2019 June Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet June 9, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg.

The speaker is Doctor Michael Bradley and he will speak about Reverend David Campbell Kelley who was  a Chaplin, and officer in the Confederate Army.  One of his books concerns David Campbell Kelley, a Methodist missionary, minister, and combat officer during the war. Kelley was involved in founding many Methodist churches in the Middle Tennessee area and was one of the founders of Vanderbilt University.Dr. Bradley’s  book is entitled  Forrest’s Fighting Preacher:: David Campbell Kelley of Tennessee and this will be available at the the meeting.
Dr. Bradley is a popular speaker at many of the  local historical societies.He received his bachelor of arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, his bachelor of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and both his master’s degree and PhD  from Vanderbilt University. He has been a fellow with the National Endowment for the Humanities, has received a U.S. Air Force Legacy Grant for Historical Research, and was also a National Science Foundation Fellow. In 1994, he was awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal in Southern History. He is a member of the Southern Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the American Association of University Professors, the Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association, and the Society for Military History.Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Mr. Bradley now lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He taught at Motlow College from 1970 to 2006. He has written widely about local Civil War history. He has written numerous books particularly about the Civil War

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 by phone at 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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