Josephus Brooks Account of Franklin B. Sublett Plantation
One subject in the account book that may be of particular interest to historians and researchers are runaway slaves. Nine slaves that made 21 combined escape attempts between January 1859 and September 1860. The account book records the capture and return of the runaways on 19 occasions.
The record for 1873-1874 is for an undetermined location, though Brooks mentions going to San Augustine and Huntsville. According to his wording, he appears to have been farming his own land by then.
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Franklin Boliver Sublett was born in Texas in 1828, son of Easter Jane Roberts and Philip A. Sublett. He was a lawyer and served in the Civil War as Brigadier General of the 3rd Texas Brigade. He died in 1866.
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