"The records of the War Department show that Captain Isaac Ruddell' was
released two years later in an exchange of prisoners and returned to the
colonies in October 1782. He was treated well while in captivity in Detroit
because of his association with the British officer in charge, due to the
fact that they were both members of the Masonic Fraternity."
I would look for a connection in North Carolina lodges also. The Duncans in
the Blandford Bute Lodge are not connected to Martin Station or Ruddell
Station Duncan family that we know - but may be cousins. The Joseph Duncan
on the list above may be one of the Joseph Duncans from Fauquier Co VA. He
could also be the Joseph Duncan who built the Duncan Tavern in Paris, which
was a known meeting place of early KY masons.
David Duncan Sengel (KY Mason)
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Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: [RUDDLESFORT] Re: RAMSHA Planning Meeting
I am a Mason and can check it out. This would more than likely go back to
the Grand Lodge of Virginia since KY lodges were not established till the
George Washington and most of the Patriots were Masons and members of the
Grand Lodge of Virginia. It is interesting. We could take the list of
and check against Lodge records.
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