2019 March Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet March 10, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. The speaker is Judy Phillips who is the archivist for Coffee and Franklin County.

The program will be on the formation of Tullahoma and General William Moore’s involvement as shown in Court Records.  Judy has been involved with the preservation of our old court records for 40 years in  Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Grundy, and Wilson County.  Judy  was born at Sewanee and  moved to Tullahoma at the age of three.  Judy  attended Tullahoma schools through the eight grade and after moving  Franklin County graduated from high school at Winchester. She is retired from the First National Bank in Tullahoma

Judy is particularly interested reaching young people to promote their history and has written three Young Adult historical novels.The story begins in Tullahoma and are the “Transporter” series. Three teenagers working on  their assignment to research a military figure are transported through the military history of Samuel Handly a Revolutionary War soldier and Indian spy who lived in Belvidere in Franklin County. The title is “Samuel Handly.” This is about the settlers arriving in Tennessee. The second novel is “Nanyehi.” , which was inspired by a Franklin County deed  This book is from the Indian point of view. The third book is a historical novel, “A Cause to Fight.” which is set in the Tullahoma, Franklin, and Moore County during the Civil War. The books are available on Amazon. 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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