Source for: Lewis Riley Bandy, 10 Aug 1797 - Index
General Source: S138
Text: 1. Bandy Households in the 1850 US census: Dale Bandy.
2. Private Papers: Arlene (Mrs. Wayne) Cook.
3. Family Bible of Lewis and Martha Short Bandy: Lewis and Martha Bandy.
4. Census 1820 TN Index: Ronald Vern Jackson.
5. Bandys in 1790 to 1840 US Censuses: Dale Bandy.
6. Bandy Households in the US Censuses: Dale Bandy.
7. Bandy Households in the 1870 US Census: Dale Bandy.
8. Bandy Households in the 1880 US census: Dale Bandy.
9. Cemetary Books, v1 1987, v2 1989: Macon Cty TN Historical SocietC.
10. Correspondence With Bandys, 1910 & Subsequent: John McDowell Ballard.
11. Misc Private Papers: Mrs. Billy Bandy.
Date: 28 Jul 2006General Source: S385
Note: Place of birth given as Caroline City, Virginia.
Date: 18 Aug 2006General Source: S146
Page: page 196 typed
Note: All the names are as the census extractor read them. We think Sancy is Yancy, because their is a Yancy in the 1860 census. Notice that Lewis lives next to Locky Bandy and his sister Rhoda Bandy. Last childs name extracted as Town but on census it looks like Lowry.
Text: 793/793 Lewis Bandy, age 53, male, waggonmaker, born in Virginia
Martha Bandy, age 42, female, born in North Carolina, cannot read or write
Josiah W. Bandy, age 28, male, waggonmaker, born in Tennessee, cannot read or write
Demorens D. Bandy, age 20, male, waggonmaker, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year
Riley Bandy, age 16, male, waggonmaker, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year
George Bandy, age 14, male, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year
Wesley Bandy, age 13, male, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year
Wiley Bandy, age 12, male, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year
Sancy Bandy, age 9, male, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year
Town Bandy, age 6, male, born in Tennessee
Date: 26 Sep 1850General Source: S129
Page: page 78
Text: 589/567 L. Bandy, age 62, male, maconich(sic), $800, born in Virginia
Martha Bandy, age 58, female, born in North Carolina
L. R. Bandy, age 25, male, farmer, born in Tennessee
J. M. Bandy, age 20, male, born in Tennessee, attended school within the year
Yancy Bandy, age 18, male, farmer, born in Tennessee
R. D. Bandy, age 16, male, farmer, born in Tennessee
Date: ABT 1 Oct 1860General Source: S443
Page: page 001
Text: Name: L. R. BANDY State: TN County: Macon County Township: Dist. 5 Male Voters Year: 1891
Page: 001 Database: TN 1891 Voters ListGeneral Source: S1006
Text: 50 iv. Lewis Bandy, born August 10, 1797General Source: S1027
Page: Page No. 6 handwritten
Note: This census does not tell how Louis and Martha are related but on the 1880 census it says that they are married.
Text: 37/38 Bandy, Louis, age 72, male, white, miller, $600/$400, born in Virginia
Bandy, Martha W., age 25, female, white, keeping house, born in Tennessee, cannot read or write
Date: 1 Jun 1870General Source: S5
Note: Does not have children in birth order. Thinks that Nancy, Yancy, Lowry, and Christopher were born in Smith Co., TN. Has Harrison Green and Locky Bandy combined as one person.General Source: S1181
Note: Judith (Tucker) Rittenhouse replied to Burt Eubank in an e-mail on 29 Jan 2007 " . . . I don't have any idea why someone thought she was a male and that got perpetuated on. But perhaps an extractor decided she must be a male and the researcher didn't actually get to see the census. I had an extractor for Ancestry put three of my husband's Aunts on as male. Guess he/she couldn't believe that Wilie, Gene, and Clyde were females. I sent in a correction and thank goodness we can do that.
Text: (1) You (Judith Rittenhouse) report that the 1850 Macon Cty TN census shows Lockey as female. Both Dale Bandy and Arlene Cook report the 1850 census sex as being male. Male, of course, is out of line with the sex reported in later censuses.
