The descendants of Reuben Elmer Bandy (1815 - 1891)

last updated 16 Apr 2005
The information on this page was provided 
by Dale Bandy and Lisa Thompson and edited by Derek Bandy

•• 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 Mary’s children include:

••• Nancy E. Bandy (442, 18-1934) (1842 - ? ) married Thomas Pierce (1838 - ? ) on September 19, 1859 in Meigs County, Tennessee.

••• John William Bandy (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 from Tennessee who served in the Confederate Army and two in the Union Army. 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. Based on the birthplaces for the children, the family moved from Tennessee to Illinois about 1868 or 1869 and to Arkansas by 1877. Listed in the 1900 Collin County, Texas census with three additional children.

•••• 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.

••••• Cloe E. Bandy (20-9599) (November 1889 - ? ).

••••• Johnnie D. Bandy (20-9600)(May 1897 - ? ).

••••• Essa E. Bandy (20-9601) (May 1999 - ? ).

•••• Agga A. (Alyce) Bandy (19-9035) (1869 - ? ) born in Illinois, married a Jenkins.

•••• James R. Bandy (19-9036) (1872 - ? ) was born in Illinois.

•••• 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.

Other children may include:

•••• 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: 

•••••Royal BANDY (b. 7 Feb 1911, d. 16 Dec 1994) Marble Falls, Burnet, TX  Wife: Tincy (b. 11 May 1913, d. 17 Jan 1988) 

•••••Autie BANDY (b. 29 Mar 1914, d. 30 Apr 1991) Lubbock Melba no info 

•••••Leon BANDY m. Irene currently in Lubbock 

•••••Ouita BANDY (SSN 467-16-2707 b 1925 Collin Co. TX) married Robert Garrett (b. 17 Oct 1919, d. 29 Nov 1995)  Remarried in 1977 George Turchin (b. Jan 1919, d. June 1990)

•••• Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bandy (19-9040) (May 13, 1884 - 1958) who married James Wesley Pruitt (19-9041) in Collin County, Texas.

••••• Pruit Pruit (20-9049).

•••• Minnie Bandy (19-9042).

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