William and Juditha's four sons

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.[i] 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) marriedElenora 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.[ii] By January 1841, Bryant has moved to Bradley County as he purchased 40 acres of land there that month.[iii] 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 WilliamBandy (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 JasperBandy (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 TiptonBandy (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 andEthel’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.[iv] 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.[v]

··· 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 AuglerBandy (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 LuthericaBandy (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 wasAlloma’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.[vi]

···· 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 EvaBandy (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.

 

[i]“Bandy’s Bend: An Erstwhile Carroll County Mecca,” Carroll County Historical Quarterly 1991. p. 36.

[ii]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.

[iii]McClure,op. cit.

[iv]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.

[v]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.

[vi]Walter and Alloma’s children are taken from “Descendants of Matthew Sparks found on Family Tree Maker’s User Home Pages.