Seek information about two sons of Hugh Yourd (1835 Allegheny County, PA – 1912 Boone County, AR), son of Archibald and Mary (Woods) Yourd; Civil War Co. C 61st Reg. Illinois Infantry 1861-1865 under the name Yuard/Yourd. Robert Wilson Yourd (1884-1964), grand-nephew of Hugh Yourd and a United Presbyterian minister, reported meeting one of Hugh Yourd’s sons in Topeka, Kansas, and that one used the Yourd spelling and one had “taken the old spelling” – names unknown – Euwer or Uerr? Robert W. Yourd’s mother, Mrs. Samuel Yourd nee Cannie Anderson Wilson (1861-1918), also reported meeting one of the sons of Hugh Yourd in Topeka, Kansas. Hugh Yourd is known to have been in Green, Jersey, Perry and Sangamon counties, Illinois.