Truitt Lodge Lodge No. 149 - Truitt Store - Shelby County Texas
1854-1869


        The third Masonic Lodge established in Shelby County was Truitt Lodge No. 149, which met at Truit's Store in the Northeastern portion of the County.  (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
Ashton, Charles H. 11-20-1858 02-11-1860 03-10-1860 Confederate Army 1861  Died 05-17-1862
Ball, William F. C.M. 1854 - - -
Bogard, Charles 08-20-1864 05-13-1865 06-18-1865 Demit, 1867
Brook, W. R. C.M. 1854 - - Demitted 11-2-1855
Bryant ? Edward 10-20-1858 11-20-1858    
Bryant, Edward F. - - - Affiliated 02-14-1857 - Dimitted 06-26-1858
Burrow, J. A. 11-07-1868 12-05-1869 - -
Buse, Bryant 05-20-1854 07-15-1854 09-16-1854 Demitted 1856
Carroll, Henry 06-13-1865 08-13-1865 09-09-1865 -
Carroll, M. D. 02-03-1868 - - Transferred to Sam Houston Lodge No 32 03-03-1866
Cash, Grayson 07-08-1865 08-13-1865 09-09-1865 -
Chrildress, W. S. 03-05-1864 03-05-1864 04-23-1864 -
Choat, J. J. 10-01-1963 10-31-1893 11-29-1863 -
Clardy, J. H. - - - Affiliated 03-22-1856 - Confedeerate Army, 1861- Dimitted 04-12-1868
Clark, William H. 06-13-1863 07-08-1863 09-09-1863 -
Collins, William   03-05-1864 04-23-1964 E.A. in Quitman, Clark County, Mississippi. - Dimit 03-03-1866
Connell, W. J. 04-32-1855 05-19-1855 08-16-1956 Dimitted 08/04/1860
Cooper, John - - - Asked Oakland Lodge No. 258 for permission to raise John Cooper - 12-26-1853
Corley, E. T. - - - Affiliated 03-02-1861
Daniels, A. R. 12-16-1854 03-19-1855 05-19-1855 Died 10- 1856
Davis, Asa - 08-29-1893 10-01-1863 Dimitted 06-18-1863 - Affiliated 06-12-1863
Davis, William H. 07-20-1859 08-13-1859 10-15-1959 Dimitted 08-04-1860
Fleming, J. M. 04-03-1858 05-29-1858 07-20-1858 Demitted 02-1867
Freeland, James B. - - 09-17-1859 Dimitted 09-07-1860
Freeland, J. K. 08-05-1855 11-26-1855 1856 Dimitted 12-27-1859
Freeland, William J. 04-23-1859 05-21-1859 08-13-1859 Confederate Army 1861 - Co. F. 10th Regt. Texas Cavalry, Died near Memphis, Tennessee 05-01-1862
Garrett, G. N. - - - Affiliated 01-10-1857
Harris, J. M. 12-02-1865 - - Petition 11-04-1865
Harvy, P. M. 11-20-1858 01-27-1859 02-19-1859 -
Henry, A. J. 07-08-1865 09-09-1865 12-02-1865 Dimitted -11-24-1866 - Affiliated 04-20-1867
Henry, William - - - Affiliated 01-10-1857 - Died 08-09-1858
Hilliard, A. C.  (Sandy) 12/26/1863 06-13-1865 07-08-1865 Dimitted 04 - 1867
Hooper, J. M. 08-30-1864 11-19-1964 - -
Hooper, L. C. 07-08-1865 - - -
Hudson, James H.     1864 Dimitted 09-29-1865
Hutto, G. S.  (J. S.?) 0-01-1868 09-09-1865 10-03-1869 -
Johnston, B. Milam 04-04-1863 1863 09-29-1863 -
Johnson, Peter L. 11-20-1858 12-25-1868 01-22-1859 Confederate Army 1861 -
King, A. D. 1863 10-01-1863 10-31-1863 Dimitted 06-18-1865
King, D. M. 07-10-1858 07-31-1859 08-10-1858 Confederate Army 1861 - Dimitted 06-18-1865
King, George 08-19-1854 10-21-1854 10-21-1854 12-18-1854 - Confederated Army 1861
King, James A. 09-16-1864 10-21-1854 11-18-1854 Died 10 - 1857
King, A. L. 07-03-1858 08-28-1859 09-25-1858 Dimitted 04-07-1860
King, R. H. - - - Affiliated 05-01-1858 - Dimitted 06-19-1865
Kirkland, J. J. 02-19-1859 03-19-1859 04-23-1859 -
Kirkland, Z. 07-20-1859 09-17-1859 11-12-1859 -
Lambright, Thomas M. 08-28-1859 09-25-1858 19-23-1858 Confederated Army 1861 -Dimitted 11/24/1866
Lambright, W. S. 05-09-1857 06-13-1857 07-11-1857 Confederated Army 1861 - Dimitted 03 - 1867
Love, G. V. - - - Affiliated 04-25-1855
Martin, P. H. - - 1854 Dimitted 11-24-1855
May, John 02-14-1857 03-15-1857 04-11-1857 -
May, William H. 04-23-1864 05-21-1864 06-25-1864 -
McClure, D. W. 02-061863 04-04-1863 - Died 1864
McClure, E. T. 10-01-1863 10-31-1863 11-29-1863 Died 1864
McGowen, J. J. 09-17-1864 - - -
McLaughlin, Pat H.  11-07-1868 12-05-1868 1869 -
McRae, A. 12-31-1856 - - Allowed to transfer to Newbern Lodge No. 97 in 1857
Middleton, D. C. 06-30-1855 04-23-1864 05-21-1864 Dimitted 02-23-1867
Middleton, J. C. 06-25-1864 - - -
Moore, J. J. - - 10-06-1865 -
Morris, B. F. 11-18-1854 12-16-1854 02-17-1865 Confederate Army 1863
Mott, Joseph C. 11-29-1863 12-26-1863 02-23-1864 Came to Texas from Clark County Mississippi - Dimitted 02-23-1867
Needham, Royell 03-05-1864 05-21-1864 06-25-1864 -
Norwood, T. C. 06-25-1864 - - -
Odam, Abner 05-19-1855 08-11-1855 09-28-1855 -
Oliver, Andrew 07-23-1864 08-20-1864 10-15-1854 -
Oliver, Bailey 08-13-1865 - - -
Oliver, William 07-08-1865 09-09-1865 10-06-1865 Died 02-15-1868
Pace, P. K. 04-03-1857 04-03-1858 06-26-1858 Died 11-20-1864
Penebaker, G. F. 10-27-1855 - - -
Perry, Robert W. - - 1854 Reported Dead 10-27-1855
Pope, J. W. 11-12-1859 12-27-1859 - -
Price, James 10-06-1865 02-03-1866 - Transferred to Sam Houston Lodge No. 32, 03-03-1866
Price, John - - - On May 21, 1864 Lodge voted to "Ask Sam Houston Lodge No. 32 to permission to pass and raise John Price as and E. A."
Ramey, William Neal - - 02-03-1866 E.A and F. C. Degrees received in Army Lodge, U.D., in Randall's Brigade
Ramsey, O. F. 07-08-1865 09-09-1865 10-06-1865 -
Redditt, William 07-31-1858 08-28-1858 09-25-1858 Confederate Army 1861
Reed, J. F. - - - Affiliated 03-07-1953 p Dimitted 02-23-1867
Richards, C. H. 05-20-1854 07-15-1854 09-16-1854 Confederate Army 1861
Robertson, James M. 12-16-1854 03-19-1865 04-21-1855 -
Ross, J. B. 02-11-1860 03-19-1860 07-07-1860 Confederate Army 1861 Dimitted 06-12-1868
Rowe, B. H. 04-07-1860 05-05-1860 06-09-1860 Confederate Army 1861, Co. F. 10th Regiment Texas Cavalry, Killed in Battle of Richmond, KY, 08-31-1862
Rowe, James - - - Affiliated 02-27-1858 - Died 10-10-1858. (Notation on Annual returns says "One of th Original members of the Lodge and one of the Oldest Masons in the County.  Was a brother to Joseph Rowe. Was a Surveyor. His descendents have many of his original Papers.
Russell, A. J. 05-01-1858 05-29-1858 06-26-1858 Dimitted 01-22-1839
Scott, William S. 11-18-1854 12-16-1854 02-17-1855 Confederate Army 1861
Salter, J. D. 12-29-1860 03-30-1861 03-23-1862 Confederate Army 1865
Samford, A. M. - - 1854 Dimitted 12-25-1858
Samford, George W. 02-14-1857 03-15-1857 04-11-1857 Died 1863
Samford, Green H. - - 1854 Dimitted 12-26-1855
Samford, Samuel - - 1854 Confederate Army 1863 - Dimitted 03-1867
Sholar, David - - 04-15-1854 E.A. and F. C. received in Newbern Lodge No. 97.
Slaughter, C. R. 06-30-1855 - - -
Smith, Henry C. 10-27-1866 - - -
Snider, Joel - - 1854 Dimitted 09-29-1855
Snider, T. W. 12-05-1868 - - -
Solomon, James M. 10-31-1863 11-29-1863 1863 Died 1864
Stevens, George H. 03-21-1859 07-20-1859 08-13-1859 Died June 1864
Tatum, A. J. G. 11-29-1863 03-23-1867 04-20-1867 Died 12-20-1867
Tatum, J. C. 03-05-1864 04-23-1964 05-21-1864 Died 12-31-1866
Taylor, John M. 08-19-1854 10-21-1854 11-25-1854 Confederate Army 1861
Todd, John D. 05-29-1858 07-31-1858 11-20-1858 Confederated Army 1861 - Dimitted 04-12-1868
Todd, T. J. 06-09-1860 07-07-1860 08-04-1860 Confederate Army 1861
Truit, Alfred M. - - 1854 Confederate Army 1861
Truit, James - - 1854 -
Truit, Joshua H. - - 1854 Confederate Army1861
Truit, L. M. 11-29-1863 12-26-1863 01-23-1864 -
Walling, V. D. 01-23-1864 11-24-1966 03-23-1867 -
Walding, W. A. 04-02-1864 - - Petition 02-27-1864 - On 04-13-1864, Lodge gave "Certificate to W. A. Walding, an E. A., authorizing any  Traveling Military or any other Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas to pass and raise Brother W. A. Walding". On May 21, 1864, Lodge voted to refund W. A. Walding's initiation fee to his Widow.  Died in April 1864
Watlington Thomas b. - - - Affiliated 11-07-1868 from Marengo Lodge No. 28 Alabama (Degrees in 1846)
Welch, J. M. 12-05-1868 - - -
Whidden, William E. - - 04-15-1854 E.A. and F. C. received in Newbern Lodge No. 97., Died 02-17-1855 - Post-burial Masonic Services 03-11-1855
Wilson, William 02-23-1864 02-17-1864 03-05-1864 -
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