CIVIC ORDERS AND TEMPERANCE ORGANIZATIONS OF EARLY SHELBY COUNTY

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MASONIC
ST. ANDREW'S LODGE NO. 96, A.F. AND A.M. SHELBYVILLE

Instituted by M.W. Thomas S. Miller. Dispensation issued January 25, 1848.  Charter members and first officers: Samuel B.F. Caldwell, Perry B. Moore, William Moore, Isaac W. Moore, Abraham Matlock, Julius C. Gartrell. Some of the members in 1884: A.G. Priest, William Carson, J.L. Feely, J.M. Collier, W.L. Willard,  Thos. Mitchell, R.W. Weedon, S.P. Engle.

SHELBINA LODGE NO. 228

Instituted by David Dean. Charter issued May 29, 1862.  Charter members and first officers: George T. Hill, James Jameson, L.A. Holliday, R.T. Sparks, William M. Sparks, C.C. Fuqua, William Stansberry, E.M. Wood, G.A. Jenks. Officers listed in 1884: C.H. Lasley, J.W. Sigler, J.H. Kennedy, S. Downing, C.K Dickerson, John Carnahan, Taylor Thompson and William Ashley.

HUNNEWELL LODGE NO. 415

Dispensation for charter issued June 3, 1871. The charter bears the date October 15, 1871. Some of the charter members were: A.F. Barr, A.L. Yancy, A.P. Vance, C.W. Cox, D.C. Byrd, J.W. Christian, C.F. Robbins, C.H. Godfrey, S.J. Webber, J.G. Baird, John Maddox, E.A. Wood,
E.C. Davis, S. Bragg, John Thomas and W.H. Byrd.  The first officers were:

A.F. Barr, A.L. Yancy, A.P. Vance, C.H.  Godfrey, A.C. Balliet, E.C. Davis, C.W. Cox, D.C. Byrd. Officers in  1884: W.S. McClintic, John G. Baird, E.C. Davis, A.L. Yancy, W.B.  Thiehoff, D.A. Stoddard, H.M. Mefford, C.H. Ragsdale, John Bohrer and W. James.

 

ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER - SHELBINA CHAPTER NO. 99, ROYAL ARCH MASONS

Instituted by J.G. Howe. Charter issued May 3, 1883. The first  officers were:  S. Kennerly, G.A. Jenks, I.D. Nelke, J.H. Kennerly, J.M. Bates, C.H. Lasley, A.C. Bryan, W.P. Dean, J. William Towson and J.W. Sigler.

 

ODD FELLOWS - SHELBY LODGE NO. 33, I.O.O.F.

Instituted by C.D. Bourne. Charter issued April 3, 1848. The charter members were: W.J. Holliday, C.J. Ratcliffe, William L. Chipley, Hiram W. Rookwood, John T. Cooper, C.K. Cotton, Thomas Cines, G. Gatewood
and  J.M. Irwin. The officers in 1884 were J.C. Priest, O.P. Robison, John
Reynolds, J.D. Levan, S.P. Eagle, J.D. Tolle and M.M. Bigelow.

 

HUNNEWELL LODGE NO. 302

Instituted by A.M. Alexander. Charter issued May 21, 1874. Charter members were:Dr. E.C. Davis, J.T. Davis, C.H. Ragsdale, J.W. Burdett,

G.B. Brown, P.A. Brown, S.H. Brown, Hugh De H. White, A.C. Balliet, I.R. Jones and H.M. Mefford.

 

UNITED WORKMEN - SHELBINA LODGE NO. 164, A.O.U.W.

