Jesse Bandy (15-487) (1760-after 1830), wife Charity Bandy, and their family made their way from South Carolina and North Carolina to Tennessee. Jesse was born about 1760, and his birthplace most likely was North Carolina. As discussed in the previous chapter, Jesse is assumed to be descended from the central North Carolina group that included James, Robert, John, and others. As noted, that group is assumed to be descended from the Talbot County, Maryland Bandy/Bannings or perhaps from the Bandys of Accomack County, Virginia. Jesse is also believed to be this writer’s ancestor.
In the first United States census in 1790, Jesse Bandy was the only Bandy head-of-household in South Carolina (Chester County, p. 16), and one of only three in the surviving census record for the entire country. Living with Jesse were two males, one under 16 and one over 16, and two females, ages not listed. In 1800, Jesse still lived in Chester County with three males under age 10, one male age 26 to 44 (probably Jesse himself), two females under age 10, three females between 10 and 15, one female between 26 and 44, and one female over age 44 (p. 73). William, discussed below, was also listed in Chester County.
On January 28, 1801 Jesse and Charity Bandy his wife sold 100 acres of to Stephen Blissit for $240. The date is listed as the twain eight day of January one thousand eight hundred and one and in the 25 of America’s Independence. This is the only known reference to Charity. The land is described as a plantation and lying on the water of Rocky Creek in Chester District, South Carolina. Title to the land originated with his Excellency William Bull, Esquire on September 16th, 1774 and was transferred by Thomas Faid to Wm Cloud, and by Wm. Cloud to Jesse Bandy.
In 1804, Jesse, William, and David (see Chapter 3) are listed in the Burke County, North Carolina tax list. The record indicates that Jesse is listed in Capt. Dysarts Co., with 450 acres, and one poll. William is listed with no land and one poll, and David is listed with 70 acres and one poll. It is not clear what the reference to poll means, but could refer to eligible voters. Bryant, John and George (also discussed in Chapter 3) also spent time in Burke County. As noted in Chapter 3, Bryant Bandy also was in Chester County, South Carolina.
The fact that David, Jesse, Bryant, John and George are listed in the same county at the same time and are approximately the same ages suggests that they are related.
Jesse disappears until 1827 when he is identified as purchasing property from the Rhea County, Tennessee estate of Martin Howard. In the census of 1830, Jesse Bandy lived in Rhea County (pp. 379 respectively). Jesse was listed in the 60-70 age bracket, which would have been the right age if he were close to 70. In Jesse's 1830 household are one male between 5 and 10, two between 10 and 15, and one in his 60's (Jesse). The females included one between 5 and 10, one between 10 and 15, one in her 20's, two in their 30's, and one in her 50's. Given Jesse’s age he very well could be living with a daughter or a daughter-in-law. The younger children would likely be Jesse’s grandchildren. Alternatively, the woman could be Jesse’s second wife.
Although it is reasonable to assume that Jesse died prior to the 1840 census, it is unclear what happened to the other members of his 1830 household. Of course, it is not known what their names were, so they may simply be listed under other last names. Possibly, however, some of the members are in Cela Bandy's 1840 Lincoln County census. Alternatively, her household could be the remnants of George Bandy's household (discussed below). In 1840, Cela is listed with 4 males (one between the ages of 10 and 15 and 3 between 15 and 20) and 3 females (one each in her 20's, 30's, and 40's). The ages do match those of Jesse’s household fairly well, although Cela would not have been the oldest female in Jesse’s 1830 household. It is unlikely that Cela is the same person as Charity as the age seems incorrect.
The eight children (·) are attributed to Jesse and Charity. As no wills, Bible records, or other direct evidence of relationships has been found, many of the relationships listed below are judged speculative, and should be considered with care. Nevertheless, in absence of other documented sources, this listing is an effort to relate the many individuals found in the same geographic areas during the late 1700's and early and middle 1800's.
· William Bandy (175, 16-216) (1780 - 1860's) was born in South Carolina and is found in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. He married a Juditha and a Sarah.
· John Bandy (17-1638) (1790 - after 1860) was born in South Carolina, and is listed in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1830, In 1840, John likely is in Wayne County, Tennessee, and in Perry County, Tennessee in 1850. In 1850, he is assumed to be married to Harriet, age 39, probably his second wife. Harriet, however, could be his daughter or daughter-in-law.
· Dempsey Bandy (1790's - before 1840) is found in Rhea County, Tennessee during the late 1820's and early 1830's. His assumed widow Elizabeth (17-1657) is found in Lincoln County, in 1840. She and their assumed children are in Arkansas in 1850 and in Texas in 1860, 1870, and 1880.
· David (17-1744) (1790's - before 1850) married Margaret Casteel (about 1802 - ? ) on August 6, 1828 in Rhea County, Tennessee,. In the 1830 Rhea County census, David is listed as being in his 30's, with one male under age 5, and one between 5 and 10. David is listed in both Rhea and Polk Counties in the 1840 census. The 1850 Madison County, Missouri household of 20 year old Thomas and 40 year old Margrette Parker includes six children named Bandy along with 7 month old David J. Parker. It is assumed that Margaret Bandy married Thomas Parker after David’s death.
· Jesse Bandy (Jr.) (17-1636) (1801 - ? ) married Artimissa Underwood in Roane County, Tennessee in 1822. Roane County is adjacent to Rhea County where Jesse lived. The name and the fact that Jesse later reported both North Carolina and Tennessee as his birthplace suggests a relationship but does not establish that he is the son of the older Jesse. Vera Casteel reports that Jesse Bandy married Sarah Casteel (about 1813 - ? ) in 1835 in Rhea County, Tennessee. That may have been a second marriage.
· Charlotte Bandy who married Archibald Harris in Roane County, Tennessee on October 14, 1820. Charlotte and Archibald cannot be found elsewhere. The date of the marriage would suggest that Charlotte is too old to be the daughter of others Bandys who lived in the area at that time.
· Cynthia Bandy (February 27, 1806 - April 20, 1867) who married John Underwood, Jr., (June 25, 1800 - October 19, 1870) in Roane County, Tennessee on December 17, 1822. Roane County is adjacent to Rhea County where Jesse lived. The Underwood family moved to Dade County, Missouri around 1847. W. L. Robertson of Nocono, Texas identified Cynthia as Jesse daughter. The basis for the attribution is unknown.
· Nancy Jane Bandy (1809 - about January 16, 1898) married Joseph Marion Casteel, Sr. (1804 - between 1885 and 1890) in July, 1828 in Rhea County, LDS CD-ROM lists Nancy Jane Bandy as being born in 1809 and as the daughter of Jesse. The basis for that attribution is unknown.
Each assumed child (·) is listed again along with grandchildren (??), great grandchildren (???), great-great grandchildren (????), and great-great-great grandchildren (?????):
· Living in Chester County, South Carolina in 1800 is William Bandy (175, 16-216) (1780 - 1860's) who later reported that he was born in South Carolina around 1780 indicating that he probably is Jesse's son. William would have been the male under age 16 in Jesse’s 1790 census listing.
In the 1800 census, William Bandy reports his age as between 16-25 and his wife reports her age in the same age bracket (Chester County, South Carolina, p. 88). As noted, William was listed on the 1804 Burke County, North Carolina tax list. On December 22, 1806, a William Bandy purchased 100 acres of land in Spartanburg, South Carolina on the south side of Buck Creek from Thomas Pope for $100, and he sold the same land on January 21, 1808 to David Adcock for the same price. William and Jesse cannot be found in the censuses of 1810 and 1820. Sometime after the South Carolina land sale, but before 1815, William and Jesse are assumed to have moved to Tennessee. This is based on the fact that possible sons Jesse and Jonathan born during this time period list their birthplaces as North Carolina, while others born after 1815 list Tennessee as their birthplaces. William is listed in the 1830 Rhea County, Tennessee census (although his age is apparently misstated as he is listed as being in his 30's) and the 1840 Bradley County, Tennessee census where he is listed as being in his 50's. In January 1840, William purchased a farm in Ocoee District Tennessee (now Bradley County) for $1. Meigs was actually part of Rhea County in 1830. The two counties were separated by 1840.
In about 1847, William and wife Juditha (175, 16-284) (1782 - 1850's) moved to Lawrence County, Missouri, and William moved to Arkansas before the census of 1860. Son Hugh purchased 180 acres of land on the White River in Carroll County, Arkansas in 1854. It is possible that William and Hugh moved to Arkansas at the same time.
Apparently, William married again sometime in the 1850's to a Sarah (176, 16-613) (1786 - after 1860) who was born in North Carolina around 1786.
William and Juditha's four sons include James Alexander Bandy (March 20, 1813 - ? ) Reuben Elmer (September 24, 1815 - 1891), Hugh (August 10, 1818 - 1872), and Bryant (August 16, 1820 - perhaps after 1880). The names of the sons is from the Burnett family Bible in the possession of Robert Burnett of Ramona, Oklahoma. The number of sons is confirmed in a newspaper story that identifies Hugh as the third of four sons born to William and Judith Bandy. The 1830 Rhea County, Tennessee census also includes four sons, the correct ages. That listing also suggests that William and Juditha had at least three daughters. Their identities are unknown. Reuben, Hugh, and Bryant all report their birthplaces as Tennessee in census records. The Burnett family Bible entry states, “William and Juditha Bandy, father and mother to those boys.” The entry is signed by Mary A. Burnett. She is the daughter of Hugh and Susan Foster Bandy (see below).
?? James Alexander Bandy (March 20, 1813 - ? ). Information recently acquired from Charlie Walker and Wes Evans indicates that James A. Bandy married Martha A. Adams (March 1, 1823 - May 29, 1907) in December 1845 in Monroe County, Mississippi. Martha is listed in the 1870 Monroe County census with five children. Emily Bandy, age 15, is listed as living alone in the 1870 Monroe County, Mississippi census. She could also be a daughter.
??? Sarah L. Bandy (February 28, 1848 - ? ) was born in Smithville, Monroe County, Mississippi.
??? Samuel A. Bandy (February 29, 1848 - June 13, 1915) was born in Smithville, Monroe County, Mississippi, and died in Monroe, LaFlore County, Oklahoma. He married Dellila Black (March 7, 1849 - ? ) in Mississippi in 1870, and they had 12 children. The first 11 were born in Mississippi and the youngest was born in the Indian Territory.
???? James Thomas Bandy (December 14, 1870 - February 12, 1930).
???? William Widd Bandy (March 18, 1872 - January 2, 1964).
???? Charles C. Bandy (December 12, 1874 - April 2, 1949).
???? Rosie B. Bandy (May 22, 1876 - 1960) married Lucian Pickle.
???? Lema Howard Bandy (April 4, 1878 - 1960).
???? Harry Houston Bandy (January 14, 1880 - February 2, 1970) married an A. C.
???? Susan Ida Bandy (September 12, 1882 - March 8, 1962) married a Fortner.
???? Lulu J. Bandy (September 12, 1883 - July 9, 1884).
???? Sara Eva Bandy (March 28, 1885 - ? ) married George Roberts.
???? Gabe Cleve Bandy (February 16, 1887 - June 16, 1982) married Addie McClure on August 10, 1913. They had four children.
????? Carl Bandy
????? William Bandy
????? Ted Franklin Bandy (May 19, 1914 - January 13, 1986) married Bessie Lucile Parker (August 26, 1914 - March 19, 1987), and they had eight children.
????? Virginia Ruth Bandy (November 27, 1919 - December 29, 1996) married Clyde Oral Oxford.
