Chapter 9 George and Drusilla of Virginia and Kentucky

George Bandy is the son ofRichard Bandy (71, 14-1) (July 8, 1722 to July 21, 1795) and ElizabethCardwell Bandy (71, 14-37) ( ? - 1794) who are discussed in Chapter 2. George (·) and his wife Drusilla Meador are listed below along with their nine children (··).

·George Bandy (124, 15-139) (1758-1838) was born in Botetourt County, Virginia and died in Breckenridge County, Kentucky. He married Drusilla Meador (124, 15-142)(1760 - 1799). He is listed in the 1820 and 1830 Kentucky censuses. When the family moved to Kentucky is unclear, but records of sons Reuben and George Bannister can be found in Kentucky as early as 1799 (See Chapter 10.) Sons Thomas C. and Richard, discussed below, remained in Kentucky. By 1830 son George Bannister had moved to Indiana where he was joined by brother William Meador by 1840. Another son, Ambrose, moved to Illinois by 1840, and he was joined by brothers Reuben and William Meador by 1850. Son Drinkard made his way to Iowa by 1870. Assumed daughter Elizabeth’s birth date is after Drusilla’s death indicating an error in the record.

·· Thomas C. Bandy (197, 16-385) (April 7, 1782 - August 17, 1858) was born in Botetourt County, Virginia and lived Breckenridge County, Kentucky. He married Mahala Hardin (197, 16-393) (August 17, 1791 - December 22, 1862) on November 25, 1813 in Breckenridge County, and they had 11 children. Thomas is listed in the 1820, 1830, 1840, and 1850 Kentucky censuses. Mahala is listed in the 1860 Kentucky census.

·· George Bannister Bandy (198, 16-386) (December 28, 1782 - January 3, 1866) was born Botetourt County, moved to Kentucky, and then to Putnam County, Indiana where he died. He is listed in the Kentucky censuses for 1810 and 1820, and the Indiana censuses for 1830, 1840, and 1850. Married Phoebe Barger (198, 16-394) (1798 - ? ), and they had eight children.

·· Ruben Bandy (199, 16-387) (December 1, 1785 - January 20, 1861) was born Botetourt County, moved to Kentucky, to Tazewell County, Illinois and then to Knox County, Illinois. He married Druscilla “Sibby” Atkinson (199, 16-395) (September 16, 1786 - April 6, 1878) in Bedford County, Virginia on March 27, 1810, and they had ten children. Listed in both the 1810 Kentucky and Virginia censuses, the 1820 and 1830 Kentucky censuses, and the 1850 and 1860 Illinois censuses.

·· William Meador Bandy (200, 16-388) (September 16, 1786 - June 17, 1874) was born in Botetourt County, moved to Kentucky, and died in Vigo County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth W. Jordan (200, 16-396) (December 24, 1795 - May 8, 1866) on May 26, 1812, and they had 11 children. He is listed in the 1810 Virginia census, the 1820 and 1830 Kentucky censuses, the 1840 and 1850 Indiana censuses, the 1860 and 1870 Illinois censuses, and apparently the 1870 Indiana census. According to Roy McCroy, many descendants are found in and around Salem, Oregon.

·· Drinkard Bandy (201, 16-389) (1794 - June 24, 1884)was born in Bedford or Botetourt County, Virginia and lived in Kentucky and Iowa. He married Elizabeth Brown (201, 16-602), and they had four children. He married Martha J. Phipps (202, 16-397) on May 29, 1855 in Edgar County, Illinois, and they had no children. He is listed in the 1870 Iowa census with Martha. Elizabeth is listed in the 1860 and 1870 Kentucky censuses.

·· Ambrose Bandy (203, 16-391) (August 18, 1796 - January 21, 1857) was born Bedford or Botetourt County, Virginia and died in Edgar County, Illinois. He married Eunice Taber (203, 16-399) (February 14, 1798 - September 15, 1874) on November 30, 1814, and they had eight children. Ambrose is listed in the Kentucky census for 1820 and the Illinois censuses for 1840 and 1850. Eunice is listed in the 1860 and 1870 Illinois censuses. They had seven known children.

·· Rhoda Bandy (205, 16-392) (1798 - June 14, 1875) was born Bedford or Botetourt County, Virginia and died in Bedford County. She married Gabriel Wheeler (205, 16-400) on November 21, 1818.

·· Richard Bandy (167, 16-169) (December 16, 1799 - July 29, 1845) born Bedford or Botetourt County, Virginia and died in Breckenridge County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Atkisson (167, 16-316) (January 7, 1799 - July 21, 1878) on January 25, 1817, and they had 11 children. Richard is listed in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 Kentucky censuses, and Elizabeth is listed in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 Kentucky censuses.

·· Elizabeth Bandy (204, 16-390) (June 15, 1779 or 1800 - April 1879) was born in Bedford County, Virginia and died in Illinois. She married John Jared (204, 16-398) (September 19, 1795 - ? ) on July 25, 1814 in Bedford County, Virginia, and they had 13 children.

George and Drusilla’s nine children (··) are again discussed, this time with their grandchildren (···) and great-grandchildren (····). In the interest of space, great-great-grandchildren (·····) are listed only if their family name is Bandy.

·· Thomas C. Bandy (197, 16-385) (April 7, 1782 - August 17, 1858) was born in Botetourt County, Virginia and lived in Breckenridge County, Kentucky. He married Mahala Hardin (197, 16-393) (August 17, 1791 - December 22, 1862) on November 25, 1813 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, and they had 11 children. Thomas is listed in the 1820, 1830, 1840, and 1850 Kentucky censuses. Mahala is listed in the 1860 Kentucky census.

