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  • ID: ind00463
  • Name: Douw Jellise FONDA
  • Given Name: Douw Jellise
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 08 APR 1764 in East Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., NY 1
  • Note:
  • Baptism: 17 MAY 1763 Dutch Reformed Church, Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY 2
  • Death: 17 MAY 1838
  • Age: 74y 1m 9d in Albany Co., NY 3
  • Note:
  • Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co., NY 1 2 3
  • Note: b. East Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., NY; bp. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; 1810 US Federal Census, Albany, Albany Co., NY; 1815-1830 Albany City Directory (D. Fonda); 1820 US Federal Census, Guilderland, Albany Co., NY; 1830 & 1840 US Federal Census, Albany Co., NY; d. Albany Co., NY; bur. Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co., NY (Inscription: Douw Fonda - Died May 1, 1838 - Aged 74 years 1 mo 9 days); [Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, Menands, NY - Douw Fonda, b. abt 1764 in ; d. 17 May 1838 in ]; [Died - At Albany, David {Douw} Fonda, 74. Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY), Friday, May 25, 1838]; [History of Schenectady Co. discusses early settlers and mentions Major Jellis Fonda who was b. in 1727 and m. Jannetje Vrooman in 1750. Major Fonda died on June 23rd of 1791. He left a son named Douw who died at Albany on September 11th of 1838. Douw died without issue at the age of 80]; [Trustee of Albany Savings Bank - Douw Fonda - 1820-1838; Board of Directors (1792, company formation) - Western Inland Lock Navigation - Jellis A. Fonda and Douw Fonda; Treasurer, Albany County Agricultural Society (1820)]; [R077] Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families; [R038a] The Fonda Family; [NYG&B] Record 56:146; [R044] Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda >> <<

    Father: Jellis Douw FONDA b: 24 MAR 1727 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    Mother: Jannetje Wemple VROOMAN b: 04 NOV 1730 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Alida VANNESS b: 1761 in New York
    • Married: 31 OCT 1793 Religious Marriage in Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY
    • Note: m. Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, NY; [NYG&B] Record 60:21; there is another record for a Jacob Fonda m. Alida VanNess 26-Sep-1784 which I believe is in error [NYG&B] Record 60:17

    1. Title: Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families
      Publication: Baltimore, MD
      Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co.
      Publication Date: 1990
      Issue: C15
      Edition: Vol. I, p.263-265
      Author: Penrose, Maryly B.
    2. Title: The Fonda Family
      Fonda Family
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany Yearbook
      Publication Date: 1981
      Issue: F8
      Edition: Vol. 48, p.17-20; Vol. 49, p.28-36
      Author: McConville, Howard A.
    3. 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
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