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It appears as though James Banister and George Banister, father and brother of Nancy Lee may have been among the many thousands of unfortunate Black men sold from Virginia into slavery in cotton production states like Mississippi, even if born free.  More research is needed.

George Banister
United States Census, 1880
Name:George Banister
Event Type:Census
Event Year:1880
Event Place:Sataria, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States
Marital Status:Widowed
Race (Original):B
Relationship to Head of Household:Other
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):Other
Birth Year (Estimated):1825
Birthplace:Virginia, United States
Father's Birthplace:Virginia, United States
Mother's Birthplace:Virginia, United States
Affiliate Name:The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number:T9
Affiliate Film Number:0670
G W WardSelfM46Mississippi, United States
M E WardWifeF43Kentucky, United States
C B A WardSonM24Mississippi, United States
F C WardDaughter-in-lawF20Mississippi, United States
G W WardGrandsonM0Mississippi, United States
Carrie HumesDaughterF8Mississippi, United States
George BanisterOtherM55Virginia, United States
District: 119 , Sheet Number and Letter: 309B , GS Film Number: 1254670 , Digital Folder Number: 004241867 ,Image Number: 00022
Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4P8-F86 : accessed 21 February 2015), George Banister in household of G W Ward, Sataria, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district 119, sheet 309B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0670; FHL microfilm 1,254,670.

George Banister
mentioned in the record of Matilda Ford
Name:George Banister
Wife:Elizabeth Beverly
Daughter:Matilda Ford
Other information in the record of Matilda Ford
from Ohio, County Death Records
Name:Matilda Ford
Event Type:Death
Event Date:14 Mar 1922
Event Place:Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
Marital Status:Widowed
Race (Original):Negro
Birth Date:1858
Burial Date:17 Mar 1922
Father's Name:George Banister
Father's Birthplace:VA
Mother's Name:Elizabeth Beverly
Mother's Birthplace:VA
Reference ID: 1922 fn 896 , GS Film Number: 2032690 , Digital Folder Number: 004258131 , Image Number:2818
Citing this Record

"Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6KS-CPF : accessed 21 February 2015), George Banister in entry for Matilda Ford, 14 Mar 1922; citing Death, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, source ID 1922 fn 896, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,032,690.

Indications are that George Banister and Nancy Banister Lee were twins born of Rose Lee, fathered by James L. Banister

 Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
 G. W. WARD  Self  M  Male  W  46  MS  Shoe Maker  GA  CAN 
 M. E. WARD  Wife  M  Female  W  43  KY  Housekeeper  TN  TN 
 C. B. A. WARD  Son    Male  W  24  MS  School Teacher  MS  KY 
 F. C. WARD  DauL    Female  W  20  MS  Housekeeper  TN  MS 
 G. W. WARD  GSon  S  Male  W  10M  MS    MS  MS 
 Carrie HUMES  Dau  S  Female  W  8  MS    MD  AL 
 George BANISTER  Other  W  Male  B  55  VA  Tanner  VA  VA 


Source Information:
 Census PlaceSataria, Yazoo, Mississippi
 Family History Library Film  1254670
 NA Film Number  T9-0670
 Page Number  309B      



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