1850's land deed showing John and Henry Fletcher owned land in Kyles Ford on the Clinch river. That is one of several I have. If that ain't Kyles Ford then where is it??? Didn't I show you those deeds once before???
I don't know why you have the theory that no Fletchers lived in Kyles Ford in the 1800's but you are the only researcher that belives that. Fletchers appear on 1840 the Census as well. http://www.miproperty.com/images/fletcher/azfletcher.jpg
Anthony Smith was married to Thomas A. Fletcher's daughter and he is living down the road from Azariah D. Fletcher. Thomas a. moved in with Anthony Smith. They lived on the VA TN boarder near the Clinch River, if that wasn't Kyles Ford, then were do you think that was???
Fletcher appear in the Sneedville and Scott co census and Kyles Ford is right between Sneedville and Scott co. VA.
John Jesse Fletcher was buried in Kyles ford in 1909. http://www.miproperty.com/fletcher_family_tree.htm
Sneedville was the closest post office and for all practical purposes, that IS Kyles Ford. I have been there and found a cousin there, I sat in her living room about 1 mile from the Fletcher graveyard in Kyles Ford and she said where she lives, one mile down the road, is considered Sneedville because of the post office. Sneedville and Kyles Ford are just stop signs in the road so I guess Klondyke may have been the nearest "town"
Frances Howard Hickey is one of the most knowledgable people on this line and here is what she said:
"Hi Matt, Good to hear from you. I know nothing new about our Fletcher ancestors. I haven't been active in research for a while. Did you get in touch with Charlie Templar. Charlie did research on the Jackson's. The Jackson's were Benjamin Franklin Jackson who married Hetty Helton, Clay Co. KY residents. Their son Zachariah married Amanda Jane Fletcher the youngest child of Henry and Celia Bunch Fletcher. I understand that when Amanda died leaving two little children, her brother moved to Clay Co. KY to take care of the children. My grandma Laura Jane Jackson was the older of the two. Excuse me but I have forgotten whether William or Wilson was yours But at the time Charlie gave your ggrandfather as the one who came into Clay Co. to take care of the children and Aunt Florence Jackson married late and was still in the Fletcher household after 1900.
The only direct word of mouth I know about Henry Fletcher was he lived at Kyles Ford and had two farms. One big the other small. My mother told me that her Mother's brother Ben Fletcher came and got Grandma Laura Jane Jackson Robinson to sign the deed supposedly for the little farm, but never heard about the big farm. Mother wondered if Ben Fletcher had gotten Grandma to sign away the big farm also. Grandma was near blind she could not recognize anyone across the room. Mother asked me to go check the deeds in Hancock Co. I guess to see if her Uncle Ben Fletcher cheated Grandma out of her inheiritance. I told Mother I would, but that wasabout 40 years ago. I'm still going to do that, if I live long enough. I'll be 72 in Jan. I still drive and go where I need to go but I don't drive on long trips anymore. My brother Charles will take me. He's 74 but left last night driving a rental truck for his ex-wife from Knoxville to Mesa, Arizona where their son lives. Talk to you later.
So, Mr. Jones, you think all of us are wrong on this ???? You think what Fances' grandmother told her is wrong, the deeds are wrong and the census is wrong and the fact that the Fletcher graveyard is in Kyles Ford is wrong? If they weren't in Kyles Ford, then where do you think they were?