John W. Mullins
October 21, 1896
John W. Mullins, Daniel S. Botkin and Marion Muncy traveled to Louisville to receive a charter for a new lodge at High Knob in Clay County to be known as High Knob Lodge Number 697, Free and Accepted Masons. Other charter members were: Green Amyx, John Botkin, Henry Botkin, Felix Estridge, Jacob Gabbard, Enoch Longsworth, Elihu McDaniel, Charles Robinson and David Turner.
The lodge met at One PM on the Saturday after the full moon.
Lodge dues were $2.00.
(Joseph Ponder and Leander Robinson were the first candidates to receive the Entered Apprentice Degree at High Knob.)