Additional information can be found in John Wilson’s “Hamilton County Pioneers – The Pearsons,” published in The Chattanoogan on May 28, 2006.
A Sermon Preached in Chestuee Church at Madisonville, on the 4th day of May, on a Sacramental Occasion: And Afterwards, at the Request of Some of the Members of that Church, it was Written for Publication
Madisonville is in Appalachian Monroe County, Tennessee. As the title indicates, the sermon was “written for publication” after it was preached. In his dedicatory note, Pearson states that “It has been written in the form, and as nearly in the manner, in which it was delivered, as seemed expedient and practicable; nothing material left out, and very little added.”