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 James McGinnis Brundidge

James McGinnis Brundidge

Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Mar 1901 (aged 88)
Trinity, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Burial Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Plot Humes Section; Section 14; Lot 36; Space 2
Memorial ID 93019063 · View Source
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Honarary Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge A.F.& A.M. of Alabama.
He was elected Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge in 1848 and annually thereafter until 1854.
He was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1862 and in 1863 refused further advancement.
In 1889 the office of State Grand Lecturer was created to which he was appointed held the position until the time of his death.
He was Worshipful Master of Athens Lodge No. 16 from 1845 to 1847.
He was Worshipful Master of Rising Sun Lodge No. 29, in Decatur, Alabama in 1862-63, 1865 thru 1869 and in 1871.
The 79th Annual Communication was held in Montgomery, Ala. on December 4-5, 1899. The title of Honorary Grand Master was bestowed, by unanimous vote, upon Brother James M. Brundidge, Grand Lecturer, and the oldest member of the Grand Lodge then living. This is the first time that such honorary distinction has been bestowed in Alabama. A souvenir of this memorable and important epoch in the history of Alabama Masonry had been prepared. 1000 badges with a ribbon from which suspended a medallion pendant bearing the likeness of Brundidge were distributed and worn during the proceedings.
His bust resides in the library of the Grand Lodge of Alabama.

(source: Ancestry)
ID: I316358
Name: James McGinnis BRUNDIDGE
Given Name: James McGinnis
Surname: Brundidge
Sex: M
Birth: 27 Nov 1812 in Tennessee
Death: 13 Mar 1901 in Morgan Co., Alabama

Stephen BRUNDAGE (sp. var.) b: 24 Aug 1775 in Ulster, New York

Margaret MCGINNIS b: 1774 in Buffalo Creek, Botetour, VA

Calfernia (source: 1850 US CENSUS) also spelled as California

Jane H. BRUNDIDGE b: Abt 1835 in Alabama
America BRUNDIDGE b: Abt 1837 in Alabama
Amanda BRUNDIDGE b: Abt 1840 in Alabama
James BRUNDIDGE b: Abt 1842 in Alabama
Warren BRUNDIDGE b: Abt 1844 in Alabama
Charles BRUNDIDGE b: Abt 1846 in Alabama
Luke P. BRUNDIDGE b: 1856 in Alabama
Caroline BRUNDIDGE b: Oct 1850 in Alabama

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The marker is a fifteen foot obelisk inscribed on all four sides. The inscriptions are captioned under each view of the corrosponding picture.

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  • Created by: Claude Neal Hudson
  • Added: 3 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93019063
  • Claude Neal Hudson
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James McGinnis Brundidge (27 Nov 1812–13 Mar 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93019063, citing Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Claude Neal Hudson (contributor 47229347) .