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!

    71 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. I'm not the first! There have been others...

    89 vote(s)
    45.6%
  3. I thought I was the first but later found out there were others...

    26 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. I'm not a mason yet, but I'm working on it!

    9 vote(s)
    4.6%
  1. Mike Cameron

    Mike Cameron Registered User

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    I am the first Freemason on either side of my family as far as i have been able to find out.
     
  2. gld2333

    gld2333 Premium Member

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    I am the first Mason on either side of my family.
     
  3. TSK

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    First member in my family. They all dont want to talk about it, there is always an uncomftable silence when the topic comes about the craft, like I joined some kind of sect or I am sick or something. But I tell you all what, I am proud that I joined the craft, it is one of the best things I did in my life so far. although I love my family I have to say that they dont have a clou, about whats important in life.
     
  4. Steve Cumbie

    Steve Cumbie Registered User

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    Not the first and pray not the last
     
  5. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    I am the first one of my family name to join the Masons as far as I can tell and I've searched back quite a ways.
     
  6. BryanMaloney

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    I have no Mason relatives as far as I know, going very far back. That's often what happens when you're descended from Irish and German (and Filipino) Catholics. They did K of C. My wife's grandfather was a mason, as was her second ex-husband's father.
     
  7. BrotherCoffeen

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    I am the first mason in my family. I must say it is a great honor. I am looking forward to my sons one day becoming masons and their sons and so on and so fourth. And for them to be apart of something so great and uniting I am looking forward to.
     
  8. dreamer

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    That can be difficult to answer as in the past the men did not mention this to folks. many might never know. I know I don't but answered first to join.
     
  9. David Hill

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    I will be the first in my family after I've been raised. I'm taking my EA next month. I have been catching myself daydreaming about how awesome it would be if my father joined the Craft too!
     
  10. XApollo

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    Hello everyone, new to the site and I look forward to being on here frequently. I am the first Mason in my family, it's an honor and one I am very proud of. Hopefully I will not be the last as I look forward to one day seeing my sons follow in their Dads footsteps.
     
  11. jwhoff

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    Wait until you're a grandfather and witness the third-generation MM degree. I saw a brother go through that experience in Humble Lodge a few weeks ago. Believe me, it was one of the highlights of this man's life.
     
  12. BrotherCoffeen

    BrotherCoffeen Registered User

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    I'm the first Mason. I would love it of my father an brothers were to but it is up to them.
     
  13. Colby K

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    I thought I was Until I put a picture of me in my MM apron on my facebook. My Grandma replied and said her Great Grandpa (my great, great, great Grandpa) was also a mason. I was excited and bummed at the same time. I like thinking I was the first but I'm also proud to be able to carry on the tradition.
     
  14. Timothy Fleischer

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    My great grandfather and my great, great grandfather were both Masons in Georgia. I posted earlier about receiving my great grandfather's Masonic ring recently... look in this forum for that post and info about them.
     
  15. Cigarzan

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    My grandpa and great-grandpa were both Masons. Dad didn't give a rip about it though. Dif'rent strokes fer dif'rent folks.
     
  16. bubba806

    bubba806 Registered User

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    As far as I know I am the first, I have researched my family tree but have found nothing relating to masonry on either side of my family
     
  17. Michael Hatley

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    I'm the first as far as I know. Pretty unlikely any came before, my Great-great-grandparents on one side were Scots-Irish peasants who got a land grant and then stayed well and truly in the hill country away from the towns and cities. My Great-grandparents on the other side came over on the boat from Sicily, and they had a history of fraternities of a rather different sort....

    I'd love to find out that there were others before me, but if there were it skipped many generations and will require some serious research.
     
  18. rpbrown

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    I found out after I was raised that my grandfather had been a Mason for most of his adult life. He passed away when I was 9 years old. When my mother found out that I had become a Mason, she had me come to her house and presented me with my grand fathers ring. It is now at least 60 years old and probably older than that as I have no idea when he got it. It is beautiful though.
     
  19. crono782

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    As far as I know and have researched, I will be the first.
     
  20. WestTXFreemason

    WestTXFreemason Registered User

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    Proud to say I am the first Freemason in my bloodline. I hope my son grows up to become a brother, but it's his choice and he will have to prove that he really wants it. SMIB!

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