2019 September Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet Sunday September 8, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg.  The speaker is Jack B. Carman who will speak on Plants used for Confederate Civil War Medicine.  During the Civil War many medicines were not available from the north and roots and herbs had to be used by the Confederates.

Jack Carman is an expert on plants especially Tennessee Wild Flowers. He published an authoritative book called WILDFLOWERS OF TENNESSEE which has excellent photography and descriptions.   Jack Carman was born in Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Aerospace engineering.  He is retired from  Arnold Engineering Development Engineering Center.  He has had a long time interest in nature photography and wildflower identification.  His photography has received numerous award and appeared on several calendars.  His articles and images have been published in the TENNESSEE CONSERVATIONIST  and TENNESSEE WILDLIFE magazines.  His knowledge of Tennessee wildflowers is recognized by both peers and  professionals .  He has served as a leader for field trips and photo workshops for the Gatlinburg Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage at th Great Smoky Mountains Park.  He also has presented wildflower programs at the Wildlife week event in Pigeon Forge.  Hie is a regular vendor at the Nashville Lawn and Garden.He is also an avid Civil War Historian and is a member of Camp 72 Benjamin F. Cheatham Sons of Confederate veterans in Manchester.

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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