En: Wilkins Tannehill

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Wilkins Tannehill

Wilkins Tannehill (1787-1858) Masonic writer. Born March 4, 1787 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Was one of the best known Freemasons of his day and his writings, notably Tannehill's Manual and Tannehill's Portfolio, were read and quoted widely. He played a part in the early history of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee and was the author of much sound legislation in that period. Was the first Master Mason raised in Cumberland Lodge No. 8 (N.C. 60) of Nashville on April 24, 1813. Elected Master in Dec., 1816.

Was elected Grand Secretary Oct. 3, 1814, and served as such in 1815, 1816, and 1823. He served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee seven times between 1817 and 1842. He was charter member and first principal sojourner of Cumberland Chapter No. 1, R.A.M., when it was organized on March 2, 1818; was High Priest in 1822, and Grand High Priest in 1829. Was first Commander of Nashville Encampment No. 1, K.T., when it was organized in 1846. Died June 2, 1858.

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