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  • ID: ind00289
  • Name: John Douw FONDA
  • Given Name: John Douw
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1741 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 1
  • Note:
  • Baptism: 08 MAR 1741 Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 2
  • Death: 14 FEB 1813
  • Age: 72y in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY 3
  • Note:
  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Burial: Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, Montgomery 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, Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY; 1800 & 1810 US Federal Census, Mayfield, Montgomery Co., NY; d. Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY; bur. Old Fonda Cemetery, Fonda, NY (Gravestone reads "John Fonda 1740-1815", moved to Caughnawaga Cemetery in 1980); o. CPT in French & Indian War, PVT in Revolutionary War; 3rd Tryon Co. Militia (Mohawk District); SAR Patriot Index Edition III; [R078a] History of Montgomery County; [R005a] American Patriots at the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777; [R077] Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families; [R063] Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs; [R102] Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley; [R077a] The Bloodied Mohawk; [R038a] The Fonda Family; [R044] Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda; SAR Graves Registry >> <<

    [Died, of the prevailing epidemic, in the vicinity of Caughnawaga, Montgomery county, on the 14th inst. Mr. John Fonda, 73d year of his age. 1813-02-26 Albany Register]; [New York Wills and Probate Records - Name: John Fonda; Will date: 28 Mar 1812; Probate Date: 17 Mar 1813; Probate County: Montgomery; Heirs: wife Engeltie, sons Peter Fonda, Douw Fonda, Henry Fonda, Jellis (Giles) Fonda, daughter Catharine]

    [Imprisoned in 1775 by Alexander White, the Sheriff of Tryon County, for striking one of White's servants in defense of his land... much to the displeasure of the Whigs, who some one hundred strong, went to the jail and forced his release. John and his brother Adam were captured by the British in 1780 when they came into the Mohawk Valley, raiding and burning houses. John was released in a few days but Adam was taken to Canada as a prisoner (with about 100 others)and held for over a year; upon his return, Adam settled on a farm near Fonda and John settled in the eastern part of Fonda; John Fonda who had been an officer in the early wars, served in the Associated Exempts under brother Capt. Jelles Fonda at the Battle of Oriskany. He also served as a committee man of Tryon County.]; [John Fonda, RWPA #W23046: He married at Smithstown in Tryon County, New York in February 1769 Angelica --. His widow had a sister who married as a Mr. Vosburg. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany. Victor Putman states Fonda was taken by the enemy in 1780.]

    Father: Douw Jellis FONDA b: 22 AUG 1700 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    Mother: Maritje Heemstraat VROOMAN b: 24 MAR 1698 in Fort Schenectady, Albany Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Angelica HANSEN b: 23 JAN 1750 in Schenectady, 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: History of Montgomery County
      Embracing Early Discoveries, the Advance of Civilization, the Labors and Triumphs of Sir William Johnson, the Inception and Development of Manufactures: With Town and Local Records, also Military Achievements of Montgomery Patriots
      Publication: Syracuse, NY
      Publisher: D. Mason & Co.
      Publication Date: 1892
      Issue: G25
      Edition: 843 pgs.
      Author: Frothingham, Washington
    2. Title: American Patriots at the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777
      Publication: Kenmore, NY
      Publisher: Snell, Zimmerman, Timmerman Reunion, Inc.
      Publication Date: 1977
      Issue: M1
      Author: DeWitt, Vera
    3. 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.
    4. Title: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publisher: Lewis Historical Pub. Co
      Publication Date: 1911
      Issue: C13
      Author: Reynolds, Cuyler
    5. Title: Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley
      A Record of the Achievements of her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation
      Publication: Baltimore, MD
      Publisher: Clearfield Co.
      Publication Date: 1914
      Issue: C23
      Author: Reynolds, Cuyler

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