???? Joseph D. Bandy (December 23, 1898 - ? ).
???? Mary T. Bandy (September 11, 1890 - October 1970) married a Wiggenton.
??? Lucillr Bandy (February 1849 - ? ). She had one son.
???? John W. Bandy (March 1891 - ? ).
??? William Arthur Bandy (March 1851 - ? ) was born in Smithville, Mississippi and married Martha Ritter in Mississippi in 1877.
???? James Arthur Bandy (December 15, 1878 - June 3, 1944), also born in Smithville, married Sarah Cordelia Barnes (December 8, 1886 - November 14, 1973) in 1907 in Arkansas.
????? William Lester Bandy (January 10, 1910 - December 16, 1983).
????? John Roy Bandy (August 4, 1915 - January 28, 1987) married Aileen Wise on March 30, 1942.
????? Francis Leona Bandy (March 24, 1917 - ? ) married Charles Haney on December 22, 1933 in Poteau, Oklahoma.
????? Elizabeth Marie Bandy (July 17, 1917 - ? ) married Ralph G. Sloan on July 19, 1939 in Mansfield, Oklahoma.
????? Jewel Edward Bandy (September 15, 1922 - December 27, 1969) married Kitie Riggs.
????? Nellie Mae Bandy (February 3, 1925 - ? ) married Lawrence H. Martin on September 23, 1944 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
????? Nettie Lucille Bandy (June 25, 1928 - March 28, 1979) married Merle C. Smith on April 14, 1946 in Paris, Arkansas.
???? John W. Bandy (1880 - September 9, 1954) never married, He was born in Monroe, Mississippi and died in Bakersfield, California. He was buried in Monroe, Oklahoma.
???? Sarah Lona Bandy (February 25, 1883 - May 6, 1967) married John W. Evans (March 19, 1881 - May 5, 1961) on April 4, 1905 in Monroe, Oklahoma, and they had eight children.
???? Roland Thomas Bandy (November 15, 1887 - August 2, 1965) married Dona Marie Barnes (October 8, 1897 - ? ) on July 31, 1914 in Poteau, Oklahoma, and they had six children..
????? Etta Bandy (June 3, 1916 - June 10, 1997) married Joseph Stewart Dickerson (October 15, 1915 - February 22, 1974) on December 24, 1935, and they had four children.
????? Della Mae Bandy (August 31, 1917 - May 17, 1996) married Earl George.
????? Earl Hershel (Bud) Bandy (March 1, 1927 - September 1, 1993) married Viola Kull on September 17, 1952. He married Wilma Mae Fastenau, and they had six children.
????? Edna Lorraine Bandy (March 12, 1922 - 1978) married Floyd Wilson, and they had two children.
????? June Bandy (May 3, 1925 - ? ) married Samuel Wilson.
????? Ruby Merice Bandy (December 13, 1927 - September 26, 1998) married Lamont Hall on November 8, 1946 in Poteau, Oklahoma. She married Earl Enkey on March 12, 1962 in Wagner, Oklahoma.
???? William Walter Bandy (September 1889 - October 1962) married Lena Emmalene Turner ( April 1893 - July 29, 1973) on September 30, 1913 in Poteau, Oklahoma. They had five children. He was born in Monroe, Indian Territory, and died in Limon, Lincoln County, Colorado.
????? Huey Everett Bandy (April 22, 1914 - January 19, 1980) married Elenora Finlayson (May 13, 1967 - June 12, 1937), and they had one son. He married Alnore Knutson.
????? Eulas Elbert (Bob) Bandy ( December 1915 - August 18, 1980) married a Viola, and they had five children.
????? Reba Leon Bandy (May 13, 1919 - August 31, 1991) married Alvin Hawrlder. She married Noble Thomas.
????? Ella Ivonne Bonnie Bandy (January 18, 1923 - April 20, 1996) married Loren MacBain. She married Nelson Stake (March 2, 1912 - ? ).
????? Bessie June Bandy (August 28, 1925 - ? ) married Runt Adfield. She married Homer Atwood.
???? Alice Myrtle Bandy (July 1892 - February 22, 1918) married John Thomas Williams (May 8, 1873 - October 9, 1944) on June 12, 1912, and they had one son. She was born in Monroe, Indian Territory and died in Monroe, LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
???? Oscar Bandy (March 20, 1896 - January 28, 1904). He was born and died in Monroe, Indian Territory, and died in Monroe, LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
??? Lou Bandy (1854 ? ), a female.
??? Emily Bandy (1855 - ? ).
?? Reuben Elmer Bandy (442, 17-594) (September 24, 1815 - 1891) was born in Tennessee suggesting that the family had moved to Tennessee by 1815. William was listed in the Rhea County census for 1830 along with Jesse and others. The age for William is incorrect, but the listing is assumed to be for him. By the census of 1840, William and son Hugh are listed in Bradley County while Reuben E. and Bright (Bryant) are in Meigs County. Reuben is also listed there in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses. In 1840, Bryant served as bondsman in the wedding of Reuben E., to Mary Jane Williams (442, 17-753) ( 1820 - 1891) in Meigs County. By January 1841, Bryant has moved to Bradley County as he purchased 40 acres of land there that month. Reuben died in Collin, Texas in 1891. Based on the listed birthplace for some of their children, Reuben and Mary lived in Illinois for a while. Reuben and Mary’s children include:
??? Nancy E. Bandy (442, 18-1934) (1842 - ? ) married Thomas Pierce (1838 - ? ) on September 19, 1859 in Meigs County, Tennesee.
??? John William Bandy (442, 18-1149) (1845 - ? ). The John W. Bandy who married Sarah (Lavada ) Foar in Meigs County, Tennessee on June 29, 1865 is thought to be this John. There are four John Bandys who served in the Confederate Army and two in the Union from Tennessee. It is not clear whether this John is one of the veterans. Also, the John W. listed in the 1880 Carroll County, Arkansas census married to Sarah (1848 - ? ) with six children is thought to be this John:
???? Mary M. (Mollie) Bandy (1866 - ? ) born in Tennessee. She married J. W. Kever on March 21 1889 in Carrollton, Arkansas.
???? David F. (Frank) Bandy (1868 - ? ) born in Tennessee, married Minnie Troutman on August 28, 1889 in Carroll County, Arkansas.
???? Agga A. (Alyce) Bandy (1869 - ? ) born in Illinois, married a Jenkins.
???? James R. Bandy (1872 - ? ) was born in Illinois.
???? Joseph A. Bandy (perhaps the first name was Joshua) (1877 - ? ) was born in Arkansas.
???? John H. (Henry) Bandy (December 1879 - ? ) was born in Arkansas.
Other children may include:
???? Eddie Bandy
???? Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bandy (May 13, 1884 - 1858) who married James Wesley Pruitt in Collins County, Texas.
????? Pruit Pruit
???? Minnie Bandy
??? David Bandy (442, 18-1935) (1847 - ? ).
??? Joseph Alexander Bandy (1043, 18-1207) (August 21, 1849 - December 15, 1915) was born in Meigs County, Tennessee and died in Loudon County, Tennessee. He married Nancy A. Hightower (1043, 19-1720) on January 31, 1867, and they had eight children. They are listed in the 1870 Tennessee census.
???? Ezekiel A. Bandy (May 14, 1877 - March 30, 1950) married Maud Hopkins, and they had two children.
????? Mildred Bandy (October 28, 1917 - ? ) married Leonard Edwards.(March 23, 1916 - July 25, 1999) on November 5, 1938, and they had one daughter.
????? Benjamin Ed Bandy (September 30, 1919 - ? ) married Pauline Dixon on April 5, 1941, and they had one daughter. He married Nora L. Young on November 22, 1972.
???? Mary Alice Bandy married John Ward, and they had one son.
????? Johnny Ward
???? Louisa J. Bandy (September 28, 1878 - January 7, 1953) married Lee Penn.
???? Sarah D. Bandy (1870 - ? ) married John S. Brown.
????? Ellis Sylvester Brown
????? Evelyn Brown (January 1, 1884 - 1973)
????? Nola Alice Brown (November 7, 1889 - April 19, 1919) married a Lamb, and they had two children.
????? Jessie Adelene Brown (September 23, 1892 - November 11, 1918).
????? Lyda Belle Brown (April 25, 1896 - November 6, 1910).
????? Joseph Houston Brown (1900 - September 21, 1965).
????? Bessie Lee Brown (April 3, 1902 - ? ) married a Thornburg and they had six children.
????? Edgar Emanuel Brown (January 26, 1904 - September 21, 1980) married Verna V. Cline, and they had two children.
????? Douglas F. Brown (October 9, 1907 - June 7, 1908).
???? John E. Bandy (1779, 19-1720) (March 9, 1872 - January 31, 1953) married Julia Lee Thurman (1779, 19-1721) (May 9, 1878 - May 4, 1935) on March 26, 1899, and they had six children.
????? Bill Bandy
????? Gilbert Bandy
????? Carl T. Samuel Bandy (December 6, 1906 - April 12, 1966) married Nellie Lee Lemon (February 8, 1910 - July 1, 1993) on June 30, 1929, and they had seven children. They lived and died in Tennessee.
????? Thurman Bandy ( September 7, 1914 - September 30, 1996) married Betty E., and they had one daughter.
????? Alice Bandy (January 4, 1900 - January 20, 1939) married Jesse E. Randolph (January 16, 1894 - August 24, 1980)on April 26, 1927 in McMinn County, Tennessee, and they had five children. Alice’s granddaughter, Joyce Ann Ledford Filyaw, provided most of the information relating to Joseph Alexander Bandy and his descendants.
????? Dollie Bandy (June 7, 1909 - April 24, 1984) married Arch Leamon. They died in Tampa, Florida.
???? Elizabeth Bandy (1874 - ? ).
???? Ulissess Bandy (July 1890 - ? ).
???? Samuel Edward Bandy (May 19, 1882 - April 24, 1962) married Cilie May Lowe (February 13, 1896 - September 5, 1949) on November 20, 1908, and they had six children:
????? Cynthia Myare Bandy (February 20, 1912 - August 28, 1959) married David Alexander Lawhon (August 11, 1905 - ? ) on September 17, 1932 in Loudon County, Tennessee, and they had six children.
????? Charlie Boyd Bandy (January 12, 1915 - October 8, 1985) married Willie Mae Estes (May 16, 1924 - ? ) on May 18, 1945 in Catoosa, Georgia, and they had six children.
????? Theo Irene Bandy (February 13, 1917 - January 22, 1972) married Edd Waldon (March 27, 1910 - ? ), and they had four children.
????? Julia Marie Bandy (July 2, 1918 - January 12, 1989) married Joe Tindell (? - 1983) on February 4, 1939, and they had one daughter.
????? Eugene Bandy (May 14, 1920 - August 21, 1989) married Gladys Weatherly (December 24, 1930 - ? ) on October 31, 1948, and they had three children.
????? Samuel L. Bandy (February 28, 1923 - March 12, 1989) married Dorthy Elizabeth Estes (September 10, 1929 - ?) On September 14, 196 in Dalton, Georgia, and they had three children.
????? Lillian Beulah Bandy (November 17, 1925 - February 1977) married Willis Boyd Johnson (August 27, 1912 - August 26, 1971) on October 10, 1948 in Whitfield County, Georgia, and they had ten children.
????? Margaret Lucile Bandy (January 7, 1927 - ? ) married Grant William Sitzler (May 13, 1926 - ? ) on December 8, 1945 in Louden County, Tennessee, and they had four children.