(2) The Lewis and Martha Short Bandy family Bible lists the followign 11 sons and 1 daughter (I am not sure the Bible lists the names exactly as below. The names may be a combination of the Bible and other sources: Smith Martin, Joseah Washington, Green Harrison, Minervia Vernie, Demarcus Delafayette, Jefferson, Lewis Riley (Doc), George Marion, Wesley Lester (Louis), Joseph Wiley, Yancy Doctor, Bishop Lowry.
(3) In addition to the above children, Arlene Cook adds three more children of Lewis and Martha - a son Lockey b. ca 1825, a daughter Nancy b. ca 1839 and a son Christopher b. ca 1845 who d infant.
(4) On 10 Apr 1910 George M. Bandy of Lafayette, TN, wrote Mack Ballard (my excerpt of his letter, not verbatim) - note that he does not list sisters, but that his list of brothers agrees with the Bible:
My father was lewis who came from VA in 1808 with Lewis' father Cary and Lewis' bro Thomas.
My father m Martha Short. Her father came from NC and was a Capt in War of 1812.
My brothers [*indicates not living at time of letter]:
Smith M Bandy* m Caroline Frazier of Tipton Cty TN.
Josiah W Bandy* m Mary Drive of Tipton Cty TN.
Green H Bandy* m ELizabeth Barbee
Marcus D Bandy m Rebecca Vanover of Daviess Cty KY.
Jefferson Bandy* m Jane Vanover of Daviess Cty KY.
Lewis R Bandy m Mary Blankenship
George W Bandy (me) m Lucinda Walton
Wesley L Bandy m Margaret Binion
Joseph W Bandy* m Flora A White
Dactez 9Yancy?) Bandy* d single
Bishop L Bandy m Catherine Humphrey
(5) On 4 Jun 1910, G. A. Bandy of Lamar, MO, wrote Mack Ballard (again, my excerpt)--note, he says Lewis had 10 sons and 1 daughter:
My wife's g-father was Kary Bandy
Her uncles were
Bluford, who had 8 boys
Wesley, who had 3 boys
Lewis, who had 10 boys and 1 girl
(6) The 1900 Franklin Cty MO census has an entry for a Lockey Jane Bandy, F, b TN, Mar 1827, parents both from VA. (This is not the Locky Jane Bandy related to these Bandies.)
(7) G A Bandy's letter (4 above) reports that Smith Martin married Caroline Frazier of Tipton Cty TN. Further the 1860 Tipton Cty TN census lists S M. Bandy, age 32, as head of household with C, F, age 28. My guess is that these are Smith Martin and Caroline, even though the age listed for S M is off by 8 years. Therefore, I doubt that Lockey was Smith Martin's widow.
Again, I hope that you can find other pieces such that these are helpful and make sense. If you do come up with new information, please forward it on to us. Thanks, Burt.
Date: Sent 29 Jan 2007General Source: S1263
Page: Page No. 4
Note: Although all ages and children do not match exactly, Judith Rittenhouse believe "Levis" is Lewis R. Bandy. Macon County, Tennessee was not organized until 1842 and much of it came from Smith County. Lewis' brother "Blewford" adn father "Carry" are also on this census. Males: Lewis Bandy 30-40; Smith Martin, Josiah and Green 15-20; Marcus, Jefferson and Lewis 5-10; George, Wesley and Wiley under 5. Females: Martha (abt 38) 20-30; Minerva (abt 14) 5-10.
Text: Name: Levis Bandy, Township: Not Stated, County: Smith, State: Tennessee, Number of persons in household: 12, Ages of persons in household: 3 Males under 5, 3 Males 5-10, 3 Males 15-20, 1 Male 30-40, 1 Female 5-10, 1 Female 20-30.General Source: S1264
Page: Page 53 handwritten
Text: Name: Lewis Bandy, County: Smith, State: Tennessee, Number of persons in household: 7, Ages of persons in household: 2 Males under 5, 2 Males 5-10, 1 Male 30-40, 1 Female under 5, 1 Female 20-30.General Source: S1006
Page: p. 6
Text: 50iv. Lewis Bandy, born August 10, 1797.