Seeking information on Dyess ancestors. Earliest known Dyess ancestor was Thomas Dyess, Sr. d. 1841 Monroe Co., GA, m. Mary ? b. NC d. 1854 Monroe Co., GA.
One child was named Thomas Dyess, Jr. b. 6/15/1810 Winkinson Co., GA, d. 7/18/1878 Henry County, AL, m. 10/11/1846 to ? Upchurch. Children were: Sarah Mahalia Dyess; Nancy Dyess; William Dyess; Reuben Dyess.
Second marriage to Nancy Emily Rouse b. 1821 GA, d. abt. 1908 Henry Co, AL. Children were: Sarah Dyess; Christopher Dyess; and Benjamin James Barclay Dyess b. 11/02/1847 Sumter Co., GA, d. 4/22/1910 Merkel, TX, m. 1/21/1880 Henderson Co., TX.
Benjamin James Barclay Dyess had three marriages.
First marriage was to Mary Molly ? with no known children.
Second marriage (12/8/1870 Musgrove Lewis home, Barbour Co., AL) was to Susan Madora Lewis b. 4/14/1853, d. 3/30/1879. Children were: Madora Dyess b. 11/15/1878 Henderson Co., TX, d. 9/10/1969, m. 4/22/1902 Ellis Co., TX to Maloney Park.
Third marriage (1/21/1880 Henderson Co. TX) was to Susan Madora's sister Harriet Lewis b. 9/4/1850 Barbour Co., AL, d. 2/28/1891 Waxahatchie, TX. Children were: Chlora Adams m. ? Barb; Robert Adams; William Clark; Ava Dyess m. ? Morrison; Benjamin Cicero Dyess; Dora Dyess m. ? Parks; Ella Mae Dyess m. ? Medford; Eugenia Dyess m. ? Biles; Leta Dyess m. ? Patterson; Theodocia Gertrude Dyess b. 4/2/1875 Fincastle, TX, d. 7/5/1968 Merkel, TX, m. 12/19/1894 to Henry Andrew Deavers; and Roxye Ann Dyess b. 9/20/1886 Rural Ellis Co., TX, d. 8/16 /1967 Commerce, CA, m. 12/23/1906 to James Garfield Holland.
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