2014 November Meeting

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 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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