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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, Stephen Hendrickson Everitt

Stephen Hendrickson Everitt was the 29 year old Jasper representative. In the span of his lifetime, Everitt was considered a politician, merchant, speculator and even called a doctor although he was not a practicing physician. As a politician, he served as a Senator in the Texas Congress from 1836 to 1840. As a speculator, he operated stores in Bevilport and on Sabine Pass and owned town lots in Bevil, Jasper and Belgrade. He also served as one of three commissioners appointed to close the land offices in the Department of Nacogdoches and gained several mail contracts in Southeast Texas.