Sam Samford Lodge No. 149 - Center - Shelby County Texas
1869-1901

        The consolidation of Truit Lodge No. 149 and Sam Samford Lodge No. 243 in 1869 by action of the Grad Lodge of Texas as Sam Samford Lodge No. 149, meant that new and stronger Lodge was created in Shelby County.  There were several underlying factors in the consolidation of the two Losges, friction arose between the two over the matter of financial claim which Brother Samuel Samford had against Truit Lodge.  The claim amounted to nineteen dollars, which included nine dollars for services as secretary and ten dollars for services as Grand Lecturer.  With the creation of the town of Center as the new County seat in 1866, and since the Lodges had been weakened by the Civil War, a petition was presented to the Grand Annual Communication in June, 1869.  (see the book "Freemasonry in Shelby County -1846 - 1900 for additional information on the Lodges.}

 

 

Name Apprentice
 Degree
Fellow Craft
 Degree
  Master  Remarks
Adams, J. F. 04-28-1888 07-28-1888 08-25-1888 Demitted 10-16-1891 - Affiliated 05/14/1892 - Demitted 08-13-1892
Alford, A. S. - - - Affiliated 06-23-1888 - Demitted 12-07-1889
Alfred (Alford)?, W. M. - - - Affiliated 01-28-1888 - Demitted 12-27-1890
Allen, W. M. - - - Affiliated 04-13-1873 - Demitted 12-26-1874
Allen, W. B. 04-13-1873 05 - 1873 06-21-1873 Demitted 12-18-1875
Amason, Hiram 08-15-1870 11 - 1870 04-08-1871  
Amason, Jesse - - - Affiliated 10 - 1869 - Buried 03-30-1870
Anthony, P. - - - From San Samford Lodge 243
Armstrong, T. S. - - - Affiliated 05-23-1888 - Demitted 02-28-1891
Athey, W. W. - - - Affiliated 10-20-1888 - From Rice Lodge No. 577
Atkinson, J. J. - - - Affiliated  09-30-1893
Beck, J. B. - - - Affiliated 06-03-1882
Beck, Thomas 05-18-1889 11-09-1889 03-08-1890 Dimitted 10-16-1891
Beckham, A. J. - - - Affiliated 12-03-1887 From Littleton Fowler Lodge No. 305 - Demitted 01-19-1889
Beasley, J. N. - - - Affiliated 06-27-1885 - Demitted 06-15-1889
Biggers, C. C. 04-28-1888 08-25-1888 02-16-1889 Demitted 10-16-1891
Blackstock, William 05-10-1889 11-01-1890 02-28-1891 Demitted 10-16-1891
Boswell, G. S.  - - - Affiliated 01-23-1886 - Demitted 01-16-1892
Bright, J. F. - - - Affiliated 05-23-1883 - Masonic Burial 05-11-1894
Brown, E. M. 10-28-1871 03- 1872 08-24-1872 Demitted 03-27-1875
Bryan, Dr. C. O. 08-03-1898 10-01-1898 10-28-1898  
Buckner, Samuel 09-19-1891 10-23-1891 no date -
Burke, James R. - - - Masonic burial 08-11-1869
Burk, L. A. 03-19-1892 05-14-1892 06-23-1892 Demitted 01-07-1893
Burrow, John A. - - - Charter Member 1869 - Demitted 12-03-1871
Caldwell, J. R. 10-25-1891 11-21-1891 02-13-1892 Demitted 08-13-1892
Campbell, S. S. 06-03-1893 09-30-1893 - -
Carnahan, David - - - From Sam Samford Lodge No. 243 (1869)
Carnaham, D. S. - - - Demitted 06-07-1879
Carroll, Dr. E. Z. - 07-22-1899 08-23-1899 -
Carroll, Henry - - - On Roster 1869-1882
Cash, Grayson - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 04- 1870
Cawthorn, H. B. - - - Affiliated 06-26-1880 - Demitted 11-05-1881
Champion, R. M. 09-19-1891 10-13-1891 12-19-1891 -
