Monday, November 26, 2012

1848 Washington Lodge No. 5 IOOF Dresden TN

Cover page
Washington Lodge No. 5, IOOF
Dresden Weakley County Tennessee
Opened The 1st Jany AD 1848 by
Eaton J. White
Scroll down to see a list of the 322 members of the Lodge.

I love books. Particularly old books.   I love the way they feel in my hands, the smell of the paper, dust jackets, and illustrations.  I love the way they look on shelves.  And yes, I spent about 17 years of my professional life working in libraries which fed into my affinity for the printed word.

Since our focus was to preserve the history of Moran Place and the Moran family it was only natural to save as  many books as possible. We have everything from school books to books on parlor games which probably came in handy since Moran Place had a beautiful front parlor.  Some of the books were ledgers, after all the Moran's owned the Dresden Bank so ledgers were their bread and butter.  But not everything we saved was about the Moran family.

Cover of the Ledger

One book that we have is from 1848, it's the ledger book for The Washington Lodge No. 5, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee beginning with the First of January 1848.  The Bookkeeper on that date was Eaton J. White.  According to The Official History and Literature of Felloship: The Three Link Fraternity the Washington Lodge No. 5 began on September 9 1842 in Dresden.

Unlike many of the books we have, The Ledger is not a book about the Moran family at all, although you will find Moran relatives in the book as well as many well known Weakley County Tennessee family names.  The Ledger had been in the possession of James H. Moran IV.  Back in the 1970's James Moran had the book binding professionally restored and it was because of him that the Ledger survives today.  

Emerson Etherage (Etheridge)

One very prominent Dresdenite who was a member of the Odd Fellows was Emerson Etheridge, although in the ledger his name is misspelled as Etherage.  Etheridge was born in North Carolina and moved with his parents to Tennessee in 1931.  He was a practicing attorney with his office located in Dresden TN.  He was elected to the TN House of Representatives.  He was later elected to the United States House of Representatives and in 1861 gave a speech opposing secession. In 1867 he had an unsuccessful bid for governor of Tennessee but went on to have successful election to the Tennessee Senate.

You can see where Etheridge paid his "quarterage" fees and also gave money to the Orphans Fund.

William H. Jenkins
The Odd Fellows were serious about not breaking rules and were not above expelling members who were caught committing offenses.  One such person was William H. JENKINS.  At the bottom of his ledger page it says he was "Expelled for Intoxication".  It doesn't indicate he was readmitted but it was possible for a member to redeem themselves and be an active member once again.

I think this will probably be the first of many posts regarding this Ledger book. This book is full of names and even some death dates so the information might be of some use to others who are researching their Weakley County ancestors.

Here is a complete list of the 322 names as they appear in the Ledger.  Should you find one that you're interested in let me know and I'll scan the page for you  The book begins at 1848 and goes through the late 1870's.  Because the penmanship is so different from modern writing I may have misinterpreted some of the initials.  Let me know if you see an error.  Additional research is indicated in italics.
John D. Aydelott- page 11
Ben F. Arrington- page 17
F. Alexander- page 48, dead.  Last entry July 1852
W. H. Alexander- page 49
J.R. Adkins- page 104
Samuel B. Arrington- page 129, expelled 1851
A. G. Almond- page 211, suspended
F. V. Alexander- page 262
N.L. Allen- page 122
W.J. Allen- page 221
Tomisher Bowers- page 9 (Appointed Postmaster Dec 27 1859 Crocketts Station Obion County TN)
Tom Bowers- page 107
William Bradshaw- page 10
Caleb E. Baxter- page 32, dead, burial benefit paid to widow Jan 1852
F. Bynum- page 35, Parson, no benefits
W.B. Billingsley- page 74
W.P. Blake, page 87, expelled 1851
Rev. E.J. Bradley- page 110
Henry M. Bunch- page 126
Thomas W. Bunch- page 152, suspended 1859, died
W.S. Bowlin- page 154, dead, last entry Aug 1859
Thomas N. Biggs- page 163
S/L .N. Berry- page 165, expelled 1857
Joseph Blackwell- page 166, suspended 1856
C.R.P. Byers- page 167
S.M. Baxter- page 195
J.F.M. Bowers, page 205, suspended
T. Z. Beard, page 221, died, last entry Apr 1866
J.S. Bryant- page 237, "dropt"
Emerson E. Bowers- page 242
John H. Baker- page 245
John E. Bowers/Bowen- page 246, "dropt July 1 1873"
Gustavus T. Blacknall- page 249
William R. Blacknall- page 253, "dropt July 1 1872"
Henry P. Barber- page 255, expelled March 1873 and page 302 expelled
John W. Baxter- page 268, expelled Oct 1 1872
James M. Brock- page 280, "dropt"
J. W Boyer- page 294
Carl Baker/Balzer- page 302, died Feb 1873
William Brinkly- page 310 "dropt"
W.J. Burnett- page 315
J.H. Bradberry- page 328
Simeon C Bowlin- page 155
William T. Cochran- page 7
Albert Cooke- page 24 & 191 & 205 & 214
Atlas Cooke- page 25 & 190 & 213
James M. Cole- page 37
W.S. Cloyd- page 76, expelled 1851
L.B. Cockrum- page 77, died Sept 16 1848
George Coleman, Jr.- page 78, expelled 1851
B.A. Crawford- page 66 & 81 & 264
N.O.K. Cole- page 88, died January 1853
James W. Curry- page 108, moved to Washington Co Mo. June 1854
W.R. Cowell- page 109, "Gone to Parts Unknown" last entry Jan 1852
Elijah W Cross- page 116, died 1856
Shelby C. Curry- page 121
Rev. Benjamin Cooper- page 118, "Gone to Parts Unknown" last entry Jan 1852
M.D. Cardwell, page 157
A.D. Cutter- page 174
A.D.W. Cutter- page 175, expelled 1859, reinstated
Rev. T. G. Cardwell- page 176 suspended 1859
Scott Curry- page 182
David Campbell- page 206
W.M. Cargill- page 143
L.B. Cochran- page 214, expelled
Robert A. Cradder- page 234
W.H. Carolton/Carlton- page 267
Isiah I. Cook- page 272
Alexander J. Colwell- page 273
O. Carlton- page 276, "dropt July 1 1872"
H.L. Cannon- page 200
W.H. Cantrell- page 320
J.B. Cook- page 319
Joseph E. Dent- page 62
Joshua ? Dodds- page 71
R.P. Darrington- page 181, withdrawn
W.W. Dudley- page 217
J.F. Durham- page 23
Henry C. Dryfus- page 296
Robert Eskridge- page 54, expelled 1851
Emerson Etheridge- page 59
Sam M. Edmunds- page 64
Samuel P. Eskridge- page 173 expelled 1858 for lewd conduct, reinstated
R.W. Eskridge- page 212
J.A. Eskridge- page 223, suspended
John H Edwards- page 288
Thomas Edwards- page 293
John F. Farmer- page 19 & 216, expelled 1856
John V. Freeman- page 56
Thomas B. Frizell- page 57, died 1852
Charles E. Fowler- page 80
R.M. Fisk- page 82
Stephen Farmer/Farmar, page 105, expelled 1851.  "18th July '52 Dukedom"
W.J. Freeman- page 186
R.P. Farmer- page 225 "dropt"
T. M. Farmer- page 229, dead.  Last entry April 6 1861
Colman S. Fowler- page 289
Thomas Fox- page 256, expelled
Robert J. Glenn- page 8
Ira Gray- page 29
William Gibbs- page 39, suspended 1858
John Gibbs- page 40
Alfred Gibbs- page 41
Lewis Gray- page 42
Joseph D. Glasgow- page 61, expelled 1851 "Returned good for nothing"
William Greer- page 73, died in Henry County 1852
Rev. Gregory, page 35, Parson no benefits
William Gentry- page 35, Parson, no benefits

