Fudge Genealogy

of Adams County, Iowa


The Fudge family of Adams County, Iowa begins with John Fudge and his wife (Maria?).  John was a yeoman ( a man owning a small amount of land and ranking as a commoner; freeholder or a man who farms his own land, especially a man of respectable standing.)  They lived in Somerton in the county of Somerset (Somersetshire) in England.

The Children of John and Maria

Child

Born

Location

Married

Spouse

Died

Location


Gravestone

Benjamin William

6-11-1832

England

1858

Kezia Salvidge

1841-1901

2-27-1901

IL

2-14-1823 10-3-1893 ILKnox, IL

Kezia's father was Phillip Salvidge and is listed as a yeoman.  Her mother's name was Mary. Benjamin and Kezia were both born in England where he was a farm laborer.  They came to the United States from Somerton, Somersetshire, England in 1869 with four of their children.  The two youngest children were born in the United States. They settled in Oneida, Illinois.  They were married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England after Banns.  Witnessed by Phillip Salvidge, who signed with his mark "X" and Maria Fudge.  They were followers of John Wesley (Methodists).  Have copies of the tickets which were the receipts for the tithes paid.  Shows they paid tithes before and after marriage.  Also a few with Kezia's mothers name (Mary Salvidge).  Dates on the tickets are between 1856 and 1859.  Information was obtained about the tithe tickets from the Minister of Methodist Church in Somerton, England.  Ben died Oct. 5, 1894.  He was buried in Oneida, IL.  Kazia died in Taylor County, Iowa and was buried in the Oneida cemetery on March 1, 1901.  They were married Apr. 5, 1858 at Somerton, England.  (written by Marie Roach)

The Children of Ben and Kezia

Child

Born

Location

Married

Spouse

Died

Location


Gravestone

William George

5-14-1859

England

1885

Ida Alice Cox  - Gravestone

5-9-1937

IA

Adams, IA

Henry Edwind

6-19-1861

England

-

-

4-16-1869

IL

Benjamin Albert (Alb)

8-8-1864

England

1887

Margaret McLean

12-12-1898

NE

Butler, NE

Elizabeth Ann (Bessie)

7-19-1867

England

1891

(2)John Henry Greife & (1)William F. Neidfelt

7-15-1924

CA

San Diego, CA

Henry Edward (Ted)

8-3-1870

Illinois

1890

Jennie Alice Weech

3-9-1946

IA

Adams, IA

Mary

1-31-1873

Illinois

1895

Barney Harvey

1869-1947 Gravestone

2-10-1928

IA

Adams, IA

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updated 8-Apr-2018


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