Author: John C. Webster


Chesney, Last of the Pioneers or Old Times in East Tenn. Being the Life and Reminiscences of Pharaoh Jackson (Aged 120 Years) By J. C. Webster (1902)

In Last of the Pioneers: Or Old Times in East Tenn., published in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1902, John C. Webster describes the social changes that Pharaoh Jackson Chesney would have witnessed in his hometown of Clarksville, Virginia, interspersed with Chesney’s stories of his own life as an enslaved and then emancipated man. The following text contains racial epithets.

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