Author Archives: John Parkes

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.

2018 September Meeting

On Sunday September 9, at 2:00 PM at the Moore County Historical Society will meet at the  Masonic Hall in Lynchburg , The program will be presented by Christine  Pyrdom,  curator of the Moore County Archives.  Records available at the … Continue reading

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2018 June Meeting

Sunday, June 10, at 2:00 PM at the Moore County Historical Society will meet at the  Masonic Hall in Lynchburg, The program will be presented by John N. Lovett, Jr., Ph.D.  It will be on Pre-Civil war cotton and spinning … Continue reading

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2018 March Meeting

On Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 PM at the Moore County Historical Society will meet at the Masonic Hall in Lynchburg , Al Simmons will present a program called “Mt Herman Community, tis settlers, families and cemeteries, the center of … Continue reading

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2017 November Meeting

On Sunday, November 12, at 2:00 PM at the Moore County Historical Society in Masonic Hall in Lynchburg, Richard Dix will present a program called “America’s forgotten veteran, the horse”. The horse and other equines have been used in all … Continue reading

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2017 September Meeting

Charmaine Riley Holley will be presenting a program entitled “Introduction to DNA and Developing a DNA Testing Plan for Your Genealogy.” at the Moore County Historical Society meeting September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Lynchburg at the Masonic Lodge. … Continue reading

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2017 June Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet Sunday June 11, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. Mr. Jack Masters with an talk about his fourth book “Land Grants for the Elk River 1783-1831”. It lists and … Continue reading

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2017 March Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet Sunday March 12, at 2:00 pm at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg.  Mr. Jack Masters will talk about  his fourth book “Land Grants for the Elk River 1783-1831”.  It lists and maps the … Continue reading

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2016 November Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will meet Sunday November 13, at 2:00 pm at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg.  It will be a two part program.  The first presenter will be Gary Moore from the Landtrust  Tennessee .which is a … Continue reading

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2016 September Meeting

Ken Moore will present a program at the Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting on September 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. The program is “A Masonic History of Moore County Lodges and a … Continue reading

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2016 June Meeting

The next meeting of the Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society will be held Sunday June 12, 2016 at 2.00 PM at the Masonic Hall in Lynchburg. The program will be about Cemeteries, documentation and location.. The speaker will be … Continue reading

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