The descendants of Reuben Elmer Bandy (1815 - 1891)
16 Apr 2005
Reuben Elmer Bandy (William , Jesse )(442, 17-694) (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 Tennessee censuses, and the 1880 Georgia census. 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 Collins, Texas in 1891. Based on the listed birthplace for some of their children, Reuben and Mary lived in Illinois for a while. Reuben and Marys children include:
Mary M. (Mollie) Bandy (19-8245) (1866 - ? ) born in Tennessee. She married J. W. Kever (19-9032) on March 21 1889 in Carrollton, Arkansas.
David F. (Frank) Bandy (19-9033) (1868 - ? ) born in Tennessee, married Minnie Troutman (19-9033) on August 28, 1889 in Carroll County, Arkansas. Listed in the 1900 Collin County, Texas with three children.
Agga A. (Alyce) Bandy (19-9035) (1869 - ? ) born in Illinois, married a Jenkins.
Joseph A. Bandy (19-9037) (perhaps the first name was Joshua) (1877 - ? ) was born in Arkansas.
John H. (Henry) Bandy (19-9038) (December 1879 - ? ) was born in Arkansas.
Claud Bandy (19-8106) (May 1887 - ? ).
Eddie Bandy (19-9039) (June 1889 - ? ) Eddie BANDY (SSN 465-38-9197 b. 20 Mar, 1889, d. Jan 1975). He was a Judge. He had no degree, no schooling but was voted in for years - did the courthouse janitorial work too. He married bef 1925 in Collin Co. TX Eva CONGER (SSN 465-38-9198 b. 20 Mar 1890, d. Jul 1968). Eddie and Eva's Children were:
Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bandy (19-9040) (May 13, 1884 - 1958) who married James Wesley Pruitt (19-9041) in Collin County, Texas.
Minnie Bandy (19-9042).