Lewis Family Cemetery at “Woodstock”
Notes:Located near Meredithville, on Highway 1. This somewhat overgrown cemetery contains 30-40 stones and is about 60 ft x 60 ft.
Latitude:36º 48' 9.9" N   (36.802763)
Longitude:77º 57' 44.7" W   (-77.962420)
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In 1985 Henry Wilkins Lewis published a 24-page booklet entitled “The Elysian Fields of Brunswick” that outlined the history of “Woodstock” and included an inventory of its cemetery made in the 1930s, along with comments and notations as to the relationships of those interred there. Excerpts from his book have been included here as quotations.
Mr. Lewis acknowledges that after clearing the cemetery in 1930, it was clear “there were many graves with no markers or graves from which markers had been removed.”

Edwin Gray Lewis10 Jan 1791 —16 Apr 1816TO THE MEMORY
OF
Died aged 25 years.
There is rest in Heaven.
Notes: “Second son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis.”

Nicholas Edmunds Lewis8 Aug 1788 —28 Mar 1821This stone is here deposited by
Martha Ann Lewis
in humble tribute of conjugal affection
to the memory of
her deceased husband,
aged 32 years, 7 months and 20 days.
We mourn thy virtues lost to us.
See CWS f BCV, p. 330. Notes: “Oldest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis; married Martha Ann Claiborne; she remarried after his death.”

Lavinia C. Lewis15 Apr 1820 —5 Nov 1822Aged 2 years and 7 months.
2 Years and 7 months
This lovely bud so young & fair
Call'd hence by early doom,
Just come to show,
how sweet a flower
In Paradise would bloom.
Notes: “Daughter of Nicholas Edmunds and Martha Ann (Claiborne) Lewis.”

Joseph Warner Lewis26 Feb 1809 —17 Apr 1832Aged 14 years.
Forgive, blest son, the tributary tear,
That mourns thy exile from a world like this.
Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here,
And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss.
This is not Pvt. Joseph Warner Lewis who is reported to lie buried at “Windsor,” Lawrenceville., CWS f BCV, p. 330. Notes: “Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis.”

Benjamin LewisNov 1763 —25 Sep 1824This stone is here deposited by
E. Lewis
as an humble tribute of conjugal affection
to the memory of
her deceased husband,
aged 62 years.
We mourn thy virtues lost to us.
Affection weeps.
Notes: “Only child of Zebulon and Sandal (Jackson) Lewis.”

Harriot Booth Lewis —10 Oct 1824Aged 19 years and 6 months.
This stone is here deposited by
Benjamin Lewis to the memory of
his deceased wife
O, she was good and she was fair,,
But for a moment given.
The angels came and claim's their won
And bore her soul to Heaven.
Notes: “Daughter of George Booth of Nottoway County, Virginia; wife of Benjamin Lewis Jr.”

George Booth Lewis28 Sep 1824 —2 Jul 1825To the
memory of
Aged 10 months and 5 days.
Suffer the little children
to come unto me and forbid them not
for of such is the kingdom of God.
Notes: “Only child of Benjamin and Harriot (Booth) Lewis.”

Benjamin Lewis Jr. —11 Jan 1828TO THE MEMORY
of
who departed this life
Aged 25 years.
Ah that insensate breast which knows not
How cold and damp the earth lies heavy on it,
Was oft a pillow for affection's head.
Nor this thy highest praise,
For all thine own was pure benevolence.
Notes: “Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis; husband of Harriot Booth.”

Elizabeth Gray Edmunds Lewis22 Jan 1771 —26 Mar 1834TO THE MEMORY OF
Who departed this life
In the 64th Year of her life.
She sleeps in Jesus and is bless'd.
How soft her slumbers are.
From suffering & from sin releas'd
And free'd from every snare.
Notes: “Daughter of John Flood and Lucy (Gray) Edmunds; wife of Benjamin Lewis.”

James William Lewis1 Oct 1810 —11 Jul 1835TO THE
MEMORY OF
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
Aged 24 years, 2 months.
Notes: “Unmarried son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis.”

Frances Lewis Wilkins16 Aug 1851 —24 Apr 1852This for the memory of
Daughter of
Wm W & Louisa G. Wilkins
Aged 8 months and 8 days
God has taken our baby
Early, bright, transient,
chaste as morning dew she sparkled-
was exhaled and went to Heaven.
Notes: “Granddaughter of Dr. Henry and Frances Gibbons (Stuart) Lewis.”

Mary Garland Davis Lewis25 Dec 1800 —20 Jul 1867
Notes: “Daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Garland) Davis of Lunenburg County, Virginia; wife of John Flood Edmunds Lewis.”

Burdette Ashton Lewis1823 —4 Nov 1883Born in Brunswick Co., Va.,
Died in the 60th year of his age.
“The Memory of the just is blessed.”
Pvt. Burdette Ashton Lewis, C.S.A. married Elizabeth “Bettie” Hicks, CWS f BCV, pp. 11, 12, 326, 327.



