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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BANDY, HORATIO, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 25, P. O. Carrollton, was born in Greene County, Jan. 9, 1831; is the son of Elihu and Elizabeth Bandy, who came to Greene County in an early day, and entered the land where Roodhouse now stands, living there for several years till 1833, sold the land and entered southwest of Carrollton, where he still resides; was in the war of 1812. The subject of this sketch was educated at the old style log school house; was married March 25, 1858, to Miss Malinda Ray, who was born March 7, 1836, in Missouri, she is the daughter of Asa and Rhoda Ray. Mr. Bandy’s family consists of ten children, all of whom are living: Martha E., born Dec. 30, 1858; Carolina M., May 23, 1861; Asa E., Dec. 30, 1862; Mahulda C., Feb. 6, 1865; Horatio T., Nov. 16, 1866; John W., Sept, 28, 1868; James M., Sept. 22, 1870; Edgar S., Feb. 17, 1873; Frances M., Feb. 17, 1875; Wade T., Nov. 11, 1877. Mr. Bandy started in life with no means, is a hardworking man, and has accumulated 165 acres of land.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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