Catharine Edsall

Female21 February 1773–20 January 1849

Brief Life History of Catharine

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.

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Family Time Line

William Van Houten
Catharine Edsall
Marriage: about 1798
Isaac Van Houten
Sarah Van Houten
Benjamin Edsall Van Houten
Jane Van Houten
William Van Houten
Thomas Van Houten
David Van Houten
Alfred Van Houten
Celia Van Houten

Sources (2)

  • Catherine Edsall Vanhoutin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Catherine Edsall Vanhoutin (1773 - 1849) - Find A Grave Memorial

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1798United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Age 3

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 21

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Twice my ancestor.

    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 …

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