Andrew Betts / Bates / Betz — Catherine Shibondi / Sherbondy
About Andrew Betts and Catherine Sherbondy
Catherine Sherbondy was originally thought to be the mother of Andrew’s children. However, the census records below and the church record of Catherine Sherbondy’s birth, found in 2006, have proven otherwise. Here is a timeline of their lives with document links attached.
Here is a pdf version to print and/or share with other relatives: Andrew Betts timeline
Life was tough in PA in this era. Catherine’s grandparents’ family was attacked and some killed by Indians (see here). There was great reluctance to leave populated areas. If Andrew’s first wife died, he needed someone to help care for his children and she needed someone to provide her a living. This marriage may have been out of necessity.
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