Burdick Military

Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the "Revolutionary War" in the United States, was the armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen of its former North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America. Early fighting took place primarily on the North American continent.

In 1778 France, eager for revenge after its defeat in the Seven Years' War, signed an alliance with the new nation. The conflict then escalated into a world war with Britain combating France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Contemporaneous fighting also broke out in India between the British East India Company and the French allied Kingdom of Mysore.

One Revolutionary War story handed down for many years eventually printed in newspapers in 1976 involved Gideon Burdick (I266). The story is that on Christmas Day, 1776 when George Washington crossed the Delaware River at Trenton, NJ, his personal drummer boy, Gideon Burdick (a replacement for Washington's original drummer boy who had been shot in the legs), was with him. The story says that the muffled sound of Gideon's drum encouraged the soldiers through the snow and sleet in the ice-bound river. The story also states that Gideon Burdick's memory was immortalized on the Bicentennial (1976) quarter and is also depicted in the famous painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Emanual Leutze which hangs in the Halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Unfortunately, the entire story is untrue. Washington had no personal drummer boy in his boat; the figure shown on the Bicentennial coin is a figment of the artist's imagination, an idealistic rendition of a Revolutionary soldier beating a drum, a symbol of the period. The artist, Jack L. Ahr of Arlington Hgts., IL, used an adult figure for his rendition, not a young boy. There is also no drummer boy in the large oil painting by Leutze. But Gideon was a drummer during the Revolutionary Ward, serving two enlistment periods in the 9th Continental Infantry, Rhode Island Regiment.

The following 94 Burdick family members are known to have fought in the Revolutionary War.


Matthew Burdick (I51) (23 DEC 1738 - ~1842)
  • Cr. : Rev. Aaron B. Burdick, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. ; U. S. Census, 1790 ; Stonington, Conn., Recs.
  • He removed from R. I. or Stonington, Conn., to Warren Co., N. Y., and settled near the fort on Lake George.
  • U. S. Census, 1790. Matthew Burdick of Easton, Albany, Co., N. Y., had 7 in his family ; 2 males over 16, 1 under 16, and 4 females.
  • He was a soldier of the Revolution, was wounded, captured, and taken to a British hospital.
  • Matthew Burdick served with Maj. John Brown's detachment, Gen. Benedict Arnold's Reg. of Col. Ethan Allen's 'Green Mountain Boys.' They were in Quebec in 1776 ; also at Ticonderoga. ( See N. Y. in Rev., p. 48. )


Simeon Burdick (I55) (<1727 - 1802)
  • Cr. : Austin's Gen. Dict. of R. I. ( Richmond ) ; Arnold's V S. of R. I. ; R. I. Col. Rec. Westerly Land Recs. ; Smith Service and Military List of R. I. ; Census of R. I., 1774 ; R. I. Rec. Commissioner ; Probate Recs., Westerly ; L. E. Barbour, Westerly, R. I.
  • Simeon Burdick, Esq., of Westerly, RI
  • Married by Edward Saunders, J.P., to Isabel Saunders.
  • Simeon Burdick is mentioned in the will of Capt. John Richmond ( proved July 28, 1740 ) as one of 'daughter Abigail Burdick's children.'
  • 1749, Mar. 28, Westerly. Deeded land by Henry Welles.
  • 1754, Apr. 29, Westerly. Deeded land by Stephen and Martha Lewis.
  • 1755, June 3. Admitted Freeman at Westerly, 1756. First Wednesday in May, Westerly. Admitted Freeman.
  • 1767, June, to 1795, May, Westerly. Justice of the peace.
  • 1762, Jan. 18. Simeon and Isabel witnessed will of Thomas Brand.
  • 1766, Oct. 27. Simeon and Isabel attested will of Thomas Brand.
  • 1774, Westerly. Census of R. I. says he had 6 in family, 1 male over 16, 2 under 16, 1 female over 16, 2 under16.
  • 1777, Jan. 16, Westerly. Enlisted as private in Capt. Edward Bliven's Westerly Alarm Co. In active service for home defense Dec. 24.
  • 1802, Westerly. His sons, Simeon and Jonathan, filed an agreement for the division of their father's estate.
  • May, 1790. Appointed justice of peace for Westerly and Charlestown.
  • Census of R. I., 1777, Westerly. Simeon Burdick, between 50 and 60 yrs. of age ; able to bear arms.
  • 1790, U. S. Census of R. I.
  • 1776. Signed the 'Test' declaring Allegiance to the Colonial Cause ( Westerly Town Rec., Vol. 6, p. 156 ).
  • On the Alarm List ( Westerly Town Rec., Vol. 6, p. 156 ).
  • 1778, Dec. 7, Westerly. Elected Deputy ( Westerly, Rec., Vol. 4, p. 1 ).
  • 1779, Feb. 2. Voted that this town meeting request the deputies representing this town to lay the accounts of Simeon Burdick, Esq., before the General Assembly at their next session, for this town are of the opinion that the said Burdick is hardly dealt with in docking his account for corn he purchased for the supply of soldiers' families and the matter of carting wood, as the town looks upon the said Burdick to be a faithful officer and therefore request an allowance for the whole account.
  • 1779, Sept. Subscribed £6 to the Continental Loan Office ( Westerly Rec., Vol. 4, p. 3 ).
  • 1779, Sept. 24. Delegate to the convention at East Greenwich to regulate price of provisions ( Westerly Rec., Vol. 4, p. 13 ; also Mar. 21, 1782, Vol. 4, p. 47 ).
  • 1784, Apr. 5. Chosen to represent the town in the General Convention of the towns ( Rec. Westerly, Vol. 4, p. 63 ).
  • 1785, Aug. 29. Administrator on estate of William Davis. Simeon Burdick was town moderator for years and held places on important committees in the reconstruction of the government after the Revolution.


