John Fulton Bandy Family

John Fulton Bandy with wife Ella Franklin Bandy, Carl and Joyce.

Researching my family roots brings great comfort to me. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the our family. I've ran across family that does not approve of this theory but I feel that you have to appreciate the past to know it.  I am not ashamed of my family whether it be in the past or the future.  In finding my family roots, I somehow find myself. It goes beyond just documenting the facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do.  It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.  How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us, that we might be born who we are, that we might remember them. So I do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because I am them and they are me. I tell the story of my family. I step up to the next generation, to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.

Notes of my great great grandfather, John Fulton Bandy.

John Fulton Bandy, was born May 29, 1865 in Chatham County, Savannah, Ga. John Fulton died July 12, 1934 in Bath, South Carolina, Aiken county. His brother Will H. Bandy, born 2-22-1864 and died 11-8-1921. Both are buried in the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Bath, South Carolina. Parents are William J. Bandy and Georgia Elizabeth Payne. John and Will are the only ones of his siblings who ventured to South Carolina from Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia.  John is listed in the 1870 US Federal Census, Savannah, Georgia, age 4 living with is parents and his siblings.

William J. Bandy was born around 1825 and died 11-27-1872.  He married Georgia E. Payne who was born 3-1829 and died in 1909. 

William J. Bandy's father was Jesse Bandy who was born around 1795 and died 1-8-1837.  Jesse married first Lavenia Woolf whom I believe is William J. mother.  Later Jesse married  Sarah Loper who was born around 1800 and died 9-25-1850.  Jesse Bandy served Chatham City Georgia Militia in the War of 1812.  He sold land in Effingham, Georgia in 1827 and when he married Sarah Loper he settled in Florida.  He was killed in Seminole war in 1837.

1880 United States Federal Census
about John Bandy

Name: John Bandy
Home in 1880: Gregg, Aiken, South Carolina
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of Household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
James Foster 31
Saloamy Foster 33
Frances E. Foster 4
Frances Holt 35
Eddie Holt 7
Julia Martin 35
John Bandy 14

John Fulton Bandy age 14, shows up in the 1889 Census living in Gregg, Aiken, SC, living as an ORPHAN in the household of James Foster.

1910 United States Federal Census
about John Bandy

Name: John Bandy
Age in 1910: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Georgia
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Spouse's Name: Ella
Home in 1910: Langley, Aiken, South Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members:
Name Age
John Bandy 44
Ella Bandy 42
Corrie Bandy 24
John Bandy Jr. 26
Seila Bandy 13
Derrey Bandy 10
Lee Roy Bandy 7
Hugh Bandy 2

The Augusta Chronicle dated 7-14-1934: John F. Bandy, age 69, died 7-13-1934 in Johnstown, SC.  Funeral services at Bath, SC Baptist Church.  Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.  He died after and illness of several months.  Survivors include his widow, Ella Franklin Bandy; daughters, Mrs. B. G. Turner, Gloverville, Mrs. M. E. Faulkner, Bath, Miss Nell Bandy, Bath; sons, J. F. Bandy, Miami, Fla., D. H. Bandy and H. W. Bandy, Bath.

John Fulton Bandy Death Certificate #10151.

The Augusta Chronicle dated 4-3-1875
For the purchase of that Brick Residence situated on Schultz's Hill, known as Arnim Heights, but one mile distant from Augusta, and commanding a beautiful view of the city; containing ninety-nine acres of land, more or less; most of it highly improved. Bounded by the land of John Bandy, the Hamburg Brewery and the Public Road from Augusta to Graniteville. JNO. J. COHEN & SONS


John Fulton Bandy, with wife Ella Franklin holding Leroy Bandy, children standing, Johnny (John, Jr), Leila and Dewey Hobson, Sr. Photo was taken at their home in Vaucluse, South Carolina.

John Fulton married Ella Sophonia Franklin. Ella Sophonia (parents William Elbert Franklin and Catherine Lovie Lovey Kelly) was born July 1, 1867 in Edgefield, SC, Aiken County. Ella Sophonia died August 10, 1963 in Bath, SC, Aiken County.

