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GERVAIS STREET Named For John Lewis Gervais ( C . 1742 1798 ) Who Was Educated I ...

GERVAIS STREET Named For John Lewis Gervais ( C . 1742 1798 ) Who Was Educated I ...

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Description: GERVAIS STREET Named for John Lewis Gervais ( c . 1742 1798 ) who was educated in Germany , emigrated first to England , arrived in Charleston in 1764 with a letter of introduction to Henry Laurens . He served in the American Revolution , took part in the defense of Charleston , was a member of the Continental Congress , S . C . Senate member from Ninety Six , he introduced the bill which resulted in selection of the site of Columbia as Capital of S . C . Erected by The Lions Club Of Columbia , A Richland County Bicentennial Project , 1976

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