Mrs. Mary Yard born 1782 in New York, died unknown, but possibly before 1860, was said to be buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, (no cemetery record for Mary, but her son Archibald P. Yard and his family are buried there);
Mrs. Mary Yard was believed to have possibly been married first to Archibald Pierson Yard born about 1780 in New York, and he probably died before 1841 in probably Waukegan, of Lake County, of Illinois (or in New York or on the way there).
Mrs. Mary Yard of Little Fort (Waukegan), Lake County, Illinois, was married possibly second on May 18, 1841 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois to Paul Kingston who was born February 01, 1783 in almost certainly Bantry, of County Cork of Ireland(some say London, England). He died January 07, 1864 in Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin at age 80 years, 11 months, and 6 days and is buried in the Bay View Cemetery, Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin with his son Senator John Tabor Kingston and daughter-in-law Hannah Dawes Kingston and some of their children.
1830 Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York Census: Archibald Yard, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40, 5 total.
This does not fit as Archibald would have been age 50; Mary would have been age 45; Archibald, Jr. would have been age 8; Helen Mary would have been age 6; Charlotte Elizabeth would have been age 10 – 13. (The children fit – perhaps the adults were put in the wrong boxes?).
Mary and Archibald Yard had 3 children:
1. Charlotte Elizabeth Yard born 1820 (some say 1817 or1819), in probably Watertown, Jefferson County, of New York (some sayBrownsville, (Jefferson County?), New York) and died January 9, 1909 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois – buried “Town of Maine,” Park Ridge Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (no listings for Ballard, Kingston,Mitchell, Tallmadge, Waterman,or Yard).
Charlotte married first Samuel Weir Tallmadge born June 4, 1814 Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts and died August 19, 1845 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois –
Charlotte and Samuel married September 4, 1839 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Charlotte and Samuel had 3 children born between 1840 and 1843 in Illinois, (Samuel Hobart Tallmadge born June 8, 1840 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, married Jessie Mary Johnson; Cornelia Frances ‘Fannie’ Tallmadge born September 1843 married Henry Christian Ballard born April 8, 1830 in Smyrna, Chenango County, New York; Charles H. Tallmadge born September 1843 married Annie Doyle).
Charlotte married second John Berry Mitchell born about 1808 in Maine and died March 17, 1878 in probably Chicago, Cook County, Illinois –
Charlotte and John married January 21, 1848 in Cook County, Illinois.
Charlotte and John had 1 child born 1856 in Illinois. (Charlotte Josephine Mitchell born March 1856 (some say in Minnesota? – but it doesn’t appear that her family ever left Chicago); Charlotte Josephine married Mr. Waterman born in Illinois).
OBITS, Jan. 15, 1909: Mitchell - Charlotte Elizabeth Yard Tallmadge, widow of the late Samuel Weir Tallmadge, entered into rest Monday morning January 9, 1909, aged 89 years and 10 months. Born Brownsville, (Jefferson County?), N.Y.Resident of Chicago 74 years. Funeral from 975 Foster Av. at 10:30 a. m., Friday. Interment at Park Ridge.
2. Helen Mary Yard (some say Hellen) born October 25, 1824 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York and died January 28, 1901 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois - buried Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois (no cemetery record for Helen, but her brother Archibald P. Yard and his family are buried there);
Helen married George Washington Wells born July 15, 1811 in Johnstown, Fulton County, New York and died May 31, 1892 in Johnstown, Fulton County, New York – buried Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.
Helen and George married November 3, 1842 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Helen and George had 15 children born between 1842 - 1849 in Johnstown, Fulton County, New York and 1852- 1872 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois (one child apparently born 1863 in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois).
Helen and George’s Children:
