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Only Woman Master Mason

Along with many other \"firsts\" North Carolina has the right to claim the first, and only, woman Master Mason in the history of the Masonic order. Her name was Mrs. Katherine Sweet Babington; she was born in 1815 near Siler City in Chatham County. As a young girl she secreted herself in the lodgeroom, learned the secrets of the order, and was administered the obligations.
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