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Avy Bandy of Cumberland County

Avy Bandy (75, 14-38), assumed to be either Richard's brother or sister-in-law, had at least two sons,Thomas Bandy (15-74 (1745 - ? ) and George Bandy (192, 16-373) (1750 - June 1830) in Cumberland County. Cumberland County, Virginia Court Records on August 25, 1755 state, “Ordered that the Church wardens of Southam Parish bind out Thomas and George Bandy sons of Avy [?] Bandy according to law.” The middle letter of the name is unclear, so some think the name is Amy and others think it is Ary. The assumption is that the record indicates that Thomas and George are bound out as apprentices because they were orphaned or abandoned. Avy’s George moved to North Carolina (see the next chapter). Thomas' fate is uncertain. For reasons presented below, he is assumed to be the father of Thomas C.

·George Bandy (192, 16-373) (1750 - October 1822), who married Christina Slinkard (192, 16-374) (? - June 1830), is discussed in the next chapter which describes Bandys found in North Carolina as George and Christina are more usually associated with North Carolina.

·Thomas Bandy (75, 15-74) (1745 - ? ) is listed here as the father of Thomas C.Burt Eubank suggested the theory that Avy's Thomas is the ancestor of the Tazewell County, Virginia group. Bandy Gallimaufry reports John (191, 16-371) (1752 - 1818) (1795 Richard's son) as the first Bandy in Tazewell County. So, this is offered as an alternative theory. There is insufficient evidence to exclude either theory. The Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia report that Thomas Bandy, born in about 1745, in Botetourt County, Virginia married Nancy Perry and they had three children, John C. Bandy (who was born sometime around 1815), William W. Bandy (who was born sometime around 1813), and Ellen Bandy. The Annals also report that Thomas died in Tazewell County in 1825, at the approximate age of eighty. Then, after discussing son John's family, the Annals report that Thomas Bandy married a second time to Sallie Woldrige on July 16, 1842. As he could not have married after his death, the relationships in the Annals have always been confusing. Children reported for the second marriage are Thomas (Jr.), Richard, Lucy, Elizabeth, and Patsy. Lula Hankins Hunter identifies Thomas’ second wife’s name as Sarah “Sally” Beavers. Burt Eubank suggests that the account skips some relevant facts, and that the Thomas who married in 1842 was Thomas (Jr.). Based on the 1850 Tazewell County census, the Thomas who married Sallie was born around 1783.[i]

An unresolved mystery is the marriage of Thomas Bandy to Nancy Craddock, daughter of William Craddock (deceased), reported to have occurred on April 16, 1806 in Botetourt County, Virginia[ii]. That marriage has caused some confusion. Some have concluded that it is the marriage by Thomas C. who moved to Tazewell County. A Thomas (presumably Thomas C.) married Nancy Peery on April 7, 1806. She is listed as the daughter of James Peery. Tilman Crockett was the bondsman.[iii]Two marriages involving a Thomas Bandy and a Nancy taking place in Botetourt County within days of each other in 1806 can easily be confusing. Who was involved is yet to be resolved.

Adding to all of this confusion is the fact that Benoni Banning lived in the area following the Revolutionary War, after he left Maryland and before he moved to Burke County, North Carolina suggesting that the family is somehow related to the Bannings of Maryland.

Thomas C. is discussed here along with wives Nancy Peery and Sallie Schrader Wooldridge, their children (··), grandchildren (···), and great-grandchildren (····). In the interest of space, great-great grandchildren (·····) are listed only if their family name is Bandy.

·· Thomas C. Bandy (407, 17-627) (1783 - 1864) moved to Tazewell County, Virginia. An alternative theory suggests that Thomas is the son of John Bandy (191, 16-371)(1752-1818) and Lucy Christian (191, 16-372). Thomas apparently married Nancy Peery (407, 17-519) (1785 - ? ) on April 7, 1806 in Botetourt County, Virginia, moved to Tazewell County, and there married Sallie Schrader Wooldridge (408, 17-630) (1805 - ? ) on July 16, 1842. Thomas is listed in the 1820, 1850 and 1860 Virginia censuses. A 70 year old Sarah Bandy listed in the 1870 Virginia census is assumed to be Sally. Lula Hankins Hunter identifies Thomas’ second wife’s name as Sarah “Sally” Beavers.

Thomas and Nancy’s five children included.

