Name: Jacob Glen FONDA Esq.
Given Name: Jacob Glen
Birth: 1761 1
Baptism: 29 AUG 1761 2
Death: 08 DEC 1859
Age: 98y 3
[Schenectady County Historical Society Deed Listings:
/ D 1490 30 Mar 1830 Between Jellis A Fonda, now of village of Chittanango, MadisonCo. N Y and Mary Austin Fonda of same place Deed to parcel of land in Town of Rotterdam, island formed by the Mohawk River and bounded: N by Main Channel; S by a branch of Mohawk River; E by land of Jacob G Fonda Names William H. Fuller
/ D 1829 John Sanders to Ref Church Sander's Glenville Burial Ground Names: John S Vrooman, Jacob G Fonda
/ D 2146 g 21 June 1809 Nicholas A Van Patten and wife Nancy, Charlestown to Catharine Roseboom, Schdy House and lot on westernmost end of Union St Bounded: N house and lot of Jacob G Fonda; W branch of Mohawk River; S northernmost half of street lot on which the store stands now in possession of Francis and Peter F Veeder as by will of Michael Tyms, dec'd]
b. Schenectady, Albany Co., NY; bp. First Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Albany Co., NY; 1790 US Federal Census, Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., NY; 1800 US Federal Census, Schenectady, Albany Co., NY; 1810 US Federal Census, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY; 1820 US Federal Census, Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY; 1830 US Federal Census, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY; 1850 US Federal Census, Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY; d. West Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY; 1st Albany Co. Militia (Albany City), ENS under LT Abraham Ten Eyck regiment. He was admitted to practice law in the State Supreme Court as an attorney (practice established in Cooperstown, NY in 1791 with law partner Abraham Ten Broeck), but abandoned that profession soon after 1800, and removed to his farm in West Glenville. He was for many years employed as deputy clerk of Schenectady Co., and died on his farm, aged ninety-eight; o. Attorney, Farmer, Revolutionary War Service PVT; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition; [R118c] A History of Schenectady During the Revolution; [R099b] Centennial Address Relating to the Early History of Schenectady and Its First Settlers; [R099] Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady from 1662 to 1800; [R077] Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families; [R077a] The Bloodied Mohawk; [R038a] The Fonda Family; SAR Graves Registry; SAR Graves Registry; [Jacob G. Fonda, Esq., of Glenville, Schenectady county, is the oldest lawyer now living in the State of New York. He is in the ninety-eighth year of his age, and is still in the full posession of his mental faculties. Clarksville Texas Standard 1858-07-17] >> www.fonda.org <<
[Jacob Glen Fonda, RWPA #R3632: born August 1761 in Schenectady, baptized August 29, 1761. Parents Abraham Fonda and Susanna Glen. He enlisted in Spring 1778 while living in Albany. During the war he served two weeks at the German Flatts, three weeks at Stone Arabia, one week at Fort Plain, six weeks at Fort Plank, two weeks at Fort Hunter, and ten days at Schenectady. Hermanus Peek states that he and Fonda, along with all the forces at Fort Hunter marched under General Van Rensselaer to Fort Plank 14 miles above Fort Hunter in August of 1779, and remained there for the whole of their six-week tour. He fought in the Battle of Klock's Field. Harmanus Wendell states he lived in the home of General John H. Wendell along with Fonda in 1780 or 81. Robert H. Wendell states that Fonda was a PVT in Captain Garret Groesbeck's Company of the Half Moon and Ballston District Regiment of Militia and that he and the said Fonda performed duties at Fort Plank, Fort Hunter, and Fort Plain together. After the war Jacob lived in Otsego and Montgomery Counties. In 1833 he was living in Schenectady Co., in 1839 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., and in 1845 in Glenville, Schenectady Co]
Father: Abraham Jellise FONDA b: 1715
Mother: Susanna Swits GLEN b: 04 AUG 1722
Aletta WILLET b: 1756
04 APR 1784
- Note: m. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY (another record: Jacob Fonda m. Alida VanNess on 26-Sep-1784, Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, NY per [NYG&B] Record 60:17 - does not match any other known couple)
- Abraham Jacob FONDA b: 23 JAN 1785
- Janetie Willet FONDA b: 28 OCT 1786
- Polly Willet FONDA b: 01 JAN 1788
- Susan Willet FONDA b: 24 SEP 1789
- Eliza Willet FONDA b: 1790
- Elbert Willet FONDA b: 04 MAR 1794
- Susanna Willet FONDA b: 1796
- Title: A History of Schenectady during the Revolution
Publication: Brattleboro, VT
Publisher: E.L. Hildreth & Co.
Publication Date: 1916
Author: Hanson, Willis T. Jr.
- Title: Centennial Address Relating to the Early History of Schenectady and Its First Settlers
Delivered at Schenectady, July 4th, 1876
Publication: Albany, NY
Publisher: VanBenthuysen Printing House
Publication Date: 1879
Author: Sanders, John
- Title: Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady from 1662 to 1800
Publication: Albany, NY
Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
Publication Date: 1873
Author: Pearson, Jonathan
- Title: Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families
Publication: Baltimore, MD
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1990
Edition: Vol. I, p.263-265
Author: Penrose, Maryly B.
- Title: The Bloodied Mohawk
The American Revolution in the words of Fort Plank's Defenders and other Mohawk Valley Partisans
Publication: Rockport, ME
Publisher: Picton Press
Publication Date: 2000
Author: Johnson, Ken D.