Edwards, John W.
Born: 1832-10-20 Illinois
Flourished: 1850 to 1867 Shawneetown, Illinois
John W. Edwards was working as a printer in Gallatin County by the time of the 1850 census. In 1851 his father William Edwards was the publisher of the Shawneetown
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