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  • ID: ind00898
  • Name: John Isaac FONDEY Jr
  • Given Name: John Isaac
  • Nickname: Junior
  • Surname: Fondey
  • Suffix: Jr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 MAR 1761 in New York 1
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  • Baptism: 06 APR 1761 Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY 2
  • Death: 22 JUN 1814
  • Age: 53y 2m 24d in Albany, NY 3
  • Note:
  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co., NY 5 1 2 3 4 6
  • Note:
    b. NY; bp. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY; 1790 US Federal Census, Rensselaerwick, Albany Co., NY; 1813-1815 Albany NY City Directory (Fondey, John); d. Albany, NY; [Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, Menands, NY - John Fondey, b. abt 1761; d. 1814]; [Will of John Fondey, Jr. -]; [New York Wills and Probate Records - Name: John Fondey Jr; Probate Date: 01 Aug 1814; Probate County: Albany]; 1st Albany Co. Militia (Albany City), ENS; [R002] Pearson's First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany]; [R004b] American Ancestry; [R003] Collections on the History of Albany; [R086] Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families; [R092b] Two Old Wills; [R038a] The Fonda Family; [R044] Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda; SAR Graves Registry >> <<

    [while still in his teens, John joined the crusade for American liberties as an ENS in the 2nd Albany Rangers in June 1781; then as a QM in COL Marinus Willet's regiment of the 1st NY troops until 1783; records refer to his militia unit as "Fondey's Party", designating respect and affection of his troops; in 1779, his name first appeared on a city assessment roll; in 1780, he began to take his place in Albany society when he was appointed firemaster in the Second Ward; with the end of the war, he entered business (selling imported glass and ceramics) and began to acquire real estate along Foxes Creek; his name may have been misspelled by the Army and he decided to continue to spell his name Fondey to claim his many land grants given to him by the US Government as Revolutionary War bounty lands; John's brother, Douw J. Fondey (1759-) also had changed his name from Fonda, probably to differentiate himself from the Famous Patriot Douw Fonda, for whom the town of Fonda, NY is named, as well as several other men in the Mohawk Valley area named Douw Fonda; Fondey, John, ENS 2d New York, 29th June, 1781; transferred to 1st New York, 1st January, 1783, and served to 3d June, 1783 as QM.]

    [1794 - The original military township of Cicero, No. 6, comprising the present civil town of Cicero and Clay, formed the extreme northeast corner of the great Military Tract, and like similar subdivisions of that vast territory was surveyed into 100 lots, which were reserved or drawn by soldiers for services in the Revolutionary war as follows: ... 35, Ensign John Fondy; ... The Town of Clay is advantageously situated in the center of the north part of Onondaga county, and originally formed a portion of military township No. 6, Cicero, whcih comprised one hundred losts of six hundred acres each. These lots, as described in a previous chapter, were drawn as bounty lands by veterans of the Revolutionary war, and like nearly all survey divisions of that great tract, passed again and again into the possession of non-residents or actual settlers, often for ridiculous remuneration, until many of the titleas became involved in protracted and costly litigation. Few of the original grantees ever occupied their claims; few indeed ever saw them. This then unbroken wilderness, inhabited by wild beasts and more or less by Indians, had no charms to lure those veteran soldires from eastern homes. Actual settlement, therefore, remained largely for that class of resolute men and women who are characteristic of pioneer communities. The present limits of Clay comprise fifty lots of the old military township of Cicero. These were drawn as follows: ... 35, Ensign John Fondy; ... Out of every one hundred lots six were reserved for gospel and school purposes, and is a noteworthy fact that all thus designated in the military township of Cicero fell within the limits of the present town of Clay, which left for this territory but forty-four grantees.]

    Father: Isaac Douw FONDA b: 1728 in New York
    Mother: Susanna VanAlstyne DEFREEST b: 26 SEP 1731 in New York

    Marriage 1 Cornelia DeFreest HUN b: 28 MAY 1763 in Albany, NY
    • Married: 13 OCT 1783 Religious Marriage in Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY 4
    • Note: m. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co., NY; [R086] Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families
    1. Has No Children Sara Hun FONDEY b: 05 JUN 1784 in New York
    2. Has Children Isaac Hun FONDEY b: 07 MAR 1786 in Albany, NY
    3. Has No Children Maria Hun FONDEY b: 03 JUL 1788 in New York
    4. Has Children William John FONDEY b: 27 AUG 1791 in New York
    5. Has Children Stephen John FONDEY b: 09 JAN 1795 in New York
    6. Has No Children Cornelia Hun FONDEY b: 03 AUG 1797 in New York

    1. Title: Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany from 1630 to 1800
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
      Publication Date: 1872
      Issue: C1a
      Author: Pearson, Jonathan
    2. Title: American Ancestry
      Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans whose Ancestors Settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
      Publication Date: 1887
      Issue: C3
      Edition: Vol. I, p.28
      Author: Hughes, Thomas P.
    3. Title: Collections on the History of Albany
      from its Discovery to the Present Time, with Notices of its Public Institutions, and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
      Publication Date: 1871
      Issue: C2
      Edition: Vol. I-IV
      Author: Anonymous
    4. Title: Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: Talcott, Weed, Parsons and Co.
      Publication Date: 1883
      Issue: C17
      Author: Visscher, Sebastian
    5. Title: Two Old Wills
      with Notes on the Allied Families of Quackenbush, DeForest, Fonda (Fondey) and Others
      Allied Families
      Publication: Albany, NY
      Publisher: The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany Yearbook
      Publication Date: 1960
      Issue: A71
      Edition: Vol. 34, p.11-25
      Author: Winne, Charles K., Jr.
    6. Title: Onondaga's Centennial
      Gleanings of a Century
      Publication: Boston, MA
      Publisher: The Boston History Company
      Publication Date: 1896
      Issue: G31
      Edition: Volume I, 546 pgs.
      Author: Dwight H. Bruce

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