I don't have anything on the Mullises. I do have an aunt who was a Mullis, but she married Forrest Strickland. Her name is Inez Mullis Strickland, and her brother was a lawyer in Macon. Can't think of his name right now. Jesse Floyd was the brother of my grandfather, Seaborn Andrew Floyd, and the son of Washington (not William) J. Floyd and Susan Lister Floyd. Washington J. Floyd's nickname was Wash. What follows is the information I have on Jesse. Please let me know if you spot any errors. Thanks.
JESSE (JESS) THOMAS FLOYD
He was born October 1872, according to the 1900 U.S. Census for Dodge County, Ga. He married Annie E. Ragan on October 2, 1890, married Martha (Mattie) Mullis June 9, 1901, married Gussie Butler August 12, 1903, and married Maybelle Ragan November 17, 1904. He was a farmer. Dodge County tax records in 1894 showed him to be living in the Beehive area with property valued at $177. An 1896 tax record showed him in the same area, with property valued at $171. His first and fourth wives were sisters, and they were the sisters of Charlie Floyd’s second wife, Julia Ragan. The known children of Jesse and Annie Floyd were: Mamie Clyde, William Washington (Willie), Mary E., Harris Herman and Johnny B.
Jesse Floyd had no children by his second and third wives. His known children by his fourth wife, Maybelle Ragan Floyd, were: Nell, Darris Carroll, Louise, J.T., S.M., Jewell and Tommy.
Known marriages of Jesse Floyd’s children are as follows: Mamie Clyde to Jack Linzy, William Washington (Willie) to a Coleman, Johnny B. to Pearl Wright, Nell to Luther Wade, Darris Carroll to Ethyl Coleman, Louise to a Smith.
Jesse Floyd died May 25, 1938, in Lee’s Militia District of Dodge County (No. 349) and is reportedly buried at Rozar Cemetery near Roddy, Ga., in Dodge County. To add to the tombstone confusion, a marker in Rozar Cemetery identifies the person buried as Jesse T. Taylor. The date of birth is given as October 19, 1872, and the date of death is given as May 24, 1938. Those dates are almost identical to the birth and death dates for Jesse T. Floyd.
P.S. Bernice, there seems to have been numerous errors in Dodge County records, not only on tombstones but in U.S. Census records. That could explain your problem with census record information. Washington J. Floyd has two tombstones, and both have his name wrong -- that is, unless they knew something back then that the county records do not show. County records show that he was Washington J. Floyd, not George Washington Floyd. Susan Lister Floyd's tombstone says she was "Surie J. Floyd," and that most likely is also incorrect. By the way, she was listed in one census report as being Susan Tripp, living next door to Ebb Floyd, and we do know that Susan Lister Floyd did live next door to Ebb. Have no record that she married a Tripp after Washington J. Floyd's death. It's a real puzzle out there.