(25) Information found on the Internet, extracted from a lengthy document written by
Jean Frazier Freshour, concerning the lineage descending from Rene Julian (1669 –
1744). With the help of the previous hand drawn charts I was able to ascertain that
our family is descended from Bohan Julian (1777 – 1861) through his son
Isaac Julian (1804 – 1872).
Jim Wilkinson . . . IMPORTANT NOTE:
THE INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS WAS TAKEN OFF OF THE INTERNET IN 2006. LIKE MANY
THINGS THE LISTS ARE NOT COMPLETE. AFTER TEARING MY HAIR OUT FOR WEEKS I REALIZED
THAT THE LIST OF CHILDREN FOR ISAAC JULIAN (1804 – 1872) IS AN EXACT MATCH WITH THE
LIST HANDED DOWN IN MY FAMILY WITH THE ONE EXCEPTION OF THE OMISSION OF MY
ANCESTOR, HULDAH JULIAN (1828 – 1906). SHE WAS THE OLDEST CHILD OF ISAAC AND
ELIZABETH. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY SHE WAS DROPPED OFF THIS LISTING. THE INFORMATION
ON THE INTERNET IS BASED ON A BOOK WRITTEN BY A DAUGHTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
JULIAN AROUND 1900.
THE OMISSION WAS COMPOUNDED BY MY GRANDMOTHER, BEA WILKINSON. SHE WAS TRYING
TO ESTABLISH A DIRECT LINE OF DESCENT TO GEORGE WASHINGTON JULIAN, A WELL KNOWN
19TH CENTURY INDIANA AND NATIONAL POLITICIAN. GW'S FATHER WAS ALSO NAMED ISAAC,
WAS FROM THE SAME GENERAL LINE OF DESCENT AND FROM INDIANA. A DIRECT CONNECTION
WOULD HAVE CONNECTED OUR DIRECT LINE WITH THAT WHICH INCLUDES EDWARD RUTLEDGE,
A SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, ROGER WILLIAMS, THE FOUNDER OF
RHODE ISLAND COLONY AND HERBERT HOOVER, 20TH CENTURY PRESIDENT. . . . ALAS, THE
CONNECTION CANNOT BE MADE. OUR ANCESTOR WAS BOHAN JULIAN (1777 – 1861) WHO HAD A
SON NAMED ISAAC. GW JULIAN WAS DESCENDED FROM BOHAN'S BROTHER ISAAC (1781 – 1823)
WHO ALSO HAD A SON NAMED ISAAC WHO HAD A SON NAMED GEORGE WASHINGTON JULIAN.
SO GOES THE ISSUE. IT IS POSSIBLE AND CORRECT, HOWEVER, TO SAY THAT WE SHARE
COMMON ANCESTORS WITH EDWARD RUTLEDGE, ROGER WILLIAMS AND HERBERT HOOVER.
Descendants of Rene Julien/Julian
- Extracted from general Afnentafel of full family list to include those descendants
who are directly related to our line.
By Jean Frazier Freshour
Includes eight generations through those born before 1930. Corrections and
additions are appreciated. For information on later Julians, including living persons,
please contact Jean Freshour at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-940-9672
Generation No. 1
1. Rene1 Julien1 was born 04 Jul 1669 in Vitre , Brittany, France, and died Aft. 1744
in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. He married Mary or Margaret Bullock2 Abt.
1695 in Bermuda ?, daughter of Captain Bullock and Mary. She was born Bet. 1680 -
1682 in Warwick Section, Island of Bermuda3,3, and died Abt. 1750 in Winchester,
Frederick County, Virginia.
Notes for Rene Julien:
Julien/Julian/Julin and other spellings:
Rene Julien, born in France in 1669, in Ireland in 1690, and came to America about
1700. Family tradition has him stopping at the island of Bermuda where he married
Mary Bullock. He went first to the shores of the Carolinas, and loosing two sons there,
he moved to the more healthy region on the Eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay.
(There was a colony of French families on the Santee River in South Carolina who
began to migrate about 1712, due to the unhealthy climate. This family may well have
been among them.) Rene Julien and his family were living in Cecil County, Maryland,
The earliest record of Rene in Bohemia Manor is in 1720 as shown by land leases.
The rest of the period from 1712 until 1720 is blank so far as he is concerned, except
for the record of the birth of his son Isaac in 1716, which appears in the Register of
St. Ann's Parish at Annapolis which is now in the hall of Records there.
Rene and Mary had seven sons and three daughters who grew up in Bohemia Manor.
