I'm so glad to hear from you. I have the names of your aunts and uncles, but not many dates. I have a picture of your grandparents Edwin and Gelanah, and I have traced Gelanah's family to the 1760's in Virginia, but I can't get further back on the Bender side that Edwin. I remember Jesse visiting my family in Colorado a few times. He always drove a Cadilac and brought a watermelon. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please contact me and we can share some information. By the way, do you know if we are related to another Jesse David Bender who was in Jackson County Kansas and farmed in the Texas panhandle. He was about 20 years older the our uncle (grand uncle in my case)?