Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind04541
  • Name: Abraham Osterhout FONDA
  • Given Name: Abraham Osterhout
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1743 in New York 1
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind04541
  • Baptism: 18 JAN 1744 Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY 2
  • Death: 1834
  • Age: 91y in Morganville, Morgan Co., OH 3
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20858253
  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Burial: Deerfield Presbyterian Church, Morgan Co., OH 5 1 2 3 4
  • Note:
    b. NY; bp. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY; 1790 US Federal Census, Two Delaware Hundred, Baltimore Co., MD; 1800 US Federal Census, New York City, New York City, NY; 1820 US Federal Census, Union, Belmont Co., OH; d. Morganville, Morgan, OH; bur. Deerfield Presbyterian Church, Morgan Co., OH; o. 8th Albany Co. Militia (1st Claverack Batt'n), CPT; [NYG&B] Record 82:53; [R042] Fonda, A Family in the Hudson River Valley; [R002] Pearson's First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany; [R074a] The Mayflower Descendant; [R032] Early American Families; [R038a] The Fonda Family; [R044] Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda; SAR Graves Registry; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition >> www.fonda.org <<

    [m1. Christina Delameter, m2. Rachel VanValkenburg, m3. Margaret Grimes, of Baltimore, who had nursed him in sickness; while in Baltimore (1786-1790) he reportedly taught math to Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother. Teacher of Mathematics at Washington Seminary in Claverack (later Hudson River Institute) where he instructed Martin VanBuren, General VanNess and Robert Morris; names listed as Fondy in some places]

    [A translation of the title and preamble on the fly-leaf of this ancient book, reads-- "The Seminary of Washington in North America, founded in the first year after the Declaration of Independence in the year of the Lord 1777, and erected in the middle of the War 1779. Most learned Master and Trustees, Richard Morris, Chief Justice; Hendricus J. Van Rensselaer, Petrus Weissmer, Jacobus Blattener, Jun, Stephanis Hoogheboom, Georgius Monel, Walterus Vroman Wemple, [page 37] Hendricus Wilhelmus Ludlow, and Johannes Gabriel Gebhard having erected this Washington Seminary with greatest difficulty and unwearied labor, have admitted Masters Dudley Baldwin and Abraham Fonda, the first as teacher in the Latin language, the last as teacher in the English language, preceptors under the supreme jurisdiction of Johannes Gabriel Gebhard."]




    Father: Abraham Janse FONDA b: 1707 in Albany, NY
    Mother: Elbertje Muller VANALEN b: 1710 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Christina DELAMETER b: 1729 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    • Married: 18 MAY 1764 Religious Marriage in Linlithgo Reformed Church, Livingston, Columbia Co., NY
    • Note: m. Linlithgo Reformed Church, Livingston, Columbia Co., NY
    Children
    1. Has No Children London FONDA foster b: 1790

    Marriage 2 Rachel Delameter VANVALKENBURG b: 29 JUL 1748 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    • Married: 19 NOV 1769 Religious Marriage in Linlithgo Reformed Church, Livingston, Columbia Co., NY 6
    • Note: m. Linlithgo Reformed Church, Livingston, Columbia Co., NY; [R073] New York Marriages, 1600-1784
    Children
    1. Has Children Abraham A. FONDA b: 1770 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    2. Has No Children Christina VanValk. FONDA b: 1772 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    3. Has No Children Cathrina VanValk. FONDA b: 1775 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    4. Has Children John Osterhout FONDA b: 15 FEB 1781 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    5. Has Children Stephen Abraham FONDA b: 26 OCT 1783 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY

    Marriage 3 Margaret BEST b: 1753 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
    • Married: 28 DEC 1785 Religious Marriage in Baltimore, MD
    • Note: m. Baltimore, MD
    Children
    1. Has No Children Rachel Best FONDA b: 1789 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    2. Has No Children Lawrence Abraham FONDA b: 1790 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
    3. Has No Children Ealthea Best FONDA b: 22 SEP 1795 in New York
    4. Has Children Harriet Best FONDA b: 27 JUL 1796 in New York
    5. Has No Children Maria Best FONDA b: 20 APR 1798 in New York

    Sources:
    1. Title: Fonda, A Family in the Hudson River Valley
      Fonda Family
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publication Date: 1985
      Issue: F10
      Edition: 19 pgs.
      Author: Cadier, Richard D.
      Note:
      FondaHudson
    2. Title: Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany from 1630 to 1800
      Compendium
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
      Publication Date: 1872
      Issue: C1a
      Author: Pearson, Jonathan
      Note:
      CompAlbanyFirstSett
    3. 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
    4. Title: Early American Families
      the Williams, Moore, McKitrick, Fonda, VanAlen, Lanning, King, Justice, Cunningham, Longacre, Swanson and Cox families: with numerous related families embracing the ancestors of perhaps 100,000 or more, covering over 330 years, from 1580 to 1916
      Compendium
      Publication: Philadelphia, PA
      Publisher: W.A. Williams
      Publication Date: 1916
      Issue: C8
      Edition: 65 pgs.
      Author: Williams, Rev. W. A.
      Note:
      CompAmerEarlyFam
    5. 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.
      Note:
      FondaFamily
    6. Title: New York Marriages, 1600-1784
      Names of persons for whom Marriage Licenses were issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York, previous to 1784
      Vital Records
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: State of New York
      Publication Date: 1860
      Issue: V6
      Note:
      VitalMarriagesNewYork
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