Past Grand Masters from Jackson Lodge № 1, F. & A. M.

Below is a list of Brothers from this lodge that served this jurisdiction as Grand Master.  These Brothers have dedicated hundreds of hours of work for the betterment of the craft.  This page is dedicated to those Brothers.

John Pope Duval, Esq. – 1830-1831

Was an attorney educated at Washington College.  Lieutenant and Captain in the United States Infantry 1812-1814.  Emigrated to Florida in 1827, Organized volunteer forces for the Mexican War as Texas Brigadier General.  Returned to Florida as Secretary of Florida Territory.  Was the first illustrious Master for Seminole Council № 30, York Rite. Died in 1855

Robert Butler – 1832

Military aide to Andrew Jackson. Surveyor General for the territory of Florida. Did the survey of Tallahassee. Had a plantation on SW shore of Lake Jackson where “Feast of Roses” annual celebration was held – named for Mrs. Butler’s rose garden.

Isham Green Searcy – 1836

Isham Green Searcy married Charlotte Pettes Prescott on September 4th, 1837. He was a civil engineer and a captain of the volunteers in the Florida War

Leslie A. Thompson – 1838

Born on October 8, 1806. He served as Florida Supreme Court Justice January 1, 1851-1853. Leslie A. Thompson died in January 1874.

John Bradford Taylor – 1839

Thomas Brown – 1849

Thomas Hayward – 1853-1854,1859-1864

Richard A. Shine – 1855-1856

Enlisted in the Florida Home Guard 5th Regiment Infantry in 1863 served until the end of the Civil War.

Cleveland Reid Horne – 1951

J. Lewis Hall – 1958

Born on 26 July 1904 in Woodville, Florida as the son of Thomas Milton Hall and Viola Page. Married Martha Hauze Buford, daughter of Rivers Henderson Buford and Mary Cornelia Munroe, on 24 August 1927. J. Lewis Hall later became the 1959 president of the Florida Bar. He died on October 16th, 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Past Grand Masters of The M∴W∴ Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Florida 1830-1982