|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1761|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 1814|
Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, Menands, NY - John Fondey, b. abt 1761; d. 1814.
Son of Isaac Douw Fonda and Susanna VanAlstyne DeFreest. Husband of Cornelia DeFreest Hun.
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.
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Maria Fonda Townsend (1788 - 1835)*
Albany Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Dec 19, 2013
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