The Reverend Robert Sayers Sheffey (1820-1902), although one of a kind as to style and personality, was a Methodist Circuit Rider in the classic frontier tradition. Celebrated for the intensity of his faith and prayer, as well as for his eccentricities, Sheffey's authority was recognized throughout this region. He is buried nearby, in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, beside his second wife, Elizabeth Stafford Sheffey.
Geographic Location: Giles County
Physical Description of Location: Eastern, VA 24134. Located on State Route 730, 0.4 miles southeast of the junction of State Route 730 and Pulaski Giles Turnpike (Rt. 100). Marker is on the left when traveling southeast on State Route 730.
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