Mary WILLIAMS b 1833 Perry Co MS dau/o Aquilla & Harriet DOISE WILLIAMS m abt 1854 Colin DYESS b 1830 MS. In the 1850 Census Chunkeyville Newton Co MS p164 h/h 129 Emily DYESS is head of h/h age 45 b SC. Living with her are Collin 20, Josua 16, Benton 12 and a dau Adeline 11 all b MS. In the 1860 Census Chunkeyville Colin DYESS 30 farmer, Mary 27, John 4, William 2, Manerva 4mos b Mar 1860 & Emily DYASS 57 b SC. Collin DYESS died bef 1865 as Mary DYESS m abt 1865 James M. TIDWELL b 1832/3 AL. In the 1870 Census Newton Co MS is James M. TIDWELL, Mary T. 38, John DYESS 14, William DYESS 12, Laura F. TIDWELL 4, Thomas J. TIDWELL 2.
Richard Lackey and I discussed our mutual Newton Co MS families. He told me of the DYESS/WILLIAMS marriage connection. Mary WILLIAMS DYESS was the younger sister of my grgrandmother Harriet Elizabeth WILLIAMS PIERCE. Have found no marriage record for either of Mary's marriages. Would appreciate any help with this. Who was the father of Collin DYESS?