Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02258
  • Name: Lewis B. FONDA
  • Given Name: Lewis B.
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 SEP 1807 in Plattsburgh, St. Lawrence Co., NY
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  • Death: 07 FEB 1886
  • Age: 78y 4m 22d in Brighton, Livingston Co., MI
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  • Burial: Brighton Village Cemetery, Brighton, Livingston Co., MI
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    b. Plattsburgh, St. Lawrence Co., NY; 1830 US Federal Census, Michigan Territory, MI; 1850 US Federal Census Non-Population Schedule (Lewis Fundy - Agriculture, Brighton, Livingston Co., MI); 1860, 1870 & 1880 US Federal Census, Brighton, Livingston Co., MI; d. Brighton, Livingston Co., MI; bur. Old Brighton Village Cemetery, Brighton, Livingston Co., MI; o. Farmer; [Brighton Township Highway Commissioner 1840 (L B Fonda), Treasurer 1842 (Lewis B. Fonda), Supervisor 1854, 55 & 58 (Lewis B. Fonda)] >> <<

    [1875 Business Notices - Brighton Township: Fonda, L. B., Genl farmer, Settled in twp. in Nov 1832. Frac Dist No. 5.]; [Livingston County History, Village of Brighton - Settlements and Settlers - Another early settler was Lewis B. Fonda, who came from Plattsburg, N.Y., in October, 1832, and entered the west half of the southwest quarter of section 32, and still occupies this ground with the additions he has made to it. He arrived first at Detroit in the old steamer "Superior," and from there walked to Ann Arbor, where he remained five years. At the expiration of that time he removed to his land, having in 1834 erected upon it a frame house, said to have been the first in the county, which was at the time regarded as a dwelling of considerable pretension. The timber with which it was built was drawn from Ann Arbor, a distance of eighteen miles, with ox-teams. At the time that Mr. Fonda entered his land, the only near neighbor he had was a man named Cornish, who had preceded him and entered 160 acres across the lake in the township of Green Oak, which was subsequently owned by George W. Walker. The government road had previously been surveyed, and caused much excitement among lookers for land, who discovered in the forests lying adjacent to the road a fine opportunity for speculation. Mr. Fonda on his arrival enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. Stephen Lee, who had previously located in Green Oak. The country was then almost entirely unbroken, and numerous Indian wigwams dotted the banks of the lake now known as Fonda's Lake. In 1833 a man was placed upon the farm to split rails, and the house having been built the following year, the family of Mr. Fonda, on their arrival in 1835, found the place in something like a habitable condition, though it was not until two years later that they made it a permanent home, meanwhile residing in Ann Arbor.]

    [Bureau of Land Management - Ionia Co., MI - Fonda, Lewis B - Issue Date 7/1/1836 - Land Office: Bronson - 80 Acres - Serial Nr. 4427 MI0600.428]; [Bureau of Land Management - Livingston Co., MI - Fonda, Lewis B - Issue Date 9/10/1834 - Land Office: Detroit - 80 Acres - Serial Nr. 7950 MI0160.485]

    Father: Abraham A. FONDA b: 1770 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY
    Mother: Achsah FRANK b: 08 AUG 1783 in Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Laura Sophia BIRD b: 1813 in New York
    • Married: 1830
    • Note: Marriage date estimated.
    1. Has No Children Juliette FONDA b: DEC 1831 in New York
    2. Has Children John O. FONDA b: 12 DEC 1833 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI
    3. Has No Children Sophia E. FONDA b: 1837 in New York
    4. Has No Children Fanny E. FONDA b: AUG 1841 in Brighton, MI
    5. Has No Children Laura Bird FONDA b: 02 NOV 1856 in Brighton, Livingston Co., MI

    Marriage 2 Livinia Brown TULLER b: 22 APR 1820 in Riga, Monroe Co., NY
    • Married: 31 JAN 1865 Religious Marriage
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