Person:James Ralston (11)

James Ralston
m. 19 Mar 1755
  1. Eleanor Ralston1756 -
  2. William Ralston1757 - 1807
  3. David Ralston, Sr.1760 - 1849
  4. Henry W. RalstonAbt 1767 - Abt 1855
  5. James Ralston
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Name James Ralston
Gender Male
  1.   Higginson Book Company. The History of Brown County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc., General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest Territory, History of Ohio, Map of Brown County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Brown County, Ohio: W. H. Beers & Co., 1883)
    Page 375.

    In 1801, Robert Curry settled on the James Curry Survey of 1,000 acres just south of Georgetown. Maj. James Curry was an officer in the Revolutionary war, and this survey was made on his warrant for military services but, not caring to tempt the wilds of the far West himself, he disposed of the tract to his nephew, Robert, who, in 1799, left his home in Rockingham County, Va., with his wife, Phoebe, and several small children, and with his young brother, John, for the seat of their purchase. They remained two years in Bourbon County, Ky., where John was accidentally killed, and, in 1801, arrived at their future home. Mr. Curry built his cabin in the southern portion of the survey, across the road but not far from the present residence of Mrs. Parker. Until this time, there had been no white occupant on this survey. He spent four years in clearing and improving the place, but had accomplished comparatively little when he was cut off by a sudden attack of fever, leaving his wife with a family of helpless children to struggle on in the wilderness as best she could. Mrs. Curry survived until July, 1822. They had six children – Abigail married William Florer and moved to Kentucky; Mary became the wife of William Moore, of this township; Lucinda married Elijah Evans, and died on the home farm in 1860; William moved to Clermont County; Rebecca married Andrew Moore, and Phoebe, Samuel Colvin both of Pleasant Township.

    Henry Ralston, a relative of Mrs. Curry, came about the time the Currys did, settling just east of them, where John T. Brady now lives. He was orginally from Rockingham County, Va., but, like most of the settlers, had lived awhile in Kentucky before coming here. He arived here so late in the spring that the neighbors, who had finished their spring work, “turned in” and helped him clear a piece for corn. He had a family of six children – John, Robert, Jesse, James, Mrs Abbie Derough and Mrs. Phoebe Jolly.
    His brother, James Ralston settled in the western part of the township, on the V. M. Loudon place.