2015 September Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on Civil War Veterans in the Moore County Area at  the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday, September 13, 2015  at 2:00 pm.   The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. The speaker is Pat Berges who is  publications editor  for the Coffee County Historical Society.   She will speak on local Civil War Veterans.  Pat was born born in Chattanooga, and spent her early life in Manchester in the extended household of her maternal grandparents Dave and Mattie (Myers) Sain.  Pat has been working on family genealogy for about 40 years, tracing her mother’s family through Coffee and Grundy Counties back to Warren County in the early 1800s. She has served as an officer and on the board of directors for the Warren Co. Genealogical Association, the Coffee County Historical Society, and the Grundy County Historical Society, as well as the Manchester Historic Zoning Commission.  She currently serves as Coffee County Historical Society’s Publications Editor, presents genealogy workshops, and has been involved in numerous other projects for all of these organizations.   The Coffee County Historical Society has published 4 volumes on Coffee County Civil War Veterans and will publish at least 2 more.

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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