Samuel Ralston Ireland United States

Biography of Samuel Ralston

Samuel Ralston was born in County Donegal in 1756, third son of James, of Donaughmore.

Ralston joined the ministry and returned to preach in Donaughmore, before emigrating to the USA in in 1794. There he served as Presbyterian Minister of Mingo Creek from 1796-1836, and of Williamsport (now Monongahela city) from 1796-1831.

Ralston also served as President of the Board of Trustees of Jefferson College from 1808-48. He was obtained a DD degree from Washington College in 1822.

reverned Ralston died at Carroll, Washington County, on 25 September 1851.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858


Samuel Ralston
Born 1756.
Died 25 September 1851.
GU Degree: Arts, 1781;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow from 1781, President of the Board of Trustees of Jefferson College from 1808-48
Record last updated: 24th Jul 2014

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Place of Birth

United States United States, Pennsylvania, Carroll
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