And a Few Famous But Distant Relatives

Estes Kefauver, Adlai Stevenson’s 1956 Democratic vice-presidential running mate, is descended from Elizabeth Bandy (306, 17-8) (1780 - ? ) who married Daniel James. Elizabeth is the daughter of Richard (156, 16-1) (1750 - November 1815) and granddaughter of Richard (71, 14-1) (July 8, 1722 - July 21, 1795). Elizabeth and Daniel’s daughter Sarah Jane (August 6, 1802 - ? ) married Jacob Kefauver March 10, 1796 of Maryland, and they had eight children.

George Marion Bandy (794, 18-632) (November 7, 1835 - March 31, 1915) married Lucinda Spires Walton (794, 18-1065) (May 2, 1837 - November 13, 1915). She was the sister of Sam Walton’s (Wal-Mart’s founder) grandfather.

Actor George Clooney and singer Rosemary Clooney are related to Ansel L. Bandy (1051, 18-1223) and Mary Ann Burgess (1051, 18-1231). Ansel is the son of William Bandy (539, 17-931) and Dicie Green Bandy (539, 17-932) and perhaps the grandson of David and Mourning Bandy. Ansel and Mary’s daughter Dicy Florence Bandy (1790, 19-1732) married James Jack “Major” Edwards, and they had a son Ansel Lee Roy Edwards. Their daughter Dica Mae Edwards married a Warren, and they had a daughter Nina Bruce Warren. She married Nick Clooney, Rosemary’s brother.