Richard married Catherine Geers on July 11, 1839 in Morgan County, Illinois.
1850 - living in Jacksonville, Morgan County with Catherine and their three children. Richard was 35, and was a lawyer.
↑ "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q292-G851 : 8 November 2017), Richard Yates and Gatherine Geers, 11 Jul 1839; citing , Morgan, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,317,641.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85D-M73 : 12 April 2016), R Yates, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States; citing family 1, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).