Whether or not they were born there is uncertain. It is known that the two daughters
were married there, and it is probable that some of the other children were also. By
1737, when Rene assigned his lease in Bohemia Manor to Henry McCoy he was 68
years old. It is assumed that this was the date of his going to Winchester, Fredrick
County, Virginia. Rene was still living in 1744, the last documentary date of him known
to exist. It is thought that he and his wife are buried in old Opequon Cemetery near
Winchester (land for this cemetery was given by William Hoge, into whose family son
Shortly after Braddock's defeat in 1755, during the French and Indian War, the five
sons who went with Rene to Winchester from Bohemia Manor, fled with their families
due to terror of the Indians to Orange County, North Carolina ( which later became
Randolph and Gulliford County), where they took land grants. Two sons did not
accompany Rene to Winchester, remaining in Maryland, Stephen (who is named in
the lease from Ephraim Augustus Herman to Rene in 1720) and Jacob. They moved
to Prince County, Maryland, where the first record of them appears in 1743.
Rene Julien in America became a slave holder and a Presbyterian, and hated
the Quakers for their testimony against war and slavery. He was large and tall
and said to have red hair and to have been a perverse man with fiery
disposition. Among present generations of his descendants, many branches
have red-haired members. Mary Bullock Julien was said to have been a great
lady. She was of Spanish decent. Search of Bermuda records fails to reveal her
marriage to Rene but evidence seems to point to her having been a daughter of
Captain Stephen Bullock who came from a Quaker family. If this is correct, the
attitude of Rene and Mary must have sometimes conflicted. Some of their
descendants in North Carolina became Quakers.
Descendants of Rene and Mary include many statesmen, teachers, ministers, lawyers
Additional information from Julian researchers:
"As for the Rene and Pierre story, it is (I think) one of those things where someone
has taken information that was interesting and connected it to their family without
checking the facts and information. If you look at the information on Pierre that
comes from original sources and compare it with information taken from some
websites, genforums, and alot of the places where people send in their lines, you will
find that names have been changed. In some places they have removed Pierre's
name from his father's will and put in Rene. They have also added Rene as an
additional child in other cases. So over the last 50 years or so a lot of their
information is interwoven. Both are said to have been born around 1660. Both are
said to have fought with William of Orange. Pierre can be found on the Hugueont lists,
but Rene hasn't been (so far). We've been researching back and collecting family
histories, etc. before 1900. George Washington Julian's, the congressman, daughter,
Grace Giddening Clark wrote a history around the first part of the 1900's. She doesn't
refer to Rene as a de St. Julien. Rebecca Downing White's history (1940s?), I believe,
mentions Pierre de St. Julian, but also states that she doesn't believe that there was
connection. It seems to be sometime after this that the problem begins and
snowballed." - Beverly Julian
"I can give you a brief of what is known. Rene Julien first landed on the coast of SC in
about 1712. There are two land indenture records, 1712 & 1714. He apparently did
not stay long, moving to the E. shore of Chesapeake Bay. there are land lease
records in Cecil Co MD. After a few years, he moved the family to the Northern Neck
region of VA, where he died ca 1745. He had seven sons who achieved some sort of
record- I am in the process of doing a genealogy of the sons, grandsons, and
great-grandsons (with as much of his female descendants as is possible- not much, of
Now- the undocumented family tradition is ( and we do know now where this tradition
came from): Rene was a French Huguenot who fought with William f Orange at the
Battle of the Boyne in 1680, apparently a professional soldier. He was rewarded with
land in the Colonies. He stopped off in Bermuda and married a Mary Bullock. This
marriage cannot be verified, but there was a Bullock family there at the time. There is
more with regard to his appearance, but anyway....
The Julian family branch who first set down this tradition, also created the link to the
St. Juliens. The document which did all this is in the MD State Archives. Isaac, the 1st,
was one of Rene's sons, and my gggggrandfather. I can give you some references if
you would like- but with caution." Cheers- Paul Julian
Notes for Mary or Margaret Bullock:
Re: Wife of Rene Julian
Posted by: Fredric Z. Saunders Date: November 05, 2001 at 17:03:23
In Reply to: Re: Wife of Rene Julian by Bev Julian of 1019
On 19 March 1695/6 administration was granted to Mary BULLOCK on the estate of
her deceased husband, Stephen BULLOCK, Mariner. (Bermuda Book of Wills 2, part
1: 155, FHL microfilm 1,667,774)
One source has Margaret born 1682 in Bradfordshire, England
Children of Rene Julien and Mary Bullock are:
2 i. Infant2 Julian(1)4, born Abt. 1696 in Berkley Co., SC; died Abt. 1698 in Berkley
3 ii. Infant Julian(2)4, born Abt. 1698 in Berkley Co., SC; died Abt. 1698 in Berkley
+ 4 iii. Stephen Julian, born Bet. 1700 - 1701 in Cecil County, Maryland; died Abt.
