Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02093
  • Name: William Cornelius FONDA
  • Given Name: William Cornelius
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 05 JAN 1807 in New York 1
  • Note:
  • Baptism: 1807 Dutch Reformed Church, Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY
  • Death: 12 JUN 1885
  • Age: 78y 5m 7d
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  • Burial: Hicks Cemetery, Pennfield Twp., Calhoun Co., MI 1
  • Note: b. NY; bp. Reformed Dutch Church, Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY; 1836 settled in Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI; 1840, 1850, 1860 & 1870 US Federal Census, Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI; 1869-70 Battle Creek MI City Directory (Fonda, Wm C - farmer); bur. Hicks Cemetery, Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI (Note: On Older Side Of Cemetery); o. Farmer, Deputy Postmaster; Michigan Militia (Frontier Wars) COL; [R075a] Biographical Review of Calhoun County, Michigan; [Calhoun County business directory for 1869-70 - History of Pennfield - The first land ever entered in this township was by Albert H. Smith, Dec. 10, 1831, which location constitutes a part of the place now owned by Col. Wm. C. Fonda, who settled here in 1836.]; [History of Ingham and Eaton Counties, Michigan - Land Entries - the following list of land entries in town 1 north, range 6 west, now constituting the township of Bellevue, with section and year of entry: Section 21 - 1834, W. C. Fonda; "In A.D.1835, William C. Fonda built a large boat, similar to the canal-boats, and about as large as those used on the New York canals, for the purpose of boating lime down Battle Creek into the Kalamazoo River, and selling the same at all points on the river wherever wanted. The first trip down Battle Creek with the boat convinced the enterprising proprietor that boating lime down the creek was a poor business. The boat, after incredible hardship, was navigated downstream into the river, when it capsized and the lime destroyed. This ended canal boat building at Bellevue."]; [Col. Fonda, of Calhoun County, Michigan, has a farm of nearly one thousand acres, within three miles of Battle Creek. He is now raising fine-wooled sheep, and has, this year, sheared four hundred, obtaining one thousand nine hundred pounds of wool which he sold for forty-two cents per pound. They are full blended French and Spanish Sheep. Four of the former sheared wholy ... Wisconsin Free Democrat 1856-08-27]; [Bureau of Land Management - Eaton Co., MI - Fonda, William C - Issue Date 12/1/1835 - Land Office: White Pigeon Prairie - 80 Acres - Serial Nr. 3077 MI0580.078] >> <<

    Father: Cornelius C. FONDA b: 13 DEC 1781 in New York
    Mother: Jane Mary DAVIS b: 02 JUN 1787 in Guilderland, Albany Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Lauraette Miller AVERY b: 30 MAR 1805 in Montville, New London, CT
    • Married: 1826 Religious Marriage in Connecticut
    • Note: m. CT
    1. Has Children Nathan William FONDA b: 1827 in Montville, New London Co., CT
    2. Has No Children Susan Avery FONDA b: 1832 in Montville, New London, CT
    3. Has No Children Sara E. FONDA b: 1836 in Montville, New London, CT
    4. Has Children Edward William FONDA b: 05 SEP 1837 in Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI
    5. Has No Children Frances Avery FONDA b: 29 AUG 1843 in Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI
    6. Has No Children Mary Avery FONDA b: 1844 in Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI
    7. Has Children Charles Thorp FONDA b: 1846 in Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI
    8. Has Children William Cornelius FONDA Jr b: OCT 1849 in Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI

    1. Title: Biographical Review of Calhoun County, Michigan
      containing Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of Today and also of the Past
      Publication: Chicago, IL
      Publisher: Hobart & Mather
      Publication Date: 1904
      Issue: G23
      Edition: 703 pgs.
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