Matthew Raulston1

b. circa 1742, d. 29 December 1800
Matthew Raulston|b. c 1742\nd. 29 Dec 1800|p10975.htm|William Ralston|b. c 1708\nd. Aug 1767|p10982.htm|Eleanor (—?—)|||John Ralston|b. c 1684|p10991.htm|Dorothy Nicholson|b. c 1689\nd. c 1721|p10992.htm|||||||

3rd great-grandfather of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
5th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for William Lemuel Horn II
     Matthew Raulston was born circa 1742 in Augusta County, Virginia.1,2 He was the son of William Ralston and Eleanor (—?—).2 He married Martha "Polly" Moore, daughter of John Moore and Jean (—?—) (Moore), circa 1764 in Augusta County in that part set off as Botetourt County in 1770.2 He died on 29 December 1800 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.2 He was buried in Beth-Car United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson County.2
     Matthew Raulston with his father William established a large plantation in Augusta County, Virginia, adjoining historic "Greenfield," owned by the Prestons.3

Additional Data
Matthew Raulston was named as one of the heirs in his father William Ralston's 1767 will in Augusta County, Virginia.3

Matthew Roulstone made his will on 29 December 1800 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Mentioned are his wife Martha, sons Moses, William, Samuel and James, daughters Elizabeth and Ruth, and granddaughters Patty, Betsey, Susannah and Maryann; executors, sons Samuel and William.4 Click to read text

Children of Matthew Raulston and Martha "Polly" Moore


  1. [S643] Letter from Frank A. Robinett (Amarillo, Texas) to Mrs. Annie Laura Yates, 24 January 1940; Laura M. Cooper (1804 Holm Oak St., Arlington, Texas). Original was held by Naomi Yates Whitaker, now deceased, of Fort Worth, Texas, daughter of Mrs. Yates. She gave the writer a copy about 1984; present owner of the original is not known.
  2. [S1030] Audrey J. Lambert, "Matthew Roulston, Raulsten, Raulston, Ralston-Martha "Polly/Patsy" Moore family group sheet", 2004 (Michigan). Online. <
  3. [S1031] J. Leonard Raulston and James Weston Livingood, Sequatchie: A Story of the Southern Cumberlands (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1974).
  4. [S637] Eleanor McAllister Hall, The Book of Jared, The Family Record of John Jared whose ancestors and descendants run the gamut of America's history (Salt Lake City: Publisher's Press, 1963), 678-679, citing Jefferson County Will Book 1: 61.
  5. [S637] Eleanor McAllister Hall, The Book of Jared, 679.