2014 June Meeting

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  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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