????? Delsa Mae Nora Bandy (August 30, 1828 - ? ) married James Clifford Simpson (June 21, 1926 - January 27, 1998) on September 20, 1947 in Roane County, Tennessee, and they had six children.
????? Anna Lucile Bandy (October 30, 1930 - ? ) married Carl Dennis McCurry (April 6, 1933 - ? ) on October 4, 1952 in Loudon County, Tennessee, and they had eight children.
????? Ezekuel Edward Bandy (June 26, 1933 - March 1934)
????? Sally B. Bandy (February 16, 1935 - ? ) married Joe Maggard, Jr. (January 26, 1933 - ? ) on February 22, 1952 in Roane County, Tennessee, and they had seven children.
????? Betty Jo Bandy (November 22, 1937 - ? ) married William Arther Flanagan (March 16, 1936 - ? ) on July 29, 1953 in Loudon County, Tennessee, and they had nine children.
????? Edd Bandy (stillborn on February 24, 1942).
??? Martha Bandy (1853 - ? ) married Benjamin Wooton about 1878 in Georgia, and they had two children.
???? Francis Wooton (1878 - ? ).
???? Jasper Wooton (1879 - ? ).
??? William “Willis” Bandy (1854 - ? ) married Sarah V. in 1876, and they had two children.
???? Mary Bandy (1876 - ? ) was born in Georgia.
???? Emily J. Bandy (1879 - ? ) was born in Tennessee.
??? Bryant Samuel Bandy (1856 - ? ).
??? Sarah J. Bandy (March 19, 1860 - ? ) who married William Bates on December 25, 1887, and they had four children.
???? Alexander Monroe Bandy (December 18, 1879 - March 25, 1954) was born in Catoosa County, Georgia and died in Greenfield, Monterey County, Georgia. It is not clear whether Alexander is William’s child.
???? William J. Bates (August 1890 - ? ).
???? Mary E. Bates (March 1893 - ? ).
???? John L. Bates (September 1897 - ? ).
?? Hugh Bandy (413, 17-637) ( August 10, 1818 - February 14, 1872) married Susan Foster (413, 17-862) (May 19, 1820 - December 2, 1906) in September 1839, and they had six children. He moved with the family, including father William and brother Bryant from Tennessee to Missouri, and onto Arkansas. He was murdered by Jayhawkers seeking a secret silver mine. (See Chapter 10 for more information regarding Hugh). Hugh and Susan’s children include:
??? William Jasper Bandy (1021,18-1150) (September 2, 1840 - April 19, 1910) married Melissa Anderson (1021, 18-1156) (January 12, 1845 - April 4, 1884) on December 12, 1867 in Lawrence County, Missouri, and they had six children. Listed in the 1870 Arkansas census. He married Sallie Roller on November 8, 1885 in Barry County, Missouri. He died in Benton, Arkansas reportedly when a tree fell on him.
???? James Martin Bandy (1744, 19-1634) (October 12, 1868 - May 9, 1902) married Dora A. Roller (1744, 19-1640) (May 1870 - ? ) on July 24, 1886 in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri, and they had two children. He died in Monett, Lawrence County, Missouri.
????? Elmer H. Bandy (November 14, 1889 - January 1963) married Norma Vaughn (August 8, 1899 - May 22, 1992).
????? Virgil James Bandy (1892 - ? ).
???? George Washington Bandy (1745, 19-1535) (February 2, 1870 - May 20, 1950) married Martha Francis Elizabeth Long (1745, 19-1641) (December 10, 1876 - March 3, 1955), on March 24, 1895 in Monett, Lawrence County, Missouri, and they had ten children.
????? Jasper Robert Bandy (1899 - 1922) married Ola A Berry.
????? Infant (1899 - 1899).
????? George Houston Bandy (May 4, 1901 to November 25, 1995) married Sylvie Grace Berry (1900 - 1981), and they had two children
????? Melvin Grover Bandy (1902 - 1906).
????? Mealy Roxie Bandy (1906 - 1908).
????? Infant (1908 - 1908 ).
????? Lucinda Alace Bandy (1908 - ? ) married Fred Herman.
????? Ertha Frances Bandy (1911 - ? ) married Ralph Myers.
????? Isaiah William Bandy (March 28, 1915 - February1986) married Oletha Hood. He died in Aurora, Missouri.
????? Martha Wanda Bandy (1918 - ? ) married Lawrence Walker.
???? John Robert Bandy (1746, 19-1636) (November 25, 1872 - September 21, 1960) married Nancy Ellen Benbrook (1746, 19-1642) (November 4, 1871 - September 29, 1954) on November 6, 1892 in Monett, Lawrence County, Missouri, and they had seven children.
????? Loren E. Bandy (2554, 20-1495) (April 5, 1894 - August, 1986) married Mabel F. Mulkey (2554, 20-1502) (February 22, 1896 - August 1971), and they had five children.
????? Gertrude Bandy (2556, 20-1494) (June 22, 1894 - April 12, 1927) married Martin L. Peterson (2557, 20-1503).
????? Esther Bandy (2557, 20-1496) (October 7, 1901 - July 4, 1976) married Arthur Peterson (2557, 20-1503).
????? Minnie Bandy (1746, 20-1497) (March 27, 1906 - April 4, 1911).
????? Nellie Bandy (1746, 20-1498) (May 28, 1911 - September 1966).
????? Johnnie Bandy (2555, 20-1499) (February 21, 1914 - ? ) married Jenette Shue (2555, 20-1504) on September 12, 1934.
????? Thelma Bandy (2558, 20-1500) (April 23, 1917 - December 6, 1970) married Benney Yenne (2558, 20-1505).
???? Elbert M. Bandy (1021, 19-1638) (March 29, 1884 - April 2, 1884) lived Lawrence County, Missouri.
???? William Edward Bandy (1021, 19-1637) (March 12,1874 - September 21, 1848). He married Theodocia Moore. They lived in Monett, Newton County, Missouri.
???? Unnamed Infant (1021, 19-1639) (March 29, 1884 - March 29, 1884).
??? James Madison Bandy (1022, 18-1151) (June 5, 1842 - 1864) He married Nancy Adaline LeGrand and they had two children. He died during the Civil War.
???? America E. Bandy (1748, 19-1643) (September 11, 1861 - March 5, 1889) married Pate Anderson (1748, 19-1645) (May 12, 1858 - July 15, 1945) on December 12, 1878 in Newton County, Missouri and they had five children.
???? James Madison Bandy (1747, 19-1644) (April 26, 1864 - February 25, 1949) married Flora Bell Roller (1747, 19-1646) (July 18, 1872 - December 16, 1944) on November 15, 1885 in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri, and they had five children. He died in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri.
????? Albert Madison Bandy (2559, 20-1506) (January 11, 1890 - 1937) married Edna Mae Hatfield (2559, 20-1511) (February 1, 1892 - March 1972) on May 17, 1912 in Newton County, Missouri, and they had six children.
????? Maude Lily Bandy (2562, 20-1507) (August 5, 1891 - July 9, 1982) married Perry Elton Busby (2562, 20-1512) (December 31, 1889 - August 1978) on June 25, 1916 in Newton County, Missouri, and they had four children.
????? Alta Pearl Bandy (2563, 20-1508) (January 18, 1893- July 17, 1975) married Robert James Cobine (2563, 20-1513) (1876 - 1937) on August 7, 1921 in Newton County, Missouri, and they had five children. She also married Leonard B. Troutman (1891 - 1962).
????? Hugh Allen Bandy (2560, 20-1509) (October 20, 1905 - March 11, 1977) married Ruth DeEtta Roney (2560, 20-1514) (1904 - 1974) in June 1928 in Jasper County, Missouri, and they had two children.
????? Ralph Edgar Bandy (2561, 20-1510) (February 19, 1910 - October 7, 1976) married Mildred Purl Gulick (2561, 20-1515) (1911 - 1992) on October 23, 1930 in Lawrence County, Missouri, and they had one daughter Barbara Lee Bandy Jones who contributed much of this information relating to William Bandy and descendants.
??? Mary Ann Bandy (1024, 18-1152) (August 1, 1844 - February 5, 1910) married Felix Grundy Burnett (10224, 18-1158) (March 15, 1844 - March 4, 1885) in Beaver, Carroll County, Arkansas on January 21, 1869, and they had five children. Mary Ann kept the family Bible that contained some of the information listed here. Felix died the day after he helped extricate guests from a burning hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She died in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri.
???? Hugh Jefferson Burnett (1749, 19-1647) (October 19, 1869 - May 5, 1962) married Daisy Maud Turner (1749, 19-1652) (1875 - 1953)on July 30, 1894 in Beaver, Carroll County, Arkansas.
???? Mary Susan Alice Burnett (1752, 19-1648) (September 17, 1872 - September 15, 1936) married Samuel George Anderson (1752, 19-1654) (1863 - 1947) in 1889 in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri..
???? James Wesley Clophas Burnett (1750, 19-1649) (December 25, 1873 - May 10, 1940) married Lennie Call (1750, 19-1653) on July 30, 1894 in Carroll County, Arkansas.
???? Cecelia Arena Burnett (1024, 19-1650) (1875 - 1876).
???? Felix Audy “Aud” Burnett (1751, 19-1651) (March 15, 1880 - October 28, 1945) married Daisy Maud Turner (1749, 19-1653) on July 30 1894 in Beaver, Carroll County, Arkansas. Perhaps married Carrie Douglas Brewer.
??? Jackson Chastain Bandy (413, 18-1153) (February 22, 1847 - ?) died in Civil War.
??? Permelia Arena Bandy (413, 18-1154) (April 28, 1849 - May 10, 1922) married William Jasper Chastain (1841 - 1910) on March 18, 1867 in Beaver, Carroll County, Arkansas, and they had three children. Moved to California with her brother Tipton, and she died in Ferndale District, Umatilla County, Oregon.
???? Rosa Lee Chastain (February 12, 1872 - 1944) married Bryon L. Simmons.
???? Victor Hugo Chastain (June 12, 1874 - 1952) married Mabel Claire Nelson (1875 - 1937).
???? Elmer Jasper Chastain (August 13, 1882 - !975) married Jessie Dennis.
??? Daniel Tipton Bandy (1023, 18-1155) (March 25, 1851 - January 17, 1902) moved to California in 1876, married Nancy Elizabeth German (1023, 18-1159)(October 25, 1856 - September 12, 1932) on February 18, 1877 in El Monte, California, and they had eight children. He participated in the Klondike Gold Rush. He died in Los Angeles, California.
???? Hugh F. Bandy (1753, 19-1656) (November 6, 1877 - December 9, 1935) married Lutrecia Olive Garner (1753, 19-1661) (April 4, 1887 - December 9, 1935) on August 26, 1903 in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, and they had one son. They both died in Caldwell Canyon County, Idaho.
????? Evelyn Garner Bandy (July 23, 1904 - July 24, 1975) married Frank Clement on August 10, 1921 in Ontario, San Bernardino, California. She was born in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona and died in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.
???? Lillie A. Bandy (1756, 19-1657) (December 6, 1879 - September 17, 1901) married J. R. Patterson on October 2, 1898 (1756, 19-1662).
????? Orbie Milton Patterson (July 29, 1899 - ? ).
???? Mary Elizabeth Bandy (1757, 19-1658) (August 24, 1881 - February 25, 1950)married Edmond Lee Morris (1757, 19-1663) on February 24, 1901.
