When Elihu Mudge was born on 10 April 1803, in Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Martin Mudge, was 34 and his mother, Sally Elizabeth Avery, was 39. He married Mary Ann Sargeant on 21 November 1822. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 12 December 1829, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 26.
English (Devon): nickname from Middle English mugge, either a southwestern dialect form of Old English mycg ‘midge, fly’ or (anywhere in England) representing an unrecorded Old English mugga (probably attested in Old English mugwyrt ‘mugwort’) with the same meaning.