Person:Matthew Ralston (1)

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Matthew Ralston
b.abt. 1740 Virginia
d.AFT 29 DEC 1800 Jefferson County, Tennessee
m. ABT 1727
  1. Robert RalstonABT 1728 - AFT 1796
  2. John RalstonBEF 1730 - AFT 1800
  3. David RalstonABT 1733 - 1802
  4. William Ralston, Jr.ABT 1735 - 1810
  5. Samuel RalstonABT 1738 - 1821
  6. Matthew Ralstonabt 1740 - AFT 1800
  7. Andrew RalstonABT 1743 - 1782
  • HMatthew Ralstonabt 1740 - AFT 1800
  • WMartha MooreBEF 1744 - 1801
m. 1764
  1. Moses Matthew Ralston1766 - 1829
  2. William Ralston1768 - 1831
  3. Anne Elizabeth Ralston1770 - 1835
  4. Samuel Ralston1775 - 1830
  5. James J. Col. Ralston1778 - 1844
  6. Ruth Ralston1781 - AFT 1850
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Name Matthew Ralston
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1740 Virginia[was in adult in 1761 when he acquired land with his brother William]
Marriage 1764 Augusta County, Virginiato Martha Moore
Death? AFT 29 DEC 1800 Jefferson County, Tennessee

Matthew Ralston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:


  • Land Grant Survey: Page 10 - Mathew and William Ralston, 20 acres, Mossy Creek. Adjoining their own land. March 27, 1761. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 4].


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5. MATTHEW2 ROLSTONE (WILLIAM1) was born 1742 in Virginia, and died Aft. December 29, 1800 in Jefferson Co., Tenn., age ~58. He married MARTHA MOORE 1764 in Augusta Co., Va., daughter of JAMES MOORE and JEAN. She was born 1744 in Augusta Co., Va., and died 1801 in Jefferson Co., Tenn., age ~57.

Children of MATTHEW ROLSTONE and MARTHA MOORE are:
16. i. MOSES MATTHEW3 ROULSTON, b. 1766, Augusta (now Botetourt) Co., Va.; d. 1829, Hamilton Co., Tenn., age ~63.
ii. WILLIAM ROULSTON, b. 1768, Augusta (now Botetourt) Co., Va.; d. 1831, Williamson Co., Tenn., age ~63; m. ANN MOORE, September 06, 1795, Virginia; b. Bet. 1770 - 1775, Virginia.
17. iii. ANNE ELIZABETH ROULSTON, b. January 06, 1770, Augusta (now Botetourt) Co., Va.; d. June 18, 1835, Indian Creek, Putnam Co., Tenn., age 65.
iv. SAMUEL ROULSTON, b. 1775, Augusta (now Botetourt) Co., Va.; d. 1830, Sumner Co., Tenn., age ~55; m. BETSY LOWREY, 1802, Jefferson Co., Tenn.; b. 1780, Botetourt Co., Va..
18. v. COL. JAMES J. ROULSTON, b. June 16, 1778, Augusta (now Botetourt) Co., Va.; d. August 07, 1844, Marion Co., Tenn., age 66.
19. vi. RUTH ROULSTON, b. 1781, Botetourt Co., Va.; d. Aft. 1850, Buffalo Valley, Jackson or Putnam Co., Tenn., age 70+.