Born: 1800 North Carolina
Died: 1856-11-XX Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: 1836-1856 Menard County, Illinois
Alternate name: Yardly
Yardley lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, as early as 1836. In 1850, he and his wife Mary lived in Menard County, where Benjamin was a farmer and owned $500 worth of real estate.
Petition of Thomas J. Nance and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 311; Gravestone, Baker Prairie Cemetery #1, Petersburg, IL; Affidavit of Mary Hunsley, Illinois, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, 16 October 1871, Menard County (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2015).