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R.L. Gandy (#47103420)
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Bio Photo I am especially interested in the Civil War era and the pioneer families of Thomas and Bacon County, Georgia.

Happy to help fellow researchers if I can. I appreciate suggestions, additions and corrections. Please make me aware of mistakes in my postings. If any of my postings are members of your family please let me know and I will happily transfer control to you.

For souls to truly be immortal they must continue to exist in the hearts and minds of those who live on. For this to continue there must be documentation. Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and may GOD bless you.

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Mt Zion Primitive Baptist Church ca 1842
Thomas County Georgia Ancestors
Appling County Georgia Ancestors

Links to my entire ancestry are listed below:

Father: James Lamar Gandy.
Paternal Grandparents:
Robert Daniel "RD" Gandy &
Florrie Adora Redding Gandy.
Father's Ancestors

Mother: Courtney Gandy.
Maternal Grandparents:
Edward Eubanks Waters &
Roxie Maranda Smith Cooper.
Mother's Ancestors

Address: 48 Glyndale Drive
Hortense, GA 31543-3135
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Memorial# 25776739
You added a photo of the grave of Mary Lou Floyd. She is linked to Hollie Hue/Hugh Floyd. They had a stillborn baby girl in 1922. I can find no marriage record.

I have someone trying to get me to unlink her from Holly H. Floyd. Do you remember who this is and how she got linked to Hollie Floyd.

Thanks for any help.

Added by Winnette on Aug 06, 2017 1:01 PM
Tommie McMath
I went back to his grave and cleaned it because I wasn't happy with the picture, and there was a complete side of inscription I didn't even see before. He was formerly "infant son". Son of W.T. and Maude McMath.
Added by Andy on Nov 27, 2016 7:17 AM
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MAX EDWARD GANDY shown as EDWIN GANDY, (#109095123) in 1900 CENSUS,in his 1938 obituary indicated he was survived by sisters; MRS. ELLA PHILLIPS #83051190, MRS. DELLA ELLISON #44823184, MRS. MARTHA ADA LITTLETON #37308222, MRS. LAURA ELIZABETH BAILEY #83050202 and brothers; DOCK GANDY (referred to as Uncle Dock by family members), ROBERT ALEXANDER GANDY #55457963, JOHN WILLIAM GANDY #83050382 and ALBERT GANDY possibly JOSEPH ALBERT GANDY aka J A GANDY Born: 25 May 1882.

Can you provide any help or suggestions on where I could locate DOCK GANDY and ALBERT GANDY as indicated in the 1900 Census?

I am assuming that DOCK GANDY had left the family home in 1900, however he was listed as surviving in 1938. In the 1900 Census it was indicated that they had 11 children with 10 living.

Also any suggestions on where I might find help in finding information on the GANDY family in COMPANY 3, 50TH GA INFANTRY, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY.
Added by A Friend on May 28, 2016 5:21 PM
Nancy Stafford
My Bad
Please disregard my email...did my home work and found thee is also a Ten Mile Baptist in Bacon Co. also. I do apologize and bow to your knowledge. It just threw me because everyone else in this search has been at Big Creek or Wesley Chapel. Please forgive!!!!

Added by Nancy Stafford on Apr 25, 2016 11:10 AM
Rachael Wells
Daniel R. Gandy, Jr.
Daniel Jr was in the Civil War and served in Louisiana. He was talked about by my grandpa, Rev Buford E. Cain, Sr. Daniel Jr started as a drummer in the war, then moved into infantry when he became of age, so I was told. Daniel R. Gandy, Jr was buried in Self Cemetary in Leesville, La and he was my great-great grandpa. My grandpa was also buried in Self Cemetary. I have some land that was issued to Daniel Gandy Jr by the president at the time. So, somehow R.L. Gandy, we are too cousins. 😁
Added by Rachael Wells on Feb 21, 2016 8:48 PM
RE: Laurel Hill
thanks... like I do at the other big cemeteries I frequent, when I'm looking for requests I usually take 10 to 20 more pictures of graves that are nearby and add them. Laurel Hill is a bit different; unlike here in Tallahassee, I don't know where the graves are (Tallahassee city cemeteries have a database with plot numbers), but there are so many roads, you can drive up and down looking for them. Sometimes I bring my mom, and in the case of yesterday's venture we found 17 out of the 50. Which reminds me... how did you know the location being 5th or 6th street, whichever one we found was yours? If you contacted the city, I would love to know so I can find those older requests.
Added by Andy on Feb 16, 2016 10:37 PM
Jeff Zelinka
Amos Gandy
I was reading your page. Are you in a direct descendant line from Amos Gandy? He was my wife's great great great great grandfather! I have been helping her work on her family tree but I discovered that the Gandy clan easily has thousands of descendants. What is your Gandy line? We live in Bakersfield, Kern County California. Amos had John H, who had Alston Bunn who had Jefferson who had Curtis who had Kenneth who had my wife Gail.
Added by Jeff Zelinka on Jan 27, 2016 11:51 AM
RE: TC Redding pic
Hey, RL!

Yes, we are 6th cuzns. You and I corresponded about a year ago.

I removed that photo on TCR's memorial page that I had posted. I got this from some cuzn or another...can't remember which one...but if it is the wrong person, we definitely don't want it to be there.

I love seeing all these old photos and having them available for future generations to enjoy. In my research I have often found "orphan" Reddings here and there on Find A Grave, and when I know for sure who the parents were, I add them as a genealogical tool for other researchers.

Thanks for letting me know. I am always happy to share any info/photos that I have.

Cuzn Sandy (currently in WPB, FL)
Added by Mayberrygal on Jan 16, 2016 8:10 AM
Eliza Fannie Sherrod
Hello. I am the great granddaughter of Fannie and have visited Lebanon Cemetery several times and have found the graves of all of the other family members but cannot find hers. Do you know exactly where it is? Her husband Elisha Redfern and her children are all well marked.

I also visited the Gandy Sherrod Cemetery near Patten Georgia where her mother Sophie and brother Samuel are buried. Find a Grave says Samuel was buried in another cemetery but I saw the headstone today so that is an error.

Would appreciate any help you can offer.
Added by Cvickers on Sep 11, 2015 6:56 PM
James Dekle
Thank you for the obit for James Dekle. I appreciate this very much.

Added by Winnette on Apr 29, 2015 8:37 PM
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