Are you the First Mason in your family?

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Are you the first Mason in your family

  1. I'm the first!

    69 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. I'm not the first! There have been others...

    88 vote(s)
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  3. I thought I was the first but later found out there were others...

    26 vote(s)
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  4. I'm not a mason yet, but I'm working on it!

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  1. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    At least 4th generation.
     
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  2. Warrior1256

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    After joining I was advised to wait 6 months before joining an appendant body to let the lessons of the three degrees sink in a bit. I took the advise and am glad I did. This allowed me to better understand the meanings of the York Rite and Scottish Rite degrees.
     
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  3. Purkaple

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    It has actually been about that long; I was raised to MM in July, and will get the York Rite degrees in a month or two.


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  4. CLewey44

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    I think you're good to go, Brother.
     
  5. Paul Warrington

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    I'm first in my family and new to it all
     
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  6. Warrior1256

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    Sounds like a winner! Best of luck to you. I think that you will enjoy it.
     
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  7. Andrewsmith8504

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    Yes, ive done geneology and back to 1791 i am the only mason on both sides of my family. I am proud of it but feel behind the curve trying to learn everything.

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  8. JanneProeliator

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    I havent really researched but as far as I know I am the first Mason of my family.
     
  9. Bloke

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    I would not be so sure. I know of brothers who were initiated but their family did not know...
     
  10. Andrewsmith8504

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    I will continue my research of course... though my smith side almost all the information has been lost to time due to a falling out with greatgrandfather and his father.

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  11. Bloke

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    Because he joined Freemasonry ? :p
     
  12. Ajay Chandar

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    Although I'm not a Lewis, I am the third Mason in my family. One of my uncles, and his father-in-law, were Masons.

    Does this make me a third-generation Freemason? I wonder.

    I did not know my uncle was a Mason until I told him I wanted to petition a lodge. It was then that he told me he had served as Worshipful Master of a lodge in New Delhi.

    Were I to have a son someday, I'd like for him to join, but the call would be his.
    Initiating him would make for my finest hour.
     
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  13. dpk Shah

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    Brother I attended a 1st degree where a father was initiating his son, the look on his face was priceless. So brother, it will truly be a moment to remember :)
     
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  14. Ajay Chandar

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    I agree! I've seen that at my own Lodge, Brother.
     
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  15. hanzosbm

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    I was raised at an outdoor degree conducted in Corinth.
     
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  16. CLewey44

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    Corinth?? I'm from Muscle Shoals/Tuscumbia/Florence in Alabama right next to the border there. I have family that live in Cherokee, AL.
     
  17. Ripcord22A

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    I’m the first Mason ever in my family


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  18. LK600

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    I have no way of knowing so as far as I can tell, I am the first.
     
  19. hanzosbm

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    Corinth, Kentucky. Near Florence, Kentucky. But I can't tell if we're talking about the same place. I don't know what the early settlers had against original names...
     
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  20. CLewey44

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    Lol I thought you were from Corinth, MS. Mine is Florence, AL.
     
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