When Catharine Edsall was born on 21 February 1773, in Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Sgt Benjamin Edsall, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Burt, was 20. She married William Van Houten about 1798, in United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 20 January 1849, in Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Stratton Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States.
English (Hampshire): variant of Edser, a habitational name from High Edser in Ewhurst (Surrey), probably from an Old English personal name Ecgi + haga ‘enclosure’, or the Old English personal name Ecga+ sceaga ‘small wood’.
It is possible that in some cases the name may be an Americanized form of German Etzel .
She was my 4th great grandmother through her daughter Jane as well as my 5th great grandmother through her daughter Sarah. Jane married Thomas Cox , daughter Sarah married Isaac Trogdon and were the …