Copyright and Bibliography
Wor. Bro. Alvin O. Benton
With The Assistance of
R…W… Bro. H. Lynden Hatch
(Past District Deputy and Past Master)
Bro. Clarence Maine
(Secretary of Monticello Lodge)
MONTICELLO LODGE NO 532, F. & A. M.
© 1942 and 2002
Copies of the published work of R…W… Alvin O. Benton and the other brethren who compiled this record of the lasting legacy of the impact of Freemasonry in the community of Monticello and Sullivan County are rare. This reprint, posted on the Internet, is made available with the intention of reinforcing the fellowship and fraternity of the Monticello Lodge #532 and the Sullivan Masonic District. R…W… Bro. Bentons original text was scanned using optical character recognition software and the resulting document divided into two digital files. Part I consists of the history of Early Masonry in Monticello and Sullivan County, and Part II the History of Monticello Lodge No. 532, F&AM. In the 1942 edition, both sections were bound together in one volume. Eventually, it is the intention of the undersigned to create an updated history of Monticello Lodge taking the interested reader from the point in time at which the text leaves off up to the present time. The present format differs from the original edition in a few respects. Bentons text was published in two columns, with a soft blue binding, measuring 8.5 x 6.25. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected, but some idiosyncratic spellings (e.g. Fallsburgh, as opposed to the contemporary spelling without the terminal h), sentence structure and punctuation have been retained. R…W… Bro. Benton, who was editor of The Republican Watchman, performed a service to the Craft of the Sullivan District, as well as to non-Masonic local historians, by means of this chronicle.
Although this file may be freely copied and distributed as desired, any reproduction of the contents of this WebSite, without the express written permission of the current elected officers of Monticello Lodge No. 532 F. & A. M. , or the Sullivan Masonic District, or the WebMaster; is strictly prohibited. Copyright © 1942 and 2002 by Monticello Lodge No. 532 F. & A. M. All rights reserved. This book was first published in paper form in 1942. Republication of this book on the Internet was approved by vote of the lodge at a stated communication on Monday, March 11, 2002. Original work scanned by Wor. Thomas S. Rue with HP PrecisionScan Pro OCR software. Full text, with photos, is currently available in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat formats, on the web. Any donations in appreciation for access to this extext may be made to “Masonic Brotherhood Fund” and are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. For these and other matters, please contact the Masons of Sullivan County WebMaster
Additional Included Annotated Sources:
HISTORY OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, as written by; Ezekiel M. Bey, FPS – Grand Historian
Additional Data collected from a research paper written by Bro. Charles Paty of Monticello Lodge 532.
Additional article provided by; By Brother Henry W. Croteau, Jr., of Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge 7… with permission from the Author. Originally published in the Empire State Mason Magazine. Spring 2016 Issue. p. 44.
The Johnathon Maynard geneology report was written by Bro. Bruce H. Gleason, and published in the Summer 2016 issue of the empire State Mason Magazine. p.21
Additional “color” was abridged from an incomplete article written for the river reporter, by Bro. Thomas Rue of Monticello Lodge 532…
Some facts abridged from an article written by the Grand Historian in the Fall 2016 Issue of the Empire State Mason.