2012 June Meeting

The Moore County Historical & Genealogical Society meets in the Masonic Lodge Hall, 101 Main Street, Lynchburg, Tennessee at 2:00 pm on the 2nd Sunday of March, June, September and November.

Dues are $20.00 per individual and $30.00 for husband & wife per year. Contact Mrs. Betty Robertson, P.O. Box 408, Lynchburg, TN 37352 (931) 759-7285 for details. Publications: The Moore County Review, reporting the society’s activities, queries and genealogical information is published by Joyce Benwell for the Historical Society twice a year, Spring and Fall. View Lifetime Members

Scheduled Speakers:    The meeting will  be June 10, at 2:00 PM in the Masonic Hall in Lynchburg. The program will be the formation of Bedford County and the development of the part Moore County that was originally in  Bedford County. It is titled “Shelbyville and Bedford County – 200  Years and Counting”.  A large portion of Moore County was in Bedford County at one time.  The speaker will be Alben (Al) F. Simmons.  He is President of the Bedford County Historical Society. Al is a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and the Sons of the American Revolution.  In  2012, Alben (Al) Simmons retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center after 41 years of service. Al was born in Shelbyville, TN and grew up in the Flat Creek Community of Bedford County.  He graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1962 and from Tennessee Tech in 1967 with a B.S. degree in Engineering Science. He received his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics in June 1968 and completed other post-graduate work at UTSI. Al is also active in Bedford County community affairs. Al is married to Mary Ruth Logan of Shelbyville, TN.The meeting is open to all and visitors are welcome. For further information contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email grannyjorobertson@gmail.com or George Stone at 931-455-5993, email             georgestone@cafes.net

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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