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Below is a family biography included in Biographical Record of Oakland County, Michigan published by Biographical Publishing Company in 1903.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Julian A. Buell, M. D., of Franklin, Southfield township, whose prominence as a physician and citizen of Oakland County is only second to that of his eminent father, was born in 1840 in Milford, Oakland County, Michigan, and is a son of Dr. Henry S. and Electa M. (Frost) Buell.

Dr. Henry S. Buell was born in 1825 in Castleton, Vermont, and located in Southfield township, Oakland County, in the village of Franklin, in 1842. From that date until his death in 1891, he practiced his profession and with such success that his reputation extended all over the county. He was trusted, respected and beloved. He was married to Electa M. Frost, who was born in 1825 in the State of New York, but from early childhood her home was at Pontiac. Three children were born to them, our subject being the only son.

Dr. Julian A. Buell was reared at Franklin and secured a common school education there and pursued the higher branches at Pontiac. Subsequently he entered the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he was graduated with great credit. Since 1866 Dr. Buell has been engaged in practice at Franklin, following closely in the footsteps of his able father and retaining the trust and affection inspired by the older physician. Both in the profession and in social life, Dr. Buell stands very high.

In 1864 Dr. Buell was married to Malintha Durkee, who was born in Bloomfield township, Oakland County, in 1843, and is a daughter of Stephen F. Durkee, who came to Michigan in 1825. The one daughter born to this marriage is now the wife of Samuel 1. Slade, who is a prominent attorney of Detroit. Fraternally Dr. Buell is a Mason.

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