Who did they marry?  When?

About Andrew Betts and Catherine Sherbondy

Who did Andrew Betts marry?   When did he marry?  Did he have more than one wife?   We display documents here about Andrew and Catherine.  We want to be able to show if his children were born by a Catherine with the surname Sherbondy.

Mary Betts, daughter of Andrew Betts, married John Sherbondy, brother of Catherine Sherbondy.  If Catherine were Mary’s mother, why would Mary wed her own uncle?

Other Possibilities?

Who could Catherine Sherbondy be?

See these 3 additional scenarios….

Some prominent researchers show a non-Sherbondy as the mother of Andrew’s children.   Check out:

Clough site   Messler/Ancestry


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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NOTE:  If you have more documents relevant to Andrew Bates and his wife or wives, please send them to us for posting here.

Thank you very much!            (May, 2010)