My Ralston Family Story


William Ralston [1759 – 1835]     Cornwallis Surrender



William, born in 1759 in Virginia, was a Revolutionary  soldier, enlisting near the close of the war [1781, in Capt. Dickey's Company] He was then quite young for a soldier, but was at the siege and capture of Yorktown, and was present when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to Gen. Washington [10/19/1781]...


Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia. Vol 2, pp 430 – 439.

Early Settlers of Sangamon County [IL], 1876, p. 591.


Lord Cornwallis Surrender