EVERITT, STEPHEN HENDRICKSON
EVERITT, STEPHEN HENDRICKSON (1806–1844). Stephen Hendrickson Everitt, politician, merchant, and speculator, was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, on November 26, 1806. He moved to Texas in 1834, acquired land now in Jasper County, and was elected a delegate from Bevil Municipality to the Consultation of 1835 and from Jasper Municipality to the Convention of 1836. He signed the Declaration of November 7, 1835, the Texas Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the Republic. Everitt 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. Although apparently not a practicing physician, he was often referred to as Dr. Everitt. He married Alta Zera Williams, and they had four children. He was a strong supporter of Mirabeau B. Lamar and represented Jasper County as senator in the first five congresses of the Republic of Texas before resigning in December 1840. As a speculator he operated stores in Bevilport and on Sabine Pass and owned town lots in Bevil, Jasper, and Belgrade. He died in New Orleans on July 12, 1844. His home in Jasper County has been made a historical landmark.
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