????? Priscilla Billie Morris (September 12, 1902 - ? ).
????? Lillie Mary E. Morris (January 7, 1904 - ? ) married Lee M. German on August 31, 1922.
????? Pearl Edmond Morris (February 25, 1905 - ? ).
????? Bernard Shelton Morris (August 10, 1906 - ? ).
????? Laura Lewella Morris (April 19, 1911 - ? ).
????? Alma Permecia Morris (November 15, 1917 - ? ).
???? Walter Truston Bandy (1754, 19-1659) (September 7, 1883 - March 8, 1945) married Ida Kelly (1754, 19-1664) on November 15, 1908.
???? Henry G. Bandy (1755, 19-1660) (July 9, 1887 - April 1983) married Ethel Casey (Corey) (1755, 19-1665)on October 10, 1910. He also married Marie Montgomery. He was born in Escondido, California and died in Julian, California.
Henry and Marie’s children include:
????? John Bandy
????? James Bandy
Henry and Ethel’s children include:
????? John Irving Bandy (March 23, 1911 - ? ) married Edna Dorothy Zimmerman on June 4, 1932.
????? James Lynn Bandy (April 13, 1912 - 1998) married Mary Elizabeth Dickering (April 1, 1917 - ? ) in Santa Maria, California on September 7, 1935.
???? Willis H. Bandy (1758, 19-1666) (May 17, 1889 - July 26, 1952) married L. Grace Bechtel (1758, 19-1669) on November 15, 1915.
???? Leland T. Bandy (1759, 19-1667) (August 3, 1893 - September 10, 1970) married Golda N. (Munuts) Evans (1759, 19-1671) (July 4, 1889 - September 10, 1971) on May 1, 1937. He died in Escondido, California and she died in Riverside, California
???? Orbie Robert Bandy (1760, 19-1568) (July 29, 1897 - September 21, 1941) married Lonna Stewart (1760, 19-1670) on September 21, 1908. Orbie is alternatively listed as being born on July 29, 1885 and dying on September 21, 1941. The marriage date is alternatively listed as September 21, 1901.
?? Bryant Bandy (420, 17-650) (August 16, 1820 - perhaps after 1880) married Phebe A. Gassaway (420, 17-863) (1820 - before 1870) who was born in South Carolina. The marriage likely was prior to 1840. Bryant married Margaret Langford (421, 17-1207)( March 17, 1847 - March 19, 1923) who was born in Arkansas. By some accounts the marriage was took place in 1868 in Arkansas. By other accounts, the marriage between Bryant and Margaret took place in Illinois. He is listed in the 1840 Tennessee census, the 1850 Missouri census, and the 1860 and 1870 Arkansas censuses.
He is believed to have moved to Texas sometime after his brother Hugh’s murder in 1872 and before 1880. He is not found in the 1880 census even though Margaret is listed in Texas. By some accounts he was dead, but by others they had a son born in 1882. Margaret married E. L. Allgood (February 15, 1853 - December 17, 1895) on March 8, 1882 in Denton County, Texas. They had four children of their own. Two are thought to be Dolly Allgood born in 1887 and Charles Allgood born in 1892. Both were born in the Indian Territory. Some of Bryant and Margaret’s children may have taken the Allgood name. Margaret likely married Tilford Denney on June 11, 1902 in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. The marriage is listed as between T.D. Denny and Mrs. Mary Ann Rains, age 51. Was the marriage between Tilford and Margaret or between Tilford and Margaret’s step-daughter Mary Ann? The last name Rains suggests that Tilford’s wife was previously married to a Rains. Chickasaw Nation records list Tilford Denney’s second wife as Margaret A. Lankford born March 17, 1848 in Arkansas. In 1910, she is listed as Margaret A. Allgood, age 62, in the Pontotoc County, Oklahoma census living alone.
Bryant and Phebe are thought to have had six children:
??? Martha J. Bandy (420, 18-1160) (1840 - ? ).
??? Juditha A. Bandy (420, 18-1161) (1843 - ? ).
??? William H. Bandy (1025, 18-1162) (1847 - ? ) married Catherine L. Standlee (1025, 18-1928) (May 12, 1844 - March 18, 1931) in 1868, and they had two known children. It is not clear whether he died young or left his family. Catherine applied for benefits as the widow of a Confederate soldier in 1928 and was awarded $50 per month. The application states that William served from the summer of 1864 to the end of the war. He survived the war, and according to Catherine died “sometime after the close of the war.” She reported that he served in Hunters Regiment of Company C. There is little other evidence regarding his fate. A William Bandy did marry Sarah Francis Delk in 1874, but his identity is unknown. See Chapter 11. William and Catherine’s children include:
???? Phoebe Ann Bandy (1025, 19-2620) (1869 - ? ).
???? Isaac Bryant “Ike” Bandy (2095, 19-2621) (June 24, 1873 - June 26, 1933) married Viola “Ola” Cotter (2095, 19-2622) (June 15, 1875 - July 8, 1956) on May 2, 1891. Their marriage is recorded in the Records of Carroll County Arkansas Book A (1883-1893) p. 304. They had seven children, and eventually divorced. After they divorced "Ola" moved back to Kansas and married a Patterson. "Ike" lived his entire life in Arkansas and was buried next to his mother. Ike and Ola’s children include:
????? William Lloyd Bandy (February 12, 1892 - July 6, 1952) married Kate Bruce DeBurger (August 12, 1897 - April 6, 1988) on April 14, 1919 in Carroll County, Arkansas, and they had five children Ralph Otho Bandy (1920-1922), Lloyd Everett Bandy (November 12, 1921 - ) (who is this writer’s father, see Chapter 12 for more details), Mary Ester Bandy (January 31, 1928 - ), Katherine Jane Bandy (November 27, 1933 - May 3, 1983), and Howard Bryant Bandy (October 19, 1935 - March 19, 1980).
????? Ada Lee Bandy (March 1895-1924) who married Earl H. Marshall (1896 - ? ) on April 17, 1918 in Berryville, Carroll County, Arkansas. She died during the birth of her first baby who also died.
????? Claud Bandy (April 4, 1898 - December 1975) married Nellie (Ethel) Moody (1902 - 1989) on December 20, 1919 in Berryville, Carroll County, Arkansas. They moved to California, but returned to Arkansas. They had eight children including Irene Helen Bandy Thompson (1920 - ) Nina Ethel Bandy Strickland (1921 - ), Linzy Lin Bandy (October 31, 1925 - April 5, 1990), Dorothy Louise Bandy Hart (1928 - ), Arvle L. Bandy (1930 - 1990), Gayle Marie Bandy Coccavale (1932 - ), Carroll L. Bandy (1936 - ), and Maxie D. Bandy (1938 - 1993). By one account Claud and Nell’s home was blown away by a tornado in Berryville in 1942. Claud was a carpenter. Linzy owned a jewelry store in California and was wounded by gunshot during a holdup.
????? Ruby E. Bandy (December 23, 1901- November 1982) married Benton Wood on January 9, 1920 in Berryville, Carroll County, Arkansas, and they lived in Norwalk, California. Their children include Donald, Jack, Inez Wood McCloud and another son who was killed in World War II when his airplane was shot down over Germany.
????? Abalene G. Bandy (1905 - ? ) married Raymond Gentry and they had three girls and a boy. The son, Rex Gentry, lives in Berryville, Arkansas. He has four adopted children.
????? Blanche O. Bandy (June 27, 1908 - April 27, 1993) married Edward R. Davies (1905 - ? ) on August 4, 1929 in Berryville, Carroll County, Arkansas. She died in Texas. Her daughter is Shirley Davies Atkins (December 18, 1935 - ). Shirley’s daughter is Rose Atkins Morris (about 1964 - ) who married Martin Morris.
????? Ivan J. Bandy (September 12, 1913 - July 1968) moved to Kansas with his mother after his parents divorced. He married and had two daughters Sandra and Sandy (perhaps there is confusion over the names). He served in World War II and survived the Death March, but came home with malaria. He divorced and moved to Pharr, Texas. He lived his niece Shirley Davies Atkins until one day he was “hunting Japs” and shot her bedroom walls full of holes. He was placed in a VA Hospital and later released. He died in a hotel room, and was buried in Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
????? Helen T. Bandy (1917 - ?) moved to Kansas with her mother after her parents divorced. She lived in Clay Center, Kansas. She married twice. She had two children with her first husband, name unknown, Their first names were Duane and Joyce. Duane is deceased. Her second husband was Chet Kent.
??? Reuben Bandy (420, 18-1163) (1850 - ? ) married Temeper, last name unknown, (1845 - ? ), and they had five known children. Listed in the 1870 Arkansas census were:
???? Edney A. Bandy (1869 - ? ).
???? Carley Bandy (1872 - ? ).
???? Sarah Bandy (1874 - ? ).
???? Dora Bandy (1877 - ? ).
???? John Bandy (November 7, 1879 - June 1965).
??? Rachel F. Bandy (420, 18-1164) (1853 - ? ).
??? Mary Ann Bandy (420, 18-1922) (1860 - ? ). Sharon Boyer lists Mary Ann as Margaret’s child. Based on the birth date she is assumed to be Phebe’s daughter. Is she the Mary Ann Rains who married Tilford Denney, or was it her step-mother?
Bryant and Margaret’s children may include:
??? Louisa Augler Bandy (421, 18-1923) (1869 - 1958) married Stephen A. Kellogg (1860 - 1945).
??? George Grant Bandy (July 1868 - ? ) is reported by Sharon Hogue Boyer as a child of this marriage even though he is not found in Bryant and Margaret’s 1870 household or Margaret’s 1880 household. He married Sarah E. Kellogg (September 1870 - ? ) in 1889.
. ??? Phebia Bandy (421, 18-1924) (1870 - ? ).
??? Pernecia Bandy (421, 18-1925) (1873 - 1894) married Benjamin Mathews (1855 - ? ), a Mississippi Choctaw relocated to Oklahoma, on March 1, 1894 in Bourland, Hughes County, Oklahoma.
??? Laura Lutherica Bandy (421, 18-1926) (1875 - ? ) married Burell Ambrose Broley (June 30, 1880 - ? ) on April 6, 1900 in Oakman, Indian Territory.
??? Walter Bandy (421, 18-1927) (March 28, 1878 - May 9, 1949) married Alloma Margarett Casey (1880 - ?) on October 16, 1903 in Oakman, Indian Territory. Sharon Boyer lists the name as W. L. “Otto” and the birth in 1880. It was Alloma’s third marriage. Her first husband was named Fuller and second was named Fretwell. She had one daughter Effie May Fuller (November 13, 1900 - ? ) with her first husband. She had one son, Earl V. Fretwell (January 1, 1896 - ? ) with her second husband. Based on the birth dates of the two children, it is likely that the order of the first and second husbands is reversed. Walter and Alloma had eight children.
???? Sidney Overton Bandy (January 22, 1905 - April 9, 1968) was born in Oakman, Pontotoc County, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. He lived and died in Texas.
???? Gladys Bandy (January 18, 1907 - April 12, 1912) was born in Atwood, Hughes County, Oklahoma.
???? Bonnie Irene Bandy(April 23, 1910 - ? ) was born in Atwood, Hughes County, Oklahoma.
???? Eunice Beatrice Bandy (July 12, 1912 - ? ) was born in Atwood, Hughs County, Oklahoma.
???? Hazel Verbal Bandy (April 20, 1914 - ? )was born in Francis, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.
