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  • ID: ind08033
  • Name: Jacob Glen FONDA Esq.
  • Given Name: Jacob Glen
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Suffix: Esq.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1761 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 1
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind08033
  • Baptism: 29 AUG 1761 Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 2
  • Death: 07 DEC 1859
  • Age: 98y in West Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY 3
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117143616
  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Burial: Dutch Reformed Churchyard, West Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY 5 1 2 3 4
  • Note:
    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; 1855 New York State Census, E.D.Western, Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY; bur. First Reformed Dutch Churchyard, West Glenville, NY (98y, Located in "the old burying ground"); 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 >> www.fonda.org <<

    [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; [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]

    [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 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    Mother: Susanna Swits GLEN b: 04 AUG 1722 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Aletta WILLET b: 1756 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    • Married: 04 APR 1784 Religious Marriage in Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY
    • 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)
    Children
    1. Has No Children Abraham Jacob FONDA b: 23 JAN 1785 in Schenectady, NY
    2. Has No Children Janetje Willet FONDA b: 1786 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    3. Has No Children Susan Willet FONDA b: 24 SEP 1789 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    4. Has No Children Eliza Willet FONDA b: 1790 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    5. Has No Children Laura FONDA b: 1792
    6. Has No Children Mary C. FONDA b: 22 OCT 1792 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    7. Has Children Elbert Willet FONDA b: 04 MAR 1794 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    8. Has No Children Susanna Willet FONDA b: 1796 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY

    Sources:
    1. Title: A History of Schenectady during the Revolution
      Military
      Publication: Brattleboro, VT
      Publisher: E.L. Hildreth & Co.
      Publication Date: 1916
      Issue: M15
      Author: Hanson, Willis T. Jr.
      Note:
      WarRevSchen
    2. Title: Centennial Address Relating to the Early History of Schenectady and Its First Settlers
      Delivered at Schenectady, July 4th, 1876
      Geographic
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: VanBenthuysen Printing House
      Publication Date: 1879
      Issue: G36
      Author: Sanders, John
      Note:
      GeoNYCoSchenAddr
    3. Title: Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady from 1662 to 1800
      Compendium
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
      Publication Date: 1873
      Issue: C22
      Author: Pearson, Jonathan
      Note:
      CompSchenFirstSett
    4. 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
    5. Title: The Bloodied Mohawk
      The American Revolution in the words of Fort Plank's Defenders and other Mohawk Valley Partisans
      Military
      Publication: Rockport, ME
      Publisher: Picton Press
      Publication Date: 2000
      Issue: M8
      Author: Johnson, Ken D.
      Note:
      WarBloodiedMohawk
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