I don't think I have any relationship to the Lemhi Idaho Yearian folks, but I do have a connection to Yearians which I have unable to figure out.
My McCluers lived in Richland County, Ohio.The first encounter with a Yearian was when my fifth great grand uncle James McCluer sold land to Robert Bell.A Thomas Yearian had come from Belmont County to assist in the transaction.I think, but not sure, he was the son of a George Yearian and Elizabeth Bell (daughter to the above Bell.)
My 5th g-grandfather Samuel McCluer was the older brother to the above James and also lived in Richland County, Ohio.He had a son, Thomas, who named a child George Yearian McCluer, b. November 01, 1823, Richland County, Ohio and d. March 28, 1863 at German Town Tennessee as the result of malarial fever he caught in the Civil War.George Yearian McCluer lived in Perry County, Illinois before he volunteered to the local military unit.He lived close by to some of the Yearians (those Yearians from Richland County) that would later move on to Lemhi, Idaho.
George Yearian McCluer's older brother, John A. McCluer, named a son George Yearian McCluer.This George Yearian McCluer, son of John A., was born July 22, 1848 in Jackson County, Illinois (the adjacent county to Perry.)
Okay, now comes the strange part.One would think that those bearing the middle name of Yearian would be the McCluers headed to Idaho.This is not the case.Descendants of James McCluer, my 5th great grand uncle went to Idaho.Harriet Easter Larue married James Washington McCluer, a grandson of the above James McCluer.Harriet E. McCluer died in Fayette County, Idaho in 1923.
For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the Yearian name exists in my line (Samuel McCluer) and not the line of James McCluer.Then, to make it stranger, the Yearians kept in close contact with my line in Perry County, Illinois, however, none of my line went to Idaho.
I do not know how the Yearian name got in my line, there doesn't seem to be any record of marriages to indicate a relationship.
I do not know the surname of my 5th great grandfather's first wife, Sarah (1766-1817) and have often wondered if she could have been a Yearian.I don't know where my 5th great grandfather was born and raised, but he raised a family in Rockbridge County, Virginia from about 1789 to 1808, then moved to Circleville, Ohio (Pickaway County) and on to Richland County, Ohio in 1809.
Not sure what I can offer in the way of Yearian information that you might already know, but would be curious if you had any idea on the McCluer/Yearian relationship.