2018 November Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Judy Boyd Terjen will give a presentation on the personal journal of her mother,  Mary Avon Motlow Boyd.  The Journal was titled “It Happened on Mulberry Creek” and tells of Mary Avon Boyd’s childhood years in Lynchburg.   This journal was printed for her family and there are no copies in public hands.  Mary Avon Boyd wrote about her early life in Lynchburg. It is 89 pages and flows as a historic story.   It will give a unique view on life in the early part of the 20th century in Lynchburg.

Mary Avon Motlow Boyd, 105, of Boca Raton, FL and Lexington, KY, was the widow of James C. Boyd, died Wednesday, August 23. 2017. A native of Lynchburg, TN, she was born May 10, 1912, daughter of the late Lem and Ophelia Evans Motlow. She was a graduate of Ward Belmont in Nashville, TN and Duke University.

The program is open to the public and all are welcome.  Contact George Stone at georgestone@cafes.net or by phone at 931-581-2621 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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