One half mile west is the grave of Elder John Weatherford (1740?-1833) Baptist preacher for 70 years and early advocate of religious liberty. Jailed five months in Chesterfield in 1773 for unlicensed preaching, his release was secured by Patrick Henry.
Geographic Location: Pittsylvania County
Physical Description of Location: 569 County Road 640 (Spring Garden Road), Banister, VA 24531. Marker is on left when traveling south on County Road 640, about .2 miles north of intersection with Slatesville Road (County Road 701).
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