Butternuts, Otsego, NY
Lodges

By Holice and Debbie

BUTTERNUTS LODGE, NO. 515, F. and A. M.

Was chartered March 4, 1861, with the following members, viz., Elias Light, Hezekiah Sturges, Silas Caulkins, J. W. Still, Peter Brink, E. Brink, M. Brink, William C. Bentley., Daniel Knapp, J. W. Stranahan, John Light, and F. W. Edson.

The first officers were as follows: Elis Light, W. M.; J. W. Still, S. W.; P. Brink, J. W.; H. Sturges, Treas.; W. C. Bentley, Sec.; Rev. J. V. Hughes, Chap.; C. D. Spencer, S. D.; G. C. Bedient, J. D.; G. Miller, Tyler.

The following have served as masters, Senior and Junior Wardens, from 1861 to the present time.

Year

JW

M

SW

WM

1862

Geo. C. Bedient

 

C. D. Spencer

J. Cook

1863

Geo. C. Bedient

 

C. D. Spencer

J. Cook

1864

E. H. Cobb

C. D. Spencer

Geo. C. Bedient

-

1865

E. C. Gilbert

C. D. Spencer

Geo. F. Graves

-

1866

R. A. Stenson

Niles Searles

E. N. Cobb

-

1867

H. O. Gray

Geo. F. Graves

R. A. Stenson

-

1868

W. H. Thompson

R. A. Stenson

H. O. Gray

-

1869

W. H. Thompson

Geo. C. Bedient

C. B. Luce

-

1870

O. E. Gardner

Geo. C. Bedient

L. G. Cornell

-

1871

F. S. Clinton

Geo. C. Bedient

L. G. Cornell

-

1872

Joseph Winson

Geo. C. Bedient

L. Cornell

-

1873

R. M. Stenson

H. O. Gray

Wm. H. Thompson

-

1874

R. M. Stenson

H. O. Gray

Wm. H. Thompson -

1875

J. R. Woodland

Geo. F. Graves

N. S. Donaldson

-

1876

J. R. Woodland

Geo. F. Graves

N. S. Donaldson

*From the History of Otsego, NY, by Duanen Hamilton Hurd, 1878.

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December 23, 1999

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