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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville. 1884. Union Schoolhouse Precinct.
JACOB TORIAN was born in the southern part of Christian County, January 9, 1833. He is the fourth of seven children born to Drury and Obedience (Torian) Torian. Drury was the son of George Torian, of Virginia, both families being natives of that State, ultimately removing to what is now Trigg County, where the parents of Jacob were married. Our subject attended the common school, and worked at home till eighteen, when he started out for himself, managing the farm of his uncle, Thomas Torian, five years, making a big success. On May 23, 1881, he married Mrs. Mary E. Brewer, third child and second daughter of Thomas and Ann Eliza Torian. She had seven brothers and sisters, was born on the farm where she now resides, and was educated in the subscription schools of the county and in Hopkinsville. On April 14, 1864, she was married to Robert S. Brewer, and had three children by him. Mrs. Torian is a member of the Baptist Church.