Robert P. JULIAN, a well known resident and planter of the First District, was born November 1, 1821, in Blount County, East Tennessee. He is the sixth of seven children born to Rev. Isham and Elizabeth (PATTERSON) JULIAN. They were of French-Irish descent and natives of Rutherford County, N.C. (For lives of parents see sketch of Samuel JULIAN). Robert P. received a good education in McMinn County. His chief occupation has been farming, and he has made live stock raising a specialty. He began comparatively poor, but by economy and industry has secured a fair share of this world's goods. He owns 430 acres of land in the county, some improved property in Cleveland, and a half interest in a large water flouring mill on Chatata Creek. He had the misfortune to lose his right hand by a circular saw in his mill, in 1882. December 24, 1839 he married Miss R. BOND, who was born in McMinn County, April 23, 1823. To their union twelve children were born of whom four sons and six daughters are living. Mr. and Mrs. JULIAN are esteemed members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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