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  • ID: ind00585
  • Name: Stephen Adam FONDA
  • Given Name: Stephen Adam
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 APR 1832 in New York
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  • Baptism: 1833 Dutch Reformed Church, Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY
  • Death: 15 JAN 1917
  • Age: 84y 8m 23d in Fort Plain, NY
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36417500
  • Burial: Fort Plain Cemetery, Fort Plain, NY
  • Note:
    b. NY; bp. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 US Federal Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1855 New York State Census, E.D.2, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1869-70 Town of Mohawk, NY Directory (Stephen Fonda, hop grower and farmer leases of Douw A. 140); 1869 New York City Directory (Fonda, Stephen S - chandeliermkr); 1875 New York State Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1892 New York State Census, Canajoharie, E.D.01, Montgomery Co., NY (Stephen Fonda, Male, Age: 55, b. abt 1837 in US); 1900 US Federal Census, Minden, Montgomery Co., NY; 1905 New York State Census, Minden, Montgomery Co., NY; 1910 US Federal Census, Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., NY; 1915 New York State Census, Minden, A.D.01, E.D.03, Montgomery Co., NY; d. Fort Plain, NY; bur. Fort Plain Cemetery, Fort Plain, NY; o. Farmer, Oil Dealer, Civil War Soldier (1861-65), Mohawk Sheriff (1874-1882, 1885), Lumberman; hop grower and farmer on leases of Douw A. Fonda; Mohawk Sheriff; [US Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 - Name: Stephen Fonda; Congr. Dist.: 18th; Res.: NY; Race: White; Class: 1; Est. Birth: 1833; Marital Status: Married] >> www.fonda.org <<

    [Stephen Fonda, a veteran of the civil war, and a descendant of the Fonda and Sammons families of this State, died yesterday at his home in Fort Plain, N.Y., in his eighty-fifth year. New York Times, January 16, 1917]; [Mr. Stephen Fonda - Port Plain, N.Y., Monday - Mr. Stephen Fonda, eighty-four years old, a descendant of the Fonda and Sammons families, pioneer residents of Central New York, died here to-day. He was formerly Sheriff of Montgomery county and served in the civil war with the 115th New York Volunteers. He was active in politics as a democrat. Three sons survive. New York Herald, Tuesday, January 16, 1917.]

    [The Late Stephen Fonda - Fort Plain, Jan. 16 - Former Sheriff Stephen A. Fonda, who died Sunday was a member of the Fultonville Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons and of Klock Post No. 70, G.A.R. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Peter A. and Martin Nellis Fonda of Brooklyn, James Lansing Fonda of East Orange, N.J., and Stephen Jr., of Cortland, and five daughters, Mrs. John Van Slyke of Palatine Bridge, Mrs. Charles Arndt and Miss Rachel Fonda of Fort Plain, Mrs. William Bennett of Frankfort and Mrs. Thomas Nagle of Fort Plain. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Catharine Nellis Memorial chapel, the Rev. Thomas Kirkwood, pastor of the local Reformed church officiating. The interment will later be made in the Fort Plain cemetery. Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Tuesday, January 16, 1916.]; [Former Sheriff Stephen A. Fonda died Sunday evenlng at 8 o'clock at his home at Fort Plain, after a short illness, occasioned by general debility, aged 83 years. He was the son of Adam D. and Lydia Sammons Fonda and was born at Fonda, in April, 1833. For many years he lived on the homestead farm on the Fonda-Johnstown road. In 1862 he went with the 115th regiment to the Civil war as sutler and served until the close of the strife. He served for several years as supervisor of tho town of Mohawk and was also sheriff of the county, and conducted the last execution by hanging in this county, that of the negro, Sam Steenberg who was executed April 9, 1878, at Fonda for the murder of Jacob Parker, in Amsterdam. At the close of his term of office as sheriff, Mr. Fonda moved to Canajoharie, and later to Fort Plain, where he has lived for many years. He was a man of genial disposition, kind hearted and broad-minded. In politics Mr. Fonda was a staunch Democrat and made his last campaign when he again ran for sheriff against William T. Brice in 1907. He was a member of the Fultonvllle Masonic lodge. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and four sons, the latter being James, Peter and Martin Fonda of New York and Stephen Fonda, Jr., of Cortland. Mr. Fonda was an uncle of Assemblyman E. Corning Davis of Fonda. The funeral will be held at the Catherine Nellis Memorial chapel at Fort Plain Wednesday afternoon at 2 o clock. Interment will be in the Fort Plain cemetery. Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, January 15, 1917.]




    Father: Adam Douw FONDA b: 17 JUL 1802 in Johnstown, NY
    Mother: Lydia Margaret SAMMONS b: 22 MAY 1807 in New York

    Marriage 1 Christine Cook FOX b: 13 SEP 1837 in Palatine, NY
    • Married: 12 MAR 1856 Religious Marriage in Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY
    • Note: m. Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY; (Kingsboro Church Marriage Register)
    Children
    1. Has Children Peter Adam FONDA b: MAY 1860 in New York
    2. Has Children James Lansing FONDA b: 1863 in New York
    3. Has No Children Charles S. FONDA b: 1869
    4. Has Children Martin Nellis FONDA b: 23 JUL 1870 in New York

    Marriage 2 Margaretta Cook FOX b: 08 MAY 1849 in Palatine, NY
    • Married: 05 JUN 1878 Religious Marriage in Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY
    • Note: m. Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY; (Kingsboro Church Marriage Register); [Stephen Fonda was married on Wednesday to Margaretta, daughter of P. G. Fox, of Palatine. We congratulate our genial Sheriff upon the happy event and wish him and his bride a joyous and prosperous future. Fort Plains NY Mohawk Valley Register June 1878]
    Children
    1. Has No Children Maria Christine FONDA b: 31 DEC 1879 in Johnstown, NY
    2. Has No Children Martha FONDA b: MAY 1881 in New York
    3. Has Children Stephen Sammons FONDA Jr b: 05 JAN 1883 in New York
    4. Has No Children Margaretta Fox FONDA b: 06 APR 1885 in Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY
    5. Has No Children Lydia Sammons FONDA b: 28 OCT 1886 in New York
    6. Has No Children Rachel Davis FONDA b: DEC 1889 in New York
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