Jillaine and Natalie thank you so much.
I had heard Adam Fudge died 1879 and was buried in Clark or Coles County, IL
I noticed the 1875 census does not show Nancy as a widow, just lists her.
My line is from daughter Elizabeth Fudge, she was born Aug 5, 1866
Most of the family lived in Vigo County, Indiana but now is deceased. The last relative knew about the Fudge line died in 2012. since then I have had issues with someone that damaged my computer twice and I have lost everything. I am now trying to rebuild the whole tree in worksheet style until I figure out who or why my computer was hit as I shared my information with other family members including cousins and distant family.
Nancy Melton's parents were Joel Melton and Elizabeth Walter from Kentucky. they lived in Indiana before moving to Clark County, Illinois. I don't have much on the Meltons
George W was married to a Anna E. in Peoria, Franklin, Kansas with one child Julia C. (born 1879) on the 1880 census. Later married Evaline Stites in 1883 in Coles County, IL and had 3 children
I’ve been working on another line and found wiki genealogy and decided to give it a look last night.