1773 in Frederick Co., Maryland.
+ 5 iv. Peter Julian, born Abt. 1704 in Cecil County, Maryland; died Abt. 1806 in
Newberry Co., South Carolina.
+ 6 v. George Julian, born 01 Mar 1705/06 in Bohemia Manor, Cecil Co., Maryland;
died Abt. Sep 1781 in Randolph, North Carolina/York County, South Carolina.
+ 7 vi. John Julian, born Bet. 1709 - 1710 in Cecil Co., Md.; died Abt. 1787 in
Randolph Co., N.C..
8 vii. Mary Julian4, born Abt. 1714 in Cecil County, Maryland; died Unknown. She
married John Thompson4 Unknown; born Abt. 1711.
+ 9 viii. Isaac I. Julian, born 30 Dec 1716 in Anapolis or Cecil County, Maryland; died
08 Jul 1778 in Randolph, North Carolina.
10 ix. Rene Julian, born Abt. 1718 in Cecil County, Maryland; died Unknown. He
+ 11 x. Jacob Julian, born Abt. 1720 in Cecil County, Maryland; died 26 Mar 1747 in
Frederick County, Maryland.
12 xi. Catherine Julian4, born Abt. 1722 in Cecil County, Maryland; died Unknown. She
married Joseph Wood; born Unknown.
13 xii. Ruth Julian, born Abt. 1724 in Cecil County, Maryland; died Unknown.
9. Isaac I.2 Julian (Rene1 Julien)13 was born 30 Dec 1716 in Anapolis or Cecil
County, Maryland, and died 08 Jul 1778 in Randolph, North Carolina. He married (1) ?
Hoge. He married (2) Barbara White 17 Oct 1741 in Frederick Co., Va., daughter of
Dr. White and Margaret Hoge. She was born Abt. 1720 in Winchester, Va., and died
08 Jul 1778 in Randolph Co., N.C..
Notes for Isaac I. Julian:
Record of the birth of Isaac in 1716 appears in the Register of St. Ann's Parish at
Annapolis which is in the Hall of Records there. In the war that is known as the French
and Indian War, fought between the French and her Canadian Colonies and Britain
and her American Colonies. The French stirred up the Indians against the Amrican
Colonies. There were many attacks on the frontiers of Virginia, Penn. and New York.
There was much fear of the Indians in the area where the Julians lived. Fearng an
attack from the Indians was eminent, Isaac Julian loaded a wagon with the most
necessary things to survive and fled down the Colonial Road that ran from Penn. to
N.C. It is said that he traveled by night and hid in the day time to prevent being
sighted by the Indians. This occurred in Sept. 1755. He finally Came to Deep River
near Present Worthville, N.C. Here he located. He later received a grant from Earl
Granville for 640 acres of land. His descendants live on the same land today. This is
copied from The Rouths of Randolph Co. N.C. by Lawrence W. Routh.
More About Isaac Julian:
Burial: Trogdon Cemetery, Randolph Co. NC13
Cause of Death: Rattle snake bite
Marriage date ofSep 10, 1741
Notes for Barbara White:
also have date of marriage 10 September 1741?
Barbara was the daughter of Dr. Robert White, a surgeon in the Bristish Navy.
Children of Isaac Julian and Barbara White are:
+ 35 i. Mary Martha3 Julian, born 10 May 1743 in Frederick Co., Va.; died 10 May
1843 in Gray's Chapel, Randolph Co., N.C..
36 ii. Margaret Julian, born Abt. 1746 in Frederick Co., Va.. She married John Allred;
born Abt. 1744.
+ 37 iii. Rebecca Julian, born 17 Mar 1747/48 in Frederick Co., Va.; died 23 Aug 1838
in Knox County. Tennessee.
+ 38 iv. Rene Julian, born 29 Mar 1749 in Frederick Co., Virginia; died Abt. 1840 in
Lawrence Co., Indiana.
+ 39 v. Abigail Mary Julian, born Abt. 1751 in Frederick Co.,Virginia; died 17 Feb 1831
in Randolph Co., N.C..
+ 40 vi. Isaac Julian, born Abt. 1751 in Frederick Co., Va.; died 17 Feb 1831 in Henry
+ 41 vii. Catherine Julian, born Abt. 1753 in Frederick Co., Virginia; died Abt. 1812.
42 viii. Jesse Julian, born Abt. 1757; died Abt. 1846.
40. Isaac3 Julian (Isaac I.2, Rene1 Julien) was born Abt. 1751 in Frederick Co.,
Va., and died 17 Feb 1831 in Henry Co., Ind.. He married Sarah Long Abt. 1775 in
Randolph Co. N.C./Guiliford Co., daughter of Tobias Long and Martha Robinson. She
was born Abt. 1755 in Frederick Co. Md., and died Abt. 1845 in Indiana.
