Shadrach Boaz (a strong Bible name!) was born on November 9, 1809 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Thomas and Lucinda (Davis) Boaz. I came across his name while researching another “Shadrach”. His family history is interesting so immediately following is some background information before proceeding with the story of Shadrach’s life.
Shadrach (nicknamed “Shade”) was named after his grandfather Shadrach Boaz who was born in 1751. Thomas was a family name also – he and his grandfather shared the same name. In researching through the children and descendants of Shadrach Boaz (1809) I found several instances of children with the two family names of either “Thomas” or “Shadrach” (first and middle names).
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