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.

2015 March Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on “Beginning Genealogy” at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday: March 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm. The program will be for persons with little knowledge of genealogy and how to … Continue reading

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2014 November Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on the Lynchburg Historic District at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday: November 9 at 2:00 pm. The speaker will be Steve May. He will speak about the current Lynchburg … Continue reading

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2014 September Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “Jim Bobo’s Fatal Ride” at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday September 14 at 2:00 pm.  The program will cover a  folk music song at that dealt with at … Continue reading

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2014 June Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “Confederate Music of the Civil War” at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday June 8 at 2:00 pm.  The program will be given by Lisa Meyer. Lisa Meyer is  … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK FOR SALE – SHERIFFS OF MOORE COUNTY TENNESSEE

NEW BOOK FOR SALE – Contact: Joe and Jewel Casey, 210 Reeves Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. (931) 455-5487 The books are $35.00 each plus $3.00 shipping. They know that you would enjoy this book very, very much. It has census, marriages, … Continue reading

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2014 March Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “The War of 1812 and Camp Blount in Lincoln County ” Camp Blount was located in Fayetteville Tennessee and it was at this point that General Andrew Jackson gathered his Tennessee Militia to March toward … Continue reading

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2013 November Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program,  “Growing up at Oak Ridge after WW2, Life behind a security fence in a top secret area”  This will be given at  Lynchburg Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg TN, Sunday Nov. 10, at 2:00 PM.  … Continue reading

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2013 September Meeting

The Moore County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet September 8, at 2:00 PM in the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg.  The speaker will be Jim Havron, archivist at the Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University and he … Continue reading

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The FANNING Family Reunion, Saturday, July 13, 2013

The FANNING Family Reunion will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN in the building next to swimming pool.  Hours are 10 A.M. till 4 P.M. with lunch being served at noon.  Descendants of … Continue reading

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2013 Cathey Reunion, Saturday August 3, 2013

The 2013 Cathey Reunion will be held Sat. Aug. 3rd at The Holiday Inn Express in, Columbia, TN The motel is located at Exit 46 on I-65, about 40 miles from Nashville. Everyone with Cathey ancestry is invited.  We have … Continue reading

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