???? Marie Elva Bandy (July 17, 1916 - ? ) was born in Francis, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.
???? Coleman J. D. Bandy (December 25, 1918 - May 1976 )was born in Francis, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and he lived in Texas.
???? Juanita Eva Bandy (July 10, 1921 - ? ) was born in Loco, Stephens County, Oklahoma.
??? Garvey Bandy (1880 - ? ), a female, who married an Eugene.
??? Thomas Bandy (1882 - ? ) is listed by Sharon Boyer as a child of this marriage even though Bryant is frequently assumed to have died by 1880. However that assumption probably is based on the fact that he is not found in the 1880 census.
· A second possible son of Jesse and Charity is John Bandy (17-1638) (1790 - after 1860) who is listed in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1830 (p. 208). He is listed as being in his 40's. Four younger persons, two males (one between 5 and 10 and one between 10 and 15) and two females (one between 10 and 15 and one in her 20's) are in his household. The older female could be John's wife, but she is not likely the mother of the younger members of the household. By 1840, John is no longer listed there, but three other Bandy households discussed above are: Cela, Elizabeth, and Jesse (pp. 26, 36, and 48 respectively).
By 1840, John likely is in Wayne County where he is listed with two males under age 5, one between 5 and 10, one between 15 and 20, and one in his 50's (John himself). The females include one between 5 and 10 and a second in her 30's (Harriet).
A John Bandy reported in the Perry County, Tennessee census of 1850 that he was born in South Carolina and that he was 60 years old (p. 284).
In 1850, John's reported South Carolina birthplace suggesting that he is related to Jesse and William as they are the only known Bandys in South Carolina at the time of John’s birth. The similarity between the names of his children and the children of William and Jesse also suggests a relationship.
Another explanation is that John is the son of the John and Lavenia Bandy who moved from North Carolina to Georgia (see the next chapter). Members of that family did spend time in South Carolina. That John disappeared from available records in the 1820's. Possibly, John left Georgia and moved to Tennessee. In that case, Harriet would be his second wife. The fact that she is some 20 year's younger than her husband is consistent with John having been married earlier in his life. It is possible that all of this group is descended from the central North Carolina group (Robert, James, and John). Thus, some descendants moved to Georgia (John and Lewis) while others moved to western North Carolina/South Carolina (Jesse, David, Bryant, and possibly others). The possibility that they again came together in Tennessee is intriguing. There is no specific facts, however, that supports this theory.
His listed in John’s 1850 household is his assumed wife, Harriet. Her birthplace is listed as Tennessee and her age as 39. The age difference suggests she could be John’s second wife. However, she could be his daughter or daughter in law. John’s children include:
?? Thomas Bandy (18-2642) listed as age 18 in the 1850 census. Thomas is assumed to be the 30 year old Thomas Bandy listed in Mendocio County, California in 1860 (p.871).
?? Robert David Bandy (April 3, 1832 - ? ) was also listed as age 18 in the 1850 census. Robert, age 34, is listed with 24 year old Ann in New Madrid County, Missouri in 1870 with 5 children. In 1850, Robert and Ann are listed with Tennessee birthplaces while the children are all listed with Missouri birthplaces (p. 281). Mary Ann Craig Franklin reports that Robert David Bandy (April 3, 1832 - ? ) married Nancy Ann Strother (November 18, 1845 - ? ) on April 21, 1859, and that they reared 13 children. The children include:
??? Ellen Bandy (January 21, 1862 - ? ) married Stephen. H. Sharpe on June 6, 1878 in New Madrid, Missouri.
??? Ann (Jonave) Bandy (December 13, 1863 - November 16, 1876).
??? Sarah J. Bandy (September 23, 1865 - March 2, 1886) married William Akers on July 8, 1880.
??? Laura Bandy (March 22, 1868 - ? ) married a Caldwell.
??? Charles Monroe Bandy (March 12, 1870 - ? ) married Kathryn Ray.
??? Rosalie Bandy (April 25, 1872 - ? ) married William Aldridge
??? Missouri Ann Bandy (July 14, 1874 - September 1943) married an Alley and Robert M. Black.
??? Charity E. Bandy (September 25, 1876 - ? ) died young.
??? Robert (S. or L.) Bandy (May 17, 1880 - 1908) married Ida Morrison.
??? George W. Bandy (January 28, 1882 - ? ) never married.
??? John Bandy (January 19, 1885 - January 22, 1885).
??? Josephine Bandy (January 27, 1886 - 1930) married James P. (Jim) Burns in 1904.
??? Caledonia Bandy (April 26, 1888 - after 1950) married William Slayton on June 20, 1905.
?? Sanford Bandy (18-2644) was listed as age 15 in the 1850 census. Sanford A., age 22, is listed with Martha O., age 22, in Wayne County, Tennessee in 1860 (p. 296). Sanford married Martha A. Craig in Wayne County on November 17, 1859, and he married Sophia Mullen, in Wayne County, on August 25, 1868. Sanford (listed by the initial S.) and Sophia are listed in the 1870 Gibson County, Tennessee census with four children (p. 508):
??? Jinnia Bandy who is listed as age 9 in 1870. Based on her age Jinnia is assumed to be Martha's daughter.
??? Louisa Bandy who is listed as age 6 in 1870. Based on her age Louisa is assumed to be Martha's daughter.
??? George Bandy who is listed as age 4 in 1870. Based on his age George is assumed to be Martha's son.
??? John Bandy who is listed as age 1 in 1870. Based on his age John is assumed to be Sophia's son.
?? George Bandy listed as age 12 in 1850.
?? Rubin Bandy listed as age 6 in 1850.
?? Nancy Bandy listed as age 1 in 1850.
· A third likely son of Jesse and Charity is Dempsey Bandy. Dempsey is listed on the Rhea County tax rolls in both 1828 and 1829 (Capt. Howars Co.), Dempsey is listed in the Rhea County tax list in 1833 along with William and Jonathan Bandy and again in the 1834 list (Capt. Colliers Co.). In the 1830 Rhea County, Tennessee census, Dempsey is listed as being in his 30's, living with one male under 5 and one between 5 and 10 along with two females under age 5, one between 5 and 10, two between 10 and 15, one in her 30's (probably his wife Elizabeth) and another woman in her 50's. On May 7, 1832, Dempsey along with assumed brother David Bandy inventoried the estate of David Casteel. David Casteel (1806 - 1832) is the brother of Margaret, Joseph, and Sarah Casteel who married Dempsey’s siblings. Dempsey was appointed overseer in a road construction project in May 1832 and replaced in May 1833. In May 1839, the estate of John Woods paid a bill owed to Dempsey Bandy. The information is somewhat ambiguous, and may be a reference to some other financial relationship between Woods and Dempsey. Records relating to Dempsey are limited to this narrow time period.
Efforts to locate Dempsey at earlier and later dates have been unsuccessful. For example Dempsey cannot be found in other censuses. Based on a close match between the ages of the children reported in Dempsey's 1830 Rhea County household and those reported in Elizabeth Bandy's 1840 Lincoln County census, Elizabeth is assumed to be his widow. In her 1840 household are four males (one under age 5, one between 5 and 10, and two between 10 and 15) and six females (one under age 5, one between 5 and 10, one between 10 and 15, one between 15 and 20, one in her 40's (Elizabeth), and one in her 70's (the same older female listed in Dempsey's 1830 household?) Three marriages in Lincoln County maybe Dempsey and Elizabeth's older children. They include Elizabeth Bandy's September 17, 1842 marriage to William Faulkner and Sarah Bandy's February 1, 1848 marriage to James Rutledge.
In Elizabeth's 1850 Clark County, Arkansas household are five children Calvin, Jesse, Mary, James F., and Elvira (p. 200). She reports her age as 50 and her birthplace as South Carolina while all children are reported as being born in Tennessee. By 1860 Elizabeth is in Texas along with Ann, Calvin, Francis (assumed to be James F.) and Elvina (Young County, p. 398). In 1870, C.L. (assumed to be Calvin) is listed as the head of household (Parker County, Texas, p. 366). Living with him are Elizabeth, Ann, and Elvina. The same four are listed in the 1880 census. Elvina and Ann are identified as C. L's sisters, and Elizabeth is identified as his mother. One additional fact of note is that the absent father's birthplace is identified as South Carolina. That fact, if correct, suggests a tie between this group and Jesse of South Carolina as he is the only known adult Bandy in South Carolina in the late 1700s or early 1800s when C. L.'s father would have been born. Dempsey and Elizabeth's children are assumed to include:
?? Elizabeth Bandy (August 21, 1821 - August 27, 1877) who married William Calvin Faulkner (July 4, 1816 - September 13, 1892) in Lincoln County, Tennessee on September 17, 1842. They are listed in the 1850 Lincoln County census with Elizabeth’s assumed sister Ann Bandy living with them.
?? Sarah Bandy who married James Rutledge on February 1, 1848 in Lincoln County. Other that the time and place of the marriage, there is no other evidence to support Sarah as a daughter of this marriage.
?? Caroline Bandy married John B. Kearby on January 16, 1850 in Clark County, Arkansas. Based on the name and the fact that Elizabeth was listed there in the census months later, Caroline is assumed to be Dempsey and Elizabeth’s daughter.
?? Calvin L. Bandy was listed as age 22 in the 1850 Clark County, Arkansas census. He was listed as age 28 in the 1860 Young County, Texas census. He probably is the C. L. Bandy who served in the 21st Infantry, Company D and Infantry Griffin’s Battalion, Co. E. during the Civil War. Calvin (listed as C. L.) was listed as age 42 in the 1870 Parker County, Texas census, and he was listed as age 52 in the 1880 Parker County, Texas census. Calvin B. Bandy, age 27, Violet M. Bandy, age 21, and Cornelia Bandy, 8 months, are listed in the 1850 Lincoln County, Tennessee census. C. B.. Bandy is listed in the 1860 Sacramento County, California census as age 39 and a Tennessee birthplace. He is listed with Violet Bandy, age 30, and a Tennessee birthplace, C. J. Bandy, a 10 year old female with a Tennessee birthplace, C. F. Bandy, a four year old male with a California birthplace, and Laura Bandy a one year old female with a California birthplace. John R. Bandy reports that Calvin B. Bandy married Violet Rucker. It is not clear, but it appears that there were two Calvins. If so, one moved to Arkansas before 1850 and on to Texas by 1860 and the other to Sacramento Valley in California in 1852. C.F., listed in the 1860 Sacramento household, could be Cornelius Philander Bandy who married Hattie Castello in 1883 in San Francisco.
?? Reuben Rufus Bandy is not found in census records, but John R. Bandy reports Reuben Rufus (from whom he is descended) and Reuben’s possible brothers Calvin, James, Jesse, and Cornelius.
?? Cornelius Bandy, who is reported by John R. Bandy, is not found in census records, at least with that name. But see the above discussion of Calvin.
?? Ann Bandy is listed in the 1850 Lincoln County, Tennessee census as age 28, and living with her assumed sister Elizabeth Faulkner. Ann is listed as age 36 in the 1860 Young County, Texas census, age 45 in the 1870 Parker County census, and age 60 in the 1880 Parker County census. She is listed with a Tennessee birthplace, and as Calvin’s sister.
?? Jesse Bandy was listed as age 18 in the 1850 Clark County, Arkansas census.
?? Mary Bandy was listed as age 16 in the 1850 Clark County, Arkansas census.
?? James F. Bandy was listed as age 14 in the 1850 Clark County, Arkansas census. Francis (assumed to be James F.) was listed as age 24 in the 1860 Young County, Texas census.