Dabney Glass- page 106
P.T. Glass- page 115
William B. Gibbs, page 161
Jesse A. Gibbs- page 215, "dropt"
William H. Gibbs- page 222, suspended 1871
Jesse G Gibbs- page244, suspended
N. J. Garrett- page 265 (Noah J. Garrett, Confederate Military Service: TN 20th (Russell's) Cav. Co.K)
James M Groomes- page 279, "dropt"
Morgan Green- page 307
John H. Glass- page125, permit card sent to Jno H. Glass Ripley TN
Balie E. Heard/Herd- page12
Benjamin D. Hynds- page 13
A.D. Horsely- page 34, expelled 1851
W.W. Hall- page 75, suspended 1845
Thomas P. Hawkins- page 117, 18th January? '50, New Madrid Mo (Married Mary Boyd Nov 3 1834, Mecklenburg VA)
Thomas L. Harris- page 118
John L Hill- page 136
John F. Hicks- page 137
Joseph Hoover- page 148, expelled 1857
William C. Hill- page 149
John W. Harris, page 160, expelled 157
R.L. Howard- page 162
Rev. N.D.F. Hafford- page 169
H.T. Hollis- page 170, expelled for swindling 1857
W.H. Humphreys- page 196, suspended 1859
J.L. Husketh- page 197
George Hynds- page 150
William M. Hornbeak- page 196, suspended
John W Hunter- page 257, "dropt"
David R. Hynds- page 290
J.O. Hollis- page 246, "dropt July 1873
W.F. Hornbeak- page 183
J.P. Hornbeak- page 312, "dropt Jan 1872"
W.W.H. Hubbard- page 330
W. W. Hubbard-page 326
J. W. Inscor- page 313
W.C. Insco- page 325
William H. Jenkins- page 3
John W. Jenkins- page 18, dead
F. Jenkins- page 51, expelled 1851 "He had taken a certificate of card"
J.M. Jones- page 35, Parson, no benefits
Thomas H. Jenkins- page 156
H.C. Johnson- page 236, "dropt"
R.T. Johnson- page 248
S.B. Jones- page 291, "dropt"
David N. Johnson- page 306
James C. Jones- page 98, dead.  Last entry Aug 1851.
William Johnson- page 228
J. C Johnson- page 247
Charles Kilgore- page 36, expelled 1851
James W. Kilgore- page 47, expelled 1851
K. Kilabrew- page 96, expelled 1851
P.C. King- page 107, expelled
A.W. Kilby- possibly the same as A.W. King- page 123 "Gone to Parts Unknown" last entry Dec 1850
G.W. Kilby- page 140 & 183, suspended 1857
William Kelton- page 29
H.G. Killgor- page 325
William Landrum- page 2 & 151 & 243 "dropt Jan 1 1872"
Samuel Landrum- page 5
William Lenox- page 44
John P. Lenox- page 45
E.P. Latham- page 84, dead.  Last entry July 1856
N.L. Learnard- page 122 per index but the name listed is N.L. Allen
Samuel Landrum P.B.K.
C.M. Luten- page 127
E.B. Learned- page 124 & 204, 1862 0f Susan S Learned administratrix E.B Learned died
Lodge Grand of Tennessee
C.S. Lovelace- page 192
P.W. Lee- page241
William H. Lyne- page 274, dead, last entry Oct 1869
James B. Long- page 277, suspended
William P. Landrum- page 208
J.A. Lumpkin- page 308
John R. Moore- page 6
John Henry Moore- page 15, died 1857
Keneth Manning- page 20
R.J. Moss- page 21
John Milner- page 33
J.M. Morrill- page 46
William B. Martin- page 58 & 111
John Moss- page 35, Parson, no benefits
H.C. McCutchen- page 85 & 194
George T. Moore- page 101, expelled 1851
John Marshall- page 104, expelled 1850 by note of the Lodge
Johnson Martin- page 113
L.M. Martin- page 113 & 114
Sutherland Martin- page 114. Name listed is Martin V. Sutherland
John Morgan- page 119
W.L. McCutchen- page 141
William H. Maxwell-- page 219
James A. Maugham- page 220
John Westley Myrick- page 235
R.B. McFadden- page 233, "dropt"
W.L. Mayes/Mays- page 227
John W. McElvey/McKelvy- page 271 "dropt July 1 1872"
D.J. McKee- page 281
J. McKanley/Mccanles- page 282, dead, last entry Dec 1869
Henry C. Moore- page 285
Isaac C. Mathews- page 295
Felix H. Murrie- page 298
William E. Moore- page 300, "dropt"
G.W. Midkiss- page 161
John R. Moon- page 202, suspended 1859, reinstated Jan 1860
L.T. Moore- page 323, "dropt Jan 1874"
William C. Northcut- page 164
 J.M. Nooner-page 299, "dropt"
