It is with pleasure that we incorporate in the volume of Nez Perces County history a resume of the career of the gentleman whose name is at the head of this article, and who is one of the substantial and capable farmers of this section. He was born in Greene County, Missouri, on October 14, 1869, being the son of Isaac M. and Sarah J. (McSpadden) Julian. The father was born in Missouri, on October 25, 1840, was a soldier in the Civil war and fought the Indians with Ft. Leavenworth as headquarters. He was assessor in Garfield County, Washington, for two years.

When our subject was twelve, he came with his parents from Missouri to Pomeroy, Washington, where the father took land and farmed. He also raised stock. Here our subject grew to manhood and when eighteen, went to Dayton, Washington, and there farmed for himself until 1896, when he came to the reservation and homesteaded eighty acres, near where he now lives. Later, Mr. Julian sold this property and bought his present home place about two miles northeast from Morrow. Mr. Julian has a good orchard, house, barn and other improvements on his quarter section and is making a fine place of the estate.

On March 29, 1891, at Dayton, Washington, Mr. Julian married Miss Blanche, daughter of Anthony and Rosetta (Robbins) Rockhill. The father was born in Ohio. He crossed the plains in 1864 with ox teams and stopped two years in Willamette valley, whence he came to Dayton, where he now lives, aged eighty-two. Mrs. Julian was born in Dayton, Washington, May 3, 1873, and has brothers and sisters as follows: Louise, Phoebe, Ellen. John, Rosetta, deceased, Anthony, deceased, Effie, Luella. Mr. Julian has three sisters and three brothers: Mary, Jennie, Fred, Lottie, Roxie, Nellie. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Julian, Floyd and Hazel.

Mr. Julian is independent in politics and reserves for his own decision the questions and qualities of the men to vote for. He is a warm advocate of good schools and general progression.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903