One typed manuscript (TMS), 94 pages, "The Life of John W. Earnest (1824-1913)," by his son William W. Earnest, including
an account of John W. Earnest's overland trip from Illinois to the California goldfields in 1850, experiences there, return
east to Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1860, and forced service in the Confederacy as a Northerner during the Civil War.
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