John Ralston1

b. circa 1684

5th great-grandfather of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
7th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for William Lemuel Horn II
     John Ralston was born circa 1684 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2 He married Dorothy Nicholson.2
     John Ralston was a descendant of the immigrant John Roulstone who came to Boston from Scotland in the seventeenth century. The name was spelled many different ways in the early records: Rowlstone, Rowlston, Roulstone, Rolston, Raulston, Roulston, Rawlston and Ralston. The name began to appear in Augusta County, Virginia, records about 1742. John lived there with his family in the area that was set off as Botetourt County in 1770. For many years, the Raulstons lived in the community of Fincastle, the county seat, on the Catawba and Looney's Mill creeks, tributaries of the James River.1

Children of John Ralston and Dorothy Nicholson


  1. [S1031] J. Leonard Raulston and James Weston Livingood, Sequatchie: A Story of the Southern Cumberlands (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1974).
  2. [S1032] Audrey Jane (Denny) Lambert, online <>, Audrey Jane (Denny) Lambert (Michigan), downloaded 2006, online. <