?? Elvira Bandy was listed as age 12 in the 1850 Clark County census. She was listed as age 21 in the 1860 Young County census, and she was listed as age 25 in the 1870 Parker County census. She was listed as age 35 in the 1880 Parker County Texas census.
Dempsey’s 1830 listing suggested five daughters born by 1830. Elizabeth’s 1840 census listing suggest that at least two more daughters were born in the 1840's. The listing above includes one fewer daughter than is suggested by the census listings. The number of sons matches census records. Another possible son is John B. Bandy who married Elizabeth Adcock on August 15, 1848 in Lincoln County. Other than the time and place of this marriage, there is no other evidence, however, to support John as a son of this marriage.
· Another possible son of Jesse and Charity is Jesse Bandy (Jr.) (17-1636) (1801 - ? ) who married Artimissa Underwood in Roane County, Tennessee in 1822 Artimissa's parents, John Underwood, Sr. and Jane Utley Underwood, were both born in Virginia around 1775. They married in South Carolina in 1796. The Underwoods had 12 children including John, Jr. (1800-1870), discussed below, and Artimissa (1798-?). Their six older children born before 1811 are all reported as being born in South Carolina and the six younger children born after 1811 are all reported as being born in Tennessee indicating that the Underwoods moved from South Carolina to Roane County, Tennessee around 1811. Roane is adjacent to Rhea County where Jesse and William lived.
What happened to Jesse (Jr.) is not clear. In 1830, Jesse is listed in Roane County along with a wife in her 20's (probably Artimissa) and four children (two girls under 5, one boy under 5, and one boy between 5 and 10) (p. 33). In 1840, a Jesse heads a household in Lincoln County (p. 48). The ages of family members is generally consistent with this being the Jesse married to Artimissa. The Lincoln County connection is consistent with the above discussion of Dempsey (17-1740) and George (17-1741), and could also mean that Jesse is the son of John, discussed below. Jesse did not accompany either the Underwood or Bandy family in the move to Missouri.
A 49 year old Jesse Bandy is listed in the 1850 census for Robertson County, Tennessee as married to a 37 year old Sarah (p. 45). Is Sarah short for Artimissa? If so, her age must be reported incorrectly as she would have only been 12 years old in 1822 when they supposedly married. Sarah could be another woman as she reports her birthplace as Tennessee. Artimissa was supposedly born in South Carolina around 1798. This Jesse reports his birthplace as North Carolina, the same place as his sister. Living with Jesse and Sarah in 1850 is John Castcal. My guess that this is John Casteel, a relative to the Casteels discussed below. Vera Casteel reports that Jesse Bandy married Sarah Casteel in 1835 in Rhea County, Tennessee.
· Another possible son of Jesse is David Bandy (17-1744) who married Margaret Casteel on August 6, 1828 in Rhea County, Tennessee, the same year Nancy Bandy married Joseph Casteel. In the 1830 Rhea County census, David is listed as being in his 30's, with one male under age 5, and one between 5 and 10. The only female is listed as being between 15 and 20 suggesting that Margaret was a young bride. On December 28, 1831, a warrant was issued for the arrest of David Bandy in Rhea County. David owed Thomas McCallie $4.40. On December 29, 1831 the warrant was cancelled with a notation “paid in full.” On May 7, 1832, David Bandy and assumed brother Dempsey inventoried the estate of David Casteel. David Casteel (1806 - 1832) was Margaret's brother. David Bandy still lived in Rhea County in 1840. In what appears to be a duplication, David is also listed in Polk County in 1840 (p. 22). In the 1840 listings there are two males under age 5 (Edmond and an unidentified child?), two more males between 6 and 10 (Greenbury and John?), one between 10 and 15 (Jesse?), and one (David himself) in his 30's. The females include one under age 5 (Mary ?) and one in her 20's (Margaret). The Polk county listing indicates that the older female is between 15 and 20. That is assumed to be an error. The last known reference to David is in February 1843 when the estate of John Cozby is identified as owing money to David.
The 1850 Madison County, Missouri household of 20 year old Thomas and 40 year old Margrette Parker includes six Bandys along with 7 month old David J. Parker. It is thought that David and Margaret Bandy moved to Arkansas in the 1840's, and after David's death Margaret married Thomas Parker. They settled in Missouri. In Thomas and Margaret's 1850 household are Jesse A. Bandy (age 21), John D. Bandy (age 17), Edmond H. Bandy (age 15), Mary E. Bandy (age 10), Margaret A. Bandy (age 8), and Sarah E. Bandy (age 6 ) (p. 243). Although Sarah's birthplace is listed as Arkansas, the five older children are listed as having been born in Tennessee. Margaret reports her birthplace as Kentucky. On the same page of the census is Andrew Casteel (Margaret’s brother) and 10 other Casteels most of whom report Tennessee birthplaces. Greenberry’s Confederate Veteran’s record lists Margaret's father's name as Andrew Casteel. That is judged to be an error. Margaret is the daughter of Joseph John Henry Samuel Casteel (1760's - December 10, 1840) and Elizabeth Ann McClellan (about 1779 - 1842).
In 1860, John D. (with 1 year old William J.), Mary E. (18-2969), and Edmond Bandy who lived with Sarah M. (who is assumed to be his wife rather than sister based on her different middle initial, Missouri birthplace, and age 19) remained in Madison County (pp. 605, 326, 330 respectively). By 1870, Jesse A. Bandy with wife Elizabeth, J. B. (assumed to be John D.) and wife Mary, and Mary W. (who could be Mary E.) are listed in Monterey County, California (pp. 605, 326, 330 respectively). John and Mary's children all born in Missouri are William Jasper (who was listed with John in 1860), Nancy Jane (born 1861), Elizabeth J. (1861) Sarah Evaline (also born 1861), Mary Cornelia (1865), and John Anderson Bandy (1870). Jesse A. and Elizabeth's children, all listed as having been born in California, are John Henry (1863), Nancy Elizabeth (1867), Clara Jane Bandy (1870). In this census, Jesse A. lists his birthplace as Florida. That does raise the possibility that this group is related to the Georgia Bandys as some members of that family spent time in Florida. He, however, lists his birthplace as Tennessee in the 1850 census. The birthplaces and ages taken together suggest that the parents perhaps started out in either Tennessee or Florida in the 1820's, and that they where in Tennessee until around 1843. They moved to Arkansas for short time in the 1840's, but moved on to Missouri where some members remained until the 1860's with other moving to California in the 1850's. These facts are generally consistent with the parents being David and Margaret.
Greenbury Casteel Bandy (18-2964) (1831 - ? ) is listed in The Arkansas Confederate Veterans Census living in Howard County. The record indicates that Greenberry is the son of David Bandy, born in North Carolina, and Margaret Casteel, daughter of Andrew Casteel of Farmington, Tennessee. As noted above, she more likely is the daughter of Joseph John Henry Samuel Casteel and Elizabeth Ann McClellan. According to the record, Greenberry was born on August 8, 1832 near Nashville, Tennessee, and he married Ann Merrell (1840 - ? )of Shubuta, Mississippi. Greenberry is identified as a minister. Green C. and Vicy A. Bandy are listed in the 1870 Clarke County, Mississippi census (p. 710). Green is listed as age 39 and a farmer. She is listed as age 30. In the 1870 census, Jesse lists his birthplace as Missouri. Even though Greenbury was probably born in Tennessee, the reference to Missouri suggests that Greenbury is related to the Missouri group discussed below. Pickney Merrill and family are listed on the same page . Charles Pickney Merrill (1816 - May 27, 1871) and Mary Cooley are identified as Ann’s parents in an Internet file.
These facts and others presented below suggest that David and Margaret's children include:
?? Jesse A. Bandy (18-2966) is listed as age 21 in the 1850 Madison County, Missouri census with a Tennessee birthplace. Although Jesse cannot be found in the census of 1860, he is listed in Monterey County, California in 1870. Brother John and sister Mary are apparently also listed there. Jesse is listed with assumed wife Elizabeth, age 36, born in Kentucky. Elizabeth’s last name is believed to be Colyear. Jesse A. and Elizabeth's children, all listed as having been born in California are:
??? John Henry Bandy (listed as age 7 in the 1870 census).
??? Nancy Elizabeth Bandy (listed as age 3 in the 1870 census). Nancy Elizabeth was born on January 30, 1867 and married Elmer Elsworth Webb about 1885 in Los Angeles.
??? Clara Jane Bandy (listed as 4 months in the 1870 census).
?? Greenbury Casteel Bandy (18-2964) (August 8, 1832 - ? ), married Ann Merrell of Shubuta, Mississippi, born about 1840. They had six children:
??? Sallie Bandy
??? Middean Pickney Bandy
??? Peedee Bandy
??? David Bandy
??? James Bandy
??? Ina Bandy
?? John D. Bandy was listed as age 17 in the 1850 census Madison County, Missouri census. LDS computer records indicate that John married Mary Hassler in Madison County, Missouri on August 20, 1857. In 1860, 26 year old John D. with 23 year old Mary E. and 1 year old William J. are listed in Madison County Missouri. By 1870, 36 year old J. B. (assumed to be John D.) and 32 year old Mary Bandy are listed in Monterey County, California census. John and Mary's children all listed with Missouri birthplaces in the 1870 census are:
??? William Jasper Bandy (who was listed with John in 1860 as age 1, and as age 11 in 1870).
??? Nancy Jane Bandy (listed as age 9 in 1870).
??? Elizabeth J. Bandy (also listed as age 9 in 1870).
??? Sarah Evaline Bandy (listed as age 5 in 1870).
??? Mary Cornelia Bandy (listed as age 3 in 1870).
??? John Anderson Bandy (listed as 3 months in 1870).
?? Edmond H. Bandy is listed in the 1850 Madison County, Missouri census as age 15 with a Tennessee birthplace. Edmond A. Bandy married Sarah Minerva Waggoner on August 27, 1857 in Madison County, Missouri. In 1860, Edmond, age 23, and Sarah M. (listed as age 19 and with a Missouri birthplace) are in Madison County. They cannot be found in later censuses.
?? Mary E. Bandy is listed in the 1850 Madison County, Missouri census as age 10 with a Tennessee birthplace. Mary W., age 29, (who could be Mary E.) is listed in Monterey County, California in 1870 with a Tennessee birthplace.
?? Margaret A. Bandy is listed in the 1850 Madison County, Missouri census as age 8 with a Tennessee birthplace. Margaret Bandy married John Turner on January 5, 1860 in Madison, Missouri.
?? Sarah E. Bandy is listed in the 1850 Madison County, Missouri census as age 6. She is the only child listed with an Arkansas birthplace. Sarah Bandy married William Linkhorn on April 5, 1860 in Madison County, Missouri. Sarah Manervy Bandy married A. Simmons on March 12, 1863 in Madison County, Missouri.
· Jesse and Charity’s likely daughters include Cynthia Bandy (February 27, 1806 - April 20, 1867) who married John Underwood, Jr., (June 25, 1800 - October 19, 1870) also in Roane County, on December 17, 1822. The Underwood family moved to Dade County, Missouri around 1847, the same time as William and Juditha and sons moved to adjacent Lawrence County. It is noted that in the 1850 census, Cynthia Bandy Underwood reported her birthplace as North Carolina not South Carolina or Tennessee. They had 16 children including a Charity Ann and a Jesse suggesting that Cynthia is their daughter.
