Verse at bottom of marker as read in 1997:
"I am home dear friends, dry up your tears. I will arise when Christ appears."
Date of death now mostly unreadable. The Franklin County Gravestone Photos reading of "Feb. 4, 1851" has been used here for Lewis' date of death. His date of birth has been calculated using the very legible "Aged 59 Y 5M 5D" inscribed on his tombstone.