Thank you so much for your message! I am absolutely excited and would like to talk more...have been dealing with a family crisis or would have replied sooner.
Here is what I have about Maria FORD: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V227-SZC
"Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
Name: Lizzy Ann Horan
Event Type: Christening
Event Date: 14 Dec 1856
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION-CATHOLIC, WAUKEGAN, LAKE, ILLINOIS
Father's Name: Patrick Horan
Mother's Name: Maria Ford
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C72631-1
I know that Lake Co IL is the north side of Chicago, and was later incorporated into Cook Co.
I have FOY-MANLEY/MUNNELLY family who emigrated to the town of Shields/Deerfield IL (listed both ways) by 1850, who are from Co Mayo. Their dau Bridget Marie FOY m James Muredach FORD, and they are my g'grandparents. They lived in Lakeview which today is called Evanston...
I will send this information and more to the address you gave,