Lyn, I received this from my Dyess cousin.If you will contact me directly, I'll put you in touch with Jim Wells, a descendant of the early George Dyess.My email:firstname.lastname@example.org
John George Dyess (1841 GA) and Mary Ann Mcgilvray Dyess (1850 MS) had a daughter, Martha Jane "Mattie " Dyess, b. 1873 in Rapides parish. In later years the Dyess moved to Hill county TX and lived out their lives there. Hill county adjoins McClennan and Bell counties. Hope this helps. Jim Wells.