Person:Thomas Bandy (10)

Thomas Bandy
m. 10 Jul 1740
  1. Mary Bandy1744 - Aft 1795
  2. Elizabeth Bandy1746 - Aft 1795
  3. Thomas Bandy1748 - 1835
  4. Richard Bandy1750 - 1815
  5. John Bandy1752 - 1818
m. Abt 1765
  1. Phebe Christian Bandy1765 -
  2. Carey Bandy1769 - 1849
  3. Richard Bandy1771 - 1816
  4. Elizabeth Bandy1773 - 1790
  5. Martha Bandy1775 - 1833
  6. Thomas Bandy1775 - 1840
m. 22 Nov 1778
  1. James Bandy1786 -
  2. Elihu Bandy1788 -
  3. Elizabeth Bandy1790 -
  4. Robert Dobson Bandy1792 -
  5. Herasha Bandy1794 -
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Bandy
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Jun 1748 Cumberland County, Virginia
Marriage Abt 1765 Virginiato Mary "Polly" Christian
Alt Marriage 12 Oct 1777 Virginia[Per Nancy's statement in husband's Revolutionary War Pension Application]
to Nancy Vanover Burns
Marriage 22 Nov 1778 Bedford County, Virginia[Per Revolutionary Pension Application File of Thomas]
to Nancy Vanover Burns
Death[1] 18 Oct 1835 Sumner County, Tennessee

Military Service

American Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 1, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Bandy, Thomas - entered service 1781 in Bedford County (now Franklin County), Virginia; born 6/22/1748 in Cumberland County, Virginia; moved to Botetourt County, Virginia, thence to Sumner County, Tennessee, where granted Pension in 1833; died 10/18/1835; married (1) Polley/Polly _____ & had 5 children by her; married (2) 12 August 1777/8 to Nancy Burns; widow was born 3/1757 & granted Pension 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee & died 8/12/1852; children's births: Cary/Carey 10/30/1769, Richard 7/10/1771, Elizabeth 2/7/1773, Martha 8/8/1775, Thomas 8/8/1775, James 12/27/1786, Elihu 6/9/1788, Elizabeth 4/4/1790, Robert Dobson 2/15/1792, Horasha 8/13/1794; son Cary & Thomas resided in Smith County, Tennessee in 1837; other family bible births: Nancy Bandy 2/12/1811, Samuel Vanover 2/8/1811, Juicey Vanover 2/18/--; query letter in file in 1926 from Mrs. Truman H. Connor, Ft. Worth, TX, great granddaughter of a Richard Bandy, a War of 1812 soldier from Tennessee. R132.

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    Thomas Bandy (110, 15-1) (June 22, 1748 - October 18, 1835) was born in Cumberland County, Virginia. He enlisted as a private from Bedford County, Virginia on August 1, 1781, He was in the Battle of Guilford Court House, in North Carolina, and the siege of Yorktown. He lived in Botetourt County, Virginia. He was executor of his father’s will. Thomas moved to Tennessee where he died. Thomas married twice, first to Mary Polly Christian (110, 15-2) ( ? - about 1776) on November 22, 1768 and then to Nancy Burns (111, 15-0) (March 1757 - August 12, 1852) on October 12, 1777 in Bedford County, Virginia. Thomas was listed in the Virginia census for 1810 and the Tennessee censuses for 1820 and 1830. Nancy was listed in the Tennessee census for 1850 as age 95. See Chapter 6 for details regarding descendants.

  2.   Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension Application of Thomas Bandy W5782
    Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

