2013 November Meeting

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  grannyjorobertson@gmail.com  or George Stone at georgestone@cafes.net or by phone at 931-581-2621 .

About John Parkes

Welcome to the Moore County, Tennessee Genealogy Page. My name is John Franklin Parkes and I maintain this Web site. I have been researching my family for about seven years. Although I have only been working on my genealogy for a short time, my great-grandfather Roy H. Parkes, Sr. of Lynchburg, Tennessee spent his entire life collecting family histories, wills, deeds, pictures, and other historical treasures from this county. I was fortunate enough to obtain or get copies of most of his written records. After careful research, I realized that I am related in some way to many families of this county. Some of the surnames include Bobo, Colsher, Edens, Fanning, Felps, Flack, Holt, Lewis, Moore, Motlow, Parkes, Pearson, Pogue (Pollock), Renegar, Rountree, Simpson, Stone, Waggoner, & Walker. It may be noteworthy to mention that my great-great-great-great grandfather Allen Waller Parkes, great-great-great grandfather Rufus Burton Parks, great-great grandfather Rufus Alonzo Parks, great grandfather Roy H. Parkes, Sr., grandfather Roy H. Parkes, Jr and father Robert Jackson Parkes are all buried in the Lynchburg Cemetery, Moore County, Tennessee. God willing, I will also be buried there.
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