Donald, Thank you, I wasn't aware the Yarians were in Michigan. Thanks for letting me know there is a cemetary there in their name. I doubt they are connected to my family. My decendants came from PA, then to IL. I'm learning that the Yearians were a large clan that spread out very rapidly. I thought the name Yearian was very rare and unusual but after being involved in the research of my family I found it to be wide spread. The name had been altered making it appear there is not as many Yearians. It originated from the name "Jurian" from Armenia, a region and former kingdom of W. Asia, south of the Caucasus Mts.: now divided between Turkey, Iran, and present-day Armenia.