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Ralston, James J.

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Ralston, James J.
February 28, 2007 05:22PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.

by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 637.

[Scott County] [Lytle's Fork Precinct]

JAMES J. RALSTON, farmer, P. O. Rock Dale, Owen Co.; is a native of

Harrison County, Ky., and the son of David and Sarah (Adkinson) Ralston.

He was born in August 1812. His father was born in Fayette County, Ky.,

in 1793; was removed to Harrison County, Ky., by his parents in 1796,

where he remained engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1868, when he

died en route to see his daughter in Nicholas County. His wife, the

mother of our subject, was born in Bath County, Ky., in 1787, and died in

1860. Of the six children born to them, James J. was the oldest child.

He remained with his parents in Harrison County, receiving an education

and assisting his father at farming until 1834, when he went to Georgetown,

Ky., and worked at the carpenters' trade for five years. In 1839 he

returned to his native county and began farming; following the same until

1854, when he removed to Scott County, where he has since remained and

followed the occupation of a farmer. He was married in Georgetown in 1838

to Miss Pernilla Redmon, a native of Spencer County, who died in 1855. By

this marriage he had three children, two of whom are living, viz: David

and Sarah L. In 1857 he married a second time, Miss Nancy Brewer, a

native of Hancock County, Tenn.; she was born Nov. 13, 1842. By this

marriage he had eight children, seven of whom are living, viz: Mary, James,

Jefferson, Lilla B., Rosa, George and Edward. Mr. Ralston has been a very

successful farmer; he is now the owner of 215 acres of land.

Ralston Adkinson Redmon Brewer


Fayette-KY Nicholas-KY Bath-KY Harrison-KY Spencer-KY Hancock-TN

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