Samuel KIBLER, a resident of Chatata, was born in Washington County, Tenn., November 26, 1843, and is the son of Montgomery and Barbara (GARBER) KIBLER. M. KIBLER, the father, was of German descent, was born in Washington County, Tenn., in 1815, and is still living in Bradley County, Tenn. He moved to McMinn County, in 1856 and to Bradley in 1860. He has been a farmer all his life, but for the last fifteen years has been in the mercantile business at Chatata. He has been postmaster at Chatata since 1867, and is a member of the Christian Church. He is a Master Mason; was formerly a Whig. Barbara, the mother was of German descent, born near Abingdon, Va., in 1816, and died in Bradley County May 2, 1886. She was a member of the Christian Church. Our subject was the third of six children. He worked on his father's farm until the war, then enlisted in the Union service, in the cavalry, for three years, and was in very active service in Gen. SPAULDING's command. After the close of the war he went to school for three years, part of the time to Calhoun Academy and Madisonville Academy for the rest of the three years. After his return in 1869 he bagan in the mercantile business with his father, but for the last three years has been connected with his brother, Jacob. They now carry a stock of goods worth $3,000. He is a Republican, is a member of the Christian Church, is a Council Mason and has served the Blue Lodge for six years as Master, and has held other important positions. February 13, 1873, he married Miss Alice JULIAN, who was born in Bradley County, Tenn., December 1, 1852. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is the daughter of R. P. and Rosana (BOND) JULIAN. This union has resulted in the birth of two children: Raymond and Maude.
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