Chandler, A. R. - - - Affiliated 04-27-1872 - Demitted 12-14-1879 - Affiliated 07-12-1884
Childress, W. S. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 07-20-1872
Clardy, J. H. - - - Affiliated 09 1869 - Burial 05-20-1871
Clark, William H. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 05-06-1882
Collins, J. W. 02-13-1892 03-19-1892 04-16-1892 Demitted 08-13-1892
Crawford, William H. - - - On Roster, 1871
Creech, A. C. - - - Affiliated 09-22-1888 - Demitted 10-16-1891
Croft, J. W. 11-28-1885 02-20-1886 03-20-1896 -
Davis, Asa - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 05-17-1873
Davis, Tom C. - - - Affiliated 09-06-1879
Dawson, James M. - - - On Roster 1870 - Demitted 12-10-1870
Delafield, J. W. - - - Affiliated 08-25-1877 - Demitted 08-09-1884
Duke, Dr. W. J. 03-03-1891 10-12-1878 05-10-1879 Died 11-05-1891
Dupree, M. M. (Prof.) 08-22-1891 09-19-1891 10-16-1891 Demitted 10-16-1891 - Affiliated 05-14-1892 - Demitted 08-13-1892
Eakins, E. B. - - - Affiliated 12-22-1877 - Demitted 01-03-1880
Ellis, L. C. - - - Affiliated 05-26-1888 - Demitted 01-19-1889
Fambro, Dr. F. W. - - - Affiliated 04-01-1893 - Demitted 05- 1865
Field, Drury - - - Affiliated 03-08-1890
Finley, E.C. - - 02-22-1881 Petition for M.M. 01-1881
Fitts, J. S. - - - On Roster 1869
Fitts, Stephen - - - E.A. From Sam Samford Lodge 243
Fleshman, S. T. no date 03-03-1900 - -
Ford, G. W. 01-31-1883 02-24-1883 03-21-1883 -
Fudge, E. A. 03-15-1873 04-13-1873 05 -1873 Name changed to Cammack - Demitted 10-16-1891
Fults, Ephraim - - - Affiliated 04-21-1894
Gant, W. W. - - - Affiliated 05-26-1877
Garrett, J. N. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 04-28-1876
Garrison, J. T. - - - Affiliated 07-25-1891 - Demitted 12-11-1897
Gibbs, R. K. 08-23-1867 09- 1869 10-30-1869 -
Gunnels, D. A. 04-07-1877 05-26-1877 10-27-1888 -
Haley, W. E. 1869 - - Buried 11-18-17-1872
Harris, J. R. 06-04-1898 07-07-1898 09-03-1899 -
Harrison, Eli, Sr. - - - Affiliated 04-04-1874 - Demitted 12-26-1874 - Affiliated 07-28-1877 - Died 11-25-1893
Harrison, Eli, Jr. 10-23-1880 11-20-1880 02-19-1881 -
Hearne, J. E. 04-28-1888 05-21-1891 06-27-1891 -
Henry, A. J. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 08-24-1872
Hewitt, J. W. - - - - Affiliated 04-13-1873
Hicks, C. B. 04-04-1874 05-02-1874 06-06-1874 Demitted 10-16-1891
Hicks, E. S. 03 -1970 04-23-1870 05-21-1870 Demitted 04-21-1894
Hilliard, A. C. - - - On Roster 1869
Hilliard, C. T. - - - On Roster 1871 - died during Masonic Year 1891-1892
Hobbs, C. M. 09-03-1887 10-01-1887 11-05-1887 -
Holman, G. W. 08-13-1881 09-10-1881 10-08-1881 -
Holt, John - - - On Roster 1869
Hooper, J. M. - - - F. C. From Truit Lodge No. 149
Horn, J. H. (M.D.) 12-22-1888 01-19-1889 02-16-1889 Demitted 08-13-1892
Hughes, Elkanah 09-22-1888 no date 12-22-1888 -
Hughes, James M. - - - On Roster 1869 - Died 11-05-1884
Hughes, R. T. - - - On Roster 1869
Hughes, W. E. 06-11-1887 07-09-1887 08-06-1887 -
Humphries, A. G. 03-20-1886 04-24-1886 05-22-1886 -
Hursey, J. W. - - - Affiliated 06-22-1872
Hurst, C. E. 01-25-1900 02-17-1900 03-17-1900 -
Hutto, G. S. - - - On Roster 1869
Irish, B. M. 06-19-1886 07-17-1886 08-14-1886 -
Irish, J. R. 04-28-1877 - - -
Jackson, Thomas - - - On Roster 1870 - Demitted 02-11-1871
Joachimi, William 10-31-1874 11-28-1874 12-26-1874 Demitted 05-14-1881
Johnson, B. Milam - - - On Roster 1859
Johnson, D. A. 06-20-1872 - - -
Johnson, I. M. 08-02-1890 08-30-1890 10-04-1890 -
Johnson, J. W. - - - Affiliated 12-30-1882 - Died 06-10-1897
Johnson, Peter - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 02-11-1871
Jolly, J. A. 05-22-1886 - - -
Jimmerson, J. J. 02-11-1900 - - -
Jones, Hugh no date 07-22-1899 08-23-1899 -
Jones, J. T. 01-11-1889 02-08-18890 03-08-1890 -
Jordan, S. F. 11-13-1886 02-15-1887 02-12-1887 Demitted 06-15-1889 - Affiliated 05-10-1890 - Demitted 10-16-1891
Jumper, S. J. - - - Affiliated 12-03-1887 - Demitted 10-20-1888
Kennard, T. E. - - 1869 Demitted 03-27-1875
Kirkland, J. J. - - - On Roster 1869
Kirkland, Zachariah - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 02-11-1871
Land, W. A. 10-05-1895 no date - Jurisdiction waived to Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 28, Logansport, Louisiana
Lanier, W. A. 03- 1870 04-23-1870 05-21-1870 Demitted 08-13-1870
Larkin, J. R. - - - Affiliated 02-13-1892
Lasseter, G. W. - - - Affiliated 04-07-1892 from Carthage Lodge No. 521 - Panola County
Leak, E. E 03-28-1891 04-25-1891 05-21-1891 -
Lemons, W. E. - - - Affiliated 08-25-1877 - Demitted 05-13-1881 - Affiliated 09-13-1883 - Buried At Mt. Zion 04-12-1889
Lowe, George V. - - - On Roster 1869 - Died 1878
Lucky, J. A. 05-02-1885 05-30-1885 06-27-1885 -
Lucky, John - - - Affiliated 01-09-1871 - Demited 07-05-1879
Lynch, S. P. 02-12-1887 03-12-1887 04-09-1887 Demitted 10-16-1891
Lynch, W. H. 07-25-1891 09-19-1891 10-16-1891 Demitted 10-16-1891
Martin, T. J. 03 -1872 -4-27-1872 05-25-1872 Demitted 05-26-1883
Martin, William - - - Affiliated 02-11-1871 Demitted 03-27-1895 - Affiliated 10-16-1886
May, John - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 06-22-1872
May, William H. - - - On Roster 1859 - Demitted 03 -1870
McCary, J. W. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 12-26-1874 - Affiliated 05-25-1877
McCary, W. L. - - - On Roster 1869 - Died 1872
McCary, William W. 04-08-1871 05-06-1871 1871 Demitted 12-14-1878 - Affiliated 11-17-1883 - Demitted 10-16-1891
McLaughlin, Pat H. - - - On Roster 1869- Demitted -4-24-1874 Affiliated 07-12-1884 (Help Build Shelby County Courthouse.
McGowen, J. J. - - - On Roster as E. A. 1869
McKee, Arch 09-22-1877 10-26-1877 - -
McKee, Josiah - - - Affiliated 10-26-1877 - Demitted 06-26-1880 - Affiliated 1884 - Demitted 06-16-1892
McKnight, D. M. 09-16-1884 12-12-1884 01-31-1885 -
McKnight, Thomas 09-06-1884 10-04-1884 11-08-1884 -
Middleton, J. C. B. - - - On Roster 1869
Mills, L. M. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 05-06-1882
Moon, Thomas - - - Affiliated 05-21-1870
Moore, Jacob J. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 02-11-1871
Morris, B. Frank - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 02-27-1874
Moseley, J. T. - - - Affiliated 01-03-1885 - From DeSoto Lodge No. 55, Louisiana. 
Murray, A. - - - Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 03-25-1889
Needham, Royall - - - On Roster 1869
Norris, J. T. 05-07-1887 06-11-1887 08-06-1887 -
Oliver, Andrew - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 1869
Oliver, A. Wilson 10-24-1885 11-28-1885 01-23-1886 -
Oliver, Bailey - - - On Roster as E. A. 1869
Owen, S. A. - - - Affiliated 08-13-1884
Owens, W. L. - - - Affiliated 07-07-1898
Page, Joshua - - - Affiliated 11-28-1885 - Demitted 06-15-1889
Paramore, J. B. 06-11-1887 07-09-1887 08-06-1887 -
Parker, R. L. - - - Affiliated 08-01-1874 - Stole the Courthouse from Shelbyville and moved it to Center, Shelby County.
Parker, W. F. 12-22-1877 12-14-1878 05-10-1879 -
Parrish, E. H. - - - Affiliated 11-21-1891
Pate, W. L. 05-14-1892 06-11-1892 07-09-1892 Demitted 08-13-1892
Paul, R. A. 07-09-1892 09-10-1892 01-07-1893 -
Peacock, Simon A. - - - Affiliated 09-02-1893
Perkins, A. T. 04-05-1889 05-10-1889 11-01-1890 Demitted 03-28-1891
Phifer, Silas c. - - - Affiliated 10-24-1885 - Died 1887
Potts, John t. - - - Affiliated 04-16-1870 - Demitted 12-30-1871
Ramey, Jesse J. 04-12-1884 05-10-184 06-14-1884 Demitted 08-13-1892
Ramey, William Neal - - - On Roster 1868- Demitted 06-15-1889
Ramsey, O. F. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 1869
Randle, Peter J. 01 -1870 09-02-1871 no date Demitted   12-14-1878
Redditt, William - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 12-30-1871
Reed, J. F. - - - Affiliated 10-26-1877 06-15-1889
Reed, L. C. - - - Affiliated 01-03-1874
Riggs, W. T. 04-28-1883 05-26-1883 06-23-1883 Died 08-09-1893
Retnour, H. C. - - - Affiliated 05-22-1886 - Demitted 06-15-1889
Robertson, James M. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted  09-30-1871
Rogers, James W. 04-27-1872 05-25-1872 07-20-1872 Demitted 05-06-1882 - Affiliated 05-26-1883 -Affiliated 05-26-1883 - Demitted 06-15-1889
Rogers, Y. W. - - - Affiliated 06-26-1880
Ross, J. B. - - - Affiliated 04-13-1873 - Demitted 1876
Rushing, Green B. D. 09 -1869 10-30-1869 11-24-1869 Demitted 10-23-1880
Samford, D. L. 12-24-1869 01 -1870 06-14-1873  
Samford, E. A. S. 06-23-1883 - - -
Samford, E. B. 06-23-1883 07-21-1883 08-13-1883 -
Samford, Elkanah - - - On Roster 1869
Samford, G. G. 05 -1873 06-14-1873 07-21-1873 Demitted 12-03-1892
Samford, J. K. 04-13-1873 06-14-1873 07-12-1873 Demitted 01-15-1881 - Affiliated 12-06-1884
Samford, J. T. 10-20-1888 11-24-1888 12-22-1888 -
Samford, Joab - - - On Roster 1869
Samford, M. H. 08-25-1888 10-20-1888 11-24-1888 -
Samford, Sam - - - On Roster 1869-1873
Samford, Simon Z. - - - On Roster 1869 - Died 04 -1895
Samford, Snider - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 01-15-1881 Affiliated 05-26-1883 - Demitted 06-04-1898
Samford, T. K.  05-26-1883 06-30-1883 07-21-1883 Demitted 12-03-1892
Samford, William A. - - - On Roster 1869
Samford, W. A. T. 01-24-1891 02-28-1891 03-28-1891  
Samford, W. S. 10-08-1892 06-03-1893 07-01-1895 Died 10-25-1895
