North Carolina GUOOF

🔗W.W. Lawrence🔗 Bro. William Warwick Lawrence of New Bern, North Carolina  was by no means just your average brother from another……. For more than sixty years, William Warwick Lawrence has been a familiar figure on the streets of the historic old town of New Bern. As a barefoot slave boy during the war he went […]

Bishop Sanco King Rembert

  🔗Our brother S.K. Rembert🔗 Bishop Sanco King Rembert was the first African American Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church and, in 1987, became the first African American Bishop Ordinary of the Reformed Episcopal Church of the Southeast. In this capacity, he headed 41 congregations and 54 clergy in five states that included: South Carolina, […]

Straight outta Camden!

🔗Bro. Rev . Thomas John Williams🔗 Rev T.J. Williams of Camden, SC, was one of those steady hardworking faithful men who build into the life of a community and become its best asset. Bro Williams was born in Kershaw county, Jan 22,1860 . His father was Wilson Williams, a blacksmith, a trade which as a […]

From the ashes of the Civil War to Political Circles We were there!

  From the beginning, I have found nothing but the finest of individuals amongst our ranks and their service and contributions are immeasurable.  The Grand United Order of Oddfellows in South Carolina began with a recommendation from the Philomathean Lodge  #646 and the dispensation was granted October 11,1865. With embers still burning from the civil […]

From the Battlefield to becoming an oddfellow!

Eureka Moment!!!! From the roster of the first #GrandUnitedOrderofOddfellows lodge established in the state of #SouthCarolina , #Fraternallodge1064 , I am fortunate to share with you the name of a brother whom after some digging, was quite important!!!! From the #PostandCourier in #Charleston Henry Benjamin Noisette was born in Charleston in 1841 and died here […]

Orangeburg’s finest example of US !

🔗Brother James L. Cain🔗 Cain was born in 1874 in the Fort Motte section of Orangeburg County. He was the son of Edward J. and Mitie Cain. Edward was elected the first black sheriff of Orangeburg County. He served two terms as sheriff from 1872-1876. The story of his accomplishments was written in The Teachers’ […]

Another fine example of Columbia SC’s Oddfellows

              🔗Bro. Eugene Avery Adams🔗 Bro. Adams was a leader in civic, religious and educational affairs. He was born in Cokesbury and was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte N.C. and Payne Theological Seminary of Wilberforce University, Ohio. He began his career as a pastor in Yellow […]

Patrick Reason pt. 2 The Masonic Connection

From https://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/aasc/9780195170559.e.3296 PGM Patrick Reason’s treatment of groups is seen in his copperplate engraving of a certificate of membership in the Masonic order; an original conception of the Faith, Hope, and Charity composition showing Charity surrounded by her children; and a certificate of membership in the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. The New York […]

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction 64th Biennial Movable Committee

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction 64th Biennial Movable Committee August 9 (Arrival)- August 14, 2020 (Departure) Live Loft Hotel and Suites 7491 New Ridge Road Hanover, MD 21076  The Committee of Management is happy to announce these details about the 64th BMC.  Join us as we convene at the Live Loft […]

Reporting live from the front lines Bro. Thomas Morris Chester

Excerpts from History.net   Our brotherly lineage is full of reasons why every member of today’s #GrandUnitedOrderofOddFellows should smile ear to ear!!! South Carolina District 13 DGM Shawn O. Cannon gave me the name and now I present to you… Past Grand Director of America and Jurisdiction…. Bro. Thomas Morris Chester. He’s a Harrisburg,Pa native… […]