The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on the Lynchburg Historic District at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday: November 9 at 2:00 pm. The speaker will be Steve May. He will speak about the current Lynchburg Historic District and what we need to do to maintain and enhance the area. Steve is the the Manager of the Jack Daniel Visitors Center and a member of the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce. Lynchburg enjoys over a 250,000 thousand visitors a year and the historical area has a significant financial impact on the area. The maintenance of the historical district a joint project of the historical society and the chamber of commerce. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. For further information contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or George Stone at email@example.com or by phone at 931-581-2621.
The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “Jim Bobo’s Fatal Ride” at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday September 14 at 2:00 pm. The program will cover a folk music song at that dealt with at fatal bicycle accident in Tullahoma, that claimed the life of James Simpson Bobo.
The accident occurred in 1894 and the song was popular for many years. James Bobo lived in Shelbyville, Moore County and finally Tullahoma and was a prosperous merchant in Tullahoma at his death. We will also discuss plans for the parking at the Jack Daniels Barbeque. Volunteers are needed to park cars for the Barbeque. You do not have to be a member to help, family and friends are welcome. We will have 2 hour shifts and you are entitled to a choice parking place for your work, (and you also meet a lot of nice people). This is one of our major fund raisers and Ronald Spencer is our coordinator.
The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “Confederate Music of the Civil War” at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday June 8 at 2:00 pm. The program will be given by Lisa Meyer. Lisa Meyer is a member of the Kate Litton Hickman Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy . She has recorded a CD of Southern songs and rare gems from the Civil War Period. The CD Voices Hushed and Still took over a year to research and record. She is originally from Harrisonburg, Virginia, and now resides outside of Nashville. She had eight years in vocal training and a degree in theater and the performing arts. She has performed professionally and also has recorded demos and jingles. She chairperson for the Music of the Confederacy for the state of Tennessee. Her Song list includes familiar and obscure pieces including The Homespun Dress (female version of Bonnie Blue Flag), Old Folks at Home/Oh Shenandoah, Somebody’s Darling, Long Long Ago, The Rebel Soldier, Slumber On Baby Dear (a lullaby of a mother’s hope for her baby), Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel, Cruel War/Johnny’s Gone for a Soldier, Pray Maiden Pray! (Confederate prayer song for the Southern woman) I’m Going Home to Dixie/Dixie’s Land, Home Sweet Home, and When upon the Field of Glory (an answer to the North’s When this Cruel War is Over).
Photo layout for Voices Hushed and Still was shot on location at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, TN. In 2009 the Southern Heritage Music Association awarded her the female vocalist of the year for this project. In 2010 she was awarded the Judah P Benjamin Merit Award by Military Order of Stars and Bars for the CD’s contribution to preserving our Southern heritage. Two selections from the CD are in the documentary film “Hunter’s Raid: The Battle For Lynchburg” She will give a lecture presentation about the CD playing a portion of each song with historical information on each selection. For more information about meeting, contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or George Stone at email@example.com or by phone at 931-581-2621 .
NEW BOOK FOR SALE – Contact: Joe and Jewel Casey, 210 Reeves Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. (931) 455-5487
The books are $35.00 each plus $3.00 shipping. They know that you would enjoy this book very, very much. It has census, marriages, obits when available.
SHERIFFS OF MOORE COUNTY TENNESSEE Compiled by Joe M. & Jewel D. Casey – 2013
Since the formation of Moore County in 1872, 26 individuals have served as the county sheriff. Hundreds of others have assisted as deputies and constables. Through the years many more have provided law enforcement for the small county seat of Lynchburg as city policeman or town marshal.
There are several interesting facts about the sheriffs of Moore County. The first four county sheriffs, John A. Norman, Harvey S. Hudson, Andrew J. Travis and Joseph S. Hobbs were veterans of the American Civil War. In fact, Hobbs lost a leg in the war. So you could say he was a sheriff with one leg that got around with the aid of a crutch. The second sheriff, H.S Hudson, abandoned his family and disappeared a few years after leaving office. He was never heard from again and it was never known what happened to him.
The youngest sheriff was William Thomas Hall who was only 23 years old when elected, while the oldest was Thomas W. Wiseman, who left office for the last time at age 86.
The sheriff serving the longest time is the current sheriff, Mark Logan, who will have served 28 consecutive years when his seventh four-year term ends in 2014. Thomas W. Wiseman, who served 22 years as sheriff, holds the honor of being elected the most times since his were two-year terms. Mark Logan’s father Reagor Logan, was elected sheriff once, but resigned after serving five and a half months.
Moore County has had two women to serve as sheriff, one was appointed and one was elected. Pearl L. Hobbs, wife of Sheriff Wiley Oliver Hobbs, was appointed by the court to serve the last three months of her husband’s term after his death while in office. Margaret Wiseman, wife of Sheriff Thomas Wiseman, was elected to one term as sheriff.
Some of the sheriffs that provided law enforcement for the county were brothers, Joseph S. Hobbs and Wiley Oliver Hobbs, Robert Lee Bedford and James Smith Bedford, Jr. Gilford Woodard and George W. Woodard.
Originally a Moore County Sheriff was elected to a term of two years. He was limited by the state constitution to serving three consecutive terms for a total of six years. In 1978 state law was changed to a four-year term for the sheriff and allowed him to be elected to an unlimited number of terms.
Moore County has had three jails. The first one was built in 1875 on Mechanic Street and the second, built in 1893 on Main Street, which is now the Old Jail Museum. The third and current jail was built in 1990 on Elm Street.
