Jean's Tree House - My Family Roots and Their Branches

Updated November 3, 2008

Jean J Heck
hecksrus@verizon.net

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HOWDY Y'ALL! Welcome to my Tree House.

Hope you have on your dungarees and climbing boots. It's taken years to compile this information and I still haven't input everything I have yet.

This tree house consists of my TICHENOR, FLETCHER, HEFFINGTON, VANCE, CAMPBELL, and CARRISS branches, of course those branches lead me to some twigs along the way, so you'll find a variety of surnames in my index with my main focus primarily on my FLETCHER and CAMPBELL branches thus far.

My Fletcher family is first found in Montgomery County, VA then Lee County VA. From there Franklin County, IN, Howard, Ray and Buchanan Counties, MO; Rockwall which was considered Kaufman County until 1875, Denton, Terry, and Lubbock Counties Texas. A Few Fletcher boys made home in Oklahoma. My Campbell's, Shelby and Spencer, KY to Hunt and Rockwall County, TX. My Heffington and Vance branches were in MO and IL then Collin, and Kaufman county which became Rockwall County, TX; some of my Vances went to Parker County, TX.

This is in no way a completed project. It is a tree in the growing phase.

I encourage all my "cousins" to verify the validity of my information for themselves as I have done and am still doing. Information that is passed from one researcher to another should be used as clues to guide you in the right direction.

I want to personally thank my cousins Thomas M. Fletcher, his daughter Terri Barnett. Tom is the person who introduced me to Family Research and Terri is now assisting Tom and I in continuing the Fletcher family research. George Fletcher is turning out to be quite a Pandora's Box. Big thanks to Henry Moore, cousin and Betty B. Matthews, Shelby County, Historian for the extensive research they did on behalf of our Campbell and Carriss Family. And, all the other wonderful and generous volunteers that invested their time and effort in assisting me and so many others with family research. Without them, many of us would still be at the bottom of the tree looking up and have cricks in our necks. I want to encourage all of you who are into gathering the old documents, as I am to submit your marriage, birth, death and land deeds and cemetery transcriptions to the USGenWeb Project. The GenWeb is for researchers to share their information free with one another. They are a valuable resource to us both in connecting the dots and keeping a place for us to go that is free. Hat's off to all the wonderful people who have diligently labored putting in the foot work at cemeteries, court houses and anywhere else their feet lead them. Thank you! You are Awesome!

I apologize in advance for any confidential information on living individuals that Family Tree Maker failed to eliminate from the database during the creation of this website. I am working on removing any information on living individuals to the best of my ability.


One of my husband's cousins is fighting the same Leukemia that took the life of my 20 month old son back in 1994. When my son was ill, their whole family got involved by donating blood and joining the National Bone Marrow Registry. Little did they know then that they would be relying on that very Registry that they donated to so generously. They are having a bone marrow drive on her bahalf here locally. I urge all of you to contact your local Bood Bank and donate blood/plasma or get information on how you can also join the National Bone Marrow Registry. You could literally save a life. Update: Cousin Barbara got a donor had her transplant and is doing maginificent! Praise God!!! Thanks to the donor from the bottom of our family's heart.

Now, enjoy your climb and hope to see ya at the top.

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