··· John C. Bandy (845, 18-708) (1811 - 1895) married Elizabeth H. Perry (845, 18-707) (1822 - ? ) on November 1, 1838, and they had six children. He marriedAmanda Bryson Kinzer on September 14, 1865 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Listed in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 Virginia censuses.

John and Elizabeth’s children include:

···· Thomas Bandy(845, 19-1064).

···· George W. Bandy (1533, 19-1063) (March 1841 - ? ) married Harriet Perry (1533, 19-1173) (1841 - ? ) on December 16, 1861, and they had no children. George W. Bandy served in Virginia’s 8th Calvary, Company H in the Civil War. Listed in the 1870 Virginia census.

···· Nancy Bandy (845, 19-2408) (1843 - ? ).

···· Eleanor Bandy (2011, 19-2409) (1848 - 1901) married Charles C. Yost (2011, 19-2410) on May 20, 1868, and they had seven children.

···· John Bandy (845, 19-1065) (1852 - ? ).

···· Mary E. Bandy (1534, 19-1066) (June 1854 - ? ) married Andrew Jackson Cress.

··· EllenBandy (1236, 18-710) married James M. Crawford (1236, 18-1846) on January 1, 1841.

··· JamesBandy (407, 18-1077).

··· PollyBandy (407, 18-1078).

··· William W. Bandy (846, 18-709) (August 10, 1816 - March 17, 1890) married Ella (Nellie) Harrison (846, 18-712) (1814 - ? ), and they had about 12 children. Married Malinda Woosley (847, 18-1786) (1847 - ?) on February 7, 1865 in Tazewell County, Virginia and they had 11 children. Listed in the 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 Virginia censuses.

William andElla’s children include:

···· Guy Bandy (846, 19-1070) moved to Kentucky. Guy H. Bandy served in the Virginia Confederate Calvary, Ferguson’s Battalion, Spurlock’s Company as a Corporal and in the 45th Infantry, Company A during the Civil War.

···· Joseph Bandy(1539, 19-1076) (1854 - ? ) married Linnie Beavers (1539, 19-1082) on October 18, 1876 in Tazewell County, Virginia and they had four children.

····· James E. Bandy (2347, 20-850) (about 1879 - ?) married Mary Ann Brewster (2347, 20-854) on May 18, 1899 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

····· William Bandy (2348, 20-851) married an Altizer.

····· John Malcom Bandy (2349, 20-852) married Maggie Creed (2349, 20-2570) on November 14, 1914 and they had nine children.

····· Blair Bandy(1539, 20-853).

····· Flora Jane Bandy (about 1881 ? ) married Thomas M. Mitchell on September 23, 1897 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· Thomas Bandy (1535, 19-1067) (1835 - ? ) married Lilly Wingo (perhaps Christian) (1535, 19-1078) (1840 - ? ) on July 28, 1853 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had 11 children. Listed in the 1860 and 1870 Virginia censuses.

····· Charles Bandy (2332, 20-815) (about 1878 - ? ) married a Blankenship, and they had seven children. Was Lilly age 13 at the time of the marriage? He also married Dicey Lewis on April 3, 1900.

····· Sarilda (Marilda) Bandy (2338, 20-819) (September 23, 1868 - ? ) married James Beavers (2338, 20-829) in Tazewell County, Virginia on December 1, 1887.

····· Mary Belle Bandy (2339, 20-820) (about 1874 - ? ) married Joseph Reynolds (2339, 20-829) on October 27, 1898 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had two daughters.

····· Robert Henry Bandy (2930, 20-2440)(October 27, 1867 - December 7, 1912) married Eliza J. Beavers (2930, 20-2441).

····· Annie Bandy (2333, 20-812) (August 16, 1856 - ? ) married William Mitchell (2333, 20-822) on January 20, 1871 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

····· William W. Bandy (2330, 20-811) (July 19,1858 - ? ) married Rebecca Harrison (2330, 20-821). By another account he married Rebecca Bandy on May 1, 1878 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had one daughter.

····· Jane M. Bandy (2335, 20-816) (1860 - ? ) married Thomas P. Beavers (2335, 20-826) on December 22, 1881 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

····· Elizabeth (Ella) Bandy (2334, 20-813) (1864 - September 28, 1909) married Erastus Blair Beavers (2334, 20-823) (February 1860 - June 6, 1950) on April 10, 1884 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had 12 children.

