Tuesday, November 27, 2012
1848 Odd Fellow of the Day Samuel A. Warner
Samuel A. Warner is the first name posted in the 1848 Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Washington Lodge, No. 5, of Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee
On January 1, 1848 he paid .75 for his Quarterage and .25 to the Orphans Fund.
I believe that Samuel Warner is the brother of Mears Warner, the commissioner who came to Weakley County in 1828 and surveyed the land to lay out the town of Dresden. The Warner's were of German descent and it was Mears who named the town Dresden in honor of his German roots. In addition, I found a Samuel A Warner was one of the first members of the bar in Dresden TN and also Postmaster for a time.
Drop me a message if you know more about Samuel A Warner. I'll be happy to add any biographical information that you have for him.