Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind05661
  • Name: Andrew Peter FUNDY
  • Given Name: Andrew Peter
  • Surname: Fundy
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1765 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA
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  • Death: 06 JUN 1833
  • Age: 68y in New Orleans, LA
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  • Burial: Girod St. Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
  • Note:
    b. prob. Marblehead, Essex Co., MA; 16-Feb-1798 - Supreme Court of Philadelphia, Oath of Allegiance; 1800 US Federal Census, Southwark, Philadelphia, PA (Andw Funday, household of 6); 1810 US Federal Census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA (Andrew Fundy, o. Porter, household of 11); 1820 & 1830 US Federal Census, New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, LA; 1822 New Orleans, LA City Directory (Rev. Andre Fonde, Accountant, at 116 St. Philip cor. Perdido); d. New Orleans, LA; (Cholera); bur. Girod St. Cemetery, New Orleans, LA >> <<

    [It is believed by the family that Andre Fonde came to America from France, but that the family originally came from the Lombardy area of Italy, and that Fonde was originally spelled Fondi. There is a town in Italy called Fondi, located on the west coast about halfway between Rome and Naples. David Fonde quotes the Chambers Encyclopedia, published in England, as describing Fondi this way: "A small town in Italy on the Appian Way between Rome and Naples, located near a pestiferous swamp and noted during the Middle Ages for its brigands and horse thieves."The family story is that during some political disturbance it became necessary for an early Fondi to escape from his own country if he could. This may have been when Napoleon overcame Venice and gave Northern Italy into Austrian (German) control. There is a poem written in Italian among the Fonde papers which lends some credence to this theory. According to a letter written by his great-granddaughter Elizabeth Fonde, Andre relocated in France, where he served as a scrivener, writing documents beautifully in more than one language. Later (between 1790 and 1794) he removed to America, probably to Philiadelphia, where records of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania document that he either made a Declaration of Intention (to become a citizen) or an Oath of Allegiance on February 16, 1798. (Philadelphia Naturalization Records, edited by Wm. Filby, Gale Research Co., Detroit, MI, 1982, page 197). His nationality is given as French. We have copies of letters that Andre Fonde wrote, one from New Orleans to his wife in Philadelphia, and another (1818) from Philadelphia to his son, John P. Fonde, who had recently moved to Washington, D.C. It is believed that Andre and Sarah Fonde moved to New Orleans before 1830 and that they are buried there. Although their marriage in 1794 and the baptisms and burials of several Fonde/Fondy children are recorded at Christ Church (Episcopal), Philadelphia, not all their known children are in these records. (Henry and John Philip are not recorded, nor is the birth of two Fondy children who were buried at Christ Church -- Calipso in 1803 and Andrew in 1801). I have made some estimates about the birth order of these children and their dates of birth. Ref: Ancestors of Charles Henry Fonde website]

    Father: Pieter Douw FONDA b: 1739 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
    Mother: Debora HANSEN b: 06 JAN 1744 in New York

    Marriage 1 Sarah ESLING b: 1764 in Philadelphia, PA
    • Married: 11 OCT 1794 Religious Marriage in Christ Church (now St. Peter's), Philadelphia, PA
    • Note: m. Christ Church (now St. Peter's), Philadelphia, PA
    1. Has Children John Philip FONDE b: 1794 in Philadelphia, PA
    2. Has No Children Andrew FUNDY b: 1796 in Philadelphia, PA
    3. Has No Children Charles FUNDY b: 22 FEB 1798 in Philadelphia, PA
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth Ann FUNDY b: 29 JUN 1800 in Philadelphia, PA
    5. Has No Children Clemille FUNDY b: 13 AUG 1802 in Philadelphia, PA
    6. Has No Children Harriette FONDY b: 11 MAY 1804 in Philadelphia, PA
    7. Has Children Andrew Peter FUNDY Jr b: 11 JUL 1806 in Philadelphia, PA
    8. Has No Children Henry FUNDY b: 1808 in Philadelphia, PA
    9. Has Children Mary Ann FUNDY b: 14 APR 1810 in Philadelphia, PA
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