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Descendants of Jellis Douw Fonda (1614-1659)

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  • ID: ind00295
  • Name: Douw Jellis FONDA
  • Given Name: Douw Jellis
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 AUG 1700 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 1
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind00295
  • Baptism: 01 SEP 1700 Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 2
  • Death: 22 MAY 1780
  • Age: 79y 9m 0d in Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY 3
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20416511
  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Burial: Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY 5 1 2 3 4
  • Note:
    b. Schenectady, Albany Co., NY; bp. First Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Albany Co., NY; d. Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; bur. Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; The village of Fonda was named for him; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition; SAR Patriot Index Edition III; o. Schenectady Co. Militia, ENS; [R044] Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda; [R048] A Historical Sketch of the Village of Fonda, NY; [R077] Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families; [R004b] American Ancestry; [R074a] The Mayflower Descendant; [R038a] The Fonda Family; SAR Graves Registry >> www.fonda.org <
    [Douw moved from Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY to Caughnawaga in 1751. He was an aged widower & he resided in a large stone dwelling which stood on the flats between the present turnpike and the Mohawk River. The cellar of this dwelling, which had wings on each side, can be seen at the present race track of the Montgomery Co. Agric. Assoc. in Fonda; Douw was killed by Sir John Johnson's Indians on 22 May 1780. His house was plundered & burned, sons John & Adam were made prisoners and taken to Canada and held for two years. Douw Fonda had been a close personal friend of Sir Wm. Johnson and had always been on good terms with the Indians, but his life was taken as "heartlessly" as though he were an active enemy. He was 79 yrs. old; at the time of Douw's death, another house, in the center of town, on Cayadutta Street, was being built; it was completed after his death (1781) and occupied by son John and family.]
    [Probate Abstract - "Fonda, Douw, (of Mohawk District), will dated 12/16/1770; probated 12/30/1791. Legatees: sons, Jelles, John, Adam, Peter (deceased); granddaughter, Mary Putman (wife of Francis & dau.[not named]; son, Peter); daus., Margaret (widow of Barent Wemple), Rachel (wife of Peter Hansen); nephew, Christopher Yates; brothers, Abraham & Jacob. Executors: brothers, Abraham and Jacob; nephew, Christopher Yates. Witnesses: Johannis Veeder, Simon Veeder, Thomas Romine. ([NYG&B] Record 56:146)"; [Landholders of Northeastern New York, 1739-1802 - 9/10/1774 - Warren County - Hyde Township Patent; town of Thurman: 40,000 acres - Principle grantee: Van Rensselaer, Jeremiah - other Grantees: Fonda, Adam - Fonda, Douw - Fonda, Jelles - Fonda, John - and 36 others.]
    [The original land patent (Collins tract) which now comprises the town of Mohawk and the Village of Fonda was purchased by Douw Fonda, Myndert Wemple and Hendrick A. Vrooman about 1730-40; whose families settled this land for which the town is now noted; the tract consisted of two thousand acres on the north side of the Mohawk River above Tribes Hill, granted in 1714 by Gov. Hunter to John, Edward and Margaret Collins.]




    Father: Jellis Adam FONDA b: 16 MAR 1669 in Albany, NY
    Mother: Rachel Pieterse WINNE b: 1677 in Bethlehem, Albany Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Maritje Heemstraat VROOMAN b: 24 MAR 1698 in Fort Schenectady, Albany Co., NY
    • Married: 29 OCT 1725 Religious Marriage in Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 6
    • Note: m. First Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Albany Co., NY; [NYG&B] Record 73:39
    Children
    1. Has Children Jellis Douw FONDA b: 24 MAR 1727 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    2. Has No Children Adam FONDA b: NOV 1730 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    3. Has No Children Adam FONDA b: 29 OCT 1732 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    4. Has No Children Margrietje Vrooman FONDA b: 21 NOV 1733 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    5. Has Children Adam Douw FONDA b: 1736 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    6. Has Children Pieter Douw FONDA b: 1739 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    7. Has Children John Douw FONDA b: 1741 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    8. Has No Children Rachel Vrooman FONDA b: 1743 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY

    Marriage 2 Debora Wemple VEEDER b: 28 JUL 1710 in Albany, NY
    • Married: 19 AUG 1757 Religious Marriage in Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 6
    • Note: m. First Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Albany Co., NY (Douwe Fonda, widower and Debora Wimpel, widow; both of Albany and r in Maquaalang); [NYG&B] Record 73:54

    Sources:
    1. Title: Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda
      Fonda Family
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publisher: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
      Publication Date: 1957
      Issue: F12
      Note:
      FondaJellis
    2. Title: A Historical Sketch of the Village of Fonda, NY
      Centennial Souvenir, 1850-1950
      Geographic
      Publication: Fonda, NY
      Publisher: Mohawk Valley Democrat
      Publication Date: 1950
      Issue: G15
      Author: Crane, MillardE.
      Note:
      GeoNYTownFonda
    3. Title: Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families
      Compendium
      Publication: Baltimore, MD
      Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co.
      Publication Date: 1990
      Issue: C15
      Edition: Vol. I, p.263-265
      Author: Penrose, Maryly B.
      Note:
      CompMohawkValley
    4. Title: American Ancestry
      Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans whose Ancestors Settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence
      Compendium
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
      Publication Date: 1887
      Issue: C3
      Edition: Vol. I, p.28
      Author: Hughes, Thomas P.
      Note:
      CompAmerAncesSett
    5. Title: The Mayflower Descendant
      Quarterly Publication
      Compendium
      Publication: Plymouth, MA
      Publisher: General Society of Mayflower Descendants
      Publication Date: 1897
      Issue: C14
      Edition: Vol. 1-46
      Note:
      CompMayflowerDesc
    6. Title: New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s
      Index to approximately 410,000 individuals who were married in or near New York City between 1622 and 1899
      Vital Records
      Publication: Toronto, Ontario, CAN
      Publisher: Genealogical Research Library
      Issue: V7
      Author: Elliot, Noel
      Note:
      VitalMarriagesNewYorkCity

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