According to the historical sketch of the family by Joe Fudge found in the collection, 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. A Fudge in-law, Jacob Persinger, was captured as a boy by Shawnee and raised by them until he was about 20 when he was returned to his family.
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Scope and Contents The Fudge Family Papers consist of three folders of photocopied genealogical records and newsclippings related to the Fudge family and includes a brief sketch of the family’s history written by Joe Fudge of Alleghany County, Virginia; a typed transcription of Thompson McGhee’s 1855 will; addresses of Fudge family members; diplomas; certificates; newsclippings of family events, and obituaries; and a June 1887 copy of Peterson’s Magazine.
Dates: 1887 and undated