I have been researching Etson descendants. At the time I asked my question I was not sure where the father of Charles Etson had been born and thought that the birthplace of Mary VV might providea clue as to where the family came from. I have found a total of 7 children that were born to Charles and Mary. They were: 1) Ellen (ca. 1854) 2) Mary (ca. 1858) 3) Frank D. Etson (b. 1861 d. 1913) 4) Dennis H. "Dinn" Etson (b. 1865 d. 7 Oct 1935) 5) Genevieve M. (b. 1870 d. 1923) 6) Fred H. (b. 1871 d. 2 July 1924) 7) Dorr C. (b. 1872 d. 5 July 1929)
I have Charles H. Etson as being born in Michigan in 1835, but have found a posting on the Internet that he was born in New York in 1837. His parents married in Michigan in 1834 and his grave marker also has the 1835 date of birth.