John Ralston

1 May 1815–17 January 1902 (Age 86)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Ralston was born on 1 May 1815, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Ralston, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Hartman, was 23. He married Hannah Pierce on 15 March 1842, in Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 January 1902, in San Gregorio, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Pescadero, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ralston
Hannah Pierce
Marriage: 15 March 1842
Josephine Bonaparte Ralston
Augustus Pearce Ralston
Isabella Amanda 'Alice' Ralston
Rhoda Ann Ralston
John Thurston Ralston
James E. Ralston
William Wallace Ralston
Enos Brooks Ralston
Mary Loretta Ralston

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1842Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 31
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Ralston (Renfrewshire), composed of the personal name Raoul, a vernacular form of Ralph , + Scots toun ‘farm, village’.

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

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    History of John Ralston

    John and Hannah married in 1842. They became followers of the Prophet Joseph Smith and when he was martyred in 1844. They followed Brigham Young to Salt Lake City, Utah. They were the first group to a …

    Sources (19)

    • John Ralston, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Ralston, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • John Rawlson, "United States Census, 1900"

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