Post by benotforgot on Feb 27, 2005 1:35:59 GMT -6
Saturday, February 27, 1808. Esther (Easter, Hester) Jane Roberts was a daughter of Elisha and Patsy (Gill) Roberts. She married Philip Sublett. When Esther died in 1891 she had been in Texas for seventy years, making her, according to contemporary newspaper accounts, the dean of Anglo-American Texans.
Post by benotforgot on Nov 2, 2010 19:29:17 GMT -6
1. Esther Jane ROBERTS-1 was born on 27 February 1808 in Barren County, Kentucky. She died on 19 September 1891 in San Augustine County, Texas. She also went by the name of Ester Roberts. She also went by the name of Easter Roberts. She also went by the name of Hester Roberts. Find A Grave Memorial: 58882986. She was buried in San Augustine County, Texas.
Notes for Esther Jane ROBERTS: . . . . . . . . . . Esther (Easter, Hester) Jane Roberts was married to Philip Allen Sublett. When Esther died in 1891 she had been in Texas for seventy years, making her, according to contemporary newspaper accounts, the dean of Anglo-American Texans. . . . . . . . . . . Google Books. The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston: 1839-1845 by Sam Houston, Madge Thornall Roberts. . . . To Margaret Lea Houston, Washington Texas . . . from Sam Houston, San Augustine, 4th September 1840, $100 cash, Texas. My Love, To day by a Mr Cartwright from Washington I heard that you were well enough to be shopping, and this gave me pleasure. . . . On yesterday I spoke to the people, and they seemed happy, & satisfied. The election will take [place] on the 7th Instant (Monday). . . . "Everybody" is anxious to see you in the Red Lands. I wou'd be right "appie" to see you myself. Mrs. Sublett wou'd be glad to see you to spend some time with them! . . . By Mr. V(ance) I send you $100 in Texas money and only regret that I cannot send you a Million in Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phillip Allen SUBLETT son of Abraham SUBLETT and Polly SMITH was born on 22 May 1802 in Green County, Kentucky. He died on 25 February 1850 in San Augustine County, Texas. Website: www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/SS/fsu2.html. Find A Grave Memorial: 58881983. He was buried in Sublett Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.
Notes for Phillip Allen SUBLETT: . . . . . . . . . . General Sam Houston accepted the hospitality of Elisha Roberts and of his son-in-law, Colonel Philip Sublett. The latter commanded the Texians at the "Grass Fight" which came off near San Antonio in 1835 and was one of the hardest contested affairs of the war. "The Wilderness", page 14. . . . . . . . . . . Lt. Col. Philip A. Sublett Cemetery. This cemetery was established in 1850 when Philip A. Sublett, a delegate to the Conventions of 1832 and 1833, and fought in the Battle of Nacogdoches, the Grass Fight and the Siege of Bexar, was buried there. Cemetery located on private property next to the Philip A. Sublett home . . . . . . . . . . Phillip Allen SUBLETT and Esther Jane ROBERTS were married between 06-22 March 1828 in San Augustine County, Texas. They had the following children:
i. Franklin Bolivar SUBLETT was born about 1829 in Trinity, Trinity County, Texas. He died about 1866.
Notes for Franklin Bolivar SUBLETT: General Notes:
Franklin Boliver Sublett was born in Texas in 1828, son of Easter Jane Roberts and Philip A. Sublett. He was a lawyer and served in the Civil War as Brigadier General of the 3rd Texas Brigade. He died in 1866. J. Brooks.
SUBLETT, FRANK BOLIVAR (ca. 1830-?). Frank Bolivar Sublett, planter and Confederate soldier, was born in San Augustine around 1830, the son of Easter Jane (Roberts) and Philip A. Sublett. He settled in Trinity County, probably in the early 1850s, and developed a large and prosperous plantation. By 1860 he owned 80,000 acres, the largest landholdings in Trinity County, and 117 slaves. He was thus among the largest slaveholders in Texas on the eve of the Civil War. In 1860, according to the census, his plantation produced 400 bales of cotton and 5,000 bushels of corn. During the war Sublett served as a brigadier general in the Third Texas State Brigade. He was remembered as a man of high intelligence and a gifted orator but preferred the quiet life of a planter and never ran for public office. Nothing is known regarding his activities after the war.
ii. Philip Allen SUBLETT Jr. was born about 1837 in Trinity, Republic of Texas. He died about 1873.
2. iii. Henry William SUBLETT was born about 27 August 1845 in San Augustine County, Republic of Texas. He married Mary Clementine GARRETT on 15 July 1869 in San Augustine County, Texas. He died on 27 May 1922 in San Augustine County, Texas.