1. Eleazer Merrill Wells, 24 Jun 1842 in Johnstown, Fulton, New York
2. Amy Louise Wells, 9 May 1845 in Johnstown, Fulton, New York (some say Amy Lydia – see below)
3. Lydia Wells, 9 MAY 1845 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY (not always mentioned).
4. Archibald Pearson Wells, 30 Jul 1847 in Johnstown, Fulton, New York
5. John E. Wells, 14 Sep 1849 in Johnstown, Fulton, New York
6. George Washington Wells, 14 Jan 1852 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
7. Harriet Melinda Wells, 14 Jan 1853 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
8. Rodney H Wells, 7 Jun 1856 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
9. McIntyre Frazier Wells, (or Frazier McIntyre Wells), 7 Dec 1858 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
10. Marcellus Gilbert ‘Bert’ Wells, 4 Jan 1861 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
11. Edward Akin Wells, 17 Nov 1863 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
12. Gertrude Isadore Wells, 26 Jun 1865 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
13. David Akin Wells, 7 May 1869 in North Chicago, Lake, Illinois
14. Nathan Perkins Wells, 20 Aug 1872 in North Chicago, Illinois
George & Helen were married in 1842, and shortly after the marriage moved back to Johnstown, New York. Then in 1855 they came back to Lake County and purchased 80 acres @$50.00 an acre near what is now the NE corner of Rts 43 & 137. For years this was called Wells Corners west of North Chicago, Illinois. George farmed this land until 1887 at which time he went back to Johnstown, New York to the home of his father. He died there on May 31, 1892. His wife and family stayed in Waukegan, Illinois.
George Well’s parents: Eleazer Merrill Wells, son of John (2) and Lois (Foote) Wells, was baptized in West Hartford, Connecticut, 1782, by Rev. Dr. Nathan Perkins, pastor of the church to which his parents belonged, and who baptized all his brothers and sisters except Nathaniel P., his namesake. He died November 26, 1860, at Johnstown, New York. He was an infant of two years when his parents removed to Johnstown, where he was educated and ever afterward lived. He engaged in milling and farming, owning a great deal of real estate in the county, including the historic farm and residence of Sir William Johnson, known for a century and a half as “Johnson Hall.” He resided at the “Hall,” where he was married and where his children were born. He was a prominent, influential man. He married, June 15, 1809, Amy Akin, born May 6, 1788, died December 24, 1858. They had 13 children
3. Archibald P. Yard born March 25, 1822 in probably Watertown, Jefferson County, of New York and died March 21, 1900;
Archibald married Susan P. McClellan born July 12, 1829 in New York and died October 8, 1900 –
both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois with son Hobart P. Yard -
Archibald P. Yard and Susan P. McLelan married April 6, 1862 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois.
1843, From August To December, Directory Of The City Of Chicago: Yard, Archibald Pierson, tailor.
1844 Chicago, Illinois City Directory ... Yard, Archibald tailor at Chas. Taylor's, residence Samuel H. Gilbert’s (resides Waukegan, Ill.)
1845, Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner, January 6, 1846, page 3; List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Little Fort, quarter ending Dec. 31, 1845: Yard, A P.
1850 Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois Census: A. P. Yard, male, age 26, born about 1824 in New York.
1855-6, The northern counties gazetteer and directory: a complete and ... By Edward Hepple Hall: Waukegan Gazette, 40 Genesee…Yard A. P. clothing, 26 Washington.
1858 and 1859, Illinois state gazetteer and business directory, By George W. Hawes:
Waukegan House, T. H. Hosmer, proprietor; Waukegan Mills, Roberts, Berry & Co., proprietors; West H., watchmaker; Wilber J., provisions; Yard A.P., clothing store.
1864-5 Illinois state gazetteer and business directory, for the years - J. C. W. Bailey:
Yard Archibald P., merchant tailor.
1863-1865, U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records: Archiebald Yard, Lake County, Illinois.
1870 Archibald P. Yard, age 49, born about 1821; Susan Yard, age 31, born 1839; Hobert Yard, age 5, born 1865.
1880 Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois Census: Archibold P. Yard, age 59, born about 1821 in New York, parents born in New York, merchant tailor, Susan P. Yard, wife, age 52, born 1828 in Massachusetts, parents born in Nova Scotia; Hobert P. Yard, age 15, born 1865 in Illinois.
May 31, 1884 - The Journal, Minonk (Woodford County, Illinois) - Mrs. A. P. Yard and her son, Hobart P., of Waukegan, Ill., are visiting their relatives, Wm. II and C. O. McClellan of this city.
1900 Lake County, Illinois Census: Susan Gard (Susan Yard), age 70; Hobert P. Gard (Hobert P. Yard), age 32 born 1868.
Archibald and Susan Yard’s son:
Hobart P. Yard who lived from 1864-1953 (buried Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, IL) who was a journalist from Waukegan. Hobart kept 34 Diary-Journals kept 1875-1935. Yard was born in Waukegan in 1864 and spent his career as a stringer (independent reporter) for many Waukegan and Lake County papers. His diaries, spanning the years 1875 to 1943, were recently donated to the Waukegan Historical Society. Of particular interest are the diaries covering the 1890s, for which no newspapers survive.
Would like to prove that this is indeed a family that married into the the Kingston line. Would like to know Mary's name, place of birth for Archibald and Mary Yard, etc. Any further help is appreciated,