The Augusta Chronicle, 8-12-1963 - Mrs. J. F. Bandy, Bath, SC - Mrs. Ella Sophronia Franklin Bandy, 96, died 8-10-1963 at her residence Saturday night.  She was the wife of the late John Fulton Bandy. Mrs. Bandy was born in Edgefield County, the daughter of the late Mr. Elbert Franklin and Mrs. Catherine Kelly Franklin.  She was one of the oldest citizens of Aiken County, having lived in this community most of her life. She was a member of the Vaucluse Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday from Poseys Chapel, Langley, South Carolina with Rev. Charles Mason and Rev. Sam Shaw officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Nell Eidson, Bath, SC; Mrs. Leila King, North Augusta, SC; Mrs. Corrie Turner of Warrenville, SC; a son, Hughie Bandy, Bath, SC; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, Jessie Franklin, Johnston, SC; a half sister, Mrs. Romin Creed, Belvedere, SC and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers will be A. L. Blackwell, Charlie Hendrix, Dave Attaway, Ralph Allen, Cyril Griffiths and Hammond Boyd.

John Fulton Bandy and Ella Sophonia Franklin had the following children:

1. Corrie Ella Bandy was born August 15, 1885 in Aiken County, Vaucluse, SC. She died June 12, 1975 in Aiken County, Gloverville, SC. She married Benjamin Glover Turner. Children of Corrie and Benjamin:

2. Katie Bandy was born October 1, 1887 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. She died October 7, 1889 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. Burial in Vaucluse Cemetery, Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County Her tombstone reads: "Sleep on, sweet babe, and take thy rest / God called thee home, he thought the best"
Katie collapsed at the kitchen table while eating an apple. She died from a high fever.

3. Georgia Ann Bandy was born October 13, 1890 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. She died October 17, 1890 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. Vaucluse Cemetery, Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County

4. Essie Mae Bandy was born November 24, 1891 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. She died November 12, 1892 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. Vaucluse Cemetery, Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County

5. Grady Bandy was born April 9, 1902 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. He died June 5, 1902 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County.
Vaucluse Cemetery, Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County

6. Infant Twin Bandy was born January 19, 1906 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. She died January 20, 1906 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. Vaucluse Cemetery, Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County
Her tombstone reads: Infant daughter of J. F. and Ella Bandy. This infant was a twin to Platt Bandy.

7. Platt (Twin) Bandy was born January 19, 1906 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. He died February 5, 1906 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. Vaucluse Cemetery, Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County, Platt is the twin to Infant Twin Bandy.

Corrie Bandy Turner holding Teresa Lynette Tanton, daughter of Lynette Julia Murphy and Tony William Tanton.

8. John Elbert Bandy died April 25, 1958 in Miami, Florida. He worked with J. B. White & Co. in Augusta before moving to Florida.

The Augusta Chronicle: Langley, SC- John F.Bandy, 64, a native of Aiken County, died Friday (4-25-1958) in Miami, Florida, where he had resided for the past 35 years. Funeral services will be held in Miami Monday at 10 a.m. Mr. Bandy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally Beecher Bandy of Miami, a daughter, Joyce Knight of Miami; a son Jack Bandy of Miami; his mother, Mrs. Ella Franklin Bandy of Bath, SC; three sisters, Corrie Turner of Gloverville, SC, Lelia King and Nell Eidson, both of Bath and a brother Hughie Bandy of Bath.

Another obit in the Augusta Chronicle list John F. Bandy born in Savannah, Georgia and was overseer of Spinning in the Aiken Mills for 25 years.  Died at his residence, Bath, SC. 