Joseph A. Ore- page 27 & 207, died July 13 1867
Charles Oldham- page 69, expelled 1856
George W. Oldham- page 89, expelled 1851
W.A. Owens- page 322, "dropt Jan 1874"
T.J. Parham- page 30, expelled 1851
Nathaniel Parham- page 31, expelled 1851
Israel Porch- page 66
W.W. Parham- page 68, expelled 1851, intoxication
William Palmer- page 102, expelled 1851
Rev. W.W. Peeples- page 139
P.C. Pinkerton- page 199, Gone to Kansas, last entry dated June 1860
John A. Paschal- page 209
H.W. Paschal- page 210
William Powell- page 218
W.W. Parham- page 224, "dropt Jan 1874"
John G. Parham- page 239, died January 1870
Benjamin .F. Parks- page 259, "dropt July 1 1872"
Silas Parks- page 275, "dropt July 1 1872"
Walter E. Parham- page 283
J.B. Prestwood- page 286
D.E. Philpott- page 327
James M. Quarles- page 79
Samuel Richardson- page 26, expelled 1851
B. F. Ridgway- page 50, expelled 1851
John A Rogers- page 65, expelled 1857
John A. Rogers- page 72
George H. Roulstone/Raulston- page 83 & 201, suspended 1859
J.C. Reavis- page 95, expelled 1850
William W. Ray- page 128, died in 1853 in New Orleans
James M. Reavis- page 266
H.W. Ridgway- page 270
James Ross- page 278
M.V. Roberts- page 228
John J. Roberts- page, "dropt July 1 1873"
Joseph L. Reagan- page 248, dead last entry dated March 1871
J.M. Ridgway- page 316
John Somers- page 14
James Somers- page 16 & 17
Jeremiah S. Spann- page 23
James Southerland- page 55
Rev. J.P. Stanfield- page 110
Jacob A. Somers- page 120, expelled 1851
Lemuel.C. Stow- page 138, expelled 1857
William C. Scott- page 142
Rev. J.J. Smuthers- page 143
J.C. Stanley- page 144, "expelled and published as a villain Dec 1853"
John Somers- page 168
R.F. Scott- page 172
P.B. Stubblefield- page 179
Rev James M. Spence- page 187
James C. Simmons- page 189
G.L. Scott- page 200
Thomas O. Sullivan- page 209
George L. Smith- page 213
John Sullivan- page 252
L.F. Stalcup- page 309
W.B. Sims Jr- page 318
Martin V. Sutherland- page 114 In the index listed as Sutherland Martin
Ben F. Taliaferro- page 28
Edward A. Tansil- page 60
Jobe Taylor- page 64, expelled 1848
Daniel Tabbs- page 35, Parson, no benefits
A.J. Thomas- page 86
Treasurer- Robert J. Glenn- page 99-100
George W. Talbot- page 135, "Gonr to Parts Unknown" last entry Aug 1851
Allen Thornbrough- page 150
Darius Tucker- page 198
James J. Teague- page 240
W.L. Tuck- page 258
F.N. Tuck- page 287
W.J. Taylor- page 230
E.E. Tansil- page 311
C. Underwood- page 43
C.L. Underwood- page 324, "dropt Dec 31 1874"
John Underwood- page 231, "dropt"
N.O. Underwood- page 254
J.L. Utterback, page113, expelled 1851 restored to Fellowship upon payment of dues 1853
John R. Vaughan/Vaughn- page 72
W.A.J. Vincent- page 178, left for Kanzas (sic) 1858
William Vaden- page 269
John E. Vincent- page 284
Samuel A. Warner - page 1
Eaton J. White- page 4
John H. Winston- page 22 & 193, suspended 1859
B.P. Wheeler- page 52
Charles Wheeler- page 53, expelled 1856
John K. Williams- page 63
William Whittington- page 67, suspended 1848, died in California
E.C. Williams- page 70
John Witt- page 35, Parson, no benefits
Wilson Wood- page 94
Joseph Walker- page 97, suspended 1848
Robert H. Watkins- page 130
Bolin G. Watt- page 147
J.J. Ward- page 177
J.A.P. Ward- page 180
George Ward- page 188, died.  Last entry dated April 15 1869
Joseph E. Waiscott- page 144
E.J. Waiscott- page 226, dead.  Last entry Sept 29 1866
R.W. White- page 230
J.A. Williams- page 238, suspended
Samuel E. Waiscott- page 251
F.E. Wethington- page 297, "dropt Jan 1874"
P.J. Workman- page 317
Z.H. Womble- page 329 (There were at least two Z.H. Womble's in Weakley County.)
R.A. Wilson- page 263, "dropt Jan 1 1872"
Rev. W.C. Young- page 139
B. Yates- page 260

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