Isaac I. Fonda


Isaac I. Fonda was born in June 1723. He was the twin son and last child of Isaac D. and Alida Lansing Fonda. It appears that neither of his parents lived to see 1750. Sometimes, this "Isaac I." (not to be confused with contemporary Isaac D. or the younger Isaac A.) was referred to as "Isaac Fonda, Jr."

Perhaps he married in February 1748. Thus, his wife was Cornelia De Foreest. That couple christened at least five children at the Albany Dutch church between 1749 and 1760 when Cornelia apparently died. Two years later, her pew was transferred to their daughter, Alida.

For the second half of the eighteenth century, substantial qualitative information exists for "Isaac Fonda" and could refer to any or all of the four Isaacs identified herein. Unless specifically noted, we have tried not to assign any of those bits to this biographical sketch. Thus, this offering has little depth - only demographics.

However, in October 1779, Isaac I. Fonda was appointed ensign in the city militia company commanded by Capt. Isaac De Foreest- brother of his late wife. Afterwards, "Isaac Jr." received a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

Albany native Isaac I. Fonda is said to have died in 1784.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Isaac I. Fonda is CAP biography number 3784. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/5/12; revised 9/25/12