The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “The War of 1812 and Camp Blount in Lincoln County ” Camp Blount was located in Fayetteville Tennessee and it was at this point that General Andrew Jackson gathered his Tennessee Militia to March toward New Orleans for the Battle of New Orleans. This will be given at Lynchburg Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg TN, Sunday March 9, at 2:00 PM. The program will be presented by Mr. Clarke Waggoner of Mulberry Tennessee and a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society. He will also give information about the War of 1812 Symposium to be held March 22 at the Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville. The meeting is open to the general public. .For more information about meeting, contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or George Stone at email@example.com or by phone at 931-581-2621 .
The Moore County Historical Society will present a program, “Growing up at Oak Ridge after WW2, Life behind a security fence in a top secret area” This will be given at Lynchburg Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg TN, Sunday Nov. 10, at 2:00 PM. The program will be presented by Carl Ledbetter, who moved to Oak Ridge in 1947 at the age of 8 years and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1956. This was a government planned community and entry required security access. Shopping areas were planned and you were allocated houses according to your family size. All activities were under government supervision. Mr. Ledbetter is a resident of Tullahoma who retired from Arnold Engineering Development center.
The meeting is open to the general public and you are encouraged to share any Oak Ridge experiences that you might have .For more information about meeting, contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or George Stone at email@example.com or by phone at 931-581-2621 .
The Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet September 8, at 2:00 PM in the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. The speaker will be Jim Havron, archivist at the Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University and he will speak on the Tennessee Veterans Archival Project. This is an ongoing project to preserve the histories and artifacts related to our Middle Tennessee veterans. The Albert Gore Research Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located on the Campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. The Center has a web site at http://janus.mtsu.edu/
The Albert Gore Research Center’s purpose is to educate the MTSU community and the public about the histories of the MTSU Community the the public about the histories of MTSU , of American democracy, of equine studies, and life in Middle Tennessee and to lead in the preservation of materials vital to those histories. The meeting is open to the general public and you are encouraged to share any materials that you might have .For more information about meeting, contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or George Stone at email@example.com or by phone at 931-581-2621 .
The FANNING Family Reunion will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN in the building next to swimming pool. Hours are 10 A.M. till 4 P.M. with lunch being served at noon. Descendants of Middleton & Delphia Ann (Moore) FANNING and all related lines are invited. Please bring a covered dish of your choice. Also any photos and family memorabilia you wish to share with family members. For additional information contact Bobby Fanning at (931) 455-5910 or Jewel Casey (931) 455-5487.
Joe & Jewel Casey
210 Reeves Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
The 2013 Cathey Reunion will be held Sat. Aug. 3rd at The Holiday Inn Express in, Columbia, TN
The motel is located at Exit 46 on I-65, about 40 miles from Nashville.
Everyone with Cathey ancestry is invited. We have a Cathey database with over 35,000 names of Cathey and related family members. We will provide a free digital copy of your Cathey Family Tree if we can find one of your ancestors in the database.
This year there will be free downloads including all of the back issues of the Cathey Kith & Kin from 1951 – 2012. (Our annual newsletter) These contain much of the Cathey Family History. If you have a computer at home, bring a flash drive to download on. If you have a lap top computer please bring it to help with downloads.
There are some Revolutionary War pension applications and some Civil War muster rolls. There are updates to Boyt Cathey’s book “Cathey Family History and Genealogy Volume 1 1700 – 1900). So far we have fotten through page 460.
Many Catheys have lived and are burried in the Maury Co., and Marshall Co. areas. We also have pictures of many Cathey family tombstones across the country.
Registration will start at 9:30 am in the Conference Room. The reunion will start at 10:30 am. There will be a dinner Sat. evening. The cost and location of the dinner will be determined later.
Will you please bring this up at your next meeting? If anyone from your group in interested in a digital copy of the back issues of the Cathey Kith & Kin, they are welcome to attned.
John R. Cathey
Sec. Cathey Reunion Assoc.
John R. Cathey, 3112 Cannon Road, Greer, SC 29615-5328 Phone: 864-895-6166
The Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet June 9, at 2:00 PM in the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. The speaker will be Dr. Kevin Cason from Middle Tennessee State University and he will speak on the Tennessee FFA Archival Project. The meeting is open to the general public and you are encouraged to share any materials that you might have .For more information about meeting, contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or George Stone at email@example.com or by phone at 931-581-2621 .
Tennessee FFA Archival Project
Since July 2011, the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has served as a partner in preserving the historic records of the Tennessee Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization. The project is coordinated by Dr. Kevin Cason, who has a Ph.D. in Public History from MTSU. During the time he was working on his doctorate, Cason served as the Tennessee Century Farms intern at the Center for Historic Preservation and is largely responsible for creating the Century Farms web site.
Under the leadership of the FFA Association and the Tennessee FFA Historic Preservation Project Steering Committee, Cason has organized the growing Tennessee FFA collection and re-housed the items into acid-free boxes, sleeves, and folders. Currently, Kevin has prepared 100 boxes for the collection. In addition, scrapbooks, photos, and other materials have been scanned and digital copies made of items that are on temporary loan.
Each month, Cason prepares a newsletter that provides an update about the project and presents some highlights from the collection. For current and past issues of the FFA Archival Project go to http://www.tnffa.org and click on “FFA Association” and then “History & Structure.”
As a result of his significant contributions to organizing and preserving the Tennessee FFA collection, the Tennessee FFA Association Board of Directors voted to give Cason an Honorary State FFA award. In the spring of 2013, Cason was formally presented an Honorary State FFA plaque and a medallion by the Tennessee FFA State officers at an awards banquet.
The Center for Historic Preservation and the Tennessee FFA Association envision several long term goals for this project. Some of the goals include a website, traveling and permanent exhibits, publications, and a research center for agricultural historians, current FFA members, and FFA alumni and their families who want to enjoy browsing this important collection.