Elizabeth Lewis1 Dec 1832 —1 Dec 1897Wife of
Burdette Ashton Lewis
In the 65th year of her age.
“Blessed are the pure in heart for
they shall see God.”

Helen Stuart Turnbull29 Jan 1863 —15 Jun 1886Wife of
N.S. Turnbull
And daughter of
B.A. & Elizabeth Lewis
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.
Helen Stuart Lewis married Needham Stuart Turnbull., CWS f BCV, pp. 327, 529.

Benjamin Lewis, 2nd.30 Jun 1829 —16 Nov 1904
Ellen Elizabeth Wilkins Lewis3 Oct 1832 —13 Jun 1911wife of
Benjamin Lewis, 2nd
Benjamin Lewis married Ellen Elizabeth Wilkins, CWS f BCV, p. 327. Notes: “Son of Dr. Henry and Frances Gibbons (Stuart) Lewis.” “Daughter of Dr. William Webb Wilkins and his first wife, Mary Ann Beasley, of Northampton County, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia.”

Edward Brodnax Lewis31 Mar 1859 —13 Feb 1926
See CWS f BCV, pp. 39, 327. Notes: “Son of Burdett Ashton and Elizabeth (Hicks) Lewis; husband of Flora Hays Allen (who married second Charles Penick of Halifax County, Virginia).””

Ben Lewis23 Nov 1869 —18 Aug 1943
Benjamin Lewis, CWS f BCV, p. 327. Notes: “Son of Benjamin II and Ellen Elizabeth (Wilkins) Lewis; husband of Janet Alston.”

Janet Alston Lewis15 Jul 1880 —23 Jun 1960
Notes: “Daughter of Dr. Willis Alston of Halifax County, North Carolina; wife of Benjamin Lewis III.”

George Percival Lewis1872 —1925
Bessie Gibbons Lewis1872 —1948
Elizabeth “Bessie” Gibbons Lewis married George Percival Lewis., CWS f BCV, p. 327. Notes: “Daughter of Burdett Ashton and Elizabeth (Hicks) Lewis; wife of George Percival Lewis (no relation).”

Willis Alston Lewis6 Jun 1918 —10 Sep 1993

Ben Lewis Jr.3 Oct 1920 —25 Dec 1994
 
According to “The Elysian Fields of Brunswick,” the following individuals are believed to be buried here; but, no stones were found for them in the 1930s. Dates of birth and death were derived by Henry Wilkins Lewis from a family Bible.

Zebulon Lewisca1736 —1799
Sandal Jackson Lewis —
Notes: “were buried on their home tract in brick vaults visible for many years but which, after repeated searches, could not be located in the mid-1930s.”

Zebulon Lewis6 Oct 1794 —20 Mar 1821
Notes: “Unmarried son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis.”

Norborne Wesley Lewis, M.D.9 Nov 1813 —6 Mar 1842
Notes: “Youngest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis; unmarried.”

Mary Lewis1851 —7 Dec 1851
See CWS f BCV, p. 327.

Frances Gibbons Stuart Lewis25 Feb 1801 —1861
See CWS f BCV, pp. 326, 327, 330, 331. Notes: “Daughter of Charles and Sarah Keene (Ashton) Stuart of King George County, Virginia; wife of Dr. Henry Lewis.”

Henry Augustine Lewis 
Notes: “Birth and death dates unknown; infant son of Dr. Charles Stuart and Elizabeth Skinker (Fitzhugh) Lewis and grandson of Dr. Henry and Frances Gibbons (Stuart) Lewis.”

Henry Ashton Lewis17 Dec 1866 —5 Jan 1867
See CWS f BCV, p. 327. Notes: “Infant son of Burdett Ashton and Elizabeth (Hicks) Lewis.”

Charles Stuart Lewis, M.D.25 Dec 1818 —3 Aug 1871
See CWS f BCV, pp. 327, 331. Notes: “Oldest child of Dr. Henry and Frances Gibbons (Stuart) Lewis; husband of Elizabeth Skinker Fitzhugh of Fredericksburg, Virginia.”

Henry Lewis, M.D.12 Sep 1792 —21 Jul 1879
See CWS f BCV, pp. 326, 327, 330, 331, . Notes: “Third son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis; husband of Frances Gibbons Stuart.”

John Flood Edmunds Lewis5 Apr 1800 —30 Mar 1883
Notes: “Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gray (Edmunds) Lewis; his parents last surviving child; husband of Mary Garland Davis.”

Nicholas Edwin Lewis20 Dec 1821 —23 Nov 1902
Notes: “Only child of John Flood Edmunds and Mary Garland (Davis) Lewis. Unmarried.”

Unnamed infant Lewis 
Notes: “Son of Edward Brodnax and Flora Hays (Allen) Lewis.”

 

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