2016 November Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet Sunday November 13, at 2:00 pm at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg.  It will be a two part program.  The first presenter will be Gary Moore from the Landtrust  Tennessee .which is a program to conserve and protect the unique character of Tennessee’s agricultural, natural, historical and cultural landscapes and sites for further generations.  There are 333 acres in Moore County that are in the Landtrust program,.  The primary tool is a conservation easement.  The property can be sold in a normal manner.  Mr. Moore graduated from Middle Tennessee with a degree in agriculture in plant and soil science.  The worked 37 years with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in many counties in the state of Tennessee.  He has worked with the Land Trust for Tennessee since 2013 and is now the farmland conservation director working with farmland easements to keep farms free forever with significant income tax deductions.   Their web site is www.landtrusttn.org

The second portion of the program with be Mr. Jack Masters with an explanation of his fourth book “Land Grants for the Elk River 1783-1831”.  It lists and maps the land grants given in the Elk River.  This includes Moore, Franklin, Lincoln and Giles Counties.  The book is 650 pages long, fully indexed and has the grants superimposed on present day Maps.

These will be available for purchase at the end of his program.  Mr. Masters has written 3 other books covering the North of the Cumberland River, South of the Cumberland River, and the Duck River.  He is a native of Putnam County, Tennessee, lives in Sumner County and retired from the Aladdin Company in Nashville and has been writing in retirement.  His web site is http://www.jackmasters.net/index.html

This will also is the time for our election of officers.  We are looking for anyone willing to serve.

We are especially looking for treasurer and secretary positions, since our present treasurer have served for many years and reside in Franklin.

For further information contact  Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email grannyjorobertson@gmail.com or George Stone at georgestone@cafes.net or 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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