ShadrackPiersonGraveIn 1754 three sons were born to Charles and Sally (Weathers) Pierson in Culpeper County, Virginia.  The boys were named, perhaps in order of birth, Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego.  Charles and Sally were the parents of at least one other child, Charles.  My internet research indicates that Charles was a wealthy man at one point, but when his warehouses were raided by Revolutionary soldiers he was left penniless.  You see, it is reported that Charles was a Loyalist, and while not finding anything but unsourced anecdotal information, it is clear that he left (probably fled) Virginia at some point, first to South Carolina and then to Wilkes County, Georgia where he lived until his death in 1799.

Three of his children, sons Shadrack, Meshack and Charles, apparently had a different viewpoint than their father’s – they joined the Revolutionaries (more about Abednego later).

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