Abraham Burdick (I63) (16 JUN 1737 - 1791)
  • Cr. : Stonington, Conn., Marriage Recs. ; Stonington, Conn., Birth Recs. ; Stonington, Conn., Land Recs. ; Mrs. George B. Smith, Coldwater, Mich. ; Family Bible.
  • 1757. He was in Capt. John Baldwin's Co. from Stonington, Conn., Col. Christopher Avery's Reg., at the time of the alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry. He served 16 days. ( See Rolls of the French and Indian Wars, Conn. Hist. Soc. Collections. )
  • 1765, Mar. 26, Stonington, Conn. Abraham and Samuel Hubbard, Jr., deeded land.
  • 1771, Sept. 4, Stonington. Deeded land to John Palmer.
  • 1790, U. S. Census, Conn. Enlisted in the 6th Reg. Albany Co. Reg., under Col. Van Rensselaer.
  • Bible owned by Miss Frances French (I210563) gives Deaths of Abraham & Amy with list of their children except Esther. Nathan is given in Smith's Hist. of Madison & Chenango Cos. N.Y. a descendant, Sophronia Burdick (I563) joined the D.A.R. on Abraham's Rec.
  • Ancil Burdick, son of Abraham (Cr.: LaRoy Burdick (I1429)).


Benjamin Burdick (I74) (23 MAY 1742 - )
  • Cr. : Early Rec. of Boston, Vol. 24 ; Mass. Soldiers in the Revolution.
  • Benjamin Burdick served in Col. Jabez Hatch's Boston, Mass., Reg. and was with a detachment commanded by Major Andrew Symmes under Major General Heath, by order of Council May 12, 1777, drafted to serve 5 weeks in guarding stores at and about Boston.


Moses Bennett Burdick (I76) (<1753 - )
  • Cr. : Boston Rec. Com. Report, Vol. 6, 116 ( Marriages ) ; Mass. in Rev. War ; N. Y. in Rev. N. Y. State Arch., 1887 ; N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Recs., Vol. 19, 128 ; Rec. and Pension Office, War Dept.
  • 1753, July 5, Dover, N. H. Baptized by Rev. John Adams.
  • Moses Burdick belonged to Capt. Bradish's Co., Col. Edmund Phinney's 31st Mass. Reg., enlisted at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., N. H., May 12, 1775. His name appears on a billeting roll from data of enlistment to date of marching to headquarters, July 8, 1775 ( 57 days ), in a company return of Oct. 1775 ; also on an order for a bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Oct. 28, 1775.
  • He was probably the same Moses Burdick who at a later date served in the New York line. He enlisted as sergeant Dec. 19, 1776, for 3 years in Capt. Jonathan Hallet's Co. ( 4th ) of Col. Philip Cortlandt's Second Reg. ; was transferred to Capt. Abner French's Co. ( also known as Light Infantry and Capt. John F. Hamtranck's Co. ), same Reg., Oct. 1, 1778 ; reduced to private Jan. 10, 1779, and discharged Dec. 19, 1779. He reenlisted in Capt. Hallet's, as corporal, Feb. 10, 1781 ; was reduced to private July 28, 1781, and was transferred to Col. Armand's Cavalry Nov. 1, 1781. No later record of him is known. The N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record ( Vol. 19, p. 128 ) contains a mess account of Lieut. Fjerch Beekman which states that Moses Burdick owed him £2, 8s.


Clarke Burdick (I86) (25 FEB 1748 - 29 AUG 1778)
  • Cr. : R. I. Col. Recs. ; V. S. of R. I., births and marriages ; John C. Burdick, Crown Point, N. Y. ; Hopkinton Church Recs., marriages and children.
  • Clarke Burdick of Westerly, Newport and South Kingston, R. I.
  • Census, 1774, Newport, R. I. Had 1 male over 16, 1 under 16, 1 female over 16, and 1 under 16.
  • Clarke Burdick was a shoemaker and about the beginning of the Revolution resided on Boston Neck.
  • When Gen. Sullivan was operating against the British in Newport, Clarke Burdick volunteered as a substitute for a disabled soldier in a R. I. Co., and during the retreat of the American Army from the island was wounded so severely that he died within an hour. While in agony from his wound he is said to have exclaimed, 'Lord, come quickly!' The R. I. Assembly appropriated £15 to Amy Burdick, his widow.
  • U. S. Census, 1790, Westerly, R. I. Amy Burdick, widow, males over 16, 1 ; under 16, 1, females, 2.


Luke Burdick (I90) (25 APR 1749 - 5 JAN 1825)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Hopkinton Wills ; Census of R. I., 1774 ; Rev. Soldiers, R I., Rec. Comm. ; Smith's History of Chenango and Madison Co., N. Y. ; Dlloyd Burdick, DeRuyter, N. Y. ( Bible of William ) ; S. D. B. Memorial, rec. of wife and marriage.
  • Luke Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., and Lincklaen, Chenango Co., N. Y.
  • 1774, Census of R. I., Hopkinton. Had 2 in family, 1 male over 16, 1 female.
  • 1777, Aug. 2, Hopkinton. Sarah, wife of Luke, joined Sabbatarian Church.
  • 1781, Oct. 11. 'Lucas' Burdick of Hopkinton enlisted in Capt. Allen's Co., Col. Christopher Smith's Reg., R. I. troops, Revolutionary War.
  • 1790, Hopkinton. U. S. Census. 1 male over 16, 4 under 16 and 3 females.
  • 1824, Nov. 2. His will does not mention wife but names sons Luke, Jason, James and Benjamin. He died in Chenango Co., N. Y., Jan. 5, 1825, and will probated at Hopkinton, R. I., Jan. 31, 1825.
  • Mrs. George E. Crosley, Milton, Wis., says an old lady, whose father bought the old Burdick homestead, told her that the name of Luke's wife was Sarah Haskell.
  • Cr, for marriage: Early Conn. marriages, Vol. 5, p l87.


Perry Burdick (I92) (28 OCT 1756 - 13 MAR 1849)
  • Cr. : Arnold's V. S. of R. I. ; Narragansett Hist. Register ; Sabbath Recorder, deaths ; History of Madison Co., N. Y. ; A. R. Crandall, Alfred, N. Y.
  • Perry Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., West Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y., and Scott, Cortland Co., N. Y.
  • Married by Elder John Burdick to Tacy Wells
  • In 1790, according to the U. S. Census, be resided in R. I.
  • Perry Burdick was a shoemaker and farmer and is said to have been a very ingenious man. He was very active in the religious work of the Seventh Day Baptists.
  • He settled at West Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y., before 1800.
  • In 1835 he was on the building committee of the Seventh Day Baptist Institute at DeRuyter, N. Y.
  • He was a Revolutionary soldier.
  • Cr.: Cem. recs, Scott, N.Y. & D.B. Cem.


Zaccheus Burdick (I99) (28 FEB 1733 or 1734 - 7 APR 1809)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Alonzo S. Burdick, Berlin, N. Y. ; Zaccheus Burdick's Bible, Mrs. Schoemaker, Eldena, Ill. ; Hopkinton, Land Recs. ; Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution ; Sylvester's Hist. of Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • Zaccheus Burdick of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I., and Berlin, Renssalaer Co., N. Y
  • 1753, Nov. 24, Hopkinton, R. I. Deeded land by his father, Thomas Burdick.
  • 1763, Westerly, R. I. Zaccheus and Elizabeth Burdick gave receipts for property of Benoni Smith. Chloe Burdick was a witness.
  • 1771, July 6. Joined the Hopkinton Sabbatarian Church.
  • 1777, Aug. 21 to Nov. 30, 1777. ....... Co., Mass. Private in Capt. Ephraim Chapin's Co. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge Reg. ; under Gen. Gates in Northern Dept.
  • 1779. Settled in Berlin, N. Y.
  • 1780, Sept. 24, Berlin, N. Y. Among the first settlers. One of the organizers of the Sabbatarian Church.
  • 1790, U S. Census.
  • 1806, Berlin. His name is on the list of taxable inhabitants.
  • 1904. Mrs. Martha ( Burdick ) Shoemaker of Eldena, Ill.., is in possession of the Bible that belonged to her grandfather, Zaccheus Burdick, in which are recorded by him, his birth and marriage and the births of his children.


Carey (or Cary) Burdick (I103) (173? - )
  • Cr. : Arnold's V. S. of R. I., in. wife's p. and b. ; Joseph Burdick, Berlin, Wis. ; Asa's birth and marriage ; Hist. Wilbraham, Mass. ; Clarence G. Hill, Milton Junction, Wis., Ethan p. ; N. Y. in the Revolution.
  • Carey or Cary Burdick of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I., and Wilbraham Co., Mass., and ? Co., N. Y.
  • Dorcas' parents, John and Elizabeth ( Gardiner ) Cottrell of Westerly, R. I.
  • Carey Burdick was a property holder at Wilbraham, Mass., in 1771. During the Revolution he served in Capt. Husted's Co. of Col. Van Rensselaer's Reg., N. Y., Levies and Militia.


Robert Burdick (I108) (1731 - 24 DEC 1807)
  • Cr. : Hopkinton Prob. Recs. ; Will of Clarke, Nov. 30, 1792, Will of Robert, Nov. 4, 1793, Will of John K., Dec. 9, 1823, Will of Hannah, Apr. 24, 1826 ; Silas C. Burdick, Alfred, N. Y. ; Arnold's V. S. of R. I.
  • Robert Burdick, Esq., of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I.
  • He was a farmer and weaver. He was called Robert, 3rd, so-called because his father and grandfather were living at the time of his marriage and after.
  • 1758, May, Westerly. Admitted Freeman.
  • Admitted a member of Westerly Sabbatarian Church May 26, 1753.
  • 1774, Census of R. I., Hopkinton. Had 8 in family, 5 males under 16, 1 over 16, 1 female over 16, 1 under 16.
  • 1776. He signed Test Oath at Hopkinton and served in the Revolution.
  • 1778, May, to 1796, May, Hopkinton, R. I. Annually appointed justice of peace. He resided on Chase Hill, between Ashaway and Bradford.
  • 1794, Mar. 5. He deeded land at Westerly to his brother Ichabod ( W. L. Rec., Vol. 11, p. 757 ).
  • U. S. Census, 1790, R. I.
  • His sone, Robert, was executor of his will, proved Nov. 4, 1793 at Hopkinton. Will prob. Jan. 5, 1808, Hopkinton mentions wife, Hannah, sons Robert, Charles, Amos, John, Joshua , daus Elizabeth, Cynthia White, Hannah Brown, Susannah Langworthy, gr. sons Clark Burdick, son of Robert, Clark White, son of Oliver, Clark Brown, son of Alpheus, & his brother, Ichabod Burdick. Omit the Jr. from Joseph Clarke. (Cr. Everett Pendleton author of Pendleton Gen.)


Ichabod Burdick (I110) (1740 - 16 JUN 1821)
  • Cr. : V. R. of R. I. ; Westerly Land Recs. ; Will of Robert Burdick ; Westerly and Its Witnesses, by Denison ; Charlestown Prob. Recs. ; U. S. Pension Bureau ; R. I. Col. Recs. ; Silas C. Burdick, Alfred, N. Y. ; Dr. A. S. Burdick, Hillsdale, Ill. ; W. E. Burdick, Bradford, Pa. ; C E. Chipman, New York City ; Mrs. Otis Burdick, Westerly, R. I. ; Ida B. Almas, Buffalo. N. Y.
  • Title: Captain
  • Ichabod Burdick of Westerly and Charlestown, R. I.
  • 1770, Sept. 8. Ichabod Burdick joined the Westerly S. D. B. Church. Bathsheba, his wife, was a member before July, 1768.
  • 1777, Military Census. Resided in Charlestown, between 16 and 50 and 'able.' He served as lieutenant in Capt. Congdon's Co., Col. Noyes' Reg't, R. I. Troop, in the Revolutionary War for two years.
  • 1790, U. S. Census, R. I. Was alive.
  • Capt. Ichabod Burdick is mentioned in the will of his father, Robert. -Hopkinton, R.I., Nov. 4, 1793.


Nathaniel Burdick (I117) (174? - )
  • Cr. : Crowell's Spirit of '76 ; R. I. V. S. ; Wheeler's History of Stonington, Conn., m. of Nathaniel, Jr., and Seth.
  • Nathaniel Burdick of Westerly ( now Hopkinton ), R. I., and ( prob. North Stonington ) New London Co., Conn.
  • Military Census of 1777. Resided at Hopkinton, R. I. He was between 16 and 50 years old and able to bear arms. Nathaniel Burdick signed the 'Test Oath' Sept. 19, 1776. During the Revolution he served in Capt. ....... Company, Col. Topham's R. I., Reg.
  • Nathaniel Burdick with Nathan Burdick witnessed a deed Jan. 25, 1768, from Hubbard Burdick to Robert Burdick of land lying in Hopkinton ( Hop. Land Recs., Vol. 2, p. 121 ).
  • Nathaniel Bowdish served with Col. Archibald Crary's Regiment in 1776.


Libbeus Burdick (I120) (>1740 - )
  • Cr. : Ebenezer K. Burdick, Bloomingdale, N. Y.
  • Libbeus Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I.
  • 1774, Hopkinton, Census of R. I. Had 5 in family, 1 male over 16, 2 under 16, 1 female over 16, 1 under 16.
  • He was a Revolutionary soldier from R. I.
  • 1775, Apr. 7, Hopkinton, R. I. Hubbard and Tacy Burdick deeded land to son Libbeus, also 1779, Feb. 23, and 1785, Oct. 30.
  • 1785, Oct. 1, Hopkinton. He gave life lease to Hubbard Burdick of land bounded by lands of William Burdick, Luke Burdick and Abel Burdick.
  • 1793, May 30. Deeded land bounded by land of Joel Burdick, Luke Burdick and Abel Burdick.
  • 1777, Military Census. Res. Hopkinton, R. I., between 16 and 50, 'able.'
  • 1790, U. S. Census, R. I.
  • 1797 or 8, Westerly. Tax paid by town.


Joseph Burdick (I123) (10 NOV 1733 - OCT 1777)
  • Cr. : R. I. Col. Recs., Vol. 3, p. 488 ; V. S. R. I., 1790.
  • Joseph Burdick of Westerly, R. I.
  • Drowned in service in Revolution.
  • Alfred B. Burdick, 2nd, says that Joseph Burdick lived near Boom Bridge, and had a large family.
  • 1777. Military Census. On Westerly List but says he resides at New Shoreham ( Block Island ) between 16 and 50 and 'able.'
  • 1777, Oct. The Militia of Westerly, while on their way in barges, to join Gen. Sullivan in the attempt to drive the English from Newport, were overtaken by a storm while passing Point Judith and several barges were swamped. Joseph Burdick, his brother Oliver, and Thompson Burdick were on some of the foundered barges, and Joseph was drowned ( From. Capt. George K. Collins, Syracuse, N. Y., descendant of Thompson Burdick ).
  • Joseph Burdick, deceased, lost articles, Point Judith, 1777, 1 gun and bayonet, 1 flannel jacket, 1 linen sheet, 1 worsted stocking, 1 shoe and brass buckle, all at £8, 02s ( In report to General Assembly by Col. Joseph Stanton, Jr., and Major Thomas Sheffield. From Recs. of R. I., Vol. 8, p. 488, by John Bartlett ).
  • 1777, Oct. 1-Oct. 31. Served as private at Tiverton, R. I., in Capt. Michael Spencer's Co., Col. Waterman's Reg't.


Oliver Burdick (I124) (27 MAR 1735 - 1803)
  • Cr. : R. I. Col. Recs. ; V. S. of R. I. ; Crowell, Spirit of '76 ; Bartlett's Recs. of R. I., Vol. 8, p. 489, for military service ; also Denison's Westerly and Its Witnesses, p. 117.
  • Oliver Burdick of Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingston and Watch Hill, R. I.
  • Married by Joseph Crandall, Justice.
  • Children, 1st and 4th b. at Charlestown ; 2nd and 5th at Westerly ; 3rd at South Kingston, R. I. ( V. Recs. of R. I., Vol. 5. p. 85 ).
  • 1764, Jan. 5, Westerly. John Ross granted an order to pay for caring for Oliver Burdick while sick with the smallpox, the latter not being able at present to pay same ( Vol. 6, p. 52 ).
  • 1766, July 28, Westerly. He received a certificate to remove to South Kingstown.
  • During the Revolutionary War he served in Col. Topham's Reg't of R. I. Troops.
  • 1777, Oct. The militia of Westerly, while on their way in barges, to join Gen. Sullivan's army, were overtaken by a Storm while passing Point Judith and several barges were swamped. Oliver Burdick, his brother Joseph and Thompson Burdick were in one of the foundered boats. Several lost their lives, among them Joseph, but Oliver and Thompson were saved. The following is an appraisement of his property lost on that expedition, by a committee of the R. I. General Assembly, Jan. 3, 1779 ; 'Oliver Burdick -1 bayonet, gun and Cartouch box, 1 good flannel shirt, 1 pair new stockings, 1 shoe, 1 pair shoe buckles, 1 pillow case, 1 towel, 1 qt. basin, 1 pewter plate and spoon—all at £9 ), 3s.' Report accepted and recommended that Hon. Major Gen. Sullivan pay in lawful money ( Recs. of R. I., Vol. 8, p. 489 ).
  • 1777-8. Oliver Burdick is to be paid £10 for the use of his house as a guard-house near the Watch Hill Beach, and 6s. to be allowed for the half cord of wood furnished the guards on Watch Hill, and l8s. for one and one-half cords furnished the guards on Noyes Beach' ( Town Meeting held at home of Maj. Edward Bliven. From Denison's Westerly and Its Witnesses, p. 117 ).
  • 1777, Military Census, U. S. Westerly, between 16 and 50 and 'able.'
  • He signed the Test Oath (Cr. Town Meeting Westerly, Book 3, p. 161. 1745-1778).


Benjamin Burdick (I129) (27 AUG 1748 - )
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Newport Hist. Mag., Vol. 1, No. 2 ; Ray Greene Huling, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Benjamin Burdick of Westerly and Newport, R. I.
  • Married by Rev. Gardiner Thurston
  • 1774, Census of R. I., Newport. Had 4 in family, 1 male over 16, 2 under 16, 1 female over 16.
  • He may have been a son of Benjamin who lived in Middletown in 1774.
  • Benjamin Burdick was a private in Capt. Jesse Burdick's Co. of R. I. Militia, being a detachment of Col. Joseph Noyes' Reg't on duty from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5, 1777. Received pay for 27 days ( Military Returns, U. S. Mil. Rec. in Rev. War ).


Asa Burdick (I130) (6 AUG 1751 - 180?)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Spirit of 1776 in R. I. V. S. ; R. I. Rec. Com. ; U. S. Census of 1790, Hancock, Berkshire Co., Mass. ; Silas C. Burdick, Alfred, N. Y.
  • Asa Burdick of Westerly, R. I., Hancock, Mass., and Charlotte Precinct, Nine Partners Grant, Dutchess Co., N. Y.
  • Married by Joseph Crandall, J.P.
  • 1777, Census of R. I., Westerly. Private in Capt. John Gavitt's Co. of Militia in 1776, 'unable.'
  • 1782, Mar. 1, to Mar. 1, 1783. Private in 7th Co. ( also known as a Capt. ) William Allen's Co. and as the 2nd and 6th Co., 1st and 2nd, R. I. Consolidated Regiment ( Rec. and Pension Office, War Dept. ).
  • Served in Col. Robert Elliott's Reg't, R. I. Artillery, Revolutionary War. His name appears on a roll of that regiment, not dated and no rank stated. He was paid 'for balance due on account for depreciation of wages.' He was stationed at Fort Ticonderoga during that part of his service.
  • 1785, Jan. 14 ( Rec. and Pension Office, War Dept ). Paid for services in Col. Henry K. Van Rensselaer's Reg't of Albany Co., N. Y. Militia, Revolutionary War.
  • 1790, U. S. Census. Resided at Hancock, Berkshire Co., N. Y. Had 1 male over 16, 1 under 16, and 2 females in his family.
  • 1805, June 6, Hancock, Mass. Asa Burdick and wife Isabel had land ( Land Recs., Adams, Mass. ).
  • 1810, Pittsfield, Mass. Child of Capt. Burdick died ( Pittsfield V. Recs., p. 36 ).


Ebenezer Burdick (I133) (1737 - 11 APR 1833)
  • Cr. : S. G. Burdick, LeMars, Iowa.
  • Ebenezer Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Stonington, Conn., Burlington, Conn., Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., and Sangerfield, Oneida Co., N. Y.
  • Ebenezer Burdick fought in the Revolutionary Army. He was living at Stonington, Conn., at the time ( probably in what is now North Stonington ). He was a Seventh Day Baptist, as were his children except those by his wife Phebe. He served under Gen. Greene and named one son in honor of his general.
  • From Nellie Johnson Supplement: No. 212? has the Bible of Ebenezer Burdick (No. 351) gives the 2 children as those of wife Grace who d. Sept. 9, 1823. in 74 yr.
  • He was wounded in battle at Groton Conn. (Cr. No. 2132).


Joshua Burdick (I137) (1737 - 1790)
  • Joshua Burdick of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I.
  • Joshua Burdick was not mentioned in the Census of R. I. in 1774.
  • Joshua Burdick served as a private in Capt. John Gavitt's Co. of Westerly Militia in 1776.
  • Names of Joshua & Mary (Lamb) Burdick through their children names Hannah (Cr. Frank B. Lamb Westfield, N.Y.)
  • Hopkinton Prob. Court; P. 37 Estate of Joshua Burdick, late of Hopkinton. Receipts for legacies from-Hannah Sheffield, Daniel Crumb, Jr.; Thompson Wells, & Joseph Potter.


John Burdick (I144) (1744 - 22 JAN 1798)
  • Cr. : History of Waitsfield, Vt., pp. 249, 250, 251, Jones ; Richard C. Burdick, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Children mentioned in the will of their father
  • Franklin Co., Mass., Deeds, Bk. 1, p. 25. John Burdick of Hartford, Vt., bought land in Shelburne, Nov. 8, 1768.
  • Hartford, Vt., Vol. 3, p. 437, Land Recs. John Burdick of Hartford sold land in Hartford, Jan., 1769.
  • Franklin Co., Mass., Deeds, Bk. 8, p. 497. John Burdick of Canaan, N. H., sold land in Shelburne, Mass. His son John, Jr., was witness on both deeds.
  • He was prominent in Shelburne ; surveyor in 1770 ; constable, 1777 ; selectman in 1790 ; committee of correspondence, 1776. Either he or his son John was the 'John Burdick' who enlisted at Shelburne in Capt. John Wells' Co., Col. David Wells' Hampshire County Reg't, Serving from Sept. 2, 1777, to Oct. 23, 1777, in the Northern Dept., and also served as private in Capt. James Wadsworth's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's Hampshire County Reg't, from July 22, 1779, to Aug. 27, 1779, at New London, Conn. (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War). He removed to Canaan, N. H., in 1792-3, and came to Moretown, Vt.
  • (cont) Deeds executed by John Burdick, Sr., in Moretown are witnessed by Joseph Burdick, Lucinda and Phebe Burdick. His will was probated in Chittenden Co., Vt., Jan. 22, 1798, and names his 2nd wife Mehitable and his four children. Grandchildren of Gen. Wait say he married second a widow 'Burdick' from a neighboring town. Gen. Wait deeded land in 1816 to Ira Burdick on condition that Ira care for his ( the General's ) wife in case she survived him.
  • John Burdick of Canaan, N.H. and Mehitable Fisk, intentions of marriage, Dec. 7, 1793. She b. 1748 (Cr. Greenfield, Mass. Rec. P. 23 & 156.)


Caleb Burdick (I145) (1753 - 9 JUL 1822)
  • Cr. : Dr. Carl D. Fuller, Rolling Prairie, Ind. ; Lewis D. Burdick, Oxford, N. Y.
  • Caleb Burdick of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I., Frederickstown, Dutchess Co., Guilford and McDonough, N. Y.
  • Mr. Burdick was a Revolutionary soldier in Capt. Joel Mead's Co., Col. Henry Ludington's Reg't, Dutchess Co., N. Y. His name is placed on a memorial to soldiers in McDonough Cemetery. The above children named as only heirs, 1838, in proof of death, Surrogate's Office, Norwich, N. Y.


Amos Burdick (I146)
  • Amos Burdick of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I., and Dutchess Co., N. Y.
  • During the Revolution he served in Col. Henry Ludington's Regiment of Dutchess Co. Militia. He may have had a daughter Jane.


Peleg Burdick (I147) (10 MAY 1759 - 23 JUN 1836)
  • Cr. : Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of Rev. War ; R. G. Stebbins, History of Wilbraham, Mass., Military Rec. ; Sylvester's Hist. Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • Peleg Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Wilbraham, Hampden Co., Mass., and Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • Children frfom Bible Recs.
  • Peleg Burdick's name appears on pay extracts dated Roxbury, Sept. 17, 1776, and Boston, Nov. 26, 1776, as a private in Capt. Reuben Nunn's Company, Col. Nicholas Dike's Mass. Regiment.
  • Mar. 13, 1778, he enlisted for three years at Wilbraham, Mass., in Capt. William Sizer's Co., Col. Jeduthan Baldwin's Regiment, of Artificers, Continental Army, and served to about Sept. 30, 1779, when reported deserted, though that was probably not true.
  • He was an early member of the Sabbatarian Church at Berlin, N. Y., organized Sept. 24, 1780. He is buried in Carr Cemetery, Wallace Martindale farm, formerly Henry Sheldon place, On west branch of Otsdawa Creek near Otego, N. Y.
  • In compiling her book, Nellie Johnson copied information from George Austin Morrison, Jr’s. book on the Rhode Island Clarke family when she wrote of Jeremiah Clarke and wife Mary Burdick’s descendants. Morrison was in error. Katherine Clarke (I410016), the daughter of Mary Burdick and Jeremiah Clark, and John Millard (I1000156) did not have the children attributed to them by Morrison, namely, Martha, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Hopkinton, RI Town records clearly state the children of Katherine Clarke and John Millard as: Sarah, b. 25 Feb 1755; Elijah, b. 21 Apr 1758; Catherine, b. 24 May 1761; and Susannah, b. 13 Mar 1764. (Catherine Millard married Peleg Burdick (I147))
  • (cont) When Morrison reviewed the town records of Rhode Island he left off the 'Jr' after John Millard’s name and thus confused father and son. John Millard 'Jr' married Freelove Braman and had Martha, Abigail, Benjamin, and Elizabeth. John Jr. is clearly defined from his father in Westerly, Hopkinton, and Charlestown land records as well as the Will of his grandfather, Thomas Brand. John Jr. is NOT a Burdick or Clarke descendant; his mother was Elizabeth Brand, the first wife of John Sr. This information can be found in the Hopkinton, RI Town Records. 'First Book of Records for Hopkinton, No. 1 for Recording Marriages Births & Burials as also other things Ness.' pp. 27, 42.
  • Immediately after Sept. 30, 1779 he shipped on the sloop 'Revenge' under Capt. Parker, served 3 months. was taken prisoner by the frigate 'Roebuck' & carried to N.Y., put on the prison ship 'Jersey', kept 6 months, taken to R.I. and exchanged and returned home May 1780.
  • His application for Revolution pension was rejected as a deserter from Capt. Baldwin's Regt. (Feb. 23, 1833.)
  • Mrs. Walter Thwing (I3436), Wayland, N.Y., has his Bible.


Pardon Burdick (I148)
  • 1781, Oct. 2, Hopkinton, R. I. Enlisted as private in Capt. Allen's Co., Col. Christopher Smith's Regiment R. I. Troops.


Sylvanus Burdick (I151) (17 SEP 1747 - <1788)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Colwell, Spirit of '76 ; Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of Revolution, Vol. 11, p. 825.
  • Sylvanus Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Monson, Mass.
  • Jan. 1, 1788, Nathan Burdick of Wilbraham was appointed guardian of Fanny, child and heir of Sylvanus Burdick, late of Monson, deceased.' She is named as a granddaughter by Nathan Burdick of Wilbraham in his will, dated Feb. 9, 1788.
  • Feb. 2. 1792. 'Fanny Burdick of Monson, spinster,' bought 3 acres of land of Jonathan Wood.
  • Census of R. I., in 1774, states that he resided in Hopkinton, R. I., and had 2 in his family, 1 male and 1 female, both over 16.
  • Sylvanus Burdick served 15 months ( from Dec. 16, 1776, to Mar. 16, 1778 ) in Col. Robert Elliott's R. I. Artillery. Then he went to Monson, Mass., and enlisted in Apr., 1778, in Capt. Joshua Shaw's 15 Co. of the Col. John Bliss Hampshire Co. ( Mass. ) Regiment, enlistment 8 mon. on roll Mar. 29, 1779.
  • Sylvanus Burdick joined the Westerly Sabbatarian Church July 6, 1771.


Adam Burdick (I153) (28 DEC 1759 - 20 FEB 1845)
  • Cr. : Arnold's V. S. of R. I. ; Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in Rev. ; Recs. Wilbraham, Mass. ; Hamilton Burdick, Syracuse, N. Y. ; His Statement to Geo. K. Collins, Syracuse, N. Y.
  • Adam Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Wilbraham, Mass., and Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y.
  • Children from Adam Burdick's Bible.
  • Adam Burdick and Hannah, his wife, joined the Hopkinton Sabbatarian Church in June, 1780.
  • During the Revolutionary War, he served in the R. I. Line as a musician.
  • List of men belonging to 1st Hampshire Co. Regiment ; mustered by Col. John Bliss agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1780, 12th Co., age 23 years ; residence, Wilbraham ; mustered july 24, 1780 ; enlistment 3 mos. ; also enlisted July 24, 1780, private Capt. Joseph Browning Co., Col. Seth Murray's ( Hampshire Co. ) Regiment ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service 2 mos., 24 days ; enlistment 3 mos. ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army ; also order payable to Col. Bliss, for wages for 3 mos. service in 1780, dated Wilbraham, June 27, 1783. He went to Wilbraham when 17 or 18 years old.
  • 1777, Military Census. Res. Hopkinton, R. I.


Maxson Burdick (I155) (22 JAN 1752 - )
  • Cr. : Westerly Recs., Aug. 12, 1795 ; R. I. Rec. Commission ; Town Clerk of Lyme, Conn. ; V. S. of R. I. ; U. S. Census of 1790.
  • Maxson Burdick of Westerly, R. I., and Lyme, Conn.
  • Prob. had a daughter and son, and maybe other children.
  • Maxson and John, Jr., Burdick, were in Capt. Joseph Pendleton's Co. of Westerly Militia in 1776.
  • 1790, Westerly, R. I., U. S. Census. One male over 16, and 2 females, in family.
  • He resided in Lyme, Conn., in 1795.


Thompson Burdick (I156) (1 SEP 1753 - 5 OCT 1830)
  • Cr. : R. I. State Rec. Co. Rev. Rec. ; Hist. Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; Arnold's V. S. of R. I. ; N. Y. Mail and Ex., May 7, 1898, n. of W. ; U. S. Pension Rec. ; Geo. K. Collins, Syracuse, N. Y.
  • Thompson Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Pawcatuck, Conn., Brookfield, Madison Co., Scott, Cortland Co., and Spafford, Onondaga Co., N. Y.
  • 1775. In the spring, he enlisted in Capt. Samuel Ward's Co., Col. Varnum's 1st Reg't, which was part of Gen. Greene's Brigade that left R. I. on the first alarm at Boston. There he was discharged about Jan. 1, 1776. On the same day at Prospect Hill, he re-enlisted in Capt. Lewis' Co. of the same Reg't, and was discharged at Croswick Meeting House, Pa., about Jan. 1, 1777. During his service he participated in the Siege of Boston, Battle of L. I., Battle of White Plains, Battle of Trenton, N. J. He received a pension for his services. He also served in different tours of duty in the R. I. Militia, in one of which, in an effort to drive the British out of Newport, he was capsized off Point Judith, R. I., from an open barge, being transported to Narragansett Bay for use of Gen. Sullivan's Army. On that occasion, Oct., 1777, several men, about 8, lost their lives by drowning, among them Joseph Burdick. Oliver Burdick, brother to Joseph, Thompson Burdick and 6 others were rescued.
  • From 'Onondaga's Revolutionary Soldiers' by The Onondaga Historical Association: In memory of Thompson Burdick who died Oct. 5th, 1830, aged 77 years. For the great day of his wrath coming and who shall be able to stand. In memory of Tabothy the wife ot Thompson Burdick, who died Dec. 4, 1827, aged 71 years, 8 ms., 11 days.
  • (cont) Spafford cemetery. Capt. Collins' valuable inscriptions were not always literal, and the local cemeteries were again visitied for exact transcripts. When Mr. Burdick applied for a pension in 1820, he said he was 68, but he proved too wealthy to obtain one. He tried again in 1822, and weith better success in 1823. In 1820 he was worth $237.68, his 30 acres of land being valued at $5 per acre, but he owed $191.11. in 1822 the land went on a judgement, and he had $35.55 to his credit. In 1823 he had but $23.81, and received a pension.
  • (cont) In 1820 his wife, Tabitha, was 64, 'very fleshy, troubled with asthma, and not able to cook a meal of victuals.' He had also a daughter, Sohpia, and two grandchildren, Avery and Arrilla. Mrs. Burdick could also 'spin a little now and then on a small whhel.'
  • (cont) At the very opening of the war in '75, Mr. Burdick enlisted in Westerly, R. I., in Col. Varnum's regiment, R. I. Line, for 8 months. In Feb., '76, he enlisted for a year in Capt. Elijah Lewis's Co., of the same regiment, and was discharged Jan 1, '77, at Crosswicks, Pa. In the battle of White Plains a musket ball pierced his knee. in 1790 he was in New London Co., Ct., married Tabitha WIlcox of Stonington, and went to Brookfield, N. Y., in 1796. Thