Bessie Watkins Sublett

22 March 1881–16 February 1992 (Age 110)
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States

The Life of Bessie Watkins

When Bessie Watkins Sublett was born on 22 March 1881, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, her father, Benjamin Venable Sublett, was 39 and her mother, Willie Anna Harvey, was 31. She married Thomas Matthews Viar on 25 November 1903, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Elon, Amherst, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Elon District, Amherst, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 16 February 1992, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 110, and was buried in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Matthews Viar
Bessie Watkins Sublett
Marriage: 25 November 1903
David Benjamin Viar
Ruby Adelle Viar
Nellie Elizabeth Viar
Bessie Kathleen Viar
Thomas Edward Viar
Martha Louise Viar
Henry Dew Viar

Spouse and Children

25 November 1903
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Venable Sublett


    Willie Anna Harvey




    Nannie Florence Sublett


    John Cabell Sublett


    James Walter Sublett


    Benjamin Flourney Sublett



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 13

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 29

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Variant of French Sublette .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Vior in household of T M Vior, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Vias in household of Thomas Vias, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie W Dublet in household of B V Dublet, "United States Census, 1900"

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