m. ABT 1744
m. Never married
Facts and Events
md Edward Summerford AFN:GQP3-8X, md abt 1765 York Dist,So Carolina.
Though they were NEVER MARRIED, there is much circumstantial evidence that she and Millenton Ledbetter, did have a bastard child, Solomon James Petty. Catharine was the d/o James Petty and Martha Clanton. She was born about 1763 probably in Bute Co., NC. When she was in her early 30's, Catharine did eventually marry Edward Summerford. He was born abt 1766 South Carolina and died July 1838 York District, Union Co., SC.
June 27, Union Co.,SC "State against Catherine Petty: Bastardy. Ordered by the court that the defendant be discharged on her paying the costs. An individual was not brought to court until the child was weaned, at about eighteen to twenty-four months. Catherine would not have had to pay the fine, if she had named the father of the child."