Samuel JULIAN, a well known citizen and planter of the Second District, was born August 28, 1819, in Blount County. He is the fifth of eight children born to Rev. Isham and Elizabeth (PATTERSON) JULIAN, who were of Irish French descent, and natives of Rutherford County, N.C. The father was born January 28, 1785, and married to our subject's mother in 1811 in his native State. He immigrated to Blount County, Tenn., and remained until 1833, when he went to McMinn County, then to Bradley County, in 1848, where he died November 7, 1885, in his ninety-first year. He was an influential and useful minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Julian Chapel, near Chatata was named in honor of him. He was licensed to preach in 1842, ordained deacon in 1846, and elder in 1850. He and his son, George, were licensed and ordained at the same time. Mr. JULIAN was three times married, his son above named performing the ceremony twice. Subject's mother was born in 1792, and died in Bradley County, about 1859. Samuel JULIAN received a good education in Blount and McMinn Counties. He has always been engaged in farming, and with great success. He owns 350 acres of fine land in Bradley County, on Big Chatata Creek. He is a stanch Republican. October 8, 1839, he married Miss Mary B., daughter of James and Mary SMITH, deceased. Mrs. JULIAN was born in South Carolina June 21, 1819. They have no childrne but have raised several orphans. They now have Lula M. (daughter of Samuel D. J. JULIAN, deceased), subject's neice. She was born February 21, 1871. Mr. and Mrs. JULIAN are active and consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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