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EVERGREEN PLANTATION. Evergreen Plantation, on Galveston Bay near Cedar Bayou, was bought by Ashbel Smith from Moseley Baker for $5,000 in early 1847. Corn, potatoes, and sugarcane were the major crops; some stock was raised. Upon his death Smith left part of the plantation to his adopted daughter; this portion later became a part of the Goose Creek oilfield.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Abigail Curlee, A Study of Texas Slave Plantations, 1822–1865 (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1932). Ashbel Smith Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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