Thomas W. Bender (1811-1890)
I am the fifth great-granddaughter of Thomas W. and Elizabeth Streangth Bender.
I am in search of Thomas's parents.
Thomas W. Bender was born in Jasper County, Georgia about 1811.
I'm not sure when, but Thomas and Elizabeth made their way to Alabama before the 1850 census and ultimatley settled in Lowndes County.
The couple had six children:
Henry H (1831)
John Bruce (1833-1912)
Jane Matilda (1838)
George Whitfield (1848-1890)
Some say his father is John Bender, but I have never seen anything to solidify this claim. Also with the different ways Bender is spelled in the census (Painter, Panther, Benther, ect) it's difficult to locate anyone.
I'm open to hear anything on Bender's. I know my Bender's must be a branch from some that came over to America.