Solomon P. Sublette

c. 1815 - 1857

Sublette, Solomon P., frontiersman (c. 1815-1857). Born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, but raised in Missouri, he entered business at Independence, but abandoned it during the Panic of 1837, and two years alter went to Santa Fe. He traded on the upper Platte and Arkansas rivers. In 1843 he joined his brother, William, on an expedition to the Green River of Wyoming, resumed trading on the upper Arkansas and visited California for a few months. He roamed the west and southwest, briefly was agent for the Sauks and Foxes, resumed trading to points as distant as Chihuahua. Sublette tried his hand at many things but was generally improvident rather than incompetent, and he died with few resources at his Missouri farm.