Maria Yates1768 - Abt 1825 (56 years)
Name Maria Yates Born 19 Oct 1768 New York Gender Female Died Abt 1825 New York Person ID I12109 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 14 Nov 2013
Father Chief Justice Robert Yates, b. 17 Mar 1738, Albany, New York , d. 9 Sep 1801, Albany, New York (Age 63 years) Mother Jane Van Ness, b. 1739, New York , d. Jun 1818, Albany, New York (Age 79 years) Married 5 Mar 1765 New York Family ID F5135 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Major James Fairlie, b. Abt 1758, New York , d. Oct 1830, New York (Age 72 years) Married Aug 1786 Albany, New York Last Modified 3 Oct 2022 Family ID F5136 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Maria Yates Fairlie by Stefan Bielinski Maria Yates was was born in October 1768. She was the daughter of Albany leader Robert Yates and his wife, Jannetje Van Ness Yates. She grew up in the homes of a rising attorney and local surveyor located up the hill in Albany. "Mary" was not yet eighteen in August 1786 when she married newcomer James Fairlie at the Albany Presbyterian church. A number of children were christened at St. Peter's Episcopal church where Maria was confirmed in September 1791. These Fairlies made their home on State Street where James made his way as a governmental placeman - no doubt aided by the fact that he was a Revolutionary War officer and the son-in-law of jurist Robert Yates. In 1790, their substantial home included five family members. However, even before Robert Yates's death in 1801, Fairlie had re-located his family to New York where he served as a judicial clerk and alderman. James Fairlie died in New York in 1830. Her daughter, Mary, occasioned notice in New York social circles. Perhaps, her portrait was painted in 1807. In 1824, the Fairlies sold a parcel of land in New York City. Maria Yates Fairlie died sometime thereafter. We seek information on her later life and passing. biography in-progress notes the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Yates Fairlie is CAP biography number 4428. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.