2014 September Meeting

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.

For more information about our 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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