- McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library
A veteran of the Civil War, James Wilson Jessee worked as a farmhand after the war. James Wilson Jessee kept a detailed diary of his work in the fields as a farmhand after the Civil War. He did not have ambition to get work after the war ended. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems.
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