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Gilbert in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lewie Chapel (Old Gilbert Methodist Church) / The Lewie Family

 
 
Lewie Chapel (Old Gilbert Methodist Church) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Lewie Chapel (Old Gilbert Methodist Church) Marker
Inscription.  (Front)
Lewie Chapel, a Methodist church founded on this site in the 1870s by Solomon R. Lewie (1835-1878) and others, was later known as Lewiedale Methodist Church and after 1910 as Gilbert Methodist Church. The original sanctuary, replaced in 1960 by a new sanctuary about 1 mi. W, burned in the early 1970s.
(Reverse text)
The town of Gilbert, also known as Gilbert Hollow, was called Lewiedale from 1886 to 1899 after the family of Samuel (1802-1865) and Nancy Hendrix Lewie (1807-1865). Four of six Lewie sons saw Confederate service in the 15th S.C. Infantry, with Frederick S. (1831-1873) as its lieutenant colonel and James H. (1838-1889) as a captain. Several family members are buried here.
 
Erected 2000 by The 15th Reg. S.C. Vols., Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 32-31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionNotable Places
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War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 33° 55.413′ N, 81° 23.317′ W. Marker is in Gilbert, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is at the intersection of Lewie Street (State Highway 32-737) and Waters Ferry Road (State Highway 32-37), on the right when traveling east on Lewie Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilbert SC 29054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary Skirmish Near Juniper Springs (approx. half a mile away); Hartley House (approx. 7.4 miles away); St. Peter's (Meetze's) Lutheran Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pinarea / Quattlebaum Sawmill, Flour Mill, and Rifle Factory (approx. 7.8 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 7.8 miles away); Lee's Tavern Site (approx. 8 miles away); Old Batesburg-Leesville High School (approx. 8.1 miles away); Site of the "Swamp Rabbit" Bridge / The Swamp Rabbit (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Lewie Chapel (Old Gilbert Methodist Church) / The Lewie Family. South Carolina Department of Archives and History
The Lewie Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
2. The Lewie Family Marker
- James B. Clary -
Excerpt:The 15th South Carolina’s initial trial-by-fire occurred on Hilton Head Island during the Battle of Port Royal Sound on November 7, 1861. Following the Regiment’s service on the coast of South Carolina, they were transferred to Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia (ANV) in July 1862....
 
Marker and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
3. Marker and Cemetery
Marker seen at intersection of Lewie Street (SC 32-737) and Waters Ferry Road (SC 32-37) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
4. Marker seen at intersection of Lewie Street (SC 32-737) and Waters Ferry Road (SC 32-37)
•Lewie• <br>Mason's Tribute, west face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
5. •Lewie•
Mason's Tribute, west face
James H. Lewie
Born
March 4, 1838
Died
Jan'y. 18, 1889
Lewie, east face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
6. Lewie, east face
Our Father
"How sleep the brave who sink to rest
By all their country's wishes blest."

Ode written in the year 1746. William Collins , an English lyric poet,
Lewie (South face) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
7. Lewie (South face)
"Weep not for me, my children dear.
I'm not dead, but sleeping here"
(Popular verse used in England circa 1812)
James Henry Lewie image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
8. James Henry Lewie
Capt. Co. C 15 SC Infantry
Confederate States Army
March 4 1838  Jan 18 1889
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,807 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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