According to the historical sketch of the family by Joe Fudge found in the Fudge Family Papers, AppMs 566, the Fudge family migrated from Hanover, Germany to Pennsylvania about 1760. In the following decades, family members migrated into Maryland and Virginia. The Fudge family took an active part in frontier settlement in Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio, and those living in Virginia fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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The Fudge Family Papers consist of Fudge Family diplomas (most from East Tennessee State College); a folder of genealogical material including a typed copy of Thompson McGhee's will and a copy of "Traditions of the Fudge Family" by Joe Fudge of Alleghany County, Virginia; and some certificates awarded to Helen Fudge Crabb.