David and Mourning

David Bandy (16-931)(1760's-1850's), born in North Carolina, lived there most of his life. Little has been reported of him previously. David lived in Burke, Rutherford, and Cherokee Counties in North Carolina and Monroe County, Tennessee.

David is listed in the census of 1800 living in Rutherford County, North Carolina with three girls between the ages of 10 and 16 (p. 98). David and his wife are listed as between the ages of 26-44. David, Jesse, and William are all listed on the 1804 Burke County tax roll indicating that David had moved to adjacent Burke County (see Chapter 4). It is noted, however, that the borders for the western North Carolina counties were redrawn several times during this era, and it is possible that David and other lived in an area where the borders were redrawn.

In 1810, David is listed in the Burke County where he is shown with two boys under age 10, one girl under age 10, and two girls ages 10-15 (p. 340). David and his wife are again listed as between the ages of 26-44. The older girls in the 1810 census may not be his daughters as they were would have been listed in the census of 1800. Also living in Burke County is Bryant Bandy who is listed as being in the same age bracket, 26 to 44 (see below).

David still lived in Burke County in 1820 with two boys under age 10, one boy age 10-15, six females under age 26, and a woman between ages 26-44 (p. 43). David is listed as being age 45 or over.

By the census of 1830, David had returned to Rutherford where he is listed with one male, age 10-14, two males in their 20's, five females under 30, and a woman in her 40's (p. 482). David himself is listed as being in his 60's.

By 1840, David had made his way to Monroe County, Tennessee where he is listed with one male age 15-19, two females in their 20's, and a wife in her 50's (p. 159). David is listed as being in his 70's.

David had moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina by 1850 where he is listed as age 87 (p. 69). This is consistent with the ages shown in the earlier censuses except 1810 where he is listed as being between the ages of 26 and 44 when he would have been age 47. It is possible that David's stated age of 87 is exaggerated, and that he was actually in his early 80's. David is listed along with Mourning Bandy, age 60. Her age in 1850 is consistent with the ages of the oldest female listed in earlier censuses except 1800 and 1810 when she would have been too young to be the oldest woman listed. She could either be David's second wife, or, alternatively, her age could be misstated.

The census records seem to suggest that David had perhaps as many as six daughters. Four likely daughters are listed below. Because of the age difference between David and the younger females, it is possible that they are granddaughters.

·Mourning Bandey married Jesse Green in Haywood County, NC on December 26, 1837. It is believed that this Mourning is David and the older Mourning's daughter. Mourning, age 37, and Jesse Green, age 35, are listed in the 1850 Cherokee County, North Carolina census along with 5 children. Based on the birthplaces listed for their children, Jesse and Mourning moved to Tennessee after their marriage and returned to North Carolina in the early 1840's. It is noted that in addition to Mourning marrying Jesse Green in 1837, Mourning's likely brother, William, married Dicie Green in 1836 (see below).

·· William Green

·· John Green

·· Joseph Green

·· Balam Green (a male)

·· Sarah A. Green

·Another possible daughter, Patsy Bandy, age 50, is listed living with Jesse and Mourning Green in 1850 (Cherokee County, North Carolina, p. 69).

·Living with David and Morning in 1850 is Ester Bandy, age 30. In 1860, Ester is listed as living with her probable brother Jonathan Bandy in McMinn County, Tennessee (p. 338).In 1880, Ester is listed in Joseph Alexander Bandy’s Monroe County household. Joseph is the son of Ruben E. Bandy, grandson of William Bandy, and great grandson of Jesse Bandy. This adds to the circumstantial evidence that Ester’s assumed father David and Jesse are brothers.

·Living with David and Morning in 1850 is Polly Bandy, age 25. In 1860, Polly is listed as living with her probable brother Absolem Bandy in McMinn County, Tennessee (p. 284).

David, both Mournings, Patsy, Ester, and Polly all list their birthplaces as North Carolina. There is little other information as to who David's other daughters may be.

The census records seem to suggest that David had two sons born between 1800 and 1810 and two more born between 1810 and 1820. There is circumstantial evidence as to who the four sons may have been.

·One possible son is William Bandy (559, 17-931) (1808-1860's) who married Dicie Green (559, 17-932) (1817-after 1870) in Rutherford County, North Carolina in 1836. David does seem to have lived there at the time. William and David are both listed in the Monroe County, Tennessee census for 1840 (both at p. 159). In the census for Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1860, William and Dicie report their birthplaces as North Carolina as do some of their children (p. 70). Other children, however, report Tennessee as their birthplace suggesting the family moved to Tennessee, back to North Carolina, and then back to Tennessee. Dicie, but not William, is listed in the 1870 Hamilton County, Tennessee census, and the 1880 Trion County, Georgia census. Children born in North Carolina are:

·· Ancel L.(Landrum) Bandy (1051, 18-1223) (September 23, 1838 - October 1, 1906) married Rhoda Jane Potter in December 1860 in Sequachie County, Tennessee. He apparently served in both the Union and Confederate Armies from Tennessee during the Civil War. He served in the 22nd Inf. Co. D for the Confederate Army and in the 3rd Cav Co. H and 7th Inf. of the Union Army. He served 18 months in the Confederate Army apparently without pay. Two months after his term of service in the Confederate Army he joined the Union Army. He married Mary Ann Burgess (1051, 18-1231) (September 2, 1844 - December 12, 1904) in Davidson County, Tennessee on April 7, 1864 and they had 12 children. Listed in the 1870 Kentucky census.There is some question as to whether Landrum is Ancel’s middle name, or is there a brother named Landrum.

··· William MarionBandy (1784, 19-1729) (April 27, 1866 - August 31, 1951) married Lucinda “Lou” Gordon (1784, 19-1745) (April 9, 1861 - April 3, 1927) on July 3, 1889 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had three children.

···· Mary Jane Bandy(2760, 20-1969) (September 12, 1889 - March 25, 1951) married James Warren Preston (2760, 20-1970) (February 7, 1887 - August 25, 1975) on May 10, 1915 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had nine children.

···· Ansel Lee Bandy (2761, 20-1971) (1897 - ? ) married Ola Dean Nevius (2761, 20-1972) (September 4, 1902 - January 10, 1991) in Boyle County, Kentucky in 1917, and they had six children.

····· Leo Irvin Bandy (October 4, 1918 - September 27, 1995).

····· Russell Jay Bandy (July 30, 1920 - May 11, 1982) married three times.

····· Helen Opal Bandy (January 16, 1922 - ? ).

····· Mabel Pauline Bandy (October 27, 1924 - ? ).

·····Jules Marie Bandy (1928 - ? ).

····· William Ray Bandy (1930 - ? ).

···· William Gordon Bandy(2762, 20-1973)(April 1890 - ? ) married Amanda “Mandy” Southerland (1892 - ? ) in 1909 in Danville, Kentucky, and they had six children.

··· Dolly Bandy (1051, 19-1730) (1867 - 1881).

··· George W.Bandy (1051, 19-1731) (1869 - before 1904).

··· John Henry Bandy (1786, 19-1734) (1870 - September 19, 1926) married Nancy “Nannie” Jane Gordon (1786, 19-1743) (1873 - ? ) in 1893 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had four children.

···· Cora Bandy (1786, 20-1975) (1894 - ? ) married twice, no children.

···· Virgie Frances Bandy(2788, 20-1975) (1896 - ? ) married William Ray Chambers (2788, 20-2031) in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had three children.

···· Rena Bandy (2789 - 20-1977) (November 26,1897 - November 23, 1989) married John Denton(2789, 20-2032), and they had three children.

···· Charles Lee Bandy(2763, 20-1978) (1906 - ? ) married a Grace (2763, 20-1979)(1908 - ? ) in 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana and they had two children.

··· Thomas M. Bandy (1788, 19-1736) (1872 - 1900) married Sadie Leffew (1788. 19-1746) (March 11, 1876 - ?), and they had two children.