····· Martha (Mattie)Bandy(2337, 20-818) (1869 - ? ) married William L. Beavers (2337, 20-828)(1861 - ? ) on August 12, 1886 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

····· Nancy (Nannie) Bandy (2336, 20-817)(December 29, 1876 - May 26, 1939) married Columbus H. Beavers (2336, 20-827) (1868 - ? ) on December 7, 1893 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

····· John Thomas Bandy (2331, 20-814)(1878 - ? ) married Nancy (Nannie) Beavers (2331, 20-824) in Tazewell County, Virginia on October 7, 1897, and they had four children..

···· James Bandy (1536, 19-1068) (June 16, 1836 - December 29, 1902) married Nannie Christian (1536, 19-1079) (May 1, 1836 - December 27, 1874) on June 14, 1855, and they had six children. He also married Sarah Whitt on September 18, 1876 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had three children. Listed in the 1860 Virginia census.

James andNannie’s children include:

····· Rebecca Bandy (1536, 20-831) (about 1860 - ? ) married William P. Bandy (July 19, 1858 - ? ) on May 1, 1878 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

····· Ellen Bandy (1536, 20-832)(April 9, 1861 - ? ).

····· Vincent A. Bandy(2340, 20-833) (about 1865 - ?) married Vicie Wingo (2340, 20-838).

····· Bogle Bandy (1536, 20-834).

····· Elizabeth Bandy (about 1856 - ? )

····· Hamilton Bandy (December 27, 1866 - ? )

James andSarah’s children include:

····· Lula Bandy (July 23, 1877 - March 22, 1923)

····· Mollie Bandy (January 1, 1879 - April 8, 1967)

····· Nannie Bandy (September 14, 1880 - July 4, 1944).

···· Nancy Bandy (2067, 19-1069) (1837 - ? ) married George Dos Christian (2068, 19-2570) on August 28, 1871 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Nancy was listed in the 1860 Virginia census. She had ten children including Guy Bandy and nine named Christian, five were born before her marriage to George.

····· Guy Bandy married Elizabeth Brewster on April 15, 1886 in McDowell County, West Virginia.

···· Rebecca Bandy (2068, 19-1071) (1841 - ? ) married Andrew VanDyke (2068, 19-2571).

···· Clarissa J. (Clara) Bandy (2069, 19-1072) (1843 - ? ) married Bob VanDyke (2069, 19-2572).

···· Hannah Bandy (846, 19-1073) (1844 - ? ) married Tillman Mullins on September 9, 1862 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· Betsy Bandy (846, 19-2632) (1844 - ? ).

···· John (James) Bandy (846, 19-1074) (1846 - ? ).

···· George Bandy (846, 19-1077) (1849 - ? ).

···· William M. Bandy (1538, 19-1075) (October 14, 1849 - April 11, 1925) married Sarah Harrison (1538, 19-1081) on September 24, 1872 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had five children.

····· John H. Bandy (2342, 20-840) (June 27, 1874 - May 14, 1955 married Laura Belle Payne (2342, 20-845), and they had no children.

····· Dora Belle Bandy (2345, 20-841) (June 12, 1875 - December 12, 1945) married Jesse Tabor (2345, 20-846), and they had 11 children.

····· Ella May Bandy(2346, 20-842) married Albert Shannon (2346, 20-847), and they had six children.

····· Edward Bandy(2343, 20-843) (1881 - 1950) married Blanche Lookhart (2343, 20-848), and they had six children.

····· William T. Bandy (2344, 20-844) married Ora Sparks (2344, 20-849), and they had eight children.

William andMalinda’s children include:

···· George W. Bandy (847, 19-2575) (about 1868 - ? ).

···· Susie Louise Bandy (2072, 19-2577) (November 11, 1873 - August 1946) marriedJohn H. Harmon (2072, 19-2578).

···· Maczy (Mollie) Bandy (847, 19-2412)(1870 - ? ) married David Isaac Clifton on September 23, 1896 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· Albert MartinBandy (2013, 19-2413)(February 17, 1872 - July 6, 1941) married Nancy Louise Altizer (2013, 19-2486) (November 23, 1876 - November 21, 1937) on July 29, 1900, and they had five children.

····· Lawyer Clyde Bandy (3032, 20-2717) (July 2, 1903 - January 23, 1972) marriedRay Cochran (3032, 20-2718), and they had one son.

