Thursday, December 25, 2008
Poet Laureate of Freemasonry
I didn't even know there was such a thing as "the Poet Laureate of Freemasonry", but sure enough, his name was Rob Morris and he's buried at the Valley of Rest cemetery in La Grange, KY.
Historians can't seem to make up their minds if he was born in Boston or New York, or if his real name was Morris or Peckham. But his later life is much more documented: according to Wikipedia, he served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in 1858 and 1859, and in 1860 moved to LaGrange and became professor of the Masonic University.