My GG Grandfather was Jean-Baptiste (John B.) Etienne.He was born in 1812, actually in Florenville Belgium which may have been considered France depending upon who was winning the war! He married Josephine Harbaville who was born in 1815.
Their son, Joseph Peter Etienne had married a Weaver and disappeared from our history.The family never knew what exactly happened to him, but we do have a letter that his father sent to him, glad to hear he was alright.Exactly when this letter was written can be found.
I have tried to contact other Etienne's in Texas to no avail.That would make sense if the family changed their name!!
Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.orgWe need to compare notes!