Where should a person from 1877 Grand Commander of Knights Templar

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It does not look like he belongs in the CATEGORY:Knights Templar. But the other one "Supreme Military __________(United States)?   RIGHT?  There is a newspaper article for him, 1877 Colorado
WikiTree profile: Webster Anthony
in The Tree House by Carole Taylor G2G6 Mach 6 (65.8k points)

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Hi Carole,

The Knights Templar organization is actually a part of Freemasonry, specifically, the York Rite, as what is called an Appendant Body.

Please see more information at the Freemasonry Project

Specifically, we are not creating categories for these Appendant Bodies, as there would not be enough profiles yet to warrant its own category.

What we recommend is that you use the [[Category: Freemasonry]] category on the profile, and then write a description in the body of the Biography about his Masonic affiliations, such as the Knights Templar.

Please let me know if you need any help.

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (389k points)
I've gone ahead and fixed the categories on that profile.
Bummer,  I thought I had something  extra special.  I knew that Masons were aka:  Knights Templar but oh well.  Thank you for your help.

Well, it gets confusing. Freemasonry is not "also known as" Knights Templar. One can be a Freemason and not be in that organization.

One has to be a Freemason in order to join the York Rite. The York Rite is composed of a number of bodies (sub-organizations, if you will). One of those is known as the Knights Templar.

See more information at the Wikipedia article on the York Rite.

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