Dr. William K. Mason came to Tuckerton in 1813 from New Mills (Pemberton), New Jersey. Dr. Mason practice medicine in the Tuckerton area for 76 years. Ebenezer Tucker along with Dr. William K. Mason had been raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 1819 at Mount Holly Lodge #18. As far as is known these men were the first Masons to live in the Tuckerton area. In 1819, nine brothers from Mount Holly Lodge withdrew from membership for the purpose of forming their own York Rite Lodge in Tuckerton. Those nine brothers became the Charter Members of Tuckerton Lodge #43. They were: Ebenezer Tucker, Dr. William K. Mason, David Oliphant, John Collins, Brant Slaight, Isaac Hemmingway, Eayre Oliphant, Thomas Evans and Thomas Taggart. Ebenezer Tucker was elected Worship Master of the Lodge, Dr. Mason was Senior Warden, David Oliphant was Junior Warden and Eayre was Secretary and Treasurer.