The Augusta Chronicle dated 8-29-1920. The marriage is announced of Mr. John Bandy and Miss Katherine E. Klein, which occurred at St. John parsonage August 22nd, 1920. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few close friends and relatives by Rev. C. C. Jarrell. Mrs. bandy is the only daughter of Prof. and Mrs. J. A. Klein of Bamburg and is a charming young women. Mr. Bandy is a well known man who has many friends in Georgia and South Carolina. They will make their home for the present with the grooms parents in Bath, S.C. (Aiken County)

The Augusta Chronicle dated 2-23-1919; Bath, SC News; It has been learned with pleasure by the many friends of Mr. John Bandy that he has arrived at New York from overseas. John Bandy was a popular employee of J. B. White & Co., before enlisting in the coast artillery at Savannah.

Photo of John Elbert Bandy with Unknown.

The Augusta Chronicle, dated 3-19-1919.  John Bandy, Jr, one of the heroes returning from overseas to their native, Bath, SC. He was in France and was in the thick of the fighting.

Photo of John Bandy, Photo taken in Miami, Florida.

Photo of John Bandy,

Photo of Jack Bandy (son of John Bandy) standing in Corrie Bandy and Benjamin Turners home in Warrenville, SC.

9. Leila Bandy was born August 15, 1896 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. She died July 16, 1988 in Bath, SC, Aiken County. Leila married Frank King and Melvin Faulkner. 

Photo taken of Leila Bandy, April 1983.

The Augusta Chronicle dated 4-2-1944: Announcement is made of the marriage of Mrs. Leila Bandy Faulkner of Augusta, daughter of Ella Bandy and the late J. F. Bandy, to Mr. Frank King of Savannah, Ga.  He is the son of Mr. And Mrs. H. M. King, Sr. of Macon, Ga on 3-11-1944 in North Augusta, SC.  The groom connected with Clausen and Webster contractors.

10. Dewey Hobson Sr. Bandy was born May 4, 1899 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. He died May 7, 1937 in Bath, SC, Aiken County. Dewey married Mae Lucretia Ergle (1899-1979)Bandy who was a school teacher at Gloverville, SC Elementary School for many years. They are both buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Bath, SC.

The Augusta Chronicle dated 10-25-1933: Mae Bandy, age 26, died 10-23-1933 at the residence, Johnstown, SC.  Funeral services held at the residence.  Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery. J. G. Chaffee in charge. Note: Mae Bandy she was born 9-19-1907.

The Augusta Chronicle: Gloverville, S. C., August 30 - The 1935 - 36 session of the Gloverville public school will begin Monday, September 2. Children will be enrolled and given a correct list of books. Miss M. D. Blackman, Graniteville, principle; Mrs. Dewey Hobson Bandy (Mae bandy), Bath; Miss Annie Laura Williams, Warrenville, and Mrs. R. Johnson, Talatha, comprise faculty.

Dewey Hobson, Sr. and Mae Bandy children are:

a. Miriam Bandy born 1920.

Photo of Mariam Bandy.

b. Dewey Hobson Bandy, Jr. born 6-20-1922 and died in San Diego, California on 2-21-1987.

The Augusta Chronicle dated 6-21-1942: Bath News, Hobson Bandy, U. S. Navy, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Mae Bandy.

The Augusta Chronicle: Dewey Hobson Bandy, age 64 died at his residence in San Diego on 2-21-1987. A native of Aiken County and retired from the U. S. Navy after 20 years. Member of Bath United Methodist Church, Bath, SC. Survivors include his wife, Barbara H. Bandy; sons, Dewey Hobson Bandy, Bill Bandy and Jim Bandy, all of San Diego; sister, Mariam Bandy Addie, Graniteville, SC.

Dewey Hobson Bandy, Sr. when he was younger.

11. Leroy Bandy was born March 27, 1903 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. He died December 14, 1932 in Johnstown, SC, Aiken County. Leroy's wife shot and killed him in self defense. He was a heavy drinker. He drove a taxi through the Valley area.

Photo of Leroy and Dewey Bandy.

