Beadles-Sublett Families in Alabama

The SUBLETT family was part of the French Huguenot settlement at Manakintown, VA. For more information about other branches of the family, consult reference 1.

Benjamin Branch SUBLETT, the son of Matthew SUBLETT was born about 1774 in Virginia. In 1797 in Campbell Co, VA he married Mary AKIN. About 1806, they moved to Warren Co. in west central KY. About 1815, they moved to south to Rutherford Co., TN. By 1830, the family had moved south once again to Jackson Co., AL. Benjamin and Mary had 12 children. [1]

Benjamin and Mary SUBLETT’s second child was Mary SUBLETT. Her family is outlined below. It is reported that family records show that she married a Sublett cousin, but she is probably the Mary SUBLETT who married John BEADLES in 1821 in Rutherford Co., TN [1, 2]. Mary may have married twice or perhaps John BEADLES was a relative of the SUBLETT family [1].



  • dau of Benjamin Branch Sublett and Mary Akin
  • b. abt 1801 in VA
  • m. 2 Aug 1821 Rutherford Co, TN [2]
  • d. after 1850

spouse: John BEADLES

  • d. prob. between 1836-1840 in AL


  1. Joseph L. Beadles
    • b. abt 1825 in AL or IL
    • m. abt 1847 to Isabell ___
    • may have had second wife named Nancy J. before 1860
    • Children: Martha J., Mary and Sarah A.
    • 1850 Census: farmer, T7,R6E, District No. 20, Jackson Co., AL
    • 1860 Census: farmer, Bellefonte P.O., Jackson Co., AL
  2. Benjamin Beadles
    • b. abt 1827 in TN or IL
    • m. Nancy Ann ____ 1854 in Marshall Co, Ala
    • d. prob. 1863
    • Children: Mary E., Selina, John B.
    • 1850 Census: farmer, T7,R6E, District No. 20, Jackson Co., AL
    • 1860 Census: farmer Williams Store P.O., Eastern Division of Marshall Co., AL
    • He probably served in the 4th Alabama, Co. G in the Civil War [5]
    • wife Nancy filed for Confederate Widow’s Pension from Morris Co, TX [4]
  3. Jane Beadles
    • b. abt 1829 in TN
  4. Martha Beadles
    • b. abt 1831 in TN
  5. Nancy Beadles
    • b. abt 1832 in AL
  6. John Beadles
    • b. abt 1836 in AL or IL
    • m. abt 1858 to Mary ___
    • Children: Caroline, Thomas
    • May have been in Co. I of the 56th Alabama Partisan Rangers or in the 55th Ala. Volunteers [5]
    • 1850 Census: T7,R6E, District No. 20, Jackson Co., AL
    • 1860 Census: farmer, Coffeetown P.O., Jackson Co., AL


[1]The (Soblet, Subley), Sublett Family of Manakintown, King William Parish, VA by Cameron Allen. (1982 reprint of 1965 articles) published by Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.
[2] Marriage Records of Rutherford Co., TN.
[3] Federal Census Records of Alabama for 1840,1850,1860.
[4] Confederate Pension file. Texas State Archives.
[5] Consolidated Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, U.S. Adjutant General’s Office, Roll 28 BEA-BEARWOOD

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