···· Everett Lee Bandy (2585, 20-1555) (1894 - February 20, 1921) married Bertha M. Lamb (2585, 20-1980) (December 12, 1888 - June 26, 1979) in 1918 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had three children.

···· Clark Thomas Bandy(2584, 20-1554) (1896 - March 2, 1950) married Vergie Lamb (2584, 20-1981) (June 1892 - June 6, 1983), and they had four daughters.

··· James Anderson Bandy (1787, 19-1735) (September 19, 1874 - April 28, 1935) married Lucille “Celia” Young (2766, 19-1744) (August 18, 1879 - December 20, 1943) on June 6, 1895 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had ten children.

···· Mary Elsie Bandy (2765, 20-1984) (May 12, 1896 - August 25, 1957) marriedLewis Bardley Hays (2765, 20-1985) (March 4, 1896 - February 2, 1962) on January 5, 1918, and they had three daughters.

···· Hobert Ansel Bandy (2766, 20-1986) (October 13, 1898 - February 25, 1920) married Ruth Pauline Hays (2766, 20-1987) (1900 - ? ) on February 16, 1918, and they had one son.

···· Roy Anderson Bandy(2767, 20-1988) (September 29, 1900 - October 1977 ) married Flossie Bagwell (2767, 20-1989) (190 - ? ) on April 13, 1925, and they had two children.

···· Tennie Ziller Bandy(2768, 20-1990) ( October 20, 1902 - June 22, 1992) married James Durham Hourigan (2768, 20-1991) on February 24, 1935.

···· Una Samuel Bandy (2769, 20-1992) (September 29, 1904 - before August 24, 1990 ) married Addie Shelton (2769, 20-1993) (1906 - ? ) on December 12, 1924 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky and the had six or seven children.

···· Ira Rosevelt “Doc” Bandy (2770, 20-1994) (September 11, 1908 - June 1978) marriedRuth Phillips (2770, 20-1995)(1910 - ? ) on December 26, 1928 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had four children.

···· Luther Madison Bandy(2771, 20-1996) (November 25, 1910 - ?) married Mabel Miller Raney (2771, 20-1997)(May 29, 1910 - September 13, 1987) on May 25, 1929 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, and they had four children.

···· Hope Carlisle Bandy(2772, 20-1998) (December 16, 1912 - ? ) married Lillian Elizabeth Boswell (2772, 20-1999) (April 14, 1913 - ? ) in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana on January 24, 1932, and they had seven children.

···· Pauline Virginia Bandy (2773, 20-2000) ( May 19, 1916 - ?) married Martin Gammon (2773, 20-2001) on October 3, 1937 in Indiana, and they had two daughters.

···· James Wallace “Jack”Bandy (2774, 20-2002) (July 29, 1921 - ?) married Jean Miracle (2774, 20-2003) (1925 - ? ) about 1945.

··· Martha Clementine Bandy (1791, 19-1737) (June 7, 1877 - September 23, 1930) married Peter Burger (1791, 19-1747) (? - February 4, 1930) in Boyle County, Kentucky in 1894, and they had eight children.

··· Samuel Francis Bandy (1789, 19-1739) (May 2, 1877 - September 23, 1930) married Elizabeth Bailey Broyles (1125, 19-1749) (June 16, 1876 - July 17, 1936) in 1896, and they had five children.

···· Georgie Ansel Bandy (2783, 20-2021) (March 19, 1897 - May 18, 1975) married Anna Webb (2783, 20-2022) (November 30, 1900 - December 29, 1972) on May 18, 1918, and they had nine children.

···· Margaret FlorenceBandy (2784, 20-2023) (May 31, 1899 - July 13, 1995 ) married Clay Thornton Lanham (2784, 20-2024) (November 30, 1900 - December 29, 1972) on December 17, 1919 in Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, and they had three children.

