Map of Lynchburg, Tennessee for year 1920 was drawn and scaled by
Roy H. Parkes, Sr. which displays detailed information concerning the
ownership of every tract of land in and around the Lynchburg town
square. A larger and
more detailed image.
Lynchburg String Band played in the early 1900's up until the late
twenties or early thirties. This short informal account of those years
is written by one of the musicians and list most of the members of that
band. The piece was probably written sometime around 1965 on small
sheets of notebook paper and contains many grammatical mistakes. This
translated version attempts to correct some of the errors while still
maintaining the original script.
Dates available on film: 1880-1920
The first census for Moore County was taken in 1880 and has been transcribed. This census showed a black servant living
in the household of J. N. Morehead by the name of F. Waggoner. The 117 year
old ex-slave was born in Virginia and his parents were born in Africa. He
listed his occupation as "Works in garden". The 10 districts were made up of
the inhabitants that had formerly been in Bedford, Franklin and Lincoln
Counties. There were a total of 5,457 whites and 731 coloreds enumerated.
Notice: We have received the 1900, 1910, & 1920 Census (scanned
originals) records for Moore County on CD from
SK Publications which are available on
the net at
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/tn/moore/census.html as part
of the deal their service provides.
Moore County Clerk & Masters
1. E. Y. Salmon (July 22, 1872-1880)
2. W. A. Frost (June 28, 1880-1884)
3. R. B. Parks (July 26, 1884-1897)
4. James T. Bickley (September 27, 1897-July 19, 1915)
5. J. W. Motlow (1916-1921)
6. George Morris Shaw (August 22, 1921-August 1, 1944) Died in Office
7. Roy H. Parkes, Jr. (August 15, 1944-1976)
8. Mary B. Parkes (July 1, 1976-November 15, 1980)
9. Richard Grant (November 15, 1980-December 31, 1985)
10. Francis Bedford (January 1, 1986-December 31, 1997)
11. Tammy Roberts (January 1, 1998-Present)
Researched by Christine Pyrdom (Archives Manager)
Brandon Chapel Methodist Church History is a church history which
was compiled/written in April 1955.
Edens Family History is a family history taken down in 1924 by Roy
H. Parkes, Sr. from his mother-in-law Susan Mildred (Edens) Colsher. The
history goes deep into the genealogy of many early Lynchburg, Moore
County (then Lincoln County) families such as Motlow, Edens, Walker,
Berry, Parkes and Bobo.
The Felps Family was originally compiled by Roy H. Parks, Sr. and
has been referenced in many books written about the Felps (Phelps),
Waggoner, and Yount families. This version of his work was copied by
Nova S. Anderson from an original owned by Mrs. Hattie Rogers of
Lynchburg, TN and is somewhat difficult to follow. For further research
of the families mentioned in this document, I recommend reading the
following books: Historical Genealogy of the Felps Family by
Minnie Beauchamp Twidwell, Waggoner - Yount Odyssey by Lewis
Vaughan, and Jacob Waggoner and His Descendants.
Parkes Family History is the most complete family history written by
Rufus Alonzo Parks in 1924 which was originally typed on 13 legal sheets
of paper. It quotes two Parkes family bibles, one of which is in the
possession of John Franklin Parkes.
The document goes into great detail with descriptions of the early
structures around the Lynchburg town area. It traces the families of
Ambrose Parkes of Wilkes County, North Carolina and the descendants of
Thomas Rountree, one of the original settlers of what is now Lynchburg,
Moore County, Tennessee.
Parkes Family History is a family history written in 1924 by Rufus
Alonzo Parks which includes great detail of the formation of Moore
County along with many descriptions of the early structures around the
Lynchburg town area. This was the first historical document posted of a
group of documents that are referred to as "The
Statement of M.N. Parkes, Jr. in which he gives his personal account
of the Parkes family. M.N. Parkes also gives a physical description of
his great grandparents (Ambrose and Frances Parkes) which was passed
down to him by his father, Martin Livingston Parkes, 2nd. of Lynchburg,
Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel