This article was taken from the Leadership Development Course (1995 Revision) originally published by the Grand Lodge of NY Committee on Leadership Services, authored by Allan M. Bryant.
The first Provincial Grand Master, Daniel Coxe, was appointed to oversee New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He formed one of the oldest Lodges in the New World still in existence, St. John’s #1 in New York City December 27, 1757. Lodge #139 of Savannah, Georgia (1735) has retained it’s original identity. It was renamed Solomon #1 in 1776. The Lodge kept English registry till 1813 even though it was on the Grand Lodge of Georgia rolls.