Organized November 18, 1879 by H.W. Busse with the following list of charter members: James W. Barr, J.S. Bates, A.J. Bauter, J.S. Chandler, W.T. Dean, C.K. Dickerson, R.C. Dickerson, W.L. Fox, A.N. Gary, E.N. Gerard, A.R. Gibbons, R.P. Giles, E.J. Goodrich, A.R. Graham, James Gwynn, P.M. Hanger, W.M. Hanley, E.D. Hoselton, G.A. Jenks, W.O.L. Jewett, L.W. Kelley, C.R. Kindrow, A.M. Revely, J.W. Sigler, J.D. Smith, C.H. True and J.M. Willis.  Some of the officers in 1884 were: C.H. Meyers, J.H. Miles, C.G. Thomas, John Byman, John S. Chandler, A.R. Graham, A.N. Gray, J.W. Barr, G.R. Sparks and J.W. Miller.

 

SHELBINA LEGION NO. 47, SELECT KNIGHTS OF A.O.U.W.

Instituted by H.L. Dean, January 19, 1883. The first officers were:  A.R. Graham, C.R. Dickerson, C.H. Myers, L.W. Kelly, E.D. Hoselton, L.C. Mayer, J.D. Smith and E.N. Gerard. Other charter members were: Thomas G. Lear, J.H. Miles, John Byrym, John  Graham, A.N. Gary, J.C. Booth, J.S. Chandler, S.A. Sparks, R.T. Sparks, C.E. Tabler, J.H. Dudgeon, Gentry Thomas, J.C. Dussair, W.O.L. Jewett, Amos Brownell and J.W. Barr. The officers in 1884 were: A.R. Graham, C.H. Myers, T.G. Lear, J.H. Miles, John Graham, J.S. Chandler, J.D. Smith, E.N. Gerard and E.N. Gerard.

 

CHARITY LODGE NO. 257, A.O.U.W.-SHELBYVILLE

Instituted by Charles R. Arnold on September 20, 1882. The charter members and first officers were: M.E. McMaster, J.C. Dussair, J.A. Doyle, S.S. Terwilleger, C.B. Duncan, F.M. Springsteen, J.J. Clemmons, H.B. Dines and Dr. J.W. Mahaffey. The officer in 1884 were: S.E. Terwilleger, C.F. Wainwright, M.E. McMaster, S.V.  Vaughn, George Kirtly, J.C. Dussair, J.A. Carney, C.B. Duncan, J.A.  Doyle and C.F. Wainwright.

 

CLARENCE LODGE NO. 172, A.O.U.W.

Organized in December, 1879. Its charter members were: Dr. E. Magoon, J.A. Watkins, C.H.S. Cronkrite, R.N. Shanks, Solomon Moore, A.L. Crain, Joseph Skates, G.M. Morrison, Durbon Davis, A.J. Roswell, G.F. Hainline, J.H. Robinson and George W. Porter.

 

HUNNEWELL LODGE NO. 287, A.O.U.W.

Instituted by C.R. Arnold. The charter bears the date September 17, 1883. Charter members were: S.A. Parsons, George Utz, P.W. Blackburn, M.R. Brown, J.G. Stillions, H.H. Leary, A.H. Lightner, W.B. Arnold, J.A. Darby, J.R. Horn, D.W. Taylor, J.A. Spencer, J.M. Leary, John W. Cox, S.V. Sanders, Thomas F. Hughes  and Hiram Selsor.

 

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC - SHELBYVILLE POST NO. 102, G.A.R.

Organized by Dr. Richardson on August 11, 1883. The first officers were: J.M. Collier, C.B. Duncan, J.J. Hiles, L. Dobbin, A.L. Hayward, M.M. Bigelow, H. Eaton, H.C. Carlisle, J. Griggs, O.P. Robison and M.H. McMaster. 

 

PADDY SHIELDS POST NO. 36, G.A.R.

Organized in October, 1882. Its charter members were: Lewis Rider, E. Magoon, Fred W. Hyatt, William Davis, W.H. Moore, A.Clark, P.P. Burkholder, R.F. Oxley, George W. Coder, B.F. Combs, J.A. Watkins, A. Jordan, Thomas Graves, S.K. Dungin, James Carothers and J.W. Prichard.

