Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind11103
  • Name: London FONDA
  • Given Name: London
  • Nickname: Lun
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1790
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind11103
  • Death: Y
  • Note: Race: Black; birthdate estimated; 1830 US Federal Census, Broadalbin, Montgomery Co., NY (London Fonda); [Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830 - Broadalbin, NY - London Fonda (m) - Age 36-55 - 4 Total Family Members - Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830, (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006), (Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830, Together with a Brief Treatment of the Free Negro, by Carter G. Woodson, originally pub. by The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Inc., Washington, DC, 1925).]; [Town of Galway records show that in 1812, Abraham Fonda sold a certain slave, called "Lun," to John Pettit and that Pettit entered into an agreement "to free 'Lun' in nine years and at that time give 'Lun' two cows and 10 sheep of full middling quality." The document was witnessed by Lenton Hicks and Ebenezer Fitch and Eli Smith recorded it April 6, 1813. Nine years later, in 1822, it is recorded that Abijah Comstock and Asa Cornell, overseers of the poor, were called upon to examine the said "Lun" and "Kate," his wife, "to see if they were of sufficient ability to provide for and maintain themselves?" They issued a certificate of freedom in issuing which they took pains to state that it was their pleasure "to encourage acts of humanity" and an entire willingness that "all should enjoy the inalienable right of liberty." Chronicles of Saratoga: a series of articles., Chronicle VIII. Harriet Beecher Stowe visited Saratoga in 1850's--"Cabin" staged in hall p. 29. McGregor, Jean. Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: Reprinted from The Saratogian, 1945-47.] >> www.fonda.org <<
  • PEDI: foster
  • Adopted: Fostering



    Father: _BLACK_MULATTO_INDIAN_

    Father: Abraham Osterhout FONDA b: 1743 in New York
    Mother: Christina DELAMETER b: 1729 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Kate b: 1795
    • Married: Religious Marriage
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