···· Dollye Frances Bandy(2785, 20-2025) (January 8, 1902 - January 13, 1984) married Edward Raymond (2785, 20-2026) (April 23, 1902 - November 21, 1973) on January 24, 1923 in Boyle County, Kentucky.

···· Saluda CorneliusBandy (2786, 20-2027) (October 17, 1905 - May 27, 1967) married Hubert Drague Yaste (2786, 20-2028) (August 27, 1901 - August 14, 1970) on December 20, 1930 in Danville, Kentucky.

···· Linnie Lee “Punk” Bandy (2787, 20-2029) (November 19, 1908 - February 21, 1985) married Celia Mae Rogers (2787, 20-2030) (September 20, 1911 - ? ) on February 16, 1932 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had five children.

··· Dicy (Dicie) Florence Bandy (1790, 19-1732) (1878 - January 1896) married James Jack “Major” Edwards on February 13, 1894 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had one son.

···· Ansel Lee Roy Edwards

··· Sarah Elizabeth Bandy (1792, 19-1738) (December 20, 1879 - May 14, 1947) married James Henry Ward (1792, 19-1748) (September 18, 1865 - 1962) in 1895 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had seven children.

··· Seba A. Bandy (1785, 19-1733) (June 1886 - June 1964) married Mollie Breen Chambers (1785, 19-1733) (June 1, 1986 - June 1964) in 1903 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and they had six children. He died in Pasadena, Texas.

···· Dewey Bandy (1907 - 1985) (2790, 20-2033) was born in Boyle County, Kentucky and died in Pasadena, Texas. Married a Pearl, no children.

···· Elmer Bandy (February 22, 1907 - October 1980) (2791, 20-2035) was born in Boyle County, Kentucky and died in Pasadena, Texas. Married an Allene, and they and had one daughter.

···· Caskar Elwood Bandy (July 30, 1913 - 1935) (1785, 20-2037) was born in Boyle County, Kentucky and died in Harris County, Texas.

···· Arvin Earl Bandy (August 15, 1915 - February 29, 1988) (1785, 20-2038) was born in Boyle County, Kentucky. Married two or three times. Died in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.

···· May Bandy (November 17, 1917 - ? ) (2792, 20-2039) was born in Boyle County, Kentucky. Married Homer Cheatham (1915 - ? ) (2792, 20-2039) in Harris County, Texas.

···· Marie Bandy (November 17, 1917 - December 4, 1917) (1785, 20-2041) was born and died in Boyle County, Kentucky.

··· Ansel C. Bandy (1051, 19-1740) (June 1886 - January 1904) was born in Boyle County, Kentucky.

·· Elizabeth Bandy(1844 - ? ) (559, 18-1225) married a Potter.

·· Sarah Bandy(1845 - ? )(559, 18-1226) married James Sparks on January 15, 1871 in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

··· Ethel L. Sparks (1875 - ? )

Born in Tennessee are:

·· John Bandy(559, 18-1224) (1842 - ? )

·· Thomas Jefferson Bandy (559, 18-1227) (May 31, 1852 - September 10, 1941) married twice.[i] He first married Debra “Tennessee” Parker (about 1846 - 1888) on November 14, 1869, and they had eight children. Listed in the 1870 Tennessee census. Debra died during the birth of her last child who also died. He married Emma Lee Kathaleena Pethanie Kirklin (1872 - March 22, 1931) on October 23, 1890 in Walker County, Georgia, and they had eleven children.

Thomas and Debra’s children include:

··· Mary Elizabeth Bandy (1872 - ? ) married William Rudicil Williams on March 18, 1906, and they had four children.

···· Raymond Williams (April 23, 1908 - 1910).

···· Margaret Williams (November 20, 1911 - ? ).

···· Hazel Williams (December 4, 1913 - ? ) married Flaval Brock.

···· Hubert D. Williams (May 26, 1916 - ? ).

··· Mae Dara Bandy (1873 - ? ).

··· Eva Bandy(1874 - ? ) married George Thomas, and they had one son.

