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On Tuesday, August 29, 1899, eighteen representatives from nine of the thirteen original Eastern Star Chapters in Georgia met in Savannah for the purpose of organizing themselves into a Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star for the State of Georgia.

It was a dreary day, raining continuously throughout the day, but this did not dampen the spirits of those noble Pioneers who has seen the Star in the East and had come to set in motion an organization that would perpetuate its existence in Georgia.

Leaders at this momentous occasion were the Honorable Brother W. E. Terry, Most Worshipful Grand Master and the Honorable Sol C. Johnson, Right Worshipful Grand Secretary of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Union Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Georgia.

Officers elected to serve for this first Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star for the State of Georgia and Jurisdiction were: Brother W. E. Terry, Worthy Grand Patron; Sister Mary L. Sellers (Ayers), Grand Associate Matron; Sister Annie L. Babcock, Grand Conductress; Brother L. F. Burgess, Grand Lecturer.

 

Prince Hall Grand Chapter O.E.S. Jurisdiction of Georgia