RALSTON  (twin)     d.  infancy
114.11i   Mary E. RALSTON
               m.  James BOSLEY, carpenter, of Springfield, OH
               Children:  Lawrence Scott BOSLEY
                              
m.  ? ?
                               Children:  Paul Ralston BOSLEY
                                               m.  ?
                                               Children:  Virginia Catharine BOSLEY     b.  14 Oct 1931, Mentor, Lake Co, OH
114.11j  David Columbus RALSTON
              m.  ? ?
              Children:  Bessie RALSTON
                              m.  ? REINER
                              Children:  Carl Ralston REINER
                                              m.  ?
                                              Children:  Donald Carl REINER     b.  27 Apr 1931, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, CA

Synopsis:

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114.11f__Lewis Baxter RALSTON    
     b.  16 Feb 1839, German Twp, Harrison Co, OH
     child of:  Lewis W. & Eleanor (MOORHEAD) RALSTON
     d.  28 Jun 1913, age 74y4m12d
     Buried:  Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones

     m.  8 Jan 1851, German Twp, Harrison Co, OH

114.11fs__Maria V. SANDERS
     b.  2 Jun 1841, Utica, Licking Co, OH  (1900 Census says Jun 1838)
     child of:  Joseph & Elizabeth (OLIVER) SANDERS
     d.  27 Jul 1923, age 82y1m25d
     Buried:  Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:

Children:
114.11d1  Daughter     b.  1873, German Twp, Harrison Co, OH     d.  1873, German Township, Harrison Co, OH  
                 Buried:  Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
114.11d2  Elizabeth E. RALSTON  at home (when History was written)     b.  10 Apr 1862
                 d.  22 Jul 1931, aged 69y3m22d, German Twp, Harrison Co, OH
                 Buried:  Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
                 m.  Joseph E. MICKEY
                 Children:  Joseph MICKEY, Jr.  b.  Oct 1899
114.11d3  Walter S. RALSTON     b.  1864     d.  1885      
                
Buried:  Centre Unity Cemetery, Green Twp, Harrison County, OH     Go to Tombstones
 

Synopsis:

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Center Unity Cemetery 

   

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