History of Society
| The Order was founded at Melrose,
Massachusetts, in 1985 by Roswell Levi Atwood, PhD. Dr Atwood passed
away in February 2004. At the time of his death, the Order had
established more than 700 memberships. Unfortunately, the Order had
become inactive by the time Dr. Atwood died.
On Tuesday, October 5, 2004, Alden Atwood, Charles Owen Johnson and Alexander Bannerman met for lunch at the Harvard Club in Boston to reorganize the Order. Mr. Atwood, as successor to the Directorship of the Order, appointed Mr. Johnson to the office of Governor General, himself to the office of Deputy Governor General and Mr. Bannerman to the office of Genealogist General. Both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Atwood had established their membership in the Order at its founding. Mr. Bannerman became a member before the reorganization meeting. At the reorganization meeting, a plan of action was devised so that within a year's time, the Order would be able to once again operate effectively. In September 2005, with all legal matters effectively addressed and their goals accomplished, the Order began receiving new members.