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Saint John's Lodge Number Six GLG Off Ga 38, 0.5 mile past entrance to Sunbury Historic site

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Location: Off Ga 38, 0.5 mile past entrance to Sunbury Historic site
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 45.883    W 081° 16.967
  31.76471844    -81.2827865
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1KXT


Saint John´s Lodge Number Six, of Sunbury, Free and accepted Masons, was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Georgia, April 21, 1777, in Masonry 5777. Under an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, February 6, 1796, The Grand Lodge was incorporated and given power to corporate bodies under their jurisdiction. Under this new authority, the Grand Lodge, on June 5, 1802, ´On motion ordered that Saint John´s Lodge Number Six, Sunbury hold their charter on paying arrearage due.´

Annual returns were made to the Grand Lodge back to 1787 and the Lodge was admitted to full participation with the following officers recognized: Adam Alexander, Worshipful Master; William Peacock, Senior Warden; Andrew Maybank, Junior Warden; Thomas Lancaster, Treasurer; Daniel Stewart, Secretary; Nathan Dryer, Senior Deacon; John Bilheimer, Junior Deacon; James Roberts, Steward; Samuel Law, Steward; and George C. Somerall, Tyler.

On November 4, 1805, John and Rebecca Couper gave to the Lodge, lot No. 77 of the Town of Sunbury, situate a few hundred feet north of this marker, upon which to erect a Lodge building.

Erected by the Grand Lodge of Georgia
Harvey C. Stephens, Grand Master -- Daniel W. Locklin, Grand Secretary
Dewey W. Wollstein, Chairman, Historical Commission