Mary Anapola Mims1,2,3

ID# 2486, (1844 - 1920)
FatherJohn H. Mims4,5,6 (6 Jun 1806 - 11 Apr 1850)
MotherCaroline Hanson Cresap4,5,7 (6 Jul 1811 - 25 Feb 1904)

Key Events:

Birth: 23 Sep 1844, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: William Walker Sublett, 28 Mar 186611,12,13
Death: 25 Dec 1920, Clinton, Hickman Co., Kentucky14,15
Burial: 29 Dec 1920, Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Hickman Co., Kentucky5

Spouse:William Walker Sublett (18 Oct 1838 - 30 Oct 1892)
     Children:

  • Walter Reid Sublett33,34,35 (8 May 1867 - 1934)
  • Mary Anapola Sublett33,34,36 (1 May 1869 - 1958)
  • Caroline Hanson Sublett33,37,38 (18 Apr 1873 - )
  • Willena B. Sublett33,37 (11 Jan 1875 - 1941)
  • Sarah H. Sublett33,37,30 (6 Jan 1878 - )
  • James Warren Sublette33,30 (3 Jan 1884 - 1972)
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Mary Anapola Mims
photo courtesy Scott Haun
Mary Anapola Mims was born on 23 Sep 1844 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8,9,10
     Her father died on 11 Apr 1850, when Mary was 5 years old.16,17 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of her mother, Caroline Hanson Cresap.18,19
     Mary appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, in the household of her sister, Eudorah and her husband, Matthew Martin Lyon.20,21
     Mary married William Walker Sublett, son of William Edzard Sublett and Mary Elizabeth Cook, on 28 Mar 1866.11,12,13
     Mary and William appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama, enumerated 7 Jul 1870, reporting personal estate of $350. Their children Walter and Mary were listed as living with them.22
     Mary and William appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama, enumerated 4 Jun 1880. Their children Walter, Mary, Caroline, Willena and Sarah were listed as living with them, as was Julia McAlkin, a 35-years old mulatto, who was most likely a servant.23
     Her husband died on 30 Oct 1892.24,25,26
     After the death of her husband, Mary's sister Victoria, also recently widowed, lived with her until Victoria committed suicide in the house in 1895. Unwilling to speak of the event, the formerly close relationship between the Machen and Sublette families was suspended for some 80 years before descendants re-established connections.27
     After her sister's death, Mary operated a boarding house in her red brick Queen Anne style home to keep income coming in. She was a genteel Southern lady trying to keep things going.28,29
     Mary appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Clinton, Hickman Co., Kentucky, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, reporting that she owned her home, mortgage free. Her children Sarah and James were listed as living with her, as were her mother, her married daughter Mary and her children, William, Cecil and Walter Haun.30
     Mary appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Clinton, Hickman Co., Kentucky, in the household of her daughter Caroline and her husband, Frediric G. Beeler.31 Mary appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Clinton, Hickman Co., Kentucky, in the household of her daughter Caroline and her husband.32
     Mary died on 25 Dec 1920 in Clinton, Hickman Co., Kentucky, at age 76.14,15 She was buried on 29 Dec 1920 in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Hickman Co., Kentucky.5

Citations

  1. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows name as Mary N Mims, with note by Mary Sublette Haun that it should be Mary A, and that the Anapolas of the family were always called "Nap."
  2. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 322, shows name as Mary Annapola Mims.
  3. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows name as Mary A Mims.
  4. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible.
  5. [S1939] Mary M. Sublette, Certificate of Death.
  6. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 322.
  7. [S568] Caroline H. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as mother and child.
  8. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows date, with year corrected to 1844, origninally written something different in the last digit.
  9. [S1939] Mary M. Sublette, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, county as Lyon [but Lyon Co. did not exist until 10 years later] and state.
  10. [S568] Caroline H. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 6 and state.
  11. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows date.
  12. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360, shows year.
  13. [S1495] William W. Sublett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  14. [S1939] Mary M. Sublette, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, and county.
  15. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 322, shows year, as 1921.
  16. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows date, as 11th.
  17. [S2082] John H. Mims grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows date, as 12th, and town.
  18. [S568] Caroline H. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S647] Caroline H. Mims, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  20. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S842] Caroline Mims, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, slave schedule, and Mathew M. Lyon, owner, sheet 14, lines 1 - 10 left.
  22. [S1495] William W. Sublett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama.
  23. [S1496] W. W. Sublett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama.
  24. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 81599122, William W. Sublett, includes date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  25. [S1937] Haun, "Re: Sublett - Haun Connection," e-mail to author, 27 Jul 2008, shows year.
  26. [S1498] Mary M. Sublette household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hickman Co., Kentucky, shows his wife as a widow.
  27. [S1937] Haun, "Re: Sublett - Haun Connection," e-mail to author, 27 Jul 2008.
  28. [S1940] Haun, "Re: Sublett - Haun Connection," e-mail to author, 29 Jul 2008.
  29. [S1498] Mary M. Sublette household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hickman Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as boarding house.
  30. [S1498] Mary M. Sublette household, 1900 U.S. Census, Hickman Co., Kentucky.
  31. [S1499] Frederic G. Beeler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Hickman Co., Kentucky.
  32. [S2339] Fred G. Beeler household, 1920 U.S. Census, Hickman Co., Kentucky.
  33. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360.
  34. [S1495] William W. Sublett household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama, |shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  35. [S1496] W. W. Sublett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama, given him as the son of her husband.
  36. [S1496] W. W. Sublett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama, given the girl as the daugher of Mary's husband.
  37. [S1496] W. W. Sublett household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Alabama, relationship omitted; shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  38. [S1499] Frederic G. Beeler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Hickman Co., Kentucky, shows Mary as the mother-in-law of Carrie's husband.