John was born on Wednesday, 13th day of September, 1961 at 12:05 PM at the Lincoln County Hosipital in Room 104. Named for his grandfather Bill Franklin and father's friend Jon Moores. Started playing trumpet in as a 7th grader in 1974 and continued to play until 1986 in the Jazz Band at Tennessee Technological University. Graduated on Saturday, June 7, 1986 at the Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. John got interested in genealogy in 1988 after learning of his great grandfather's, Roy H. Parkes, Sr., many written family histories. John has used his computer skills to enhance his research and organization of records.
Green Cemetery I went to Green Cemetery yesterday in search of a family grave. It was overgrown and in need of attention. I did find a family marker and would love to have seen more if i could have gotten further back in the cemetary. Do you know if there are any volunteer cleanup days planned? I would love to be apart of a cleanup group to help preserve such an under appreciated historical site.
RE: Green Cementary Our Historical Group have located the Green Cementary and plan on clearing..March 9th a crew will be cleaning the Tarrant Cementary..our group is small..most of us working on history live away..if you would contact me at email@example.com or call me in Maine at 207-623-8719...will update and give names..have great day
RE: Green Cementary John, past and present residents of Tarrant formed a group to update the history, I live inmy so while researching I found the Green cementary and have gone onancestry.com and recored all the info I can get on the known graves there...Ray Songer is headinf our group and he went there but so dangerous to park but did so but the place is so overgrown and he couldn't dare go in..He checked with city hall to see if private property, etc and was told a person was in charge of cleaning up Green and another cementary where the Tarrants are buried..we are staying on this to get it in order and declared a historical site..I've researched Mr. Goldsmith Hewitt, and Hewitt that started school in Trusville, that is where Ray Songer lives...the person inTarrant that is working so hard for quite awhile on renewal of Tarrant, it is so run down, is Fireman Chief Hewitt..the name Hewitt pops up all over..I would like to stay in touch with you, so please take the lead and email me, i'm 80 and computer ignorant..firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll update you on what is happening. take care