Sublette, William Lewis

Sublette, William Lewis

(?1799–1845) fur trader, merchant; born in Lincoln County, Ky. He moved to Missouri around 1818 and made a fortune in the fur trade. In partnership with Jedediah Strong Smith and David E. Jackson, he brought the first wagons over the Oregon Trail to the Rocky Mountains (1830).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.