History

Joseph Warren Lodge No. 92 is a Regular and Recognized masonic lodge and was organized by the Mother Lodge (Concord No. 58 A.F. & A.M.) of Tarboro, NC in 1825 and chartered on January 20th, 1827 by the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of North Carolina, which is recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England.

Charter members of Joseph Warren Lodge No. 92 A.F. & A.M. (1827) were Benjamin Miller, P. T. Cromwell, Thomas Amerson, J.R. Thomas, William Little, W. R. Thomas. and Jesse W. Speight. General Speight was the Lodge's first master.

from: Historical Sketches of North Carolina: From 1584 to 1851. Volume 1 by John Hill Wheeler

           "With the name of Greene County is connected the memory of General Jesse Speight, who was for many years her representative in the Legislature, a member of Congress, and afterwards a Senator in Congress from the state of Mississippi, which elevated position he held at the time of his death.

            General Speight was born in Greene County, 22nd September, 1795. His father, Rev. Seth Speight, was a minister of the Methodist Church. His education was not extensive, but his extraordinary success was owing to his own natural shrewdness of character, his tall and commanding person, and untiring perseverance.

            In 1822, he was first a member of the House of Commons. In 1823, he was a member of the Senate, of which he was several times the Speaker, and continued until 1827, when he was elected a member of the House of Representatives, until 1837 when he declined re-election, and removed to the state of Mississippi. He was soon returned a member of the Mississippi Legislature, and Speaker of the Senate, and in1844, was elected to the Senate of the United States, which post he held at the time of his death, on 1st May, 1847.

            Without any extraordinary powers of mind, superior education, or brilliant parts of character, such unexampled success in political life can only be attributed to native energy of character, devotion to principles, and simple-hearted honesty."