Henry Williams Sublett

Full Name: Henry Williams Sublett
Other surnames: Sublitt
Date of birth: May 27, 1817
Date of death: October 3, 1859

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 25 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2) (3)     Austin / Travis   Bastrop, Burnet, Travis
H San Augustine Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (4)     Unknown / San Augustine   San Augustine

(1) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Henry W. Sublett, age 37, native state Kentucky, emigrated from Kentucky in 1837, lawyer, postoffice Austin, Travis County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • SUBLETT, HENRY WILLIAMS (1817-1859). Birth date 5/27/1817, death date 10/3/1859. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial resolution, "The Late Col. H.W. Sublett," Austin Lodge No. 19, A.F. and A. Masons, State Gazette, 10/8/1859, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "Henry W. Sublett, who departed this life on the morning of the 4th of October, 1859 . . . In 1846, he was elected as one of the Representatives of that county [San Augustine] to the State Legislature, where, though young, he distinguished himself as a leading politician from that division of the State." Death date 10/4/1859.
    Death notice, The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Texas), 10/12/1859, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "Col. Henry W. Sublett, a much esteemed citizen of Austin, died on Monday night, 3d inst., in that city." Death date 10/3/1859. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). October 12, 1859 October 8, 1859

Other Resources

  • Henry Williams Sublitt [sic], birth date 5/27/1817, [death date obscured], burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical notes, p. 246. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
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