I am descended from a family which changed its name from Dyess to Dias to Dious. Lud Arnold Dias (c1804-unknown) was the son of Josiah Boyet and Elizabeth Everitt Dyess, widow of William Dyess. Lud's wife was named Eliza and his children included: William, Emily, Caroline and Henry. William (c1834-late 1800's), my ancestor, married Sally Ridgedale. Their children included: Mary Jane (married David R. Howard), Jessie (married Mary Jane "Mollie" Kennedy), George, Clara, Walker, Julia, Laura (married John Wylie Broome) and Leila (m. Willie Alexander). This family lived in the Barnwell/Aiken County area of South Carolina, though descendants spread out. Would love to corresond with anyone with interest in this family.