All Their Treasures

By J. Martin Green '63

My great uncle, Mart Ebberts, was a Lutheran from Buffalo, New York, who married Mittie Jackson, a young lady from Sour Lake, Texas. He had come down to Beaumont, exchanging snow for rain, to seek his fortune in the oil and gas industry. Instead, he found Aunt Mittie, a descendant of Stephen Jackson, the founder of Sour Lake who was called the “first white settler” in Hardin County.…

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