Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (December 4, 2013) -- The Ceremonial Masonic Sword Of My Great Grandfather, Samuel Eber Carpenter







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All photographs by the author of the sword, which is in the personal collection of the author.
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Copyright 2013, John D. Tew
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5 comments:

  1. Wow! That is amazing! Thanks for sharing this John.

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  2. What an incredible piece to have in your collection. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  3. What a lovely piece of family history! Masons left great records for genealogy.

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  4. Thank you all for these comments. It is an awesome item to have and realize he wore it during formal Mason events.

    The back story is that one of his granddaughters (my mother's sister) possessed the sword and gave it to an unrelated friend years ago, BUT she asked for it back to give to me when she understood the depth of my interest in the family genealogy and family artifacts. I was amazed and incredibly grateful that she did that -- and that the gentleman who had the sword understood. ;-)

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  5. John,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2013/12/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-december-6.html

    Have a great weekend!

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