The lady I was in contact with regarding the cemetery lived in that county and made a trip to the cemtery to verify what she could regarding the graves. The land had been logged and the cemetery virtually destroyed by the loggers (same sad story as many others) She told me that Aquilla Dyess had at one time lived there near the cemetery and it is named after him. At one time it was thought that he was buried there but since he is easily documented documented for many years after that we know that he, nor his wife Rachael, were buried there. He is the same Aquilla Dyess that moved to Henry County, Alabama. His daughter, Harriett Susan Dyess was my great grandmother. There are a whole lot of Thomases in the Dyess clan and I know that some of them moved on to Mississippi and others moved from there to Texas. There has been extensive research done on them and I am a member of the Dyess Web Site. If you are interested, let me know and I will put you in contact with them.