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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT.
Margaret Yates was born about 1780 in Baltimore. According to the book Revolutionary Patriots of Baltimoretown 1775-1783 by Henry C. Peden Jr., her father was Thomas Yates and her mother, Mary Myers.
The book also states that Margaret married Jacob Walsh. The Baltimore
Federal Gazette reported on Saturday, June 26, 1802
that "Jacob Walsh Jr. married at Springfield
on Thursday evening by Rev. Mr. Bend. Jacob Walsh
Jr., merchant to Margaret Yates daughter of
Thomas Yates, Esq. All of this city."
Jacob and Margaret Walsh had at least 4 children
who were christened at St. Paul's Episcopal church:
re Maryland Birth & Christenings Index, 1662-1911
1. Mary Walsh, born March 22, 1803, christened June 26, 1803 she probably died before 1816. see #4
2. Elizabeth Ann re 1850 census, Baltimore page 196b she was born in 1807, christened Jan 2, 1810, a note on Ancestry.com stated that she wed Archibald Stirling. He served as President of the Baltimore Savings Bank
3. Thomas Yates - a biography held in the Baltimore Historical Society states he was born 1809 - died 1865. He was also christened on Jan 2, 1810. Find A Grave adds death date as Jan 20, 1865. T. Yates Walsh was a Baltimore lawyer and served as US. Representative from 1851-1853.
5. William Henry Myers Walsh, born Feb. 18, 1820, christened March 18, 1820. Williams's first son was named Thomas Yates. and the biography of T. Yeates Walsh, attorney at law names Wm. H. Walsh as a younger brother and His father was named Jacob Walsh "one time opulent merchant. but suffered business reverses.
4 Another daughter was found via her obituary in the Baltimore Sun, dated Oct. 19, 1888. Mary Atkinson Yates Penniman, widow of Augustus Penniman, died,,,,,It went on to state she was daughter of Jacob Walsh, sister to T. Yates Walsh and Mrs. Stirling. So she belongs to our family. She was born in 1816. So the questions are, did the first daughter Mary die, and this was the 2nd and where does the name Atkinson come from?
The Baltimore city Directory 1816 on page 163 lists Jacob Walsh Jr. at 71 Smith's Wharf, dwelling 40 Albemarle St. Smith's Wharf is very likely the Wharf where the aquarium now resides.
It is not known when Margaret died. She was
listed on an 1821 deed. One Ancestry tree lists her
death year as 1824, but gives no source. Find
A Grave states that her husband is buried in Old
Saint Paul's cemetery. She probably is also.
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