|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1771|
|Death: ||May 29, 1862|
m1. Henry Vrooman Fonda, who died in 1799.
Catalina was married again to Werden Hammond on March 5, 1803 in Johnstown and had 3 children from 1802-1808; The story of the courtship of Mrs. Hammond by Werden Hammond is as follows: Catlyna Yates, widow of Henry Fonda, (who was a son of Jellis) was on her way to visit friends on the south side of the river. When she was part way across, she experienced some difficulty and two young men on their way to Albany with a load of furs, came to her assistance. The men were Werden and John Hammond of Utica, surveyors and merchants, they having made the first survey of Utica. Werden was so pleased with the charming lady, that he called on his way home, and after a proper, though short courtship, they were married and took up their abode in the still unfinished Jellis Fonda mansion on the hill. Werden Hammond finished the house and all the Hammond children were born in it. Jane Fonda, daughter of Mrs. Hammond and her first husband, Henry Fonda, was married to Abram A. VanHorne while she lived in this beautiful home. Mrs. VanHorne being the grandmother of Miss Hannah VanHorne and brothers, Abram and John. After the death of Werden Hammond, his widow removed to the home in Caughnawaga. Her sons C. Y. and Henry F. laid out and gave to the village the beautiful cemetery, known as the Caughnawaga Cemetery. In 1837 C. Y. Hammond was town clerk, the first one in the town. On the north side of the street just opposite the Hammond property, was the old Caughnawaga church and parsonage. The church was built in 1763 by the patronage, principally, of Sir William Johnson, the Wemple, Fonda, Veeder and Vrooman families, and the reason it was spared when Sir John Johnson raided the town, in 1780, was because the ground had been a part of the Butler grant.
Henry Vrooman Fonda (1769 - 1799)
Werden Hammond (1765 - 1813)
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Jul 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20416506
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