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Jacob Fudge, Sr
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Birth: 1723
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1790
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA

Served in the Militia of South Carolina during the American Revolution

Husband of Margaret (Anna Margaretha) Gregory.

Father of:
Mary Fudge Clacker
Elizabeth Fudge
Suffiah Fudge
Margaret Fudge
John Fudge
Jacob (Johann)Fudge
William Fudge
Richard Fudge
Solomon Fudge

Jacob may be the son of a Jacob Fudge known to be the head of a household in Oley Valley, Berks Co., PA in 1727.

From Fudge researcher, Donald J. Martin, Ph.D.:
One difficulty in researching the Foschtz/Fudge family in the records of colonial Pennsylvania is the spelling of the surname. Whether "Foschtz" (and its variations) is an attempt by a German-speaking clerk to spell "Fudge", or "Fudge" is an attempt by an English-speaking clerk to spell "Foschtz" remains a question. However, at this writing, I'm inclined to believe that the name changed to Fudge when the family left Pennsylvania. Certainly, Foschtz and Fudge are linguistically synonymous when one takes into account the shades of pronunciation in the various German dialects.
The name has also been spelled "Fuchs".

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will was written 8 Oct. 1789 Proved July Term 1790
WILL OF JACOB FUDGE, SENIOR

In the name of God Amen, I Jacob Fudge Senior of South Carolina and Edgefield County being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, -- I gave and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting, but at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Imprinis.

I gave and bequeath to my loving wife Margaret Fudge during her natural life or widowhood the use of all my movable estate and negroes, except my smiths shop and smith tools, then to be disposed of after her decease, as shall be here after mentioned, an likewise, she my said wife, Margaret Fudge is to live at the plantation and mills whereon I now live during her life time or widowhood.

Item I gave and bequeath to my beloved son John Fudge three hundred acres of land be the same more or less, being part of a six hundred and forty acre surveyed by Jacob Fudge Junr, the said three hundred acres to be bounded on the East Side by the main fork of Little Horse Creek and down said creek to the mouth of the branch called Nappers Branch, then up said branch to where said Nappers old cabbin is thence along the old line to the aforesaid main fork of Little Horse Creek, he, the said John Fudge granting his brothers Jacob Fudge and William Fudge the liberty of building mills on said Little Creek without any interruption of or by him the said John Fudge and the said three hundred acres of land to be for him the said John Fudge and his heirs forever.

Item I gave and bequeath to my loving sons Jacob Fudge and William Fudge two thousand acres of land on Little Horse Creek, be the same more or less with the saw mill thereon. The said Jacob Fudge is not to have a part or benefit of the said mill above mentioned until his brother Richard Fudge arrives to the age of twenty one years of age, then the said Jacob Fudge and William Fudge to be joint owners in and to the said saw mill and land above mentioned. The said William Fudge a dying and leaving no lawful heir to his body then his part of said mill and land to be divided amongst the rest of his brothers and sisters then living, and I like wise gave and bequeath to my son William Fudge five hundred acres of land, part of two thousand three hundred and sixty five acres, including the head of Franklins Branch joining the survey of three hundred and twenty seven acres.

Item I gave and bequeath to my loving sons Soloman Fudge and Richard Fudge the plantation where I formerly lived, that goes by the name of Journegans ole place and fifth six acres that goes by the name of Clausures Survey and likewise the three hundred and twenty seven acres that joins Journegans ole place, and likewise Soloman Fudge, William Fudge and Richard Fudge is jointly to assist in building of a grist mill on said lands, and likewise the said Soloman Fudge and Richard Fudge is to be joint owners in and to the said lands and mill, and likewise the above mentioned William Fudge is with the assistance of Richard Fudge and Jacob Fudge Junr, that is to say; all the lumber and planks sufficient to build an house shed and peibzer thirty two feet long and twenty four feet wide, for the use of said Richard Fudge, and likewise it is my will and desire that the grist mill stones mill irons and all that belongs to the grist mill where I now live, be removed to the above mentioned Soloman Fudge and Richard Fudge lands. It likewise is my will and desire that if any of the above mentioned Soloman Fudge or Richard Fudge should die having no lawful heir of their body, the surviving one of the two to have the above mentioned lands and mill mentioned.
Item It is likewise my will and desire that my son, Jacob Fudge is likewise to have one hundred acres of land on the Water of Chavoufes Creek, surveyed by Henry Napper now in my possession.