?? John W. Underwood III (July 19, 1830 - December 13, 1892) married Mary Emaline O’Conner (about 1840 on April 15, 1858 in Cedar, Missouri and they had two children.
??? John Madison Underwood (January 21, 1859 - February 4, 1935) died in Nocano, Montague County, Texas.
??? William Hunter Underwood (March 22, 1860 - June 6, 1922) died in Nocana, Montague County, Texas.
?? Mary Underwood (August 3, 1827 - June 19, 1890 who married William Isaac Martin in 1857 in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri. Their children include:
??? Cynthia Martin married Franklin Frye, and they had one child.
???? Charles E. Frye
??? William Rawley Martin married Martha Curni Daniel, and they had four children.
???? Ira Emmitt Martin married Gomez Stuart.
???? Nora Ethel Martin married James Monroe Reed, and they had three children.
???? James Oscar Albert Martin married Laura Jane McCann, and they had five children.
???? Edna Jane Martin married William Virgel Combs, and they had two children.
??? Vista Barbara Jane Martin married Charles Scoggins, and they had five children.
???? Perry Madison Scoggins
???? William Albert Scoggins
???? Albert Scoggins
???? Maudie E. Scoggins
???? Darling Nellie Scoggins
??? Thomas Albert Levi Martin
??? James Edward Mullegan Martin married Mary Jane Frye, and they had two children.
???? Bernice Hulda Martin
???? Emma Jane Martin
?? James Underwood (1830 - December 13, 1892 married Martha Newman (about 1825 - ? ) and/ or Mary Emily O’Conner. The marriage to Mary is reported to have taken place in on April 15, 1858 in Stockton, Cedar County, Missouri.
?? Jesse Underwood (1831 - ? ).
?? Jane Underwood (February 9, 1833 - January 9, 1876) married John D. Harris.
?? Charity Ann Underwood (1835 - ? ) married John Cloud Owings.
?? Cynthia Underwood (1837 - ? ) married Raleigh Mitchell (1838 - 1913), and they seven children.
??? James B.B. “Box” Mitchell (May 31, 1859 - November 27, 1885) died in Dade, Missouri.
??? Theodocia “Docia” Rosie Mitchell (about 1860 - ? ).
??? Alice Jane Mitchell (September 22, 1864 - March 15, 1947).
??? John T. Mitchell (April 9, 1866 - July 5, 1887).
??? Albert Reeves Mitchell (December 14, 1871 - March 20, 1913) died in Missouri.
??? Charley Mitchell (1875 - ? ).
??? Robert Maxwell Mitchell (March 17, 1879 - January 10, 1916) died in Oklahoma.
?? Newton Jasper Underwood (1839 - ? ) married Narcissa Shipley, and they had two children.
??? William R. Underwood (about 1860 - ? ).
??? John Underwood (about 1861 - ? ).
?? Susan Underwood (1842 - ? ) married Sanford Gillen (about 1840 - ? ).
?? Elvira Underwood (1843 - March 4, 1898) married William D. Beasley on July 20, 1865 in Missouri.
??? William B. Beasley (1867 - 1934).
?? Richard Thomas Underwood (1844 - ? ) married Martha O’Conner (1839 - February 4, 1886) on September 23, 1866 in Stockton, Cedar County, Missouri, and they had nine children.
??? Benjamin Franklin Underwood (1869 - ? ).
??? Lewis Underwood (about 1870 - ? ).
??? Joseph S. Underwood (about 1874 - ? ).
??? Hardin Richard Underwood (May 3, 1876 - ? ).
??? Thomas Wheeler Underwood (1878 - ? ).
??? Emily Underwood (1878 - ? ).
??? John S. Underwood (about 1880 - ? ).
??? Irby Underwood ( about 1880 - ? ).
??? Laura Underwood (about 1880 - ? ).
?? Zackery Taylor Underwood (April 9, 1846 - ? ) married Eliza L. Courtney (about 1850 - January 1871) on March 17, 1867 in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, and they had one daughter.
??? Alice L. Underwood (April 25, 1868 - February 28, 1889).
?? Benjamin Franklin Underwood (1848 - ? ) married Martha Perkins.
?? David Clinton Underwood (1850 - ? ).
?? William Clinton Underwood (1852 - ? ).
· A second possible daughter of Jesse and Charity is Nancy Jane Bandy (1808 - about January 16, 1898 who married Joseph Marion Casteel, Sr. on July 15, 1828 in Rhea County, LDS CD-ROM lists Nancy Jane Bandy as being born in 1809 and as the daughter of Jesse. The basis for that attribution is unknown. It is noted, however, that their children include a Jesse Bandy Casteel and a Charity Ann Casteel who could have been named after Nancy Jane’s parents. In the late 1840's, 18 families loaded their possession on a flat boat somewhere in southeastern Tennessee and floated down to the Mississippi River. They “came up” to Missouri where they settled. It is not known whether William Bandy and sons were in the same group. The two oldest Casteel sons fought for the Confederacy, and the seven youngest fought for the Union. When she was about 90 years of age, the family was going west, and Nancy Jane said she would go as far as she could. She died in Kenton Oklahoma, in route. She and a cowboy were buried side by side at the base of Mesa Mountain. Joseph and Nancy Jane had 16 children:
?? John Henry Casteel (December 25, 1831 - between 1900 and 1904) was born in Rhea County, Tennessee and died in Alaska. He was ordered to leave home, and moved to Alaska where he discovered gold. He never married. He was engaged to be married when his wife to be died. He left his fortune to a couple who cared for him. A similar story is reported below regarding his brother Richard. It is not clear if either or both are true.
?? Charity Ann Casteel (1833 - about 1870) married James Monroe Davis. They had six sons and three daughters. Known children are:
??? F. J. Davis married Florence Brooks.
??? John Davis married cousin Jossie Casteel.
?? Sarah Ann Casteel (1834 - ? ) married Richard Chittenwood. They had at least one son.
??? Christopher (Kit) Chittwood
?? Franklin James Casteel (1835 - about 1927) possibly married Frances Moore.
??? Ollie Casteel
??? Oscar Casteel
??? Ella Casteel married D. D. Wall.
??? Jossie Casteel married her cousin John Davis ,son of Charity Casteel Davis.
?? Reuben Carson Casteel (January 13, 1837 - May 22, 1854 married Mary A. Thompson in Laclede County, Missouri. He was born in Rhea County, Tennessee and died San Diego, California. They had seven children.
??? Mary F. Casteel (March 15, 1865 - ? ).
??? Cornelius Casteel (about 1866 - ? ). Not listed is other sources.
??? Cordellia F. Casteel (March 27, 1867 - ? ).
??? Priscella M. Casteel (September 19, 1869 - ? ).
??? William Richard Casteel (April 30, 1871 -? ).
??? James Casteel (September 20, 1872 - ? ).
??? Sanford E. Casteel (February 4, 1879 - ? ).
??? Bird F. Casteel (March 4, 1884 - ? ).
?? Thomas Newton Casteel (May 9, 1838 - about 1915) married a Rebecca about 1867 in Camden County, Missouri. He died in Canyon City, Colorado. They had two children.
??? Thomas J. Casteel (March 15, 1870 - ? ).
??? Rebecca Jeannie Casteel (November 30, 1871 - ? ).
?? Jasper Freeland Casteel (October 28, 1840 - February 21, 1891) married Martha V. Barnett on December 26, 1881 in Laclede County, Missouri. He died in Sleeper, Laclede County, Missouri.
??? Robert Casteel (February 7, 1884 or 1885 - ? ).
??? Daughter who died as an infant.
?? Mary Angeline Casteel (1841 - 1860's) married Robert Amos. She died in Montreal, Camden County, Missouri. One known son is:
??? Charles Amos
?? David B. Casteel (1843 - June 3, 1922) married Nancy Jane Ballenger (? - December 29, 1868) on September 12, 1868 in Camden County, Missouri, and he married Mary E. Laughlin on October 3, 1871 Pulaski County, Missouri. He died in Oklahoma. David and Mary had three children.
??? Victoria B. Casteel (June 27, 1872 - ? ).
??? Fred J. Casteel (January 19, 1875 - ? ).
??? David A. Casteel (June 25, 1885 - ? ).
?? Jonathan Keener Casteel (December 25, 1844 - November 28, 1817) married Sarah Amanda Freeman (1844 - ? ) on May 12, 1867 in Camden County, Missouri. He died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho in a veteran’s home.
??? Lillian T. Casteel (July 1, 1868 - ? ) married a Lewis.
??? Hester Casteel (August 7, 1870 - ? ) married a Baldick.
??? Jeannie Casteel (about 1872 - ? ) married a Cook,
??? Annie C. Casteel (about 1874 - ? ) married and divorced.
?? Elijah Atchley Casteel (December 28, 1848 - November 17, 1905) married Louisa Jane Knowles (1850 - 1934) on June 19, 1869 in Fredonica, Wilson County, Kansas. He died in Montreal, Camden County, Missouri. They had 11 children:
??? Estella Casteel (1870 - 1881) was born in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas and died in Montreal, Camden County, Missouri.
??? Louisa Jane Casteel (January 16, 1872 - about June 1872).
??? Joseph Arthur Casteel (March 18, 1874 - June 11, 1860) He was born in Camden County, Missouri and died in Deepwater, Henry County, Missouri.
??? Edward Adelbert Casteel (February 23, 1876 - late 1930's) married Edna Mae Moore, and they lived in Missouri.
??? Lucean Everett Casteel (January 21, 1878 - January 7, 1835) married Bessie Burke in Laclede County, Missouri.
??? Jasper Valentine Casteel (February 14, 1880 - February 16, 1920) married Ethel Burke and Louisa Jane Knowles. Jasper and Louisa had six children.
??? Henry Elijah Casteel (May 5, 1882 - April 22, 1964).
??? Claudia Encore Casteel (September 12, 1884 - about 1939) possibly married Ellen Burke.
??? Orla Alber Casteel (September 8, 1886 - March 13, 1976) married Fountain Joseph Wilson.
??? Belva Pearl Casteel (October 10, 1888 - November 1971) married Emery Burke.
??? Effie Jewel Casteel (December 28, 1890 - August 11, 1910).
?? Joseph Marion Casteel, Jr. (1848 - ? ) married a Frances. The family moved west after 1900. Based on the Camden County, Missouri census their children include:
??? Netty or Jannette Casteel (1872 - ? ).
??? Mattilda (Matty) Casteel (1874 - ? ).
??? Joseph Casteel, III (1876 - ? ).
??? Theodore Casteel (1979 - ? ).
?? Richard P. Casteel (about 1849 - ? ) was born in Cedar County, Missouri. He went to Colorado when he was ordered to leave home by his father. He discovered silver or lead and accumulated a sizable fortune which he left to a family who cared for him during his last illness. He apparently never married.
?? Tallitha Casteel (about 1850 - ? ) married Joseph Chittenwood about 1870. They moved to Idaho.
?? Elizabeth Victoria Casteel (about 1852 - ?) married John McVey. They moved west, and separated.
?? Jesse Bandy Casteel (about 1853 - ? ) was born in Camden County, Missouri. He died as a child.
· Another possible daughter is Charlotte Bandy who married Archibald Harris in Roane County, Tennessee on October 14, 1820. Charlotte and Archibald cannot be found elsewhere. Based primarily on the date of her marriage, Charlotte is thought to be the daughter of the older Jesse. She seems to be too old to have been the daughter of William or others from the group.
