Actually her name was Ann Sigourney Cathcart, then she was perhaps adopted by her mother's second husband. Her mother was Mary Baker Sigourny/ey b 10 Dec 1764. Mary first m John Cathcart (acc to Norman Lucey) then when he died at sea in 1796, she with her one daughter, Ann Sigourney, married a widower who had a great family (9 kids) already, Wm Hammatt/ett of Nantucket (Nantucket VR.) Ann was known to Nantucket as Ann Sigourney Hammett, dau of Wm.
Ann m George Bond, 9 Sep 1810, where? It is not recorded on Nantucket, or in Boston. Who was George Bond? LDS Family Search has him as the son of James Bond and Joane Doane. I have also seen her as Joane Sigourney, dau of Daniel Sigourney and Joanna Tileston (Steve Condarcure's New England GENEALOGY Index, but Steve says he has no sources.) However Norman Lucey has this daughter marrying Malden Doane. (Interesting play of names here...)
Does anyone know the parents of this George Bond? Please do you have sources? The marriage itself is not suspect as the known children all bear family names.
Nance Hammatt Shaw
BTW, Mary Sigourney Cathcart Hammett married again and died as the wife of Charles A Delano 18 Jun 1828 in Boston.
BTW The Nantucket Hammetts actually belong to the MA HammAtt family, and the older step-bro of Ann started the Ohio Hammett/atts.