··· EleanorBandy (590, 17-937) (January 25, 1814 - April 12, 1862) married Abraham Basinger (590, 17-1066) on February 27, 1840.

··· SabrinaBandy (591, 17-938) (November 5, 1815 - January 1, 1856) married Ellis Robertson (591, 17-1067) on March 2, 1837.

··· Hardin Bandy (197, 17-939) (October 21, 1817 - July 9, 1822).

··· Malissa E. Bandy (197, 17-1071)(about 1820 - ? ). A 4 year old Malissa listed in the 1850 census is assumed to be a grandchild.

··· Ales (Alice) Bandy (592, 17-940) (March 5, 1820 - August 12, 1859) married Hiram Claycomb (592, 17-1067) on September 24, 1839.

··· Miranda H. Bandy (593, 17-941) (July 1, 1822 - January 16, 1848) married Elijah Claycomb (593, 17-1069) on November 4, 1843.

··· Warden Hardin Bandy (563, 17-942)(January 17, 1825 - November 4, 1904) married Emmaree (Emiree) Parr (563, 17-52) (February 24, 1824 - November 26, 1869) and married Eliza Jane (last name unknown) (564, 17-1171) after 1869. Listed in the 1860 and 1870 Kentucky censuses.

Warden and Emmaree had six children:

···· Junis Hardin Bandy (1120, 18-1489) (April 23, 1854 - January 11, 1944) married Letitia Robertson (595, 18-1500) (September 23, 1857 - June 18, 1941) on February 9, 1881, and they had five children.

····· Commilous Warden Bandy (1880, 19-1980) (September 13, 1882 - August 20, 1964) married Nancy Leigh Gibson (1880, 19-1981) (1887 - March 2, 1954) on February 1, 1911.

····· H. Davis Bandy (1881, 19-1982) (November 23, 1885 - ? ) married an Eulah.

····· Elizabeth J. Bandy (1882, 19-1984)(June 17, 1888 - ? ) married Henry Arthur Ater (1882, 19-1985).

····· Allen Bandy (1883, 19-1986) (July 20, 1890 - October 2, 1976) married a Payne (1883, 19-1989) (March 14, 1890 - November 7, 1983) on January 29, 1913, and they had three children.

····· Emmaree (Emmice) Bandy (1884, 19-1987) (January 19, 1894 - ?) married Hewitt Gibson (1884, 19-1988).

···· Emivitulah (Emma) Bandy (1121, 18-1490) (February 29, 1856 - ? ) married John B. Frymire (1121, 18-1491)on March 19, 1878.

···· Minerva JaneBandy (1122, 18-1492) (May 6, 1858 - ? ) married Clayton S. Crosson (1122, 18-1493) on December 3, 1879.

···· Miranda Anna Bandy (1123, 18-1494) (May 4, 1860 - ? ) married Robert Cart (1123, 18-1495).

···· Warden DavisBandy (563, 18-1496) (October 24, 1863 - November 11, 1885) never married.

···· Minnie LeeBandy (563, 18-1497) (March 31, 1866 - ? ).

Warden and Eliza had six children:

···· Katie Bandy (564, 18-1498) (January 30, 1875 - December 2, 1876).

···· Matilda M. Bandy (564, 18-1791) (1876 - ? ).

···· Stephen ThomasBandy (564, 18-1792) (1878 - ? ).

···· Victor M. Bandy(564, 18-1793) (November 1881 - ? ).

···· Mahala Z. Bandy(564, 18-1794) (November 1883 - ? ).

···· Subrinah (Bina) P. Bandy (564, 18-1499) (July 6, 1887 - November 1, 1908).

··· Thomas C. Bandy, Jr. (197, 17-943) (June 17, 1827 - February 2, 1898).

··· MahalaBandy (594, 17-944) (December 23, 1829 - April 6, 1919) married Felix Grundy Parr (594, 17-1070).

··· Polly Ann Bandy (197, 17-945) (January 11, 1832 - August 15, 1847).

··· Joel H. Bandy (197, 17-946) (April 16, 1835 - September 19, 1862).

·· George Bannister Bandy (198, 16-386) (December 28, 1782 - January 3, 1866) was born in Botetourt County, moved to Kentucky, and then to Putnam County, Indiana where he died. He is listed in the Kentucky censuses for 1810 and 1820, and the Indiana censuses for 1830, 1840, and 1850. Married Phoebe Barger (198, 16-394) (1798 - ? ), and they had eight children. The youngest, name unknown, died at the age of one. The other seven children are:

··· JohnBandy (362, 17-548) (1830 - ? ) married Keziah Burnett (362, 17-556).

··· WilliamBandy (363, 17-549) (1832 - ? ) married Margaret Croy (363, 17-557).

··· ElizaBandy (366, 17-550) (1835 - ? ) married Harrison Wilson (366, 17-558).

··· Francis Marion Bandy (364, 17-551) (1837 - ? ) married Eliza Ann McGill (364, 17-631)(1838 - ? ). Listed in the 1860 and 1870 Indiana censuses.

···· Alice Bandy(1862 - ? ).

··· NancyBandy (367, 17-552) (1838 - ? ) married Jonathan Branham (368, 17-559).

··· ElizabethBandy (368, 17-553) (1839 - ? ) married John Buell Sackett (368, 17-560).

··· James Franklin Bandy (365, 17-554) ( 1841 - ? ) married Letitia L. C. Miller (365, 17-561)(1845 - ? ), and they had four known children. Listed in the 1870 Indiana census.

···· Haskell Bandy (1863 - ? ).

···· Marion D. Bandy(1866 - ? ).

···· Lutilia Bandy(1869 - ? ).

···· George Bandy(1870 - ? ).