Item It is likewise my will and desire that my son William Fudge is to have my smiths tools, he allowing the rest of his brothers the liberty of doing their own work with said tools in the shop.

Item I gave and bequeath to my loving daughter Elizabeth Addams the fourth part of my movable estate after her mothers decease, to her and her heirs for ever.
Item I gave and bequeath to my loving daughter Mary Clarklers children that she bears to John Clarkler the fourth part of my movable estate after my wife's Margaret Fudges decease to be equally divided amongst them the said Mary Calrklers children.

Item I gave and bequeath unto my son-in-law, John Clarkler one tract of land containing two hundred and fifty acres lying on Benjamin Franklin Branch. Branch bounded by William Fudge, Benjamin Cooks and John Carters lands to him and his heirs forever.

I gave and bequeath unto my daughter Suffiah Cook five pound sterling, to be paid of my movable estate. It is likewise my will and desire that my son William Fudge does take and raise Clothe and school my daughter Suffiahs two children that she bore to William Jones and keep them up until they arrive to the age of twenty one, then the said children of my daughter Suffiah is to have the fourth part of my movable estate deducting the five pounds out of it which I have already willed and bequeathed to their mother Suffiah Cook.

Item I like will give and bequeath unto my son William Fudge one negro fellow named Bob in retaliation for his trouble and expense of raising, schooling and clothing the above mentioned two children of my daughter Suffiahs to be to him as his proper right, after his mothers decease to him and his heirs for ever.

Item I gave and bequeath unto my loving daughter Margret Fudge one negro fellow named Tom to her and her heirs for ever and likewise, the fourth part of my movable estate, after her mother's decease.

Lastly, I do constitute to this my last will and testament, my well belovd sons John Fudge and William Fudge to be my executors to my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby also revoke and disannul all other wills, bequeaths and testaments by me heretofore and before made, and also I do disanul all other executors by me herfore appointed.

Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses to the same, this eight day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

Wit: Wm Watson Sr., Zachariah Martin, Geo. Sison Jacob Fudge, Senr. (SEAL)
Exrs: John and Wm. Fudge
Recorded in Will Book A, pp 21 to 24. Recorded July 1790 Box 337 Pkg. #1448

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The old cemetery where Jacob Fudge is buried is located on a high hill on the east side of Little Horse Creek. On a bluff at the foot of this hill and near the old mill site on the creek was his home, a commodious two-story structure. Only a pile of rock shows where it stood.
There is now a pleasure resort known as "Antique Lake" at the old site, and a modern cottage stands near the old home site. The old timbers are to be seen there now as found at the back of the little mill.

Source: Sophia Edward Myrick and located in the Fudge surname folder at Tomphkins Library, Edgefield, SC

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Anna Margaretha Gregory Fudge (1730 - 1790)
 
 Children:
  Mary Fudge Clacker (1759 - 1821)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fudge-Howard Cemetery
North Augusta
Aiken County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: ReLyRoTh
Record added: Mar 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34943286
Jacob Fudge, Sr
Added by: Howard Burough
 
 
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Rest in blessed peace Jacob. My 4th great grandfather
- Becky Radicke
 Added: Aug. 18, 2015
RIP, 4th great grandfather
- Rod Ramer
 Added: Apr. 8, 2009

- ReLyRoTh
 Added: Mar. 18, 2009
 
 
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