Sam Samford Lodge No. 243 - Sand Hill - Shelby County Texas
1859-1869


        On May 14, 1859, a fourth Masonic Lodge was established in Shelby County was Sam Houston Lodge No. 243.  Sam Houston Lodge struggled along until 1869, when it was consolidated with Truit Lodge No. 149, to form a new Lodge at Center, the newly created county seat of Shelby County, to become Sam Samford LodgeNo. 149.  (see the book "Freemasonry in Shelby County -1846 - 1900 for additional information on the Lodges.}

 
Name Apprentice
 Degree
Fellow Craft
 Degree
 Master of the Lodge Remarks
Amason, Jesse - - 1859 -
Anthony, P. 1867 - - -
Bell, William 03-24-1866 06-23-1866 09-22-1866 Died 1868
Campbell, G. W. 06-09-1860 07-25-1860 08-25-1860 Died 02-07-1861 - Masonic Funeral 02-11-1861
Carnaham, David 1868 - - -
Fitts, Stephen 1866 - - -
Forbes, A. J. - 03-23-1861 - E. A. from Newbern Lodge No. 97.
Gibbs, William 02-23-1861 03-23-1861 04-20-1861 Civil War - Died 1862
Hailey, W. E. - - 1859 -
Holt, John - - - On Roster 1867
Hughes, J. J. - - - On Roster 1860
Hughes, J. M. - - 1859 -
Hughes, R. T. - - - On Roster 1867
Hursey, J. W. 10-27-1860 11-24-1869 08-17-1861 Civil War 1862 - Dimitted 1867
Lanier, W. W. - - 1859 -
McCary, J. W. 04-07-1860 05-05-1860 06-09-1860 Civil War 1862
McCary, W. L. - - - Affiliated 04-07-1860 from Lodge 234, Choctaw County, Alabama
Mills, L. M. - - 1859 -
Reed, R. G. - - - On Roster 1860
Samford, Elkanah - - 1859 -
Samford, George A. - - 1859 Died June 1865
Samford, Joab - - 1859 Civil War 1862
Samford, John R. 04-07-1860 05-05-1860 06-09-1860 Civil War 1862
Samford, Samuel - - 1860 -
Samford, Simon Z. - - 1859 -
Samford, Snider - - 1859 -
Samford, T. C. - - 1859 -
Samford, W. A. - - 1859 Civil War 1862
Samford, William 06-09-1960 07-28-1860 08-25-1960 Civil War 1862 - Died 1862
Shinault, A. J. - - - On Roster 1860
Smith, A. V. 10-12-1860 - - -
Smith, J. Wesley 06-09-1860 07-28-1860 08-25-1860 Civil War 1862 - Dimitted 1866
Snider, W. G. - 1867 - -
Thomas, J. E. - - - Affiliated 04-07-1860 from Isney Lodge No. 234, Elliot's Choctaw County Alabama - Degrees in 1857.  Dimitted 07-23-1859 - Civil War 1862 - Died !1-13-1866. Masonic Burial 11/14/1866
Turbeville, Arch - - - Affiliated 04-07-1860 from Isney Lodge No. 2324 Choctaw County Alabama.  Degrees in 1858. Dimitted to Texas 09-09-1858  Died 1857
Walker, James - - 1859 Dimitted 1868
Wheeler, M. W. - - - On roster 1868
Worsham, John S. - - - Affiliated 06-09-1860 from Delta Lodge No. 189, Womack Hill, Choctaw County Alabama.  Degrees in 1857. Dimitted, 10-10-1857 - From Delta Lodge . Dimitted from Sam Samford Lodge nO. 2432 11-24-1860
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