The Augusta Chronicle, Wednesday, 2-25-1931 - A rule-nisi against the bondsman of Leroy Bandy charged with assault to murder Charles Houston as the result of an automobile accident on Reynolds street several months ago, was issued in superior court yesterday morning as officials moved to clear many of the smaller cases.  Bandy, officers alleged, was speeding down Reynolds street in an intoxicated condition after a previous accident at Ninth and Reynolds street when he struck the car in which Houston was riding.  Bandy's court officials said, was claiming that he had been doped and was not drunk.  He was arrested several weeks after the accident, when he returned to Augusta from home in South Carolina one day after out running Motorcycle Officer O. L. Glisson in a chase, when Glisson attempted  to stop him by firing at his tires.  The man escaped over the Thirteenth street bridge at that time and was later arrested by Motorcycle Sergeant R. O. Story.

1930 United States Federal Census
about Leroy Bandy

Name: Leroy Bandy
Home in 1930: Langley, Aiken, South Carolina
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Madie
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Leroy Bandy 27
Madie Bandy 26
Virginia Bandy 10

12. Hugh (Hughie) W. Bandy was born July 5, 1907 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. He died April 6, 1995 in Bath, SC, Aiken County. Hugh married Gladys L. Eidson, born 12-12-1909 and died 1-23-1995.

Gladys Eidson's mother was Mary Ella Eidson. Siblings of Gladys Eidson are:

Pat ( Peyton) , James, Dewey and William M. Eidson. 

Photo of Dewey Eidson- his Very First Birthday - Photo from the Augusta Chronicle.

Carl William Bandy who died on 5-14-1990 was the son of Hugh and Gladys Bandy. 

Photo of Carl and Delma Hilson Bandy

Baby Carl Bandy with his mother, Gladys Eidson Bandy.

Carl William Bandy married Delma Hilson and had three sons, Hugh Carleton Bandy, Al Bandy and Don Bandy.

7. Nell Loraine Bandy was born January 14, 1911 in Vaucluse, SC, Aiken County. She died 2005 in Aiken, SC Nursing home. She first married James Ulysses Eidson b. 11-17-1900 d. 9-21-1994 who already had a daughter, Peggy Eidson b. 6-12-1931 d. 9-21-1994 from his previous marriage and the family lived in Bath, SC. Nell Bandy never had any children of her own.

Aunt Nell Bandy School Photo

April 10, 1942, Nell Lorain Bandy.

Nell Bandy with one of her brothers.

October 12, 1919 - The Augusta Chronicle - Nell Bandy attended Bath, SC graded school and honor roll in 4th grade.

12-24-1923 - Nell Bandy is listed as being in the Music-Quartette- Duet - Pantomine - Christmas Program at Langley School.

4-17-1926 - Nell Bandy won Running Board Jump at Langley Bath High School. 

11-14-1924 - Nell Bandy is listed on the Basket Ball Team. 

John Bandy, Jr. is the son of John Fulton Bandy.







Dewey Bandy, is the son of John Fulton Bandy. Mr. Pee Wee Eidson is James Eidson, He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Will H. Bandy, Pine Grove Cemetery, Bath, SC


The Augusta Chronicle dated 10-1-1918: Washington, 9-30-1918, casualties reported by the commanding general of the America expeditionary forces: Private: William Bandy, Huntington, West Virginia wounded severely.

The Augusta Chronicle dated 7-7-1937: Savannah, Ga, 7-7-1937 W. W. Bandy, a glazier of Savannah, was fatally injured this afternoon when a scaffold collapsed at the new city jail, which is under construction.  W. O. Jones, of Alabama city, a steel worker, was injured by the falling scaffold.

The Augusta Chronicle: Funeral services for William Allen Bandy, 48, husband of Mrs. Nellie Mims Bandy, died 1-1-1953.  Funeral services held at First Advent Christian Church.  Interment in West View Cemetery.  Elliott Son Funeral Home in charge.  Note; daughters, Mrs. Ira King and Mrs. Myriam Thompson buried in Westview Cemetery. 

The Augusta Chronicle dated 12-18-1968: Nellie Mims Richardson Bandy of 2048 Whaton Drive, died in an Augusta Hospital on 12-16-1968.  Interment in West View Cemetery.  Poteet Funeral Home in charge.