··· Ansell Bandy (1876 - ? ), whose wife’s name is unknown, had four known children.

···· Opel Bandy

···· Ray Bandy

···· Loal Bandy

···· Marshall Bandy

··· Javan Bandy (1878 - ? ).

··· Levi Jane Bandy (1880 - ? ) married John Brently Skates, and they had six children.

···· Roy Skates marriedFrances Allmon.

···· Reilly Skates married Luddie Frammell.

···· Gussie Skates married Childs Brown.

···· Ethel Skates married Homer Murphy.

···· Lula Mae Skates married Robert Lee Cordle.

···· Harvey Skates married Grace Dover.

··· Everzoorah (Eva) Sue Bandy (March 16, 1885 - March 18, 1920) married William Henry Williams, and they had six children.

···· Rudy Williams

···· Eva Williams

···· Thomas Williams

···· George E. Williams

···· William Henry (Buster) Williams

···· Charles Williams

··· “Baby” Bandy who died along with her mother during birth about 1888.

Thomas and Emma’s children include:

··· Ethel Lavada Bandy (1891 - June 1941) married (Barney) Henry Kell Skipper (October 1879 - October 1948) in Walker County, Georgia, and they had three children. She married George W. Walker ( ? - September 10, 1920) on May 22, 1910 in Walker County, Georgia, and they had three children.

Ethel andBarney’s children include:

···· Norma Marlyne Skipper (April 19, 1928 - February 24, 1995) married Harold Thorton Payne ( ? - September 11, 1990) in June 1944, and they had one son. She married George Edwin Sparks (November 24, 1922 - March 1, 1994) on December 31, 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and they had three children.

···· Lorean Fay Skipper (May 28, 1925 - ? ) married Arle Carlton ( ? - July 31, 1997) and they had two children.

···· Dillard Clyde Skipper (about 1827 - about 1927).

Ethel andGeorge’s children include:

···· Ruby Lee Walker (December 18, 1911 November 7, 1968).

···· Loyaul Meyers Walker (July 9, 1918 - ? ).

··· Etta Mae Bandy (1894 - ? ) married Jim Walker and they had seven children.

···· Inez Walker married an Owens.

···· Alta Walker

···· Wilbur Walker

···· Louise Walker

···· Fay Walker married Jay Stevens.

···· Laverle Walker

···· Willie R. Walker

··· Luddie Beatrice Bandy (December 31, 1896 - March 15, 1920) married Luther Earl Anderson, and they had two children.

···· DeFrances LaVera Anderson (1913 - ? ) married Elmer Pickle.

···· Walter Anderson (about 1919 - about 1920).

··· Dicie Almeda Bandy (1899 - ? ) married Jess Henry.

··· Dewey Bandy (1901 - ? ).

··· Dumond Bandy (1903 - 1924) married Bell Rogers (1906 - 1978), and they had one son.

···· Harley Bandy (1924 - ? ) married Betty Strawn (1948 - 1985).

··· Maude Bandy (1905 - ? ) married Earl Holland, and they had three children.

···· Francis Holland

···· Newman Holland

···· Arliss Holland

··· Dillard Bandy (1907 - ? )

··· Thomas Jefferson (T. J.) Bandy (1908 - June 12, 1992) married Martha Pearson, and they had three children.

···· Frank H. Bandy

···· Gerald T. Bandy

···· Martha Kathleen Bandy married Jack Peterson.

··· Emma Bandy (1910 - ? ) married Aaron Sprayberry, and they had four children. Also married a second time to a McWhorter.

···· Wanda Sprayberry

···· Charlie Sprayberry

···· Marilyne Sprayberry

···· Theopolus Sprayberry

··· Azee Bandy (1913 - ? ) married Wert Bryant, and they had four children.

···· Arlean Bryant

···· J. D. Bryant

···· Lenet Bryant

···· Kermit Bryant

··· Edward Bandy (June 29, 1915 - May 20, 1921).

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[i] This and most other information relating to Thomas and family was provided by Scott Sparks.