Johnston Scudder Ryall

31 October 1838–4 December 1917 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Johnston Scudder

When Johnston Scudder Ryall was born on 31 October 1838, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Coleman Ryall, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Scudder, was 18. He lived in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Alabama, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 4 December 1917, in Old Spring Hill, Marengo, Alabama, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Coleman Ryall
Elizabeth Scudder
Philip Johnston Ryall
Johnston Scudder Ryall
Albert Prentiss Ryall
Walter Sims Ryall
Thomas Coleman Ryall Jr
Henry Clay Ryall
Elizabeth Rebecca Ryall
Julia Shelby Ryall
William S Ryall

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Coleman Ryall


    Elizabeth Scudder




    Philip Johnston Ryall



    Albert Prentiss Ryall


    Walter Sims Ryall



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World Events (8)


Age 8

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 11

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 23

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in England named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + hyll ‘hill’, e.g. Ryal and Ryle in Northumbria, Ryhill in West Yorkshire, or Ryehill in East Yorkshire. See also Ryle .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J S Ryall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Johnston S Royal in household of Thomas C Royal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Johnston S Ryall, "United States Census, 1910"

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