2012 September Meeting

The next meeting of the Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society will be held Sunday September 9 at 2.00 PM at the Masonic Hall in Lynchburg.  The Program will be on the Confederate Navy and the Speaker will be John Poparad II from Tullahoma, TN.  He will talk on the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac and its significance.  He will introduce the Confederate iron clad, the major characters and the key decisions in Confederate construction of Naval Iron Clads and the challenges faced by the Confederate Navy.  Several  “what if scenarios” will be addressed.

John’s interest in Naval history dates from his childhood.  He served 4 years in the the US Navy between 1958 and 1962, which included one year in New Mexico and 3 years at Fort Campbell, KY.  He came to Arnold Engineering Development Center in 1982 and retired there after 28 years of service.  He has travelled extensively to important Confederate Naval sites and has spoken to several Confederate and Naval historical groups.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in local and general history and guests are especially welcome.  You do not have to be a member of the Historical Society to attend. For further information contact Betty Robertson at 759-7763, email
Robertsonbetty@bellsouth.net or George Stone at 455-5993, email georgestone@cafes.net

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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