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.

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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2016 March Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on The Dixie Highway at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday: March 13 at 2:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. Marjorie Collier will … Continue reading

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2015 November Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on The history of Camp Forrest at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday: November 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. Our speaker … Continue reading

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2015 September Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on Civil War Veterans in the Moore County Area at  the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday, September 13, 2015  at 2:00 pm.   The meeting is open to the public and guests are … Continue reading

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2015 June Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on Judah P. Benjamin, “A Confederate genius”  at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday:   June 14, 2015  at 2:00 pm.   The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. The speaker … Continue reading

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8th Chestnut Ridge Cousins’ Reunion

Fayetteville, Tennessee / July 10-12, 2015 Click for details: http://www.chestnutridgecousins.org/reunion.html Member Registration cost $15.00 per family (meals extra) The Cousins welcome everyone, especially descendants of early families who settled in the hills and hollows where Lincoln, Bedford, Marshall, and Moore counties … Continue reading

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