A Genealogy Miscellany Henderson County III
Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2001

MASONIC FRIENDSHIP LODGE 229 AND MASONIC JEWEL

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            This lodge, located at Jacks Creek, formerly in Henderson County, was chartered October 14, 1853; re-chartered in 1866; consolidated with another lodge in 1929. The lodge members in 1853 (from the annual return to the Grand Lodge, that year):

A. N. TABLER, WM
RICHARD BARHAM, Sec
F. T. BURROW, JD

H. D. CROOK, SW
G. L. ROSS, Treas
S. MASSINGILL, Tyler

WILLIAM BROWN, JW
J. F. ANDREWS, SD

J. B. T. ROBERTSON, A. J. COLE, WILLIS C. DICKEY, J. H. GALBREATH, D. M. McCALLUM, JOHN MOORE, J. A. DODD and JAMES M. BURTON

 

 Member Admissions that year:
ELI WASHBURN, R. L. FRINGER, ELI WASHBURN, S. L. STANSILL, P. B. FARROW, WILLIAM P. LINDSY, W. C. LARUE, JAMES S. PICKINGS, THOMAS G. CROOK, WILLIAM THOMAS, J P. WINGATE, J. W. CHERRY, CHARLES JONES, M. M. C. CLARK, SAMUEL B. SPENCER, DR. J. SMITH, L. R. WHITLEY, D. P. STAIISILL, J. W. COOPER, W. R. GARRET, JAMES M. CERR, JOHN R. WATLINGTON.

 

Deaths in this lodge noted in it annual returns:

G. M. FRINGER died May 1856
WM. P. MOORE died Mar. 7, 1870
RICHARD NEWELL died Oct. 23, 1870
J. G. HENDRIX died Apr. 16, 1873

G. M. ARNOLD died August 26, 1868
A. G. PLUNK died Sept. 4, 1870
J. T. MITCHELL died May 11, 1871
G. L. ROSS died Dec. 25, 1875

JOSIAH FRANKLIN died August 1877
C. C. BURROW died Dec. 20, 1877
S. G. THOMAS died Sept. 2, 1887
WILLIAM THOMAS died August 1890
T. G. CROOK died December 1892
I. G. STONE died September 1899

STEPHEN MASSENGILL died June 27, 1880
J. R. RHODES died Sept. 28, 1884
W. R. GARRETT died December 1889
I. L. McCALLUM died May 1892
JOHN R. SMITH died Dec. 26, 1893

 

Pertinent notices of death of Masons appearing in the MASONIC JEWEL, published in Memphis, Tennessee, 1873-1878:

June 15, 1873, volume three, number six, page 122:

CROOK At Mifflin, Tenn., Brother Jerry J. Crook, aged 26 years. Deceased was a worthy brother. His funeral was conducted by Union Lodge No. 140, at Mifflin, with usual masonic ceremonies, on the 25th ult. The lodge passed usual resolutions of sorrow and regret.

 

May 15, 1874, volume four, number four, page 64:

BRAY Bro. E. G. Bray, of Union Lodge No. 140, at Mifflin, Tenn., departed this life at his new home in Trenton, Tenn., March 31, 1874. He was kindly cared for by the members of Trenton Lodge No. 86, and was buried with Masonic honors by Constantine Lodge No. 64, at Lexington. His own Lodge passed resolutions of sympathy and regret at their brother's death, an tendered thanks to Lodges Nos. 64 and 86 for their kindness and attention.

 

November 1877, volume seven, number ten, page 319:

MEMORIALS
BRO. JOSIAH FRANKLIN.
To the W M., Wardens and Brethren of Friendship Lodge No. 229, F. and A. Masons:

            The Committee upon whom has fallen the sorrowful duty of expressing the feelings of this Lodge upon the death of our much beloved brother, Josiah Franklin, who departed this life on the ____ day of ______ last, would report for adoption the following resolutions, viz:
            Resolved, That while we recognize with deep humility the decree or an infinitely allwise Providence, we deeply deplore our loss.
            Resolved, That we sympathize deeply with his family and friends in their affliction.
            Resolved, That these resolutions be placed upon the records of the Lodge, a copy, under Lodge seal, be furnished the bereaved family, a copy be furnished the MASONIC JEWEL for publication, and that we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.

J. A. STONE,
BEVERLY ROBERSON,
J. M. MCCALLUM,
T. H. MEGEE, Com.
Jack's Creek, Tenn., Oct. 7, 1877.

 

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