JOHN A. QUITMAN No. 244, F.
& A. M.
UNDER DISPENSATION: 1859
CHARTERED: January 18, 1860
MEETS: 1st Thursday @ 7:00 PM
3681 Jackson Liberty Drive
Auburn , MS
Note: only a limited amount of information is currently listed for John A. Quitman. Complete information will be a future project that is not scheduled for at least a year.
John A. Quitman Lodge was named for John Anthony Quitman. John Quitman was born in Rhinebeck, NY on September 1, 1798. He moved to Natchez, MS in 1821 where he practiced law until being elected to state office, holding several positions including governor. He also served as a soldier holding the rank of Major General in the Mexican - American War. He was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 1 in Natchez, MS and was elected the ninth Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi in 1826, a position he held fourteen more times through 1846. He died in Natchez on July 17, 1858.
John A. Quitman Lodge was originally shown as being located at Smithdale in Amite County. This was later changed to Auburn in Lincoln County. It appears the Lodge never moved, but the postal address changed after Lincoln County was formed.
On the 9th April last, and in
obedience to a resolution adopted by your M W G body (printed
proceedings, page 42) he issued a Dispensation to J. E. Marsalis, Wm.
Thompson, L. L.Weathersby, and others, a constitutional number, for the
institution of a new Lodge at the town of Smith Dale, Amite county, to
be called John A. Quitman Lodge No. 244.
Part of Grand Secretary's 1860 report
Your Committee, to whom was
referred that part of the Grand Secretary's report which relates to
stolen jewels, beg leave to report that they have ascertained that the
following Lodges had jewels stolen during the late war, viz.: ...
Brookhaven, No. 241; ... J. A. Quitman, No. 254
Portion of report to 1875 Grand Lodge
AUBURN CHAPTER No. 87
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
MEETS: 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM