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Finding ancestor in which central NY Masonic Lodge?

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Finding ancestor in which central NY Masonic Lodge?

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 10:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hays
I am tracing Jacob S. Hays who died in 1856 in Herkimer, Herkimer Co. I am trying to find his place of birth, but do not know which lodge he was in so cannot request search by Chancellor Robert Livingston Masonic Library. His obit says he was a Masonic member and that at his funeral, there were members from Mohawk, Little Falls, and Ilion Masonic Lodges.The obit did not say which lodge Jacob S. Hays was a member of. He would not be a member of Herkimer Lodge No. 423 because it did not exist until 1857. Any way to find out which lodge he was in?
Thanks.
Jon

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