Mary Ann Henshaw

                    ┌── Abraham Henshaw
                    │    1809-1893 
Mary Ann Henshaw ───┤
B: c1836            │                     ┌── Henry Young
D: 1917             │                     │
                    └── Elizabeth Young ──┤
M: John Ralston

Mary Ann Henshaw     [ID 09410] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1836, Pennsylvania.1,2  (Mt. Chestnut, Butler County, Pennsylvania).3,4  

She married John Ralston.4,5  John, son of William Ralston & Mary J. Sharp, was born about 1835, Mt. Chestnut, Butler County, Pennsylvania.2,4,6,7  


Anna Lena Ralston, born May 4 1859; died Sep 25 1942; married 1) Elmer L. Albert, 2) William G. Biehl, 3) Fred A. Maurer. 9
Mary Elizabeth Ralston, born Oct 13 1864; died Nov 12 1947; married Matthew W. Shannon, Jr.
William Abraham Ralston, born Jan 1 1861; died Aug 7 1951; married Margaret Dick.

This family lived in western Pennsylvania (probably Butler County).5  

Mary Ann and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 15 1860), Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania:2

John Ralston, age 26, born in Pennsylvania; mill wright; $238 personal property.
Mary A. Ralston, age 23, born in Pennsylvania.
James P. Ralston, age 4, born in Pennsylvania.
Amalina [sic] Ralston, age 2, born in Pennsylvania.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of William Ralston, age 59, and his wife Mary, age 5110 (probably John's parents).11  Also living nearby in 1860 was the family of David Henshaw.12  

John died 1885, Butler County, Pennsylvania.6  

Mary Ann Henshaw died Aug 12 1917, New Castle, Pennsylvania.6  

Mary's death notice was published in the "Butler County Citizen" (Pennsylvania) on Monday, August 13, 1917 (page 2), as follows:6

Mrs. Mary Ralston
Mrs. Mary Ralston, widow of the late John Ralston, died Sunday at New Castle and will be buried Tuesday afternoon following services at the Mt. Chestnut Presbyterian church.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ellen Addinger, of Chicora, and one daughter.

(photo)Photo: Newspaper death notice for Mary (Henshaw) Ralston 13


  1. 1850 census, South Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania; roll 760, page 222, dwelling #211.
  2. 1860 census, Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania; page 114, line #32, dwelling #138, family #135.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Pennsylvania.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  5. Posting May 21 2000 by Ed Albert () to RALSTON-L.
  6. Contribution from Ed Albert ().
  7. Ed Albert database:
  8. Posting May 21 2000 by Iris Wakeling () to RALSTON-L.
  9. Posting Jun 1 2000 by Ed Albert () to CA-DEATH-INDEX-L.
  10. 1860 census, Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania; page 114, line #36, dwelling #139, family #136.
  11. Speculative.
  12. 1860 census, Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania; page 113, line #16, dwelling #127, family #125.
  13. Photo courtesy of Ed Albert ().

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