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Cherry Mound Lodge #227

Submitted by Kenneth Durrett and Sam Durrett
© 2003

Cherry Mound Lodge #227 Cherry Mound Lodge #227

The Cherry Mound Lodge, Cottontown, TN., was chartered in 1853 and is celebrating it's 150th year now in 2003.  Benjamin Roney was the first Worshipful Master.  The lodge was located upstairs and the bottom floor was rented for a time as a warehouse, a store, and later used as living quarters.  It was located on the old Louisville & Nashville Turnpike known today as 31W.  For more information (and to view a photo of the present lodge building) visit the Cherry Mound Lodge website.


Listed below are the names of all past Masters for the Cherry Mound Lodge.  A book is now being complied on the history of the lodge and its past Masters.  If anyone has information or photos of some of the early Masters, please contact Sam Durrett.  

Cherry Mound #227 Past Masters

1853 Benjamin Roney     1908 J. T.Link          1957 Harris Leon McCreary
1856 J. W. Gilbert 1909 Nick Sanders 1958 Harold Bell Tate
1857 H. L. Covington 1910 J. T.Link 1959 Horace Cleon Wilkinson
1858 J. W. Gilbert 1911 J. T.Link 1960 Theodore Moss Jackson
1863 E. C. Foster 1912 John Franklin Searcy 1961 Bobby Gene Marlin
1864 E. C. Foster 1913 Richard Benton Pond 1962 Leonard Coleman Briley
1865 E. C. Foster 1914 Richard Benton Pond 1963 Bobby Gene Hodges
1866 J. M. Anderson 1915 Charlie E. Buntin 1964 William Cordell Jones
1867 J. M. Anderson 1916 J.T. Link 1965 Harold Ray Briley
1868 William Read 1917 J.T. Link 1966 John Thomas Bentle
1869 William Read 1918 J. Winfred Lambreath 1967 Cecil S. Link
1870 R. L. Bumpus 1919 J.T. Link 1968 John Thomas Link
1871 W. N. Warren 1920 John Franklin Searcy 1969 Jimmy Leslie Belcher
1872 H. L. Covington 1921 Charles Luther Somerville 1970 Wilburn Henry Shumake
1873 G. H. Burney 1922 Charles Luther Somerville 1971 John Hoyte Pearson, Jr.
1874 G. H. Burney 1923 Carrol Holer Link 1972 Thurman Eugene Rogers
1875 H. H Estes 1924 J.T. Link 1973 Lowell Wayne Briley
1876 G. H. Burney 1925 J.T. Link 1974 George Nelson Langford
1877 R. C. Searcy 1926 Charles Luther Somerville 1975 John Thomas Bentle
1878 R. C. Searcy 1927 J. Winford Lambreath 1976 Kenneth David Durrett
1879 S. B. Riggsbee 1928 Richard Benton Pond 1977 Guilford Louis Suttle
1880 S. B. Riggsbee 1929 John Franklin Searcy 1978 Charles Kenneth Gibson
1881 G. H. Burney 1930 Charles E. Legge 1979 Robert Briley
1882 W. L. Rouse 1931 John Franklin Searcy 1980 Lowell Wayne Briley
1883 W. L. Rouse 1932 John Franklin Searcy 1981 Leonard Coleman Briley
1884 J. M. Link 1933 Ernest Smart Bowling 1982 Bobby Wayne Link
1885 T. L. Lanier 1934 Thomas Walter Briley 1983 Richard Duke Williams
1886 T. L. Lanier 1935 William Harris Crittenden 1984 Leonard Coleman Briley
1887 W. N. Warren 1936 Herbert Wilkerson 1985 Ronnie Wayne Meadows
1888 T. L. Lanier 1937 Harris Stringer Fulks 1986 Robert Hugh Reynolds
1889 T. L. Lanier 1938 J.W. Lambreath 1987 William Boyd Smith
1890 J. E. Empson 1939 J.W. Lambreath 1988 Thomas King Brown
1891 J. E. Empson 1940 J.W. Lambreath 1989 Danny K. Briley
1892 G. H. Burney 1941 Henry Roark 1990 Danny K. Briley
1893 T. L. Lanier 1942 J.W. Lambreath 1991 John Thomas Bentle
1894 J. S. Widick 1943 Otis Durham 1992 John Thomas Bentle
1895 S. B. Riggsbee 1944 Willie Dean Smart 1993 John Thomas Bentle
1896 J. S. Widick 1945 Willie Dean Smart 1994 James David Andrews
1897 J. E. Empson 1946 Herbert Ewing Fitts 1995 Steve McDuffee
1898 J. N. Dorris 1947 Vernon Eugene Briley 1996 Theodore Jackson
1899 J. T.Link 1948 Vernon Eugene Briley 1997 Steve McDuffee
1900 E. D. Patterson 1949 Vernon Eugene Briley 1998 Samuel Dean Durrett
1901 J. T.Link 1950 Maynard Durell Briley 1999 Samuel Dean Durrett
1902 J. T.Link 1951 Maynard Durell Briley 2000 Daniel Joiner
1903 J. T.Link 1952 Vernon Eugene Briley 2001 Gary Lynn Green
1904 J. T.Link 1953 Dillard H. Fitts 2002 Terry Munday
1905 1954 Dillard H. Fitts 2003 Jerry Somerville
1906 J. T.Link 1955 Vernon Eugene Briley

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1907 J. T.Link 1956 Harris Leon McCreary

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Pictured above is a knife commissioned by the Cherry Mound Lodge in celebration of its 150 year charter.  For more information contact Sam Durrett.


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