1. Thank you for this article, several masons in my genealogy line and this tells me of the importance of that standing.

  2. Does anyone have information to share on any of these Lodges?

    62 St. John’s Union Springs, Macon Co. 1 stand 3d Fridays
    63 Social Enon, Macon Co. Second Saturday
    76 Auburn Auburn, Macon Co. 1st and 3d Thursdays
    46 Harmony Eufaula, Barbour Co. 2d and 4th Saturday
    124 Felix Midway, Barbour Co. 2d and 4th Saturdays
    10 Royal White Hart, Clayton, Barbour Co. 2d and fourth Saturdays
    173 Andrew Jackson, Montgomery, Montgomery lst and 3d Tuesdays
    Source: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;cc=moa;rgn=main;view=text;idno=AHK6782.0001.001

    Our family has a certificate for A MASTER MASON, Social Lodge, No. 63, Enon, Macon Co. Ala. stating that “JAMES M.[Martin] TURMAN has this day paid up all his dues and arrearages to this Lodge and is therefore in good standing. Dated 10th day of November, 1860. John W. Persons Secretary of Social Lodge
    From ‘Description of Enon’: “The second story of the school house was a Masonic lodge. The two smallest front rooms were used with the consent of the Masons for school purposes.”

    We also have a Tribute of Respect submitted by the Felix Lodge No. 124, Midway, Alabama on 18 Jan 1866, for “John M. Brantley who was cruelly murdered on Tuesday night, 16 inst, in Enon, Macon County, Ala.” Submitted by T. A. Craven, L. L. Guery, W. C. Jordan, Comm.
    Note: John M. Brantley, age about 21, was a clerk in the store of Mr. James M. Pruett, at Enon, Ala. He slept on the premises. Murder reported in the 01-19-1866 Columbus Daily Enquirer. James M. Pruett offered a $600 reward.

    John’s father, Wm. Brantley, a Shoe Merchant in Midway, Ala. In 1860, was a partner in Sep 1858 with James M. Pruett. They owned a Tan Yard at Midway [Pruett & Brantley].

    Alabama – History – Masonic Biography and Dictionary
    Copyright. All rights reserved. http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chambers/history/masonic.txt

    I would appreciate hearing from folks interested in these Lodges or the history of Midway, Alabama. [email protected]

      46 Harmony Eufaula, Barbour Co. 2d and 4th Saturday –

      William Augustus Alston, born Aug 1852 in Georgia
      In 1910, he lived at 77 Jernigan Road, Eufaula, Barbour Co., Alabama

      Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Certificate 3241 Volume 1:
      January 15, 1912 William A Alston, a Merchant, died in Barbour Co., AL.
      Burial Place: Eufaula.

      A great grandson wrote: “I inherited a cemetery deed to a plot in Eufaula, Barbour County, AL, but I don’t know who is buried there. I have often wondered if it might be William Augustus.”
      “Dated 18 Jan., 1912, it is lot number 29 in Presbyterian Addition in the Masonic cemetery in the City of Eufaula. The deed is from Harmony Lodge to Mrs. W. A. Alston.”
      It is witnessed by E. R. West, H. C. Holleman and H. Lampley. Committee for Harmony Lodge – No. 46. Eufaula, Alabama.
      Notes: I think that this is Harmon Lampley Jr., b. 1888, who married the daughter of H. C. Holleman (Henry Coker Holleman), a Eufaula photographer. Edward R. West was the Chairman of the Cemetery Committee.

      I hope that someone can confirm if William Augustus Alston, is buried in Eufaula

      We have a November 19, 1875 Invitation to Knights Templar party, New Masonic Hall Eufaula, Ala. Friday evening.
      The Comm. of Invitation included B. B. Comer, Spring Hill, Ala. and A. H. [Augustus Holmes] Alston, Fort Browder, Ala.
      [Knights Templar: A man belonging to a Masonic order in the United States.]

      I would appreciate hearing from folks interested in this Lodge or the Alstons who lived in the Eufaula area.
      [email protected]

  3. I enjoy your articles so much, please do some on Washington County. I am very interested in that area, as I am from there. Would like to know more and some info on early residents. thanks

  4. My Daddy was a Mason.

  5. My great-grandmother, Mary Ross Vinson Weatherford was a charter member of the 1st Eastern Star chapter in the state located at Old Burleson, Alabama.

  6. Can anyone tell me about Harris Lodge ? Can not find it ,its on great grandfather’s headstone. Probably Tuscaloosa County or West Jefferson County. He died in 1898. Thank you ,