····· Beatrice Rose “Doll”Bandy (2937, 20-2462) (September 6, 1905 - August 20, 1989) marriedAugustus Thornton Witten (2150, 20-2464) (March 22, 1901 - November 29, 1962) in Bristol, Tennessee on October 2, 1922, and they had three daughters, and later divorced.

····· Claude Olbert Bandy(3033, 20-2720) (January 20, 1908 - May 11, 1970) married Lillian Gilbert (3033, 20-2721), and they had ten children.

····· Finley C. Bandy (2013, 20-2722) (August 4, 1910 - September 17, 1972) never married.

····· George Lawrence Robert Bandy (3034, 20-2723)(April 29, 1915 - March 29, 1984) married Mildred Harr (3034, 20-2724)(May 23, 1915 - May, 1996), and they had three children.

···· Susan Louisa Bandy (847, 19-2414) (November 11, 1873 - August 1946).

···· Laura RoseBandy (2077, 19-2415) (1876 - ? ) married George McGuire (2077, 19-2585) (1864 - ? ), and they had one daughter.

····· Mollie Margaret McGuire (3873, 21-2529) married Charles Glen Beavers (3873, 21-2518) (June 25, 1886 - October 17, 1955) on March 23, 1913 in Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had five children.

···· Lilly (Mollie)Bandy (2071, 19-2416) (1878 - ? ) married Dave Clifford (2071, 19-2576).

···· Lilly Vicie Bandy (2073, 19-2579) (January 8, 1878 - January 23, 1949) married Jim Vance (2073, 19-2580).

···· Dora Bandy (2074, 19-2417) (May 26, 1879 - August 20, 1959) married Charles Buskell (2074, 19-2581) on May 1, 1901.

···· Ruth Rowena Virginia Bandy (2076, 19-2583) (October 2, 1881 - March 22, 1963) married Frank Crockett (2076, 19-2584).

···· Whitt Bandy (2070, 19-2573) (about 1884 - 1915) married Martha “Sis” Patterson (2070, 19-2574).

Thomas and Sallie’s five children include:

··· LucyBandy (849, 18-714) (1842 - ? ) married John Beavers (849, 18-718) on February 9, 1860, and they had three children.

···· Sarah Beavers (about 1850 - ? ).

···· Mathias Beavers (about 1865 - ? ).

···· James Beavers (about 1867 - ? ).

··· Thomas Richard Bandy (848, 18-713) (June 1843 - June 20, 1915) married Eliza Jane Sayers (848, 18-717) (1845 - ? ) on February 18, 1864, and they had between 13 and 15 children. Listed in the 1870 Virginia census. Known children include:

···· Orlena Bandy(2014, 19-1083) married George W. Beavers (perhaps his name was Browers) (2014, 19-2418) on January 10 , 1883 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· Sarah Bandy(1540, 19-1084) (about 1867 - ? ) married a Hankins.

···· John Bandy(1541, 19-1085) (October 1, 1868 - ? ) married a Watkins or perhaps a Brovers.

···· Hannah Bandy(1543, 19-1088) (about 1874 - ? ) married James A. Nelson on April 1, 1894 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· Samuel Bandy (848, 19-1416).

···· Jessie Bandy(848, 19-1417).

···· Thomas Cucumber Bandy (1542, 19-1086) (April 16, 1870 - ?) married Margaret “Maggie” Pruitt (1542, 19-1415) on September 13, 1893 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

····· Mary Belle Bandy

····· Ruth Bandy

····· William Bandy (January 24, 1894 - October 1954) married Ella Jones, and they had four children

····· Samuel T. Bandy (March 23, 1896 - January 1976) married Mollie Harman on March 1, 1921 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had six children.

····· Robert L. Bandy (October 3, 1898 - November 1982).

····· Charles Greever Bandy (January 14, 1900 - June 5, 1973) married Viney Riley, and they had seven children.

····· James Grat Bandy (January 14, 1900 - June 5, 1973) married Annie Ruth Marrs on December 24, 1934 and they had seven children.

····· George Walter Bandy (August 7, 1904 - June 1982) married Clarice Dove Shrader on June 10, 1925 in Tazewell County, Virginia and they had eight children.

····· Eliza Bandy (October 27, 1910 - December 1980) had one son.

···· Mary BelleBandy (1548, 19-1087) (July 6, 1873 - April 17, 1967) married George Hankins (1548, 19-1094) on November 17, 1891.

