I believe your Luther M. Guess is related to the “GASS” families of Dade County, GA.These families were originally from Franklin County, TN and moved to GA near Chattanooga, TN/AL.The name was spelled GUESS for the 1840, 1870 and 1880 Dade County censuses andGASS for the 1860 and 1900 censuses.Descendants today say the correct spelling has always been GASS.
In the 1870 Dade County, GA census page 475B: George GUESS 25 GA, wife Parizada 26 AL, son Joseph 3 GA and son Rhodophus 2 GA.
In 1880 George GASS was in Tarrant County, Texas, page 125A George H. GASS 39 GA and wifeMalinda P. GASS 40 AL sons: Joseph 13 GA, Adolphus12 GA, Minus8 GA, Noah6 GA and daughters Mary A.3 TX and Laura J.9 months TX.
In 1910 Luther M. GASS can be found in Jackson County, OK page 44A (near Comanche County).Luther was working railroad construction and was living at a RR Camp with scores of workers.He was listed as:
L, M. GUESS29 TN, boarder, RR Construction.Both parents born in GA