 

ORDER OF CHOSEN FRIENDS - PROGRESS COUNCIL NO. 41, O. OF C. F.-SHELBYVILLE

Instituted by O.A. Crosby July 7, 1884. The first officers and charter members were: H.B. Dines, Rev. J.S. Todd, Mrs. Mattie Dines, John Reynolds, James A. Doyle, Mrs. Mattie Duncan, Dr. C.J. Wainright, C.B. Duncan, Mrs. Ella Wainright, Mrs. Ann Reynolds and Mrs. Mary Todd.

 

ECHO COUNCIL NO. 39-HUNNEWELL

Instituted by O.A. Crosby. The charter bears the date June 10, 1884.  The first officers were: J.L. Yancy, Mrs. J.A. Darby, T.F. Highbee, Mrs. E.C. Davis, W.C. Blackburn, James A. Darby, A.C. Baliet, J.C. Davis, E.C. Davis and H.T. Anderson.

 

***TEMPERANCE ORGANIZATIONS***

SHELBYVILLE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY-SHELBY COUNTY TEMPERANCE SOCIETY

In the fall of 1840 the temperance people of the county met at Shelbyville and formed a temperance society.

"We do hereby pledge ourselves to abstain from the use of all intoxicating liquors, either by ourselves or in our families, as a drink or beverage."

The following were the members of this society:

GENTLEMEN

Augustus E. Whitby, William Dines, Thomas J. Bounds, Lawrence V. Turner, James M. Rider, John M. Eastin, James A. Irwin, Thomas H. Irwin, Jacob Harper, Thomas Dines, R.L. Foster, Joseph Hitch, E.La Cossitt, W.H. Van Nort, John W. Dines, Cyrus A. Saunders, John B. Lewis, James W. Gunby, J.C. Hawkins, William C. Mitchell, Jeremiah Rust, Stephen E. Lay, John B. Singleton, Joseph S. Irwin, James C. Agnew, Joseph Dines, Julius A. Jackson, Richard Sheckels, Addison Cook, John Sheckels, John T. Tingle, Tyson Dines, Jeremiah F. Riggs, Jefferson Wgitby, Thomas T. Ashley, G.L. Cook, John Dunn, James Foley, Luther D. Kennedy, Joseph M. Irwin, Andrew Voss, Henry S. Lipscomb, John W. Stavely, Peter C. Rust, John Jacobs Jr., Thomas W. Bounds, John Davies, William Holmes, George A. Riggs, James Ralph, Hezekiah Sheckels, F.M. Potts, Charles L. Bounds, John E. Powell, Peter Sheckels, Tandy Gooch, Theodore P. Rider, James V. Potts, B.W. Hall, F. Minter, James O. Cook, Isaac C. Matson and Joseph Holman.

LADIES

Eliza R. Rust, Mary J. Rust, Elizabeth Moberly, Harriet R. Rust, Frances A. Bounds, Mary C. Hawkins, Ann N. Eastin, Catherine Irwin, Hattie Bounds, Caroline A. Hawkins, Rachael Irwin, Sarah A. Van Nort, Mary A. Ennis, Martha Ennis, Elizabeth Rider, Jane W. Toimer, Mrs. Cook, Martha Lay, Sarah Lewis, Lavina Switzer, Mary Flaherty, Catherine Gooch, Deziah Blackford, Mary J. Blackford, Adaline  C. Duncan, Mary Gooch, Elizabeth Duncan, Jane A. Jacobs, Lucy M.W. Lipscomb, Mary Ann Agnew, Mary Jacobs, Martha P. Davies, Catherine Ingram, Susan Gooch, Sallie M.B. Tingle, Ann M.  Tingle, Mary V. Jacobs, Elizabeth Lewis, Amanda M. Griggs and Ceatta Jacobs.


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Lea Ann Oliver Robertson,  Shelby County Coordinator

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