Nauvoo Masonic Lodge Officers, December 1841–April 1842

Grand Master granted a dispensation for the organization of a temporary Freemasonry lodge in in mid-October 1841. In conjunction with this action, Jonas appointed as Worshipful Master, as Senior Warden, and as Junior Warden. On 29 December, eighteen Masons met and opened the temporary lodge in ’s Nauvoo office. In addition to confirming the previous appointments made by Jonas, the congregants elected the other officers listed below. On 15 March 1842, Jonas visited Nauvoo and officially installed the Nauvoo Lodge under Dispensation. Though Jonas had appointed John D. Parker as Senior Warden, Hyrum Smith acted as Senior Warden (pro tempore) during the period between December 1841 through April 1842.
15 March–30 April 1842
, Worshipful Master
, Senior Warden (pro tempore)
, Junior Warden
, Secretary
, Treasurer
, Senior Deacon
, Junior Deacon
William Felsham, Steward
, Steward
, Tyler
  1. 1

    Dispensation, 15 Oct. 1841, Nauvoo Masonic Lodge Minutes, 1841–1842, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Masonic Lodge Minutes, 1841–1842. CHL. MS 9115.

  2. 2

    Minutes, 29 Dec. 1841, Nauvoo Masonic Lodge Minutes, 1841–1842, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Masonic Lodge Minutes, 1841–1842. CHL. MS 9115.

  3. 3

    Minutes, 15–16 Mar. 1842.