2017 September Meeting

Charmaine Riley Holley will be presenting a program entitled “Introduction to DNA and Developing a DNA Testing Plan for Your Genealogy.” at the Moore County Historical Society meeting September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Lynchburg at the Masonic Lodge. Charmaine has conducted genealogical research for more than thirty years and added DNA as a research tool in 2013. She attended the first offered week-long Genetic Genealogy workshop in 2013 in Pittsburg and several advanced workshops since that time. She also completed the 15 week Genetic Genealogy course at Excelsior College taught last fall by Blaine Bettinger, JD, PhD (Biochemistry). She has many Tennessee roots (some going back to before 1820), including Anderson, Hill, Uselton, Moore, and others in Bedford, Coffee, and Franklin Counties.

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

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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