1852 Johnston County Freemasons
submitted by Tom Krakow
The following is another list of Freemasons in Johnston County. This one
is for the year 1852, and it includes two lodges in Johnston County, one
in Smithfield and the other at Mill Creek-Bentonville. The list is taken
from the "Proceedings of the Grand Lodge, Ancient York Masons of North
Carolina, A.L. 5851, 1852," available at the North Carolina Collection in
Chapel Hill. I find these lists useful as a census substitute. I also
find that many times several brothers, or a father and sons will belong
to a lodge.
Fellowship Lodge, No. 84, Smithfield.
Fellowship Lodge, No. 84, Smithfield. Officers: William H. MORNING,
Master; Ephraim PAGE, Senior Warden; Lucius BRYAN, Junior Warden; B.M.
RICHARDSON, Senior Deacon; William J. SMITH, Junior Deacon; James H.
BRYAN, Secretary; Dr. A.F. TELFAIR, Treasure; D. McPHERSON, Tyler; A.D.
NORDHAM, Steward. Members: Samuel P. HORTON, P.M., W.F.S. ALSTON, P.M.,
J.A. TERREL, J.Q. ADAMS (Honorary,) E. RODGERS, J.E. ALLEN, E.M. CERTAIN,
W.B. SANDERS, T. T. GRICE, D.A. POWELL, E.A. BRYAN, J.M. SMITH, O.L.
DODD, J.W. LEE, J.S. HACKNEY, Dr. J.R. THOMPSON, W.R. LEE, J. NOWELL,
Willie NICHOLS, William T. ROBERSTON, Eli OLIVE, J.W. PEARCE, William H.
O'NEAL, H. O'NEAL, R. O'NEAL, Wyatt EARP, L. PATTON, Dr. E.R. POWER,
Bryan O'NEAL, A. W. RICHARDSON, P. RENFRO, R. ATKINSON. Admitted 3,
withdrawn 2, entered 15, passed 13, raised 19, rejected 0, died 0,
Mill Creek Lodge, No. 125
Mill Creek Lodge, No. 125, Johnston [County], Officers: Elias S. JONES,
Master; Needham B. STEVENS, Senior Warden; Ranson LEE, Junior Warden;
David C. KING, Senior Deacon; Bowdoin GRANTHAM, Junior Deacon; Jos. G.
ROSE, Secretary; Richard RAINER, Treasure; Needham GRANTHAM, Tyler.
Members: John DUPREE, Benjamin B. ROSE, David B. ADAMS, Loverd ELDRIDGE,
Richard MANLY, John WILLIAMS, Joel L. BUNN, Ivey LEE, S.W. BLACKMAN,
George P. ROSE, Dr. Thomas L. VINCENT, William H. BRYAN, Nathan WILLIAMS,
and W.W. COX. Resident Mason not Members: Harry BRYAN, Archie MONK, John
MONK, Blackman W. LEE, Lewis KING and John F. SANDERS. Initiated 5,
passed 5, raised 5, expelled 0, suspended 0, withdrawn 3, deaths 0.