Articles About Freemasonry at Fort Martin Scott


Freedom Lodge No.100 was the first Masonic Lodge in Gillespie County. Besides Captain McCulloch, several members of that lodge were notable citizens, including Gillespie County Commissioner, Jacob Doering; Thomas C. Doss founder of Doss, TX; George Freeman, Gillespie County Sheriff; William Mogford, Deputy Gillespie County Clerk; Chester B. Starks, donor of land to form Llano, TX; Frank Van der Stucken, Civil War Cavalryman, chief justice of Gillespie County and father of Frank V. Van der
Stucken who was a famous composer and conductor and was a member of Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge; and Joseph K. Wilson, medal of honor recipient.

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