I have virtually no information about my g-grandfather Dees. His given name may have been Elick. He was married to Martha John "Mattie" Blevins. He died, probably in Arkansas, in 1887 shortly before the birth of his daughter, my grandmother Ellick Lucy Dees on 11/7/1887. That's all I know & I'm hoping someone out there can help. Mattie (Blevins) Dees married F. M. Fenley in Arkansas in 1888.