Reverend Jacob Douw Fonda

Male 1793 - 1856  (62 years)


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  • Name Jacob Douw Fonda 
    Prefix Reverend 
    Born 19 Oct 1793  Watervliet, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 13 Nov 1793 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 1CA2688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000784C 
    Died 3 Mar 1856  Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3663  Scudder
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2005 

    Family Cornelia Scudder,   b. 16 Mar 1803, Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1868, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1821  Monmouth county, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 7392688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000BFCC 
    Children 
     1. Matilda Scudder Fonda,   b. 25 Jun 1822, Union Village, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1911, Hudson, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Judge Theodore Jacob Fonda,   b. 28 Jul 1825, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1869, Flora Falls, Rockland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Louisa Scudder Fonda,   b. 1827, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877  (Age 50 years)
     4. Elizabeth Scudder Fonda,   b. 1829, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. William Scudder Fonda
     6. Frances Deare Fonda,   b. 10 Sep 1834,   d. 19 Feb 1837, Fonda, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. Theodosia Cornelia Fonda,   b. 1839, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890  (Age 51 years)
     8. Caroline Scudder Fonda,   b. Abt 1840, Caughnawaga, Mongtomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Christopher Jacob Fonda,   b. 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Reverend Jacob D. Fonda was the last regular pastor of the Old Caughnawaga Church, in the eastern part of the village of Fonda, serving from 1836 to 1842. It is interesting to note that his wife was a sister of Dr. Scudder, the first medical missionary to India.

      On December 9, 1842, the entire original church edifice and parsonage were sold at a Sheriff’s sale at the Old Court Rouse to Jacob for $1,316.56, who took it because of the debt the remainder of the congregation owed him for salary and were unable to pay. He subsequently sold and assigned his rights to Reverend Douw Van O Linda. The last services in the church were held during the summer of 1844.

      From the church at Fonda, Jacob served in the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church, Greenport, Columbia county, New York, beginning March 10, 1842, until April 1848,

      Reverend Jacob D. Fonda's grandaughter, Kornelia was a survivor of the Titanic.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Genealogy of Descendants of Jacob Scudder T-2-3-7-Partial and Descendants of Peter Scudder T-2-3-11, Edwin Lefort Soper; comp., (Scudder Association Bulletin), Vol. XXVII, p. 14, Dec 1976.