Richard Yates
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Richard Yates (1815 - 1873)

Richard Yates
Born in Warsaw, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and [half]
Husband of — married 11 Jul 1839 in Morgan, Illinois, United Statesmap
Died in St. Louis, Missouri, United Statesmap
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Richard Yates is Notable.
Preceded by
12th Governor
John Wood

Preceded by
William Alexander Richardson
Richard Yates
13th Governor
of Illinois
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US Senator (Class 2)
from Illinois
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Succeeded by
14th Governor
Richard J. Oglesby

Succeeded by
John A. Logan


Richard married Catherine Geers on July 11, 1839 in Morgan County, Illinois.[1]

1850 - living in Jacksonville, Morgan County with Catherine and their three children. Richard was 35, and was a lawyer.[2]


  1. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2017), Richard Yates and Gatherine Geers, 11 Jul 1839; citing , Morgan, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,317,641.
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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.).

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