· In the 1830 Rhea County Census, George Bandy (17-1741) is listed as being in his 40's living with 5 other males (one each under 5, 5 to 10, 10 to 15, 15 to 20, and 20's) and 2 females (one between 10 and 15 and one in her 30's) (p. 372). George is listed on the same page of the census as William suggesting they are neighbors. No other references have been found to this George. It seems fairly certain that would be other evidence of household this size. It is noted, however, that Cela Bandy's 1840 Lincoln County census entry does very crudely match with George's 1830 entry. She is listed with 4 males (one between the ages of 10 and 15 and 3 between 15 and 20) and 3 females (one each in her 20's, 30's, and 40's). The differences could be reporting errors. The Lincoln County marriages presented above under the listing for Dempsey and Elizabeth could involve George and Cela's children.
To date, no evidence has been uncovered suggesting what may have happened to George, his wife, or the children in the 1830 household. Further, the members of Jesse’s 1830 Rhea County household cannot be accounted for. It is possible that Cela was in Jesse’s household. Also, noted is that John Bandy listed in the 1820 Lincoln County, North Carolina census had a son whose age is consistent with George’s. As there is no information what so ever regarding the identity of that son, it is possible that he is this George. Yet another possibility is the George listed in the 1830 Rhea County census is the same George listed in the 1830 Lincoln County, North Carolina census. That is, he is the son of Pioneer George and grandson of Avy. However, there is only a crude match with the North Carolina census listing. These is, however, too little information to reach any reliable conclusion. Two possible sons are listed below. The attribution to George should be judged speculative.
?? Jonathan Bandy (17-1640) (1811 - ? ) who married Hethey Bolin (17-1641)(1812 - ? ) in 1831 in Rhea County. Jonathan was on the 1833 Rhea County tax list. The census of 1840 for Rhea County does not list Jonathan, but he does seem to be listed in adjacent Polk County (p. 22). The listing is consistent with the 1850 census described below, and is on the same page as David Bandy discussed below. In the 1850 Rhea County census, Jonathan Bandy, age 39, is listed with Hester, age 38 (p. 310). Jonathan listed his place of birth as North Carolina, and their five children are all listed as being born in Tennessee. It is possible that this Jonathan and the Rhea County David Bandy are related to David Bandy of North Carolina who married Mourning. However, that David appears to have a son Jonathan living in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1850. By 1860, Hester is listed without Jonathan and with two more children (Rhea County, Tennessee, p. 514). Jonathan and Hethey’s children include:
??? Francis M. Bandy (18-2649) (1832 - ? ) is listed as age 18 in the 1850 census. F. M. Bandy married Nancy J. Bean in Rhea County on February 8, 1855. By 1860, Francis M. is separately listed with wife Nancy J. , age 26, and children (p. 517):
???? John R. Bandy, age 4.
???? Sara J. Bandy, age 2.
???? William M. Bandy, age 1.
In 1870, F. M., age 35, and Nancy J., age 35, listed together with additional children (Hamilton County, Tennessee p. 606):
???? Mary E. Bandy, age 8.
???? Bud Bandy, age 7.
???? Charles Bandy, age 5.
???? Salima Bandy, age 2.
??? Mary A. Bandy is listed as age 16 in the 1850 census. She probably is the Mary Ann Bandy who married John W. Bean on July 21, 1859 in Rhea County, Tennessee.
??? Elizabeth Bandy is listed as age 13 in the 1850 census. She probably is the Elizabeth Bandy who married William S. Smith in Rhea County on February 14, 1856.
???? Mary C. Smith, born in March 1857 in Rhea County, married James G. Marriott on January 24, 1872.
??? John P. Bandy is listed as age 10 in the 1850 census and as age 21 in 1860. The John W. Bandy who married Sarah Foar in Meigs County on June 29, 1865 is assumed to be the son of Ruben.
??? Sarah Jane Bandy is listed as age 8 in the 1850 census and age 18 in the 1860 census.
??? Martha E. Bandy is listed as age 7 in the 1860 census.
??? James K. Bandy is listed as age 1 in the 1860 census.
?? Jesse Bandy (1814 - ? ) was listed with a Tennessee birthplace in the 1850 Pontotoc County, Mississippi census living with William and Martha Graham.. According to descendent Megan Zurawicz, this Jesse married Arthaleen Nix on April 7, 1850. In the 1870 Lee County, Mississippi census, Jesse A. Bandy, age 55, and Artheleen, age 39, are listed with 6 children (p. 491). Mrs. Arthisa E. Bandy, age 46, is listed with 5 children in Lee County, in the 1880 census. Listed with her is 9 year old Jesse.
??? John W. Bandy is listed as age 15 in the 1870 census.
??? Frank W. Bandy is listed as age 13 in the 1870 census.
??? Minatte H. Bandy (1857 - 1930) is listed as age 11 in the 1870 census. According to Megan Zurawicz he married Jennie Self (1880 - 1958) about 1909. This may have been his second marriage. He died at Fort Cobb, Caddo County, Oklahoma. According to Megan, Minatte and Jennie’ chilldren include:
???? Opal Bandy
???? Jettie Bandy
???? Claud Bandy
??? Albert Sidney Johnston Bandy (February 8, 1862 - June 2, 1922 ), listed as age 7 in the 1870 census, married Marilla Blanche Young (1865 - 1924) on February 8, 1898 in McGee, Pontotoc County, Chickasaw Nation, the Indian Territory (now Garvin County, Oklahoma). His first wife is known only by the intial M. (1873 - 1896). She previously married William Harvey Meek (1860 - 1896) and they had four children. Albert and Marilla’s children include:
???? Willie Mae Bandy (April 15, 1899 - April 25, 1949) married James Arthur Johnson (May 13, 1895 - January 29, 1982) on January 16, 1916 in Cooperton , Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
???? Jesse Walton Bandy (September 14, 1901 - April 15, 1962) married Faye Edith Whaley (1906 - ? ) probably in Caddo or Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
???? Ruby Cloe Bandy (February 10, 1904 - April 18, 1968) married Geoffrey Housley (1901 - 1978) on December 24, 1920 probably in Caddo or Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
??? Margaret A. Bandy born about 1865 in Mississippi.
??? Marietta Bandy is listed as age 1 in the 1870 census.
??? Jesse R. Bandy is listed as age 9 in the 1880 census
The other two were the previously mentioned George and Lewis in North Carolina. Records for Virginia and Georgia that would likely have contained other Bandy households have been destroyed.
Salt Lake Genealogy Library, Film No. 5410 Parts 1-5 Deeds 1785 -1867. Information provided by Ella Rose.
Information provided by Michelle Rawlings who cites Bonnie as providing her with the information.
Compendium of Rhea and Meigs Co. Tennessee Records (1808-1850). p.72. Exert provided by Kay P. Lamb, Rockwood, Tennessee, and Bettye J. Boyles, Rhea County Tennessee Wills, Inventories, Estate Settlements, and Guardian Reports 1810-1881. Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1989.
Sistler, op. cit., vol. 1, p. 16.
Sistler, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 15.
Sistler, op. cit.,vol. 2, p. 15.
Byron and Barbara Sistler, Early East Tennessee Marriages, Brides, vol. 2, Nashville: Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1987, p. 15.
Lawrence County Missouri Census for 1850, p. 274
Albert Bruce Pruitt, Spartanburg County/District South Carolina: Deed Abstracts Books A-T, 1785-1827 (1752-1827), Book M. p. 436.
Lucile McClure, Abstracts of Ocoee District Early Land Records--Entries. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, p. 3.
Sarah Bandy's February 1, 1848 marriage to James Rutledge. Madison County, Arkansas Census for 1860, p. 345.
“Bandy’s Bend: An Erstwhile Carroll County Mecca,” Carroll County Historical Quarterly 1991. p. 36.
Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. and Ella Lee Sheffield, 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds (1783-1870) (A-F), vol. 1, Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981, p. 60.
McClure, op. cit.
Frances T. Ingmire, Arkansas Confederate Veterans & Widows Pension Applications. St. Louis, Mo. 1985 p. 18, and the Widow’s Application for Pension she on April 23, 1928.
 The information reported here is a compilation of facts reported by my grandmother Kate DeBurger Bandy year’s ago, my father, my aunt Mary Ester Bandy Van Lente Tretheway , and cousin Shirley Atkins along with census and other sources.
Walter and Alloma’s children are taken from “Descendants of Matthew Sparks found on Family Tree Maker’s User Home Pages.
This information is taken from the family Bible in the possession of Mary Ann Craig Franklin. Nancy Ann Strother Bandy kept the record. The Bible was almost destroyed in a fire that claimed Nancy Ann’s life. The Bible was given to daughter Rosalie Bandy Aldridge who lived in Caruthersville, Missouri. Her daughter, Hattie Aldridge Burrus, passed it on to Mary Ann Craig Franklin who shared the information with me.
Compendium, op. cit.
Don Vincent, Missouri Heartlands Family Records. Vol. 1. Sumner, WA: Don Vincent, 1991, pp. 26, 24, and 8 respectively. The Rhea County, Tennessee tax list was included in the Missouri publication because so many families from Tennessee moved to Missouri. This writer's ancestor may be the William included in the tax list as he moved to Missouri around 1847.
Carol Wells, Rhea County, Tennessee: Tax Lists, 1832-1834, and County Court Minutes, 1829-1834. Bowie Maryland: Heritage books, 1996, p. 15.
Compendium, op. cit.
Carol Wells, op. cit,. pp. 97 and 111.
Bettye J. Boyles, Rhea County Tennessee Wills, Inventories, Estate Settlements, and Guardian Reports 1810-1881. Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1989.
Dempsey Band is listed in the 1820 Gates County, North Carolina census (p. 143), but subsequent references suggest that he remained in North Carolina into the 1830's and that his name actually was Dempsey Bond.
Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, Lincoln County Tennessee Official Marriage Records, 1838-1880. Marsh Historical Publications: Shelbyville, Tennessee, 1974, pp. 16, 35, and 35 respectively.
Janet B. Hewett, The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865. Broadfoot Publishing Company: Wilmington, North Carolina, 1995. Vol. 2. p. 349
Sistler, op. cit., vol. 1, p. 16.
This paragraph is based on the family record prepared by W.L. Robertson of Nocono, Texas which also indicates that Jesse (Jr.) and Cynthia, discussed below, are children of Jesse (Sr.)
Sistler, op. cit. vol. 1. p. 16.
Document included in the “McCallie Papers” in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The Archives and Library’s Website lists the document as referring to William Bandy. William’s name does not appear in the document, and David’s name appears three times.
Compendium, op. cit.
Bettye J. Boyles, Rhea County Tennessee Wills, Inventories, Estate Settlements, and Guardian Reports 1810-1881. Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1989.
LDS computer records indicate that John married Mary Hassler in Madison County, Missouri on August 20, 1857.
Bobbie J. McLane and Capitola Glazner, Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans. Hot Springs, Arkansas: Arkansas Ancestors, 1977, vol. 1, pp. 25-26.
Sistler, op. cit.,vol. 2, p. 15.
Byron and Barbara Sistler, Early East Tennessee Marriages, Brides, vol. 2, Nashville: Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1987, p. 15.
The information regarding the children is provided by Vera Casteel of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. She obtained much of the information from her father-in-law Jesse Casteel and by Claude Casteel.
Sistler, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 15.
Sistler, op. cit., vol. 1, p. 16.
Lynn Bandy reports that Menn and Fanny Bandy married and had seven children. The five known children are George, Hattie, Harry, Lora, and Mary. Menn, however, seems to be a male.