Notes for Isaac Julian:
Revolutionary War Veteran
also have date of death as 1845???
Children of Isaac Julian and Sarah Long are:
+ 126 i. Bohan4 Julian, born 22 Aug 1777 in Randolph Co., NC; died 28 Mar 1861 in
Randolph Co., NC.
+ 127 ii. Tobias Julian, born 26 May 1779 in Winchester, Va.; died 16 Feb 1852 in
Randolph Co., NC.
+ 128 iii. Isaac Julian, born 04 Jun 1781 in Randolph Co., NC; died 12 Mar 1823 in
129 iv. Zeruah Julian, born 31 Aug 1783 in Randolph Co., NC; died Bef. 1790 in
Randolph Co., NC.
+ 130 v. Jacob Julian, born 03 Nov 1785 in Randolph Co., NC; died 29 Sep 1870 in
Cass Co., In..
+ 131 vi. Elizabeth Julian, born 28 Nov 1787 in Randolph Co., NC; died Abt. 1880.
+ 132 vii. Rene Julian, born 29 Mar 1790 in Randolph Co., NC; died 09 Aug 1828 in
Henry Co., In..
+ 133 viii. Shubal Julian, born 14 Apr 1792 in Randolph Co., NC; died Aft. 15 Apr 1881
in Henry Co., In..
134 ix. Sarah Julian, born 26 Jul 1794 in Randolph Co., NC; died 15 Jul 1892 in
Kingston Co., In.. She married Ezekiel Commons 04 Apr 1816 in Indiana; born Abt.
+ 135 x. Eleanor Julian, born 09 Oct 1796 in Randolph Co., NC; died Abt. Aug 1887 in
136 xi. Barbara Julian, born 15 May 1799 in Randolph Co., NC. She married Samuel
Howard; born Abt. 1797.
+ 137 xii. Martha Julian, born 15 May 1799 in Randolph Co., NC; died Abt. 1824 in
Randolph Co., NC.
126. Bohan4 Julian (Isaac3, Isaac I.2, Rene1 Julien) was born 22 Aug 1777 in
Randolph Co., NC, and died 28 Mar 1861 in Randolph Co., NC. He married
Jane White 16 Nov 1803 in Randolph Co. N.C.. She was born 17 Feb 1787 in North
Carolina, and died Abt. 1868 in North Carolina.
Children of Bohan Julian and Jane White are:
+ 499 i. Isaac5 Julian, born 12 Oct 1804 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died Abt. 1872.
+ 500 ii. John Julian, born 24 Aug 1806 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died Abt. 1863.
501 iii. Martha Julian, born 19 Apr 1809 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died 11 Jul 1881 in
Randolph Co., N. C.. She married James Hinshaw 01 Oct 1830.
502 iv. Elizabeth Julian, born 11 Apr 1811 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died 06 Oct 1874 in
Randolph Co., N. C.. She married ? Dougan.
503 v. Elinor Julian, born 17 Jun 1813 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died 24 Oct 1865. She
married James Elliot Robins.
+ 504 vi. William Gaston Julian, born 13 Apr 1817 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died 13 Apr
1874 in Randolph Co., N. C..
+ 505 vii. Alfred Julian, born 18 Feb 1820 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died 19 Sep 1876.
+ 506 viii. Tobias Clarkson Julian, born 26 Aug 1825 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died 25
Feb 1910 in Randolph Co., N. C..
507 ix. Rene White Julian, born 04 Jan 1828 in Randolph Co., N. C.; died Abt. 1860.
499. Isaac5 Julian (Bohan4, Isaac3, Isaac I.2, Rene1 Julien) was born 12 Oct 1804
in Randolph Co., N. C., and died Abt. 1872. He married Elizabeth Welborn 06 Feb
1827 in Randolph Co. N.C..
Children of Isaac Julian and Elizabeth Welborn are:
1470* Huldah Julian, born 1828 in Henry Co., Indiana. (see note at top of page)
1470 i. William W.6 Julian, born Abt. Jan 1830 in Henry Co., Indiana.
+ 1471 ii. Amarizah Julian, born Abt. May 1832 in Henry Co., In.; died Aft. 1900.
1472 iii. Absolom H. Julian, born Abt. 1835.
1473 iv. Jane Julian, born Abt. 1837.
1474 v. Bohan Julian, born Abt. 1840 in Indiana.
+ 1475 vi. John Duane Julian, born 18 Feb 1842 in Henry Co., Indiana; died 03 Oct
1919 in Lapel, Indiana.
1476 vii. Elias Julian, born Abt. 1845.
George Washington Julian