I,too,am interested in the Aylward's. Julia Aylward Breen was my g-grandmother. She was born in 1850 in Bloomfield,Walworth,WI.In the 1850 Bloomfield,Walworth,WI Census there is listed an Edward Elward listed with 7 children.I believe this is Julia's father.In that census Julia is listed as Johanna (a common Irish name for Julia) an infant.That year's mortality list names a female Elward, whom I believe was Julia's Mother.
As Julia's obit states she was one of eight children. Patrick Aylward, also listed in the 1850 census of Bloomfield,Walwoth,WI, may be that missing brother.I believe Richard Aylward who married Mary Cleary is also Julia's brother. The Aylward Brothers had a business in Solon Mills,Il One or some of them lived in McHenry the city for a time.That is all I know at this time.
P.S. This is also the Richard Aylward, who served five years in the CIvil War. I have copies of his pension records joan