Are you from a Masonic Family?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by LAMason, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. LAMason

    LAMason Premium Member

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    I can trace direct lineage back to my Paternal Grandfather, he was Raised in 1891, his Father in Law my Great Grandfather was also a Mason, but joined the Lodge after him. The furthest I can trace my Masonic lineage is my Paternal Grandfather’s Maternal Grandfather, my Great Great Grandfather, he was raised in 1874.

    My Father and all 4 of his brothers were Masons, as well as several of my Paternal Grandfather’s brothers. My Brother and many of my cousins are/were Masons.
     
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  2. Companion Joe

    Companion Joe Premium Member

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    Yes.
    My dad is a Mason, and my mom is in the Star. I grew up around the lodge and even helped get our current building ready when we moved into it when I was a kid (as much as I could at and early age). I remember the suppers the lodge had to help pay for it. I was almost literally born into it. My mom was just a matter of days away from delivering me when she was an officer at the annual Grand Eastern Star convocation. Everyone joked that they needed to carry baskets in case she had me.

    On back in the family tree, my great great grandfather was a member of my lodge, and we took our obligations on the same Bible 109 years apart.
    My fourth great grandfather was a member of our lodge and was the chairman of the committee to petition the Grand Lodge of North Carolina to release its lodges west of the Appalachians so the Grand Lodge of Tennessee could be formed. He was the first Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.
     
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  3. Warrior1256

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    As far as I know I'm the first of my immediate family to join The Craft.
     
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  4. pointwithinacircle2

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    I'm third space on the Lewis Jewel
     
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  5. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    My paternal grand father said both of his grand fathers were Masons. My maternal grand father so far as anyone knows is the first Mason on that side.
     
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  6. cemab4y

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    My Grandfather, Louis Holzapfel was made a Mason in Chicago ILL, around 1932. My paternal grandfather, Edward Hillary Martin was made a Mason in Corinth, KY around 1921. My father Edward Charles Martin, was made a Mason in Feb. 1982. I was made a Mason (my father officiated) on Sept 28, 1982, in Bowling Green Lodge #73, Bowling Green KY. My grand-Uncle, Frank Holzapfel was a 33rd in Scottish Rite(SJ), Louisville KY, and A Shriner.
     
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  7. HumbleTXMason

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    My father is a mason, my grandfather wasn't but I understand we had other masons in the family tree way into the 1800's. A nice research project for when I have time available (i.e. after I retire).
     
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  8. David N.

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    My maternal great-grandfather was a member of my lodge. I have 3 of his dues cards from the early 40s, and I've found lodge records of him being on investigative committees in the teens-twenties. My late stepfather was a Past Master and Most Excellent Grand High Priest. That's all I'm aware of.
     
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  9. JMartinez

    JMartinez Registered User

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    I am the first in my family to be a Mason. On my paternal side they're mostly knights of columbus. I hope to be the beginning of a long line of Masons:)
     
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  10. KSigMason

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    I am the first in my immediate family, but I do have some distant cousins that are Masons.
     
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  11. Bostonian

    Bostonian Registered User

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    My father is a past master and my grandfather was a mason. I will be going into the east of the same lodge that both my dad and grandfather belong to. To the the third generation of my family to be a member and second generation of being a line officer is extremely rewarding (not to mention cool!)
     
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  12. Derek Harvey

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    My cousins grandfather was. One of my uncle's was. My cousins husband is 32 Scottish rite and Shriner
     
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  13. Browncoat

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    To my knowledge, I am the first in my family.

    My in-laws are heavy into the heritage stuff. They have volumes and volumes of books, and can trace lineage back to the 1600's. My family has never been very big on it. Heck, I was in my 20's before I learned that my grandpa had a brother.
     
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  14. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    My paternal grandfather was a Mason and a Shriner. My paternal grandmother was an Eastern Star. I have uncles and cousins who are both Masons and Eastern Stars. My mother is an Eastern Star and a Heroine of Jericho. I am working towards adding to this line.
     
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  15. Kyle Samuel

    Kyle Samuel Premium Member

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    I am the first mason in my family, as far as I know.
     
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  16. nickthomp

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    I can trace my Masonic family lineage back about 120 years to both of my Great Grandfathers. One of them was actually WMaster at my lodge. Pretty cool to see pictures of him hanging up in lodge. I took my obligations on the same Bible and in the very same lodge room as he had done 100 years before me. After my Great Grandfathers it skipped a couple generations until my older cousin and I became members.
     
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  17. scoutdad561

    scoutdad561 Registered User

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    Two Grandfathers, my father, myself and last night, my oldest son was initiated as an EA. All in the same lodge. I couldn't be more proud!
     
  18. LCWebb

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    My father is, my great great grandfather on my mother's maternal side as well. When I am installed to the east next month I will wear his (GGGrandfather) masonic pin, and be installed on the same bible and by the same PGM as my father. Also my GGGGrandfather on my father's maternal side ( found the pic of his grave on Ancestry.com)
     

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  19. Ripcord22A

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    That grave stone is awesome!
     
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  20. Dennis Hurts

    Dennis Hurts Registered User

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    My Grandfather was a member of my lodge(before I joined),all my Aunts are Eastern Stars, and now since I have the light my younger cousin's are getting degrees this year. Masonry has been good to us all!
     
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