Re: Dyess family from Bell Co, Tx
Gus Dyess born 1884 who married Fannie (Fant) Baird in 1905 -- (Chuck shows those as parents of Wilbert Cleo Ted Dyess born 1910 in Bell Co.) ........
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Gus was son of James Jefferson "Jeff" Dyess and (1st wife) Henrietta Hendricks.(they had 5 known children)
Jeff Dyess (b. 1853, Newton Co., MS) came to Bell Co. in late 1860's as a teenager with his parents, John Jefferson and Martha Jane Warren Dyess.
Jeff Dyess was married 3 times --
the 2nd was Christiana Coppage Clements (a widow) -- they had one child, and
the 3rd was Virtie Clements -- had 9 children.