I am still gathering research on the Samuel Bender and Marion Belle Wilson McBride family in Hays Co. (see earlier query).
I would love to share information with the descendents of James William McBride (b.1855-Overton, TN; died 1953 and buried in San Marcos). Several of his children were born in San Marcos. I have family sheets from the Hays Co. Quarterlies. The family sheets don't indicate that Samuel Bender and James William were related.
However, I feel that these two groups are tied together. Samuel and Marion were in Jasper Co., MO in 1875 because their baby died there in Carthage. They were back in San Marcos by 1880. A file on rootsweb indicates that James William's father was James Delaney McBride and that his father was Amos McBride. Samuel Bender is not listed but I wonder if he could have been another brother. Perhaps census research will answer that question.
If anyone knows about the family of James William McBride, I would love to learn more. Thanks for your help. Beth Randall