William A & Nellie Mae Ralston’s Death Certificates

Nellie Mae Ralston died 16 JAN 1949 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was the daughter of Charles Lester Eastman and Charity Welch.

William Alfred Ralston died 9 DEC 1953 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was the son of Millen Ralston and Eliza Sinkey. Millen and Eliza had gone to Jackson County, Iowa from Butler County, Pennsylvania in 1850. Ralston male DNA has shown Cherokee Indian markers and Sinkey male DNA has shown Shawnee Indian markers. I do believe that Millen’s mother was mixed-blood Cherokee from her father. Someday, if we find out who Millen’s maternal grandparents were and find a direct male descendant from that line, we may know for sure.

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