···· James R. Bandy(1544, 19-1089) (June 1876 - ? ) married Tansy Ward (1544, 19-1095).

···· George Otis Bandy (1545, 19-1090) (June 1878 - ? ) married Nancy Hankins (1545, 19-1096).

···· Leroy Frazier (Lee) Bandy (1546, 19-1091) (July 22,1880 - April 9, 1940) married Mary Witt (perhaps Whitt or White)(1546, 19-1097) on December 10, 1902, and they had 11 children.

····· Urias Bandy (February 19, 1904 - August 12, 1977) married Dokie Altizer. He also married Thelma Bandy on June 18, 1938, and they had one son.

····· Everette Bandy (February 1905- September 1906).

····· Uval Bandy (April 19, 1907 - ? ) married Rosa Nelson on September 21, 1925. He married Eva Sparks on July 29, 1928, and they had three children.

····· Elva Bandy (November 5, 1909 - ? ) married Jessie James Adkins in May 1927, and they had ten children.

····· Herman Bandy (July 21, 1910 - ? ) married May Earls, and they had one daughter. He married Sarah Nelson on April 28, 1928.

····· Hannah Bandy (July 9, 1912 - ? ) married Rex Dye, and they had three children.

····· Lawrence Bandy (February 26, 1915 - March 2, 1935) married Ruby Pruett in 1934.

····· Louis Bandy (March 16, 1916 -? ) married Ruth Riggsby in 1934.

····· Cornelia Bandy (September 21, 1919 - ? ) married Ivan Osborne on September 10, 1939, and they had two children.

····· Helen Bandy (February 11, 1922 - ? ) married Leon Brown on July 18, 1942, and they had two children.

····· Beulah Bandy (August 14, 1924 - ? ) married Arnold Davis, and they had three children.

···· Grat MustardBandy (848, 19-1092) (November 1883 - ? ) never married.

···· Greever Bandy (1547, 19-1093) (November 1883 - ? ) married Rebecca Deskins (1547, 19-1098).

··· Elizabeth“Betsy” Bandy (408, 18-715) (1844 - ? ) married Augustus S. Waldron on September 22, 1858 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and they had five children.

···· Crockett Waldron (about 1859 - ? ).

···· Rebecca Waldron (about 1861 - ? ).

···· Thomas Waldron (about 1863 - ? ).

···· John Waldron (about 1867 - ? ).

···· James Waldron (about 1869 - ? ).

···Nancy Bandy (408, 18-1948) (1844 - ? ).

··· Martha J. (Patsy) Bandy (1220, 18-716) (1846 - October 24, 1925 ) married Mathias Beavers (1220, 18-1787) on April 7, 1864 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and George Brewster on October 2, 1855 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· Hannah D. Brewster (October 30, 1867 - ? )

···· Andrew L. Brewster (March 10, 1870 - June 29, 1960) married Mary B. Hankins on January 27, 1926 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· James H. Brewster (about 1873 - ? ) married Mary S. Riley on February 19, 1895 in Tazewell County, Virginia.

···· William M. Brewster (about 1875 - ? ).

···· Resin Godby Brewster (June 1, 1886 - February 21, 1959).

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[i]An interesting marriage is reported in LDS software between Thomas Bandy and Catharine Terry on April 7, 1779 in the St. Joseph-Trenton, Missouri area. There is no additional information nor is there any indication of the source of this report. Missouri was controlled by Spain at the time of this reported marriage. Spain was paying bounties to settlers to encourage development. No confirmation of this marriage can be found. In a strange coincidence the same LDS database lists a marriage between Susie Banning and Charles Terry in July 1867 in Randolph, Missouri. It is possible that the date of 1779 is a reporting error and should be 1879. The presence of Bandys and Bannings at the same location is reported in Chapter 1.

An alternative explanation that is consistent with these facts, but entirely speculative, is that Avy's Thomas married Catharine Terry in 1779, and they had son Thomas in 1783. The father married Nancy Craddock in 1806, and the son married Nancy Perry in the same year. That would explain the confusion over the marriages. The son's second marriage was to Sallie Woldridge in 1842. In general, assumptions are independent, in that the first marriage does not have to have been to Catharine Terry for the other assumptions to be possible.

[ii]Anne Lowry Worrell, Early Marriages, Wills, and Some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1975, p. 5.

[iii]John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr., Botetourt County Marriages, 1770-1853, Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Co., p. 39.

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