Jacob Yarian, Sr., farmer, P. O. Randolph, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, December 24, 1812, son of Conrad and Eva Yarian, natives of Pennsylvania, of Westmoreland and Lancaster Counties, respectively, and who settled in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1803, remaining there until their death. Our subject was married April 2, 1835, to Elizabeth Switzer, born in Columbiana County, Ohio, September 24, 1815, daughter of Jacob and Mary C. Switzer, natives of Pennsylvania, who located in Columbiana County, where they died. Mr. and Mrs. Yarian are parents of eleven children, nine of whom are now living, all married and doing for themselves: Susanna (wife of William Walker), Jonathan, Eli, Benjamin, David, Jacob, Mary C, Eva and Rebecca. The deceased are Rebecca (twin sister of Rebecca living) and Daniel (an infant). Mr. Yarian, who has engaged in farming all his life, now owns ninety-seven acres whereon he and his family reside, besides forty-five acres elsewhere. He and his wife are members of the Disciples Church. He has been a member of the Board of Education.


History of Portage County, Ohio, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885