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Seeking Ancestors of Henry Fonda, Halfmoon, Saratoga Co, NY

Seeking Ancestors of Henry Fonda, Halfmoon, Saratoga Co, NY

Posted: 1104689443000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shires, Wait, Waite, Aussicker, Cassedy, Simmons
I am seeking info on Henry Fonda, b. 1820, NY, married Elizabeth Shiers (Shires). Living 1850 - 1880 Halfmoon, Saratoga Co, NY. One of their son's is Garrett Lansing Fonda, b. 1847, leading me to believe that Henry's father could be Garrett Lansing Fonda, b. abt 1800, listed as living in Waterford, Saratoga Co. in 1840 Census. Any help appreciated. Dave

Re: Seeking Ancestors of Henry Fonda, Halfmoon, Saratoga Co, NY

Posted: 1104787106000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1164725538000
Surnames: Fonda, Lansing
I believe the subject is Henry (Cornelius) Fonda, who can be found at

Here's some more information for Henry which hasn't all been posted there yet:
b. 10 Jan 1824, d. 16 Sep 1892; b. Watervliet, Albany Co., NY; 1850 & 1880 Census, Halfmoon, Saratoga Co., NY; 1860 & 1870 Census, Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; o. Boatman, Carpenter

His wife, Elizabeth, is listed as Cornelia on some of the census records. This is her combined info:
b. 1829 in NY; 1850 Census, Halfmoon, Saratoga Co., NY; 1860 & 1870 Census, Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; 1880 Census, Middletown, Saratoga Co., NY

My records indicate that Henry's father is Cornelius Isaac Fonda, and he has a son, Garret Lansing Fonda b. 1846.

I don't have a Garrett Lansing Fonda, b. abt 1800. There is a Garret T. B. Fonda b. 1808 in Caughnawaga (now Fonda), NY, but he is a distant relative. He appears in the 1840 Census for Montgomery County.

It is interesting that the son has the Lansing middle name. That leads me to think there may be something amiss. If you can give me more on the 1840 census record, maybe this can be pieced together.

Best Regards,
Mark Fonda

Fonda Corrections

Posted: 1145293517000
Classification: Query
Surnames: FONDA
I am the daughter of Robert Fonda, shown on page 340 of Fonda (all) descendants. My parents have been working on our family history for some time - I offered to do some on-line searching for them (as they don't have a computer). When I hit on your site - it was amazing! You have filled in or answered most all of our questions.

I would like to correct and fill in some information for your site.

Descendants of Jellis Douw Fonda (1614-1659)

Page 222
Robert Mitchell Fonda married Mary Azella Smith on 10/1/1861
i. Henrietta Elizabeth Smith died 7/22/1926
ii. We show Gardner Hinkley, but could be Hinkley Gardner
iii. We show Grace Helen, but could be Helen Grace
iv Robert Mitchell Fonda married Clara E. Kellog on 11/15/1899
v. William Ward Fonda - see page 291, number 577

Page 291
577. William Ward Fonda married India Zella Galusha on May 23, 1894.
India Zella Galusha was born 8/5/1875
Notes for India Zella Galusha
Children of William Ward Fonda and India Zella Galusha:
708 ii. Horace WARD Fonda died 6/15/1977 - see page 340, number 708

Page 340
708. Horace WARD Fonda died 6/15/1977. He married Johanna Dorthea Meinzer on 7/2/1921.
Johanna was born 1/12/1896 in Peterson, Iowa, and died 11/26/1962
Notes for Horace WARD Fonda
Children of Horace Ward Fonda and Johanna Meinzer:
i. Robert Ward Fonda, born 4/14/1922 - see page 48-49 Strays
ii. JoAnn Elizabeth Fonda, born 11/29/1930 in Ft. Dodge, IA, died 8/15/2005

Descendents of Jellis Douw Fonda (Strays)

Page 48
88. Same as Robert Fonda on page 340 (all)
Robert Ward Fonda born 4/14/1922. He married Lenore Lizinka Johnson on 6/12/1945 in Iowa City, IA.
Lenore was born 9/14/1923.

Page 49
Children of Robert Ward Fonda and Lenore Lizinka Johnson
i. Donald E. Fonda - DELETE - NOT CORRECT
i. Steven James Fonda born 8/30/1947 in Ft. Dodge, IA - same person as on page 18, xvii. And xxv.
ii. Susan Louise Fonda born 3/29/1949 in Ft. Dodge, IA
iii. Sharon Ann Fonda born 8/8/1953 in Heidelberg, Germany

Page 78
197. Steven James Fonda born 8/30/1947 married Nona Renee Crosby on 12/21/1974, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Nona Renee was born on 11/30/1943, in Morgantown, West Virginia. Steven and Nona Renee divorced in 1988.
Steven James Fonda then married Donna C. Skinner on 9/16/1989. Donna C. Skinner was born 8/28/1955.
Children of Steven James Fonda and Nona Renee Crosby
i. Stephanie Lynn Fonda born 5/30/1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii
ii. Darci Lynn Fonda born 9/9/1981 in Boston, MA
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