|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1834|
|Death: ||May 27, 1876|
Joseph was the 10th of 10 children of George Yearian and his 1st wife, Elizabeth Bell.
He married in DuQuoin, Illinois, November 20, 1862, to Christena Catherine Winters (later the wife of Edwin Hawley).
Joseph came with his family about 1838 from Richland County, Ohio, to Perry County, Illinois. He became Postmaster in DuQuoin and had a music and stationery store there. About 1869 he followed 2 brothers, George and Jacob, to Montana Territory and bought from them a one third interest in their placer mining operation on Jeff Davis Creek in Beaverhead County. As the gold ran out, the brothers took up ranching near Junction, Idaho. Joseph died of spinal meningitis and was buried on a hill behind his cabin. This site became the Yearian Cemetery.
Obituary from a Duquoin, Illinois, newspaper:
YEARIAN - At Junction, Lemhi county, Idaho, on Saturday night, May 27th, 1876, of cerebro spinal meningitis, Mr. Joseph B. Yearian, aged 41 years, 9 months and 20 days.
The many friends and relatives of the deceased in this county will be sadly surprised to learn of the death of subject of these remarks, Mr. Joseph B. Yearian.
The deceased was reared in the county and had spent the greater part of his life within its boundaries, leaving it but a few short years ago for a home in the mountains of Montana, and his life here was such as to command the respect, admiration and esteem of all who knew him. He was a man of remarkably good temper, cool, clearheaded, thoughtful and of a kind generous disposition. By his
respect for all, regardless of position in life, and his familiarity with with his business associates and neighbors, he made friends of all with whom he met. In 1861 he married Miss Christena Winters, a lady highly esteemed by our citizens. For a number of years, Mr. Yearian was Postmaster in this city, and although several attempts were made by ambitious parties to have him removed by the authorities in Washington it was never done, partly because of his high standing at home and his popularity with the Postoffice department at the Nations capital. In the year 1871 he emigrated to Montana and became a partner with his brothers, George and Jacob in the work of gold mining, and in which business he was successfully engaged at the time when his Master called him home to that land beyond the skies where the weary are at rest and where his labors are at an end. The sorrowing family and relatives of the deceased have the sympathies of a large circle of friends in Perry County.
NOTE: Joseph and Christena were married in 1862, not 1861. His emigration to Montana was in 1869, not 1871.
George Yearian (1785 - 1867)
Elizabeth Bell Yearian (1792 - 1847)
Christena Catherine Winters Hawley (1841 - 1942)
Arthur Winters Yearian (1868 - 1870)*
Laura Anna Yearian (1871 - 1891)*
Hattie Evelina Yearian Ives (1872 - 1964)*
Lilly Josephine Yearian Hyer (1874 - 1946)*
Frederick Yearian (1812 - 1867)*
Robert Yearian (1814 - 1886)*
John Yearian (1816 - 1907)*
Mary Yearian Marlow (1819 - 1857)*
Thomas M. Yearian (1821 - 1891)*
George W. Yearian (1824 - 1890)*
Sarah Yearian Tucker (1827 - 1912)*
Jacob Yearian (1829 - 1902)*
Nancy Yearian Lipe (1832 - 1916)*
Joseph Bell Yearian (1834 - 1876)
Henry Wells Yearian (1852 - 1924)**
Theodocia Yearian Hodges (1855 - 1933)**
Lillian Sophronia Yearian Chenault (1857 - 1919)**
Plot: Row 3 Grave 9
Created by: Carl Bennett
Record added: Dec 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17094532