Robert Macoy

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Robert Macoy

Ireland / America 1815 – 1895


Comments: Freemason; published the 1st Adoptive Rite for the Eastern Star, 1869; Transformed Rob Morris' "Constellations" aka the "Family System" into the Order of the Eastern Star; founded and named Amaranth aka the “Laurel”) is a sign of Honor; not Creator, but publisher of Masonic Rites;


Teachers: close friend of Rob Morris aka Robert Morris; Marcus Aurelius; William Schaw; William Sinclair of Roslin; David Cunningham of Robertland; Sir James Murray of Kilbaderton; Sir Anthony Alexander; Robert Drummond of Carnok; Sir John Veitch of Dawyck; John Carmichael; William Moray of Dreghorn; Sir Robert Moray, his brother; Sir William Bruce, 1671; James Anderson; John Theophilus Desaguliers; Laurence Dermott; Albert Mackey M.D.; Thomas Smith Webb; William Stukeley; Daniel Coxe; Anthony Sayer; Henry Price; Jacob Lamball; William Preston; Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex; Malcolm C. Duncan; Albert Pike; Joseph Fort Newton; Harold Van Buren Voorhis of The Eastern Star; Carl H. Claudy; Bernard E. Jones of The Royal Arch; Rob Morris aka Robert Morris; Rev. George Oliver;H. L. Haywood aka Harry Leroy Haywood;, author of The Great Teachings Of Masonry  ; W. L. Wilmshurst aka Worshipful Brother Walter Leslie Wilmshurst; Charles G. Addison of the Knights Templar; R. Cohen of the Knights of Malta; Captain William Morgan; William L Hutchinson ; Jeremy L. Cross; George Washington; Ben Franklin; Rudyard Kipling; Edward Lovell Hawkins; Queen Christina of Sweden; Honored Lady Grace Scheninger; Brother James B. Taylor, Newark, NJ; Dr. Robert Benjamin Folger;


Students: Max Heindel; S. L. MacGregor Mathers; William Stirling; William Wynn Westcott; Manly P. Hall; Lionel Vibert, author of The Rare Books of Freemasonry; J Hugo Tatsch, author of Freemasonry in the Thirteen Colonies; Silas H. Shepherd; Harold V. B. Voorhi aka Harold Van Buren Voorhis; Andrew Hammer; Kirk White; Christopher Hodapp;Mark Stavish; John Michael Greer; Christopher Knight; Stephen Dafoe; Tim Hogan; S. Brent Morris; Laurence Gardner; Cliff Porter; Tobias Churton;Robert Lomas; James Wasserman; Lon Milo DuQuette;The Knights of the North; WB Chuck Furnace; WB Justin D****; S.K. Roland E. Randall;


Organizations; Freemasonry, Lebanon Lodge No. 191, NYC, 1848; Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Company, 1849; helped found the Order of the Eastern Star, probably 1866 ; the Order of the Amaranth, 1883; Royal Arch Masons, Orient Chapter No. 138, 1849; Adelphic Council No. 7, Royal and Select Masters; Grand Lodge of New York; Knights Templar, DeWitt Clinton Commandery No. 27; Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 33rd Degree, Sovereign Grand Inspector General; York Rite of Freemasonry;

Author: A Dictionary of Freemasonry, 1866, including his "General History of Freemasonry" and what seems to be Albert Mackey's A Concise Cyclopaedia Of Freemasonry (?) and Rev. George Oliver's Dictionary of Symbolical Masonry of 1853;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Macoy; http://www.macoy.com/; http://web.archive.org/web/20070703232723/http://www.easternstar.org/oes/oeshistory.html ; http://www.amaranth.org/NewHistory.asp; read him here - https://archive.org/details/generalhistorycy00macoiala or here - http://www.halifax81.com/uploads/GENERAL_HISTORY_AND_CYCLOPEDIA_-_MACOY.PDF ;;