2018 March Meeting

On Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 PM at the Moore County Historical Society will meet at the Masonic Hall in Lynchburg , Al Simmons will present a program called “Mt Herman Community, tis settlers, families and cemeteries, the center of the Chestnut Ridge” Mt. Herman is located at the intersection of Moore, Lincoln and Bedford counties and is on the Chestnut Ridge which intersects the counties. It was one of the earliest settled areas in these counties and was important in the development of these counties. Our speaker Al Simmons is retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center. He is president of the Bedford County Historical Society and the Chestnut Ridge Cousins. He is a native of Bedford County and has been a historical researcher for many years. The program is open to the public and all are welcome. Contact George Stone at georgestone@cafes.net or by phone at 921-581-2621 or Betty Robertson at grannyjorobertson@gmail.com or 931-759-7763.

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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