Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind00286
  • Name: Angelica HANSEN
  • Given Name: Angelica
  • Surname: Hansen
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 23 JAN 1750 in Schenectady, NY 1
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  • Baptism: 2
  • Death: 30 JAN 1846
  • Age: 96y 0m 7d in Fowler, Adams Co., IL
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  • Burial: Old Carthage Cemetery, Hancock Co., IL 1 2
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    res. Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; bur. Old Carthage Cemetery, Hancock Co., IL; d/o Capt. Henry Hansen and Catherine Putman; Capt. Hansen was killed and lost property when Sir John Johnson raided the Valley 22-May-1780. He was the first white child born in the Mohawk Valley west of Schenectady and on the north side of the river. Ref. Simms Border Wars p360.; [R077] Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families; [R038a] The Fonda Family; [NYG&B] Record 56:386 >> <<

    [Real Daughter of Revolution - Angelica Hansen Fonda Buried at Carthage 1846, was Widow of Captain of War of Independence - Carthage, Ill. June 9 - As has been noted, the Shadrach Bond chapter of the D. A. R. honored on Memorial day, a "real daughter" of the revolution, when a bronze tablet was placed on the monument of Mrs. Angelica Hansen Fonda, buried by her side is her son, Giles, and his wife, in Carthage cemetery. The following is an interesting story of her life, written about ten years ago by John Giles Fonda of Los Angeles, Calif. - Angelica Hansen Fonda. Born January 23, 1750: died January 30, 1846. Buried in the old cemetery at carthage, Ill. Married John Fonda 1768. She was a daughter of Captain Henry Hanson, who was an American captain and was murdered by the Indians and Tories during the raid by Sir John Johnson through the Mohawk Valley. May 21, 1780. John Fonda, born 1739, married Angelica Hansen 1768, died 1814. He was a private soldier in Colonel Fisher's regiment, Tyron Co., N. Y. militia. On account of this service his wife, Angelica was granted a pension by act of congress of July 4, 1836. John Fonda had a son, Giles Fonda, born June 13, 1789. Married Mariah Dockstader Dec. 1, 1811. He had a son, John Giles Fonda, born March 8, 1822, now living at Los Angeles, California - January 19, 1910. May 21, 1780, (Douw) Fonda, father of John Fonda, and Henry Hanson, father of Angelica Hanson, were murdered by Tories and Indians during a raid through the Mohawk Valley by Sir John Johnson. At the same time, John Fonda and others were made prisoners. After this party had started for Canada, a part of the prisonerse, among them John Fonda, were paroled. The evidence of this is found in the public papers of Governor Clinton, first Governor of New York, Vol. 5, page 738, 1901, edited ny Hugh Hastings, state librarian, Albany, N.Y. Other evidence can be found in the Revolution, published by James A. Roberts, comptroller state of New York. The parole permitting two of the prisoners to return home is as follows: "I do certify that Messrs. Sampson Sammons and John Fonda are permitted to return to their respective homes at their own request, having flrst engaged to protect loyalists in the county of Tryon peaceable possession of their property. For the performance of which the remainder of the prisoners will be held hostages. Given under my hand at Kingsborough this 23rd day of May, 1780. John Johnson." The daily Gate City and constitution-Democrat., June 09, 1920]

    Marriage 1 John Douw FONDA b: 1741 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    • Married: 07 FEB 1769 Religious Marriage in Smithstown, Tryon Co., NY
    • Note: m. at Father's house in Smithstown, Tryon Co., NY; (now Montgomery County) per pension papers.
    1. Has No Children Catherine Hanson FONDA b: 10 JUL 1771 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    2. Has No Children Douw FONDA b: FEB 1774 in New York
    3. Has No Children Hendrick FONDA b: 19 MAR 1775 in New York
    4. Has Children Peter John FONDA b: 03 JAN 1778 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    5. Has No Children Maria Hanson FONDA b: 16 AUG 1780 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    6. Has Children Henry John FONDA b: 19 MAR 1783 in New York
    7. Has No Children Douw John FONDA b: 1785 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    8. Has Children Giles Hanson FONDA b: 13 JUN 1789 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY

    1. Title: Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families
      Publication: Baltimore, MD
      Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co.
      Publication Date: 1990
      Issue: C15
      Edition: Vol. I, p.263-265
      Author: Penrose, Maryly B.
    2. 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.
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