Winnie, I'm just getting into the Alewines. Sally Boyd posted on our family recently, on this Forum. She & I are somewhat distant cousins through the Loner/Lohner family, another Dutch Fork/Lexington family. We had all been thrown a curve-ball about the maiden name of my gr gr grandmother Rebecca Loner, whose maiden name now is certainly Alewine. See Sally/Sarah's post for details, or I will tell more on request. The Loners were "German/Dutch" like the Alewines, & of course all these German people came to Lexington on five ships all about the same time & for the same reasons. The most famous church in Dutch Fork was St. John's Lutheran Church. I assume most all persons who settled this colony were of the same faith, tho eventually, many became Baptists, Methodists, & such. The only other Germanic churches in SC, to my knowledge, were a few scattered Dunker/Dunkard churches like were more prevalent up in VA & PA., which have evolved into the United Bretheran, I think, if you are familiar w/that sect.
My Loners & Alewines settled in upper Abbeville Co,SC, close to the Anderson Co line, around Due West, & more particularly Level-land, where many are buried in the Little River Baptist Church cemetery, where they worshipped. Some other Dutch Fork families came here also & intermarried with these families. I am researching many families in these surrounding counties, both on my paternal & maternal sides, including my mother's ancestral Childress family who married into Wilson/Willson family there & came to GA. I pay close attention to creek geography & creek names. I will be looking for something on this, now.