JAMES F. MORRISON
This payroll for Captain Jellis Fondas (pronounced Yellis by the Dutch and German and as Giles by the English) Company of Associated Exempts in Colonel Frederick Visschers Regiment of Tryon County Militia was misfiled.
This payroll was filed in Captain Jellis J. Fondas Papers in the Revolutionary War Rolls 1775-1783, National Archives, Washington, D.C.. Captain Jellis J. Fonda was a captain in Colonel Abram Wemples Regiment of Albany County Militia (the second Regiment but better known as the Schenectady Regiment).
To add to the confusion there was a Jellis Abraham Fonda who served as an Ensign in Col. Wemples Regiment until 1780. He was then a Lieutenant in Colonel Morris Grahams Regiment of New York State Levies in 1780 and from 1781-1784 he served as Adjutant, Lieutenant and finally as Captain in Colonel Marinus Willetts Regiment of New York State Levies.
Why the confusion? All three had been Captains and served in the Mohawk Valley at the same time. It was Captain Jellis J. Fonda who was at Fort Paris during the mutiny of 1779, but he was under Col. Visscher which also adds to the confusion.
Col. Visscher was put in charge of the three months drafts from the Albany County Militia which was stationed at Fort Paris, Plank and other posts.
1777 MAY 13 TO 21 DO - 9 DAYS
Capt. Jelles Fonda
Lt. Zaphania Bachler
Sarjent Richard Collins
Do Daniel Smith
Corporal Jacob Frey
Do James Van Dusen
Do hendrick Wemp
John Van Antwerpen
John Van Zilen
Barent B. Wemp
John Van Husen
Hendrick Van Dewerken
Linda Kreisher generously typed this piece.
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