|Death: ||Mar., 1828|
SUBLETTE'S REMAINS TO BE REBURIED IN COUNTY WHICH BARES HIS NAME.
The bones of Pinckney W. Sublette, early-day trapper and explorer in this region whose activities were confined largely to the upper Green River country nearly a hundred years ago are to be brought back from St. Louis and reburied in Sublette County Wyoming. Advice to this effect has been received by R.S. Ellison, chairman of the Wyoming State Landmarks commission and Mr. Ellison has just given instructions to Mr. Lee Sublette of St. Louis for entrusting the remains to Perry W. Jenkins who will have charge of the receipt and disposition of the bones of the pioneer trapper. They will probably be buried near the site of the DeSmet Monument near Daniel.
The county commissioners of this county are cooperating with Mr. Jenkins in taking care of the expense of the removal of the remains and will probably arrange for a suitable marker to be erected to mark the place of burial, in addition to the original stone found with the remains at the original place of interment.
Pinckney Sublette, a younger brother of Captain William Sublette who was a leader of a band of free trappers in this region from 1826 till 1840, lost his life about 1828 and was buried in the valley of Fontenelle Creek southwest of LaBarge. Several years ago his grave was located by descendants of the Sublettes and the remains were removed to St. Louis as a matter of necessity in establishing the identity and fate of Pinckney Sublette in connection with some litigation in the settlement of the Sublette estate. Having served the purpose for which they were taken to St. Louis, relatives have now consented to have the remains returned to Wyoming and it is expected that they will be received here within the next few weeks.
Pinedale Roundup newspaper; Pinedale, Wyoming
November 13, 1930; Page One
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Note: Pinckney is buried about 1 mile east of Daniel, Wyoming close to the DeSmut Monument and the Daniel Cemetery.
DEATH DATE:There are conflicting records about Pinckney's death date. His marker has 1865 as the year of death while John E. Sunder, researcher and writer of the book; Bill Sublette Mountain Man, states in his book that " in March of 1828, on the Portneuf River, the Indians attacked, killing young Pinckney Sublette and two others".
Note: The Portneuf River is a 124 mile long tributary of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho.
*Thanks to contributor Vaughn Blethen for driving directions to Pinckney's marker and for photos.
Phillip Allen Sublette (1774 - 1820)
Isabella Whitley Sublette (1774 - 1822)
William Lewis Sublette (1798 - 1845)*
Milton Green Sublette (1801 - 1837)*
Pinckney W Sublette (1804 - 1828)
Sophronia Fullen Sublette Cook (1805 - 1843)*
Mary Sublette (1806 - 1825)*
Andrew Whitley Sublette (1808 - 1853)*
Sally Sublette (1810 - 1820)*
Solomon Perry Sublette (1815 - 1857)*
BURIED ON FONTENELLE CREEK
EXHUMED IN 1897 TAKEN TO THE
U.S. CIRCUIT COURT AT ST. LOUIS,
MO. RETURNED BY A COURT
ORDER TO SUBLETTE COUNTY
WYOMING TO BE BURIED HERE
JULY 27, 1935.
THE HISTORICAL LANDMARK COMMISSION
Maintained by: BJ Sublette
Originally Created by: dm wms
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
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