Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind00330
  • Name: Adam Douw FONDA
  • Given Name: Adam Douw
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1736 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 1
  • Note:
  • Baptism: 26 DEC 1736 Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY 2
  • Death: 08 NOV 1808
  • Age: 72y in Johnstown, Fulton 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 US Federal Census, Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; d. Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; bur. Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; 3rd Tryon Co. Militia (Mohawk District), LTC, served in the Associated Exempts under brother Capt. Jelles Fonda at the Battle of Oriskany (; Adam and his brother John 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; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition; Probate Abstract - "Fonda, Adam, (of Johnstown), will dated 5/29/1806; probated 1/9/1809. Legatees: wife, Neeltie; sons, Henry and Douw; daus. Maritie (daughter of John Veeder) and Wyntie (wife of Alvin Harris); grandson, Adam Fonda (of my dau., Wyntie). Executors: sons; brother, John; Simon Veeder. James Lansing. Witnesses: William Forman, Sally Hart. Har's Visscher. ([NYG&B] Record 56:160)"; gravestone reads "Adam Fonda, who departed this life 20th November 1808, in the 75th year of his age," which conflicts with this data; o. Tryon Co. Judge, State Assemblyman, Safety Committee Member; Revolutionary War Officer LT-COL; Historic Markers of New York State: Pappy Douw Fonda House, built for Adam Douw Fonda on "The Winter Farm", stood on hilltop north and east of present location on NYS 334 at Fonda; [NYG&B] Record 49:336; [R002] Pearson's First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany; [R078a] History of Montgomery County; [R005a] American Patriots at the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777; [R041] Fonda Family History; [R004b] American Ancestry; [R044] Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda; SAR Graves Registry; [New York Wills and Probate Records - Name: Adam Fonda; Probate Date: 9 Nov 1809; Probate County: Montgomery] >> <<

    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 Neeltje Eleanor BRIESE b: 18 MAR 1738 in Albany, NY
    • Married: 14 MAR 1759 Religious Marriage in Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY 6
    • Note: m. Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., NY; another marriage record found at First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, NY (1763 Mar 15 - Lic - Fonda, Adam - Briesch, ?)
    1. Has No Children Maria Adamse FONDA b: 1764 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    2. Has Children Henry Adam FONDA b: 1766 in Caughnawaga, NY
    3. Has No Children Wyntie Breese FONDA b: 23 MAY 1768 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    4. Has No Children Douw FONDA b: 10 JAN 1769 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    5. Has Children Douw Adam FONDA b: 30 DEC 1774 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY

    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: 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
    3. 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
    4. Title: Fonda Family History
      Fonda Family
      Publication: Fonda, NY
      Publisher: Montgomery County Dept. of History & Archives
      Publication Date: 1940
      Issue: F9
      Edition: 27 pgs.
      Author: Fonda, Cornelia Dockstader
    5. 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.
    6. 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.

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