Scott, William - - - On Roster 1869 - Died 1870
Sholar, David - - - On Roster 1869
Sims, B. F. 05-02-1885 05-30-1885 06-27-1885 -
Smith, C. R. 08-24-1872 - - -
Smith, H. C. - - - On Roster 1869
Smith, Jacob - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 1872
Smith, L. L. - - - Affiliated 02-23-1878 - Died 08-14-1884
Snider, T. W. 12-05-1868 1869 12-10-1870 In Truit No. 149 - Demitted 04-18-1871 - Affiliated 05-17-1873 - Demitted 06-03-1882
Snider, W. G. - - - On Roster 1869
Soape, James C. - - - Affiliated 12 -1869 - Demitted 10-16-1873
Soape, J. P. - - - Affiliated 09-06-1884 - Demitted 11-05-1887
Spivey, W. J. - - - Affiliated 11-27-1891 - Demitted 08-13-1892
Stephens, D. W. 01-25-1900 02-17-1900 03-17-1900 -
Stephens, G. H. 02-08-1889 04-05-1889 08-02-1890 -
Stephens, John C. - - - Affiliated 1881
Sullivan, C. C. - - - Affiliated 01-19-1889 - Demitted 10-16-1891
Swanzy, J. R. 11-05-1887 12-14-1887 03-03-1888 -
Swearingen, Dr. P. G. 08-22-1891 09-19-1891 10-23-1891 -
Taylor, John M. - - - On Roster 1859
Thompson, L. H. - - - Affiliated 11-08-1878
Todd, Thomas J. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 04-16-1870
Truitt, James - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 04-16-1870 - Masonic Burial 06-13-1870
Truitt, Joshua H. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 1870
Truitt, L. M. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 07-20-1872
Walker, James - - - Affiliated 1871 - Demitted 06-10-1876
Walling, V. D. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 1870
Watlington, T. B. - - - On Roster 1869
Weaver, S. W. - - - Affiliated 05-21-1870 - Surveyed the town of Center and helped R. L. Parker steal Shelby County Courthouse from Shelbyville.
Weeks, A. J. - - - Affiliated 06-23-1894 - Demitted 12-03-1898
Welch, James - - - On Roster 1869
Wheeler, Joel no date no dates 07-19-1869 -
Wheeler, M. W. - - - On Roster 1869 - Demitted 07-13-1883
White, A. C. 10-12-1889 01-11-1890 03-08-1890 Demitted 10-16-1891 - Affiliated 04-16-1892
White, W. Bh. - - - Died 02-26-1886 - Burial 02-27-1886
Willis, J. P. - - - Affiliated 08-25-1877
Wilson, A. H. - - - Affiliated 02-16-1889 - Demitted 06-15-1889
Wilson, E. H. - - - Affiliated 08-10-1889 - Demitted 10-16-1891
Wilson, Reese - - - Affiliated 04-07-1882 - From Hull's Store Lodge No. 309, Panola County - Demitted 10-16-1886
Wilson, S. T. - - - Affiliated 06-14-1884 - Demitted 08-29-1885
Wilson, William - - - On Roster 1869
Wilson, William P. - - 06-14-1873 E.A and F. C. Degrees received in Ochiltree Lodge No. 143, Melrose, Nacogdoches County Demitted 02-03-1877
Windham, J. P. 03-16-1891 05-21-1891 06-17-1891 Demitted 10-16-1891 - Affiliated 03-19-1892 - Demitted 08-13-1892
Yearwood, C. W. - - - Demitted 10-16-1891
Yeary, N. N. 09- 1869 11 -1869 04-16-1870 -
Youngblood, W. A. 05-26-1888 07-28-1888 08-25-1888 Demitted 06-03-1893
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