Elizabeth Fonda Williams


Elizabeth Fonda was born in May 1727. She was the daughter of Albany residents Claes and Anna Marselis Fonda.

In September 1755, she was twenty-eight when she became the second wife of a somewhat older Peter Williams in a ceremony at the Albany Dutch church. By 1766, five children had been christened in Albany.

Williams was a tailor and merchant whose house was in the second ward. He was last heard from in 1768.

We seek more information on the subsequent life of Elizabeth Fonda Williams.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Fonda Williams is CAP biography number 3817. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/20/07