Family Groups

Based on y-DNA results and generally accepted genealogical records, the following ancestors of our project members within each group are related to the other ancestors in the group, i.e., share a common ancestor.  Please note that the information provided is not an endorsement, nor a disclaimer, of the genealogical record, but is merely to identify the given ancestor.

Group 1a & b: I-M223 Ulster (I-BY61820 > I-BY194140)
Paternal Ancestor Name Birth Death
William Rolstone c1708 possibly Boston, MA 1767 Augusta, VA
Robert Ralston 1725 possibly Scotland 1789 Anderson, SC
David Ralston 1741 NIR (poss Tyrone) 1831 Davidson, TN
John? Ralston 1751 Unknown c1802 Tyrone, NIR
James Rolston 1758 [poss.Fermanagh] unknown
Joseph David Ralston 1760 IE 1812 Lancaster, PA
Joseph Ralston, Sr. 1760 NIR (poss. Antrim) 1834 Parke, IN
James Roulston 1760 Donegal, IE 1852 Donegal, IE
James Rolston 1761 Unknown 1847 Fermanagh, NIR
Samuel Roulston 1765 Donegal, IE 1825 Donegal, IE
James Ralston 1765 USA 1833  Henry, IN
William Ralston 1779 IE 1850 Washington, PA
Robert Rolleston  c1781 [poss. Tyrone] 1854 Gortevay, Tyrone
George Raulston  c1781 VA 1859 Blount, TN
Robert Roulston 1786 Donegal, IE 1860 Hants, Nova Scotia
William Ralston 1787 IE 1872 Piqua, OH
William Raulston c1790 TN or VA 1844 Marshall, AL
James Roulstone 1792 Castlederg, Tyrone 1858 Waldo, ME
Basil E. Ralston Sr 1805 KY (poss Greenup) 1895 Pike, IL
Joseph Ralston 1808 IE 1857 Scotland
David Roulston 1813 Donegal, IE 1906 Donegal, IE
Matthew Ralston 1815 TN 1849 Randolph, IL
William S Ralston 1815 Belfast, Antrim, NIR 1890 Grant City, IA
Archibald Roulston 1818 Donegal 1886 Taughboyne, Donegal
Henry McCalvin Rolston 1822 Muskingum, OH 1908 Hardin, OH

Group 1c: I-M223 (I-BY61820)
Paternal Ancestor Name Birth Death
Robert Young 1690 Providence, RI 1727 Providence, RI
James Yule 1769 Aberdeenshire unknown
John Mitchell Sr 1771 VA 1819 Robertson, TN

Group 2: R-M269 Paisley (R-BY15421)
Paternal Ancestor Name Birth Death
William Ralston 1650 Ayrshire, Scotland 1709 Argyll, Scotland
Gavin Ralston 1655 Paisley, Renfrewshire c1720 Paisley, Renfrewshire
William Ralston 1675 Argyll, Scotland 1764 Argyll, Scotland
William Ralston 1709 Paisley, Renfrewshire 1760 Paisley, Renfrewshire
James Ralston 1734 Argyll, Scotland 1846 Argyll, Scotland
John Ralston c1749 Scotland 1837 Paisley, Renfrewshire
John A. Ralston 1760 Argyll, Scotland 1823 Beaver, PA

Group 3: R-M269 Armagh (R-FT365926)
Paternal Ancestor Name Birth Death
Robert Ralston 1757 Armagh, NIR 1841 Armagh, NIR
Robert P Ralston 1780 Ireland 1862 Morrow, OH
Samuel Ralston 1781 IE 1835 Lancaster, PA
David Rollston 1785 Armagh, NIR 1877 Armagh, NIR
William Ralston 1811 IE 1893 Allegheny, PA

Group 4: R-M269 Scotland Ralton (R-FTA49702)
Paternal Ancestor Name Birth Death
John Ralston 1620 Hamilton, Lanarkshire 1690 Scotland
John Railtonne 1652 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow, Scotland
Robert Raltoun 1687 Kirkintilloch unknown
James Rolston c1794 IE 1866 Armagh, NIR
Robert Downey Ralston 1782 Paisley, Renfrewshire unknown