I can't help with information on Earnest. But I also have William with 2 more children. 1. Ellen Belle (b.1850) married Edward Farmer, one child named Warden (b.1876) 2. Samuel W. (b.1853) married Celia Prater (b.1860) in 1877. They had 6 kids: 1. Hattie (b.1875) 2. Ada (b.1878) 3. Ida (b.1878) married John Allen (b.1873 d.1913) 4. Lillin (b.1883) 5. Effy (b.1884) 6. Nora (b.1886) married Solomon Griswold
Ida and John Allen had 8 kids. Catherine, Lillian (b.1901), Jack, Ben (b.1903), Garnet Evelyn (b.1905), Charles (b.1907), Helen (b.1909), and Edward (b.1911)
I also have a Nellie S. b.1875 listed as a child of Susan and Thomas Wilson.