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Location: Morgantown, WVa
Rt 33/119 - Gilmer Co / Lewis Co Line
Gilmer County - To read more about Thomas Walker Gilmer : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Walker_Gilmer
Historical Marker (Side 1) Heading southwest on Rt 33/119 towards Glenville. Located about midway between Glenville and Weston.
Southwest on Rt 33/119 entering Gilmer Co.
Lewis Co - (Excerpt from Greenbrier County historical archives : http://files.usgwarchives.org/wv/gre...os/cclewis.txt )
....... Col. Charles Lewis, who was killed at the battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774. This Col. Charles Lewis was born in Augusta county, Virginia, in 1736. He was the youngest son of John Lewis, the pioneer, and brother of Gen. Andrew Lewis, great-greatgrandfather of Mrs. C. V. Stacy, and was also of the number who fell at Point Pleasant. In 1760, Col. Charles Lewis married Sarah Murry, and left seven children, viz., Elizabeth, Margaret, John, Mary, Thomas, Andrew, and Charles (the father of Charles C. Lewis), who was born in Augusta county, Virginia, in 1774, probably in September, as in the will of Col. Charles Lewis, dated August 10, 1774, just before starting on his march to Point Pleasant, he provides for the unborn child of his wife, Mary.This unborn child was Charles Lewis, who served with distinction under Gen. Anthony Wayne, in 1795, in his Indian campaign in the West, as a lieutenant, as is attested to by his commission, dated August 7, 1795, and signed by General Washington, and now in possession of his descendant, P.S. Lewis, of Mason county, West Virginia.
Same marker (Side 2) Heading northeast towards Weston.
Rt 33/119 heading northeast entering Lewis Co.
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pnoman screwed with this post 03-22-2009 at 03:59 PM
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