Easter Jane <I>Roberts</I> Sublett

Easter Jane Roberts Sublett

Green County, Kentucky, USA
Death 19 Sep 1891 (aged 83)
San Augustine County, Texas, USA
Burial San Augustine County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 58882986 · View Source
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aka Mrs. E.J. Sublett
aka Esther Jane Sublett nee Roberts

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Just one day before her own death, Esther was mentioned in the mortuary notice of Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson as the last survivor of the women who with their husbands refuged to Louisiana in 1836 . . . when Esther died on the 19th, she had been in Texas for seventy years, making her, according to contemporary newspaper accounts, the dean of Anglo-American Texans.
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San Augustine, Tex., Sept. 23. -- Mrs. E.J. Sublett died at her residence, three miles east of town, on the 19th instant at 3 o'clock a.m. She was a daughter of Elisha Roberts and relict of P.A. Sublett, who died on the 29th of February, 1851. She was born in Green county, Ky., on the 27th of February, 1806, and was married to P.A. Sublett on the 6th of March, 1828. Three sons were born to them, F.B., P.K. and H.W. Sublett, the last named being the only one who survives her, he being a prominent and highly respected citizen. Mrs. Sublett has always held a high place in the estimation of the people, being universally esteemed for her many noble qualities of heart and mind. Perfectly candid in everything, she was charitable to those deserving, and while she had rarely ever left home for the last forty years she was always glad to see visitors, and having such a store of information from the early settlement of the country she was particularly entertaining. She retained her full mental vigor up to about two weeks before she died. Her husband came from the same county in Kentucky that she did, though they had never met until he came to Texas. He was quite a prominent man and was an intimate friend and associate of General Sam Houston up to his death. Mrs. Sublett has a brother, N.G. Roberts [sic, i.e., F.G.] of Washington county, now 73, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret McDonald of Trinity, 69, surviving. She has a great many relatives all over the state. Her death leaves but one link now in this county between pioneer times and the present, Colonel Alexander Horton, who came to the county with Elisha Roberts in 1824 and was sheriff in 1831 and 1832 by appointment from Elisha Roberts, then alcalde. He was in town Saturday, and said now that he felt as if he was alone. All his old friends and acquaintances had crossed over the river. Mrs. Sublett was buried Sunday at her family burying ground. The large concourse of sorrowing friends present attested the universal esteem in which she was held. Galveston Daily News, September 24, 1891
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On this date in 1843 . . . Tuesday the 17th January . . . Nicholas Adolphus Sterne records the following . . . returned to San Augustin [Texas], Stopped on the Road to see my old friend and acquaintance MRS ELISHA ROBERTS also MR AND MRS SUBLETT, arrived at San Augustin at 11 A.M.
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Delegate to the Conventions
of Texas, 1832-33
Participated in the
Capture of San Antonio, 1835
Born in Kentucky
May 22, 1802
Died Feb. 25, 1850

Easter J. Roberts Sublett
Born February 27, 1808
Died September 19, 1891
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 58882986
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Easter Jane Roberts Sublett (27 Feb 1808–19 Sep 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58882986, citing Sublett Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .