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    The Sublett (Soblet) Family of Manakintown, King William Parish, Virginia - 50th Anniversary edition

  • The 50th Anniversary Edition of Cameron Allen's book "The Sublett (Soblet) Family of Manakintown, King William Parish, Virginia," the essential guide to Soblet / Sublett / Sublette family genealogy, is now available in a new paperback edition with an author's Preface and three additional articles by Cameron Allen: "Huguenot Migrations," "The Soblets of the European Refuge," and "Ancestral Table of Susanne Brian, Wife of Abraham Soblet." It is available for purchase from Amazon.com. See the Family Books page for more information.

  • Mark Sublette - Indian School Days: A Charles Bloom Murder Mystery

  • Art gallery owner and author J. Mark Sublette has released his sixth mystery novel, Indian School Days: A Charles Bloom Murder Mystery, which is available in hardcover and Amazon Kindle e-book editions.


  • Ned Sublette

  • Musician and writer Ned Sublette (the author of Cuba and Its Music, The World That Made New Orleans, and The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans) was interviewed by Gordon Evans on WMUK's "WestSouthwest" radio show about his new book, "The American Slave Coast." Read more at WMUK.org.

  • Robbie Sublett

  • Actor Robbie Collier Sublett played Spencer Croft in the April 11, 2014, episode ("Secret Arrangements") of the CBS series "Blue Bloods," and played Brent Holm in the February 25, 2014, episode ("Last Call") of the CBS series "Person of Interest." He has previously guest starred on the July 23, 2013, episode ("Caleidoscope") of the TNT series "Perception" with Eric McCormack and Rachael Leigh Cook, and played attorney John Gaultner in several 2013 episodes of the CBS series "The Good Wife" with Julianna Margulies. Robbie Sublett appeared in the 2011 film "I Don't Know How She Does It" with Sarah Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear; and with Richard Gere, Joan Allen, and Jason Alexander in the 2010 film "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," which is available on DVD and Blu-ray disc. He has starred as X Racer on the Nicktoons Network series "Speed Racer: The Next Generation" and appeared in independent film director Rob Margolies' "Lifelines" with Jane Adams and Joe Morton.

  • Caleb Elder

  • Caleb J. Elder, grandson of Ruby Sublett, was featured on the March 11, 2014, episode of NBC's "The Voice." His audition song, "Groove Me," can be purchased at Apple's iTunes Store.

  • Everly Brothers

  • The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly, a descendant of Mary Sublett and Golson Embry, died January 3, 2014. Read his obituary.

  • Loretta Kay Sublett Select Reserve wine label

  • Merrill D. Grove, owner of Red Road Vineyard and Winery in Naples, Texas, has created the LK Select Reserve label in memory of his late wife, Loretta Kay Sublett (who died April 13, 2007). The LK Select Reserve line will include Texas Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas Merlot, Texas Chenin Blanc, White Zinfandel, Select White and Select Red.

  • Sélection Sublett Reserve red wine

  • The Sublett family's Château de Roques wines, produced near Bordeaux, France, are now available in the United States. Visit GetWineOnline.com to purchase Sélection Sublett Reserve red wine. Visit The Wine Cellarage to purchase the Château de Roques or Château Lacoste Cotes de Castillon wines. Other Sublett family wines are available from Best Buy Liquors.

  • Comic Strip: Bill Sublette, Tycoon in Buckskins

  • The biographical comic strip "Bill Sublette, Tycoon in Buckskins," written by Willis Blenkinsop and illustrated by Lloyd Ostendorf, appears in the April 20, 1967, issue of the comic book "Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact" (Vol. 22, No. 17). Read it online at the Sublett.org Facebook page.

  • Fire at Sublette's Ribs

  • Sublette's Ribs in Monticello, Indiana, (owned by Daniel R. Sublette) has reopened following a fire on June 20, 2012. Read the story here.

  • William H. Herndon

  • Before Abraham Lincoln became president, he was a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, with his law partner and longtime friend William Henry Herndon (grandson of Ursula Sublett). After Lincoln's death, Herndon spent years compiling documents for a biography of Lincoln, based on recollections of those who knew Lincoln personally. Herndon is played by actor Michael Maize in the new film "Saving Lincoln," available on DVD at Amazon.com.

  • Jesse Sublett: Grave Digger Blues

  • Writer and musician Jesse Sublett's new serial novella "Grave Digger Blues" is available as a hardcover or paperback from Blurb.com, or you can order the paperback edition from Jesse Sublett. It can also be downloaded as a multimedia Apple iBook or Amazon Kindle e-book, or as a text-only e-book from Smashwords. Jesse Sublett's song "Grave Digger Blues" can be heard on MySpace.com.

  • Treasure: Ben Sublett's Lost Gold Mine DVD William C. (Old Ben) Sublett's lost gold mine, located somewhere in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas, is featured in an episode of the classic 1950s TV series "Treasure" with Bill Burrud. Watch clips of the program on YouTube.


    Damon Sublett - Trenton Thunder

  • Baseball player Damon A. Sublett was released by the Wichita Wingnuts due to a hip injury after joining the team's 2013 spring training roster. He was released by the New York Yankees in 2012 after playing his third season with their Double-A team, the Trenton Thunder. A star pitcher for the Wichita State Shockers, Damon Sublett was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2007 to play second base for the short-season Staten Island Yankees. In 2008 he played second base for the Class-A Advanced level Tampa Yankees, then played center field and left field in 2009 for the Tampa Yankees, who won the 2009 Florida State League Championship, after playing in the off-season for the Waikiki Beach Boys, who won the 2008 Hawaii Winter Baseball Championship. He also played briefly in 2010 for the GCL Yankees in the Gulf Coast League.

  • Ned Sublette: Kiss You Down South

  • Musician and writer Ned Sublette (the author of "The World That Made New Orleans" and "The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans") has released his first solo album in more than a decade, "Kiss You Down South," produced at Piety Street Recording in New Orleans. The MP3 album may be downloaded at Amazon.com, or the CD album may be purchased from Amazon.com or CDBaby.com.

  • Joe Miller Sublett: Christmas tree farmer

  • Joe's Trees, a Christmas tree farm started by the late Joe Miller Sublett in Craig County, Virginia, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. See JoesTrees.com for more information. The nearby family home of Joe and Erma Sublett is now available to rent for family getaways.

  • William L. (Bill) Sublette - mountain man painting

  • A classic painting of mountain man William L. (Bill) Sublette , by 1930s pulp magazine artist and Western illustrator Charles Sultan, is available as a poster at CafePress.com.

  • Moral Hazard - Kindle e-book

  • Writer Jesse Sublett's short story "Moral Hazard" is available to download as an Amazon Kindle e-book. The story was previously featured in the anthology "Lone Star Noir," which is available at Amazon.com or Akashic Books, and in the French anthology "Le Livre des Fêlures: 31 Histoires Cousues de Fil Noir," available at Amazon.fr.

  • William George Marion (Dee) Sublett

  • William George Marion (Dee) Sublett, 57, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was found dead in Kahului, Maui County, Hawaii, on December 25, 2011. Authorities are investigating the death as a second-degree murder.

  • Ned Sublette on If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise

  • Musician and writer Ned Sublette (the author of "The World That Made New Orleans" and "The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans") appears in Spike Lee's HBO documentary about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, "If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise," available on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.
  • Doyce Blackman Nunis, Jr.

  • Doyce Blackman Nunis, Jr., author of several Sublette family historical books and articles, including "Andrew Sublette: Rocky Mountain Prince 1813-1853," died on January 22, 2011.

  • Une Vie en Noir

  • Writer Jesse Sublett's story collection "Une Vie en Noir" has been published in French by 13e Note Editions. It is available at Amazon.fr.

  • Ned Sublette on GRITtv

  • Musician and writer Ned Sublette (the author of "The World That Made New Orleans" and "The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans") recently spoke about HBO's New Orleans-based TV series, "Tremé," on GRITtv.
  • Jedediah Smith Society

  • A new article about mountain man "William Lewis Sublette's Big Farm" appears in the Spring 2010 issue of Castor Canadensis: Newsletter of the Jedediah Smith Society, which can be downloaded as a PDF document.

  • Red Sublett, rodeo clown poster

  • Rodeo clown Red Sublett is depicted performing several of his famous stunts in a classic poster, titled "Red Sublette: Internationally Famous Cowboy Clown," from the World Amusement Service Association catalog. You can buy a copy of the poster in the Sublett.org Family Store at CafePress.com.

  • Scott W. Sublett

  • Scott W. Sublett, an associate professor in screenwriting at San Jose State University, has written and directed an animated musical comedy film, "Bye-Bye Bin Laden," which is now available to purchase on DVD or rent on Netflix. His latest film, "Generic Thriller," premiered at the 2009 San Jose Cinequest Film Festival and is also available on DVD. Read more about that movie at The Spartan Daily, view photos from the film's production, or download Scott Sublett's screenplay for the film in PDF format. (Scott Sublett previously co-wrote the film "Pizza Wars: The Movie," which is available in the "Beyond Space and Time" DVD set.)

  • The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans, by Ned Sublette

  • Musician and writer Ned Sublette (the author of Cuba and Its Music and The World That Made New Orleans) has written a new book, The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans. See the Family Books page for more information.

  • Never the Same Again: A Rock 'n' Roll Gothic

  • The Austin Chronicle reports that writer and musician Jesse Sublett's memoir, "Never the Same Again: A Rock 'n' Roll Gothic," has been optioned by producer Paul Hardister for a film adaptation. Read the report here. The book and CD AudioBook are available on Amazon.com.
  • Henry William (Little Bill) Sublett

  • Henry William (Bill) Sublett of Houston, Texas, a World War II veteran and Japanese prisoner of war, died July 29, 2009. Read his death notice.

  • Joe Sublett on The Tonight Show

  • Saxophonist Joe Sublett and the Phantom Blues Band performed with Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal on the June 9, 2009, episode of NBC's Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien. The group performed live around the country through the summer of 2009. Check BonTajRoulet.com for tour information and merchandise.

  • Dr. Julia Rose Wright Sublette, wife of Richard Ashmore Sublette, died January 27, 2009. Read her obituary.
  • George Robert Sublett, 1924-2008

  • George R. Sublett of Louisville, Kentucky, a World War II and Korean War veteran, died November 18, 2008. Read his obituary.

  • Junnie and Charles E. Sublett are founders of Mediak LLC, a Southern Indiana-based company that offers personalized CDs and DVDs for children, with original songs containing the child's name in the music. For more information, see Mediak.com, or read the article "Mediak Lets the Kids Do the Talking" on WholesaleCentral.com.

  • Spc. Cory Sublett

  • Specialist Cory D. Sublett, son of Daniel W. Sublett and Patricia D. Sublett, participated in the 2008 Veterans Day parade in Bowling Green, Kentucky, while on leave from overseas duty. Read the story at WBKO ABC 13. Sergeant Cory Sublett was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas.

  • Earl Palmer

  • Musician and writer Ned Sublette, the author of Cuba and Its Music and The World That Made New Orleans, discusses the impact of the late Earl Palmer on rock 'n' roll in the November 2008 issue of OffBeat Louisiana Music & Culture Magazine.

  • Subtones album by Joe Sublett

  • Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Sublett (a member of the Phantom Blues Band, Texacali Horns, and Jim Belushi's band, the Sacred Hearts) has released a new solo album, "Subtones," which is available to purchase at Amazon.com on CD or as an MP3 download.

  • American Legacy Magazine

  • Latin music scholar Ned Sublette, the author of Cuba and Its Music and The World That Made New Orleans, explores the musical journey of conga player Mongo Santamaría from the Cuban barrios to the top of the international jazz world in the Summer 2008 issue of American Legacy Magazine.

  • Dozens of new Social Security applications and death certificates have been added to the Family Documents page to aid family research. If you have any additional family documents to post, or if you would like to see any others posted, contact Phillip L. Sublett.
  • Merriem Frisby McCormick

  • Merriem Frisby McCormick died March 5, 2008, in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Read her obituary. She was the daughter of Rose Sublett (born April 16, 1896, Kentucky; died January 30, 1980) and William (Willie) Frisby (married April 7, 1915, in Morgan County, Kentucky),
    • Link to Family Tree: unknown

  • Jesse Sublett III

  • Writer and musician Jesse Sublett is featured on a 2008 poster to promote reading for National Library Week at the Austin Public Library. Read the story here. His recent autobiography, "Never the Same Again: A Rock 'n' Roll Gothic," is available for sale at Amazon.com. See the Family Books page for more information.

  • Sublette Mountain Man audio books

  • Three new books on tape about the adventures of mountain man Bill Sublette are available from Birth of America Books: "Young Bill Sublette and The Legendary Mountain Men (1823-1827)," "Big Bill Sublette -- The Oregon Trail and Beyond (1827-1833)," and "The Sublettes and the Fur Wars (1833-1836)" are available on audio casette from Amazon.com or Birth of America Books. See the Family Books page for more information.
  • Brian K. Sublette

  • Brian Kemper Sublette of Daly-Sublette Landscape Architects, Inc., designed the yard for a home being remodeled in New Orleans on 2008 episodes of This Old House on PBS. Watch the episodes on YouTube.

  • Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo

  • Ned Sublette recently discussed the history of Cuban music and its influence on American music on Open Source with Christopher Lydon. Download the audio interview here. Ned Sublette's book "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo" is on sale at Amazon.com. See the Family Books page for more information.

  • Tim Sublette: Minor Details (Acoustic Guitar Scenes) CD

  • Tim Sublette of Smithville, Missouri, a guitar teacher and owner of Smithville Music Studio, has released a new album titled "Minor Details (Acoustic Guitar Scenes)," available at CD Baby or Amazon.com. Tim Sublette's son, Chris Sublette, who has played with the Missouri bluegrass band Loose Gravel, is studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and plays the electric and upright bass.

  • Curb Appeal: Sublett house

  • Brothers Taylor and Ross Sublett remodeled their house, at 810 Arlington Avenue in Oakland, California, in a 2006 episode of "Curb Appeal" on HGTV.
  • Carl Cecil Sublett

  • Carl Cecil Sublett, former art professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, died January 24, 2008, in Union, Maine. Read his obituary.

  • The Mineral Point Gallery Building in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, was built by Mary Ann Sublett and her husband, John Falls O'Neill, in 1829. See more information on the historic building, or e-mail Karma Grotelueschen if you are interested in a tour.

  • The World That Made New Orleans

  • Musician and author Ned Sublette has written a new book, The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, which can be purchased at Amazon.com.

  • Sublett Family Association member Daisy Wilhoit Ciupaska (granddaughter of Hester Sublett) died November 24, 2007, in Charleston, West Virginia. Read her obituary.
  • Tomb stone: William Ritchie Sublett and Evelyn Fay Watkins

  • Evelyn Fay (Watkins) Sublett, of Owensboro, Kentucky, widow of William Ritchie (Bill) Sublett, died August 25, 2007. Read her obituary.

  • Sylvia Judith Sublette Bennett of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, died April 14, 2007. Read her obituary.

  • Michael Sublett was recently interviewed by the Portland Tribune. Read the story here.

  • Sublett's Barber Shop in Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Jack Dale Sublett, son of Robert Grider Sublett and Laura Kathleen (Kate) Durbin, died March 13, 2006, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. Read his obituary. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Mosley Sublett, his sister Willadean (Dean) Sublett Phelps, and his brothers Asher Brown Sublett and Barnett P. (Bunk) Sublett. Other siblings include Charles Sublett, R. G. Sublett, Mary Sublet Cohron, and Johnnie Sublett Young. He was a World War II Navy veteran and owner of Sublett's Barber Shop in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

  • Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)

  • Ned Sublette's song "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)" was recently recorded by country singer Willie Nelson. Read the story here, listen to a sample of the song at Lost Highway Records, download the song at Apple's iTunes Store, or watch Willie Nelson's music video at SecretCowboys.com. The song was earlier recorded by the band Pansy Division, whose version can be downloaded here.
  • Brett Sublett

  • Brett Sublett, a ski instructor from Durango, Colorado, and a competitive Ironman triathlete, appeared on the cover of the October 2005 issue of Runner's World and offers tips for marathon training in an article inside: "Advice From an Ironman."

  • James "Pawnee" Sublett of Sitka, Kentucky, died May 19, 2005. Read his obituary.

  • David Scott Sublett of Roanoke, Virginia, died December 19, 2004. Read his obituary.

  • Township, by Michael D. Sublett

  • Michael D. Sublett's new book, "Township: Diffusion and Persistence of Grassroots Government in Illinois, 1850-2000," is on sale at Amazon.com or PeterLang.net. See the Family Books page for more information.

  • Frances Irene Foreman Sublett of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died November 2, 2004. Read her obituary.
    • Link to Family Tree: unknown

  • John L. Sublett P-51D Mustang poster

  • Eagle Editions has released a new book, "To War with the Yoxford Boys: The Complete Story of the 357th Fighter Group," about P-51D Mustang pilots John L. Sublett, Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, and other World War II air aces. See the Family Books page for more information.

  • Longtime family researcher James Enoch "Jim" Sublett, Jr., of San Marcos, California, died on June 26, 2004. He helped many people research their ancestors over the years, and was a frequent poster on the genealogy forums.
  • Bryan Sublett

  • Bryan Sublett, a veteran of the HVAC industry and founder of Sublett Company, is profiled along with his invention, the STRAPAC (a pouch in which wiring or duct installers can hold their cable ties), in the August 2003 issue of Austin Construction News, which is available for download in PDF format.

  • Edward R. Sublett of Jackson County, Missouri, died March 12, 2003. Read his obituary.
    • Link to Family Tree: unknown

  • SeanSublette-meteorolgist

  • Meteorologist Sean Sublette is working on Climate Central’s Climate Matters program. He was previously the chief meteorologist at ABC 13 News on WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia, after working for WSLS, NBC 10, in Roanoke, Virginia, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, D.C.

  • Dorthy Mae (Voyles) Sublett, widow of Carl T. Sublett, died January 1, 2003. Read her obituary.
    • Link to Family Tree: unknown

  • Le Château de Roques

  • Planning a trip to Bordeaux, France? Stop by the Sublett family's Château de Roques vineyards, hotel and restaurant. For more information, contact Olivier Sublett.

  • Tandy Gaye (Matthes) Sublette of Clinton, Henry County, Missouri -- wife of James Allen Sublette and mother of Gage Daniel Sublette -- died September 29, 2001. Read her obituary.

  • James A. Sublett of Boone County, Missouri, died September 6, 2001. Read his obituary.

  • The Virginian Resort

  • If you would like to take a Western vacation, book a stay at William Sublette Cabin, named after the famous mountain man and fur trader, and dine at the Vittles Cowboy Café in The Virginian Resort near Winthrop, Washington.

  • Roger F. Sublett of Boone County, Missouri, died January 11, 2001. Read his obituary.

  • Frances Word Sublett of Lone Grove, Oklahoma, wife of Vernon Edward Sublett, died June 16, 1999. Read her obituary.
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