    State of Tennessee } SS
    Sumner County }
    On this the 12 day of November 1833 personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and quarter Sessions for the County of Sumner Thomas Bandy a resident of sd county of Sumner and State of Tennessee aged 85 years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of
    Congress passed June 7 1832. That he entered in the army of the United States in the year 1781 as a drafted militia man in a company commanded by Capt. Jothan Richardson [sic: Jonathan Richeson] and served in said company for the term of three months. The number of the Regiment not recollected. he recollects that the name of the Col was Lynch [Charles Lynch of Bedford County VA] and that the major
    was one John Callaway. He entered the service he thinks in the county of Franklin [sic: formed in 1786 from Bedford and Henry counties] in the state of Virginia and marched to the Battle of Guilford [Battle of Guilford Courthouse NC, 15 Mar 1781]. Applicant was in the Battle of Guilford, and after the Battle was over he continued until his three months had expired, when he was discharged by one Hale Talbot [sic:
    Haile Talbot], which Discharge applicant has lost or mislaid.
    Applicant further states that he entered the service as a drafted militia man for a 2 Tour of three months in a company commanded by one William Leftwich on the 1 of August 1781 – As soon as he entered the service the company to which applicant belonged marched directly to Yorktown. Applicant was in the engagement at Yorktown [siege of Yorktown, 28 Sep - 19 Oct 1781] and remained until after the British
    surrendered. After the Battle was ended applicant got a discharge which was given by one Guy Smith the O. Sergant [Orderly Sergeant]. Applicant knows of no person living by whom he can the fact of actual service – nor has he any documentary evidence in his possession by which he can establish the facts set forth in his petition
    1st. Applicant was born in the county of Cumberland in the state of virginia in the year 1748.
    2nd. He has a record of his age at his residence in this county.
    3rd. He was living in the county of Franklin in the State of Virginia when called into service; he resided in Bottytott [sic: Botetourt] County in the state of Virginia after the war, and about [illegible] years ago he removed to this County of Sumner in the state of Tennessee where he has been residing ever since and where he now resided.
    4th. He entered the service as a drafted militia man.
    5th. The names of the Regular officers and all the officers whose names he can
    recollect have been already stated.
    6th. He received two discharges one given by Hale Talbot and the other
    by Guy Smith. these discharges have been lost.
    7th. He states the names of the Rev. Abraham Martin and Bartholomew Osburn residing in the neighbourhood of applicant who will testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution.
    He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declairs that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any Agency in any State.
    (Signed) Thomas [his X mark] Bandy

    [On 12 Aug 1837 Nancy Bandy, 81, applied for a pension stating that she married Thomas Bandy on 12 Oct 1777, and he died 18 Oct 1835. See endnote.]

    State of Tennessee }
    Smith County } On this day personally appeared Carey Bandy before me Edward
    Bradley one of the acting Justices of the peace in and for said County and made oath that he is about Sixty eight years of age that he is one of five children that his father Thomas Bandy Sen had by his first wife. That he recolects verry well when his father married Nancy Bandy the foregoing named applicant for a Pension That when they came home from the marriage there was several of their friends and neighbours came home with them; they took dinner at his fathers it was the day of the marriage. When they first came in his father introduced his children by saying here is a mother for you he has no doubt but they were legally married the company went home most of them in the evening and some staid all night. Some time after this his father went in the service and served one of his tours at the taking of Cornwallis at Little York and when he came home he fired his gun on top of a hill above the house this affiant and his stepmother and all the children were much scared and frightened that it was tories; but at length they saw his father coming they met him with great Joy. That he is the identical Thomas Bandy a Pensioner Dceased late of Sumner County and that Nancy Bandy the foregoing aplicant is his widow Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15 day of September 1837
    [signed] Cary Bandy

    NOTES: Thomas Simmons of Smith County TN, about 70, deposed that he lived about two miles from Thomas Bandy and Nancy Burns in Bedford County when they were married. Jonas Meador (pension application R7081) of Smith County, 79, also deposed that he had been a neighbor of Thomas Bandy and Nancy Burns before and after they were married, and that they were married in the same week as himself (22 Nov 1778). As proof of marriage Nancy Bandy submitted an original family record transcribed below.
    The Ages of Thomas Bandy his Wives and His Children
    Thomas Bandy Was Born June 22 1748
    Nancy Bandy Was Born March 1757
    James Bandy Son of Thomas and Nancy Bandy Was Born December the 27 1786
    Elihu Bandy Was Born June the 9 Day 1788
    Elizabeth Bandy Was Born Apriel the 4 Day 1790
    Robert Dobson Bandy Was Born the 15 Day of feb’y. 1792
    Herasha Bandy Was Born August the 13 Day 1794
    [The following is in different handwriting:]
    nancy Bandy was bornd febery 12 1811
    samyel vanover was bornd febery 8 1811
    [?]cey [Jincey?] vanover was bornd febery 8 1811
    [The following is in the same handwriting as the first entries:]
    The names of Thomas and Polley Bandys Children
    Phebe Christain Christain Was Born October 1765
    Cary Bandy Was Born October 30 Day 1769
    Richard Bandy Was Born July 10 Day 1771
    Elizabeth Bandy Was Born Feb’y the 7 day 1773
    Martha Bandy Was Born Aug’t. the 8 Day 1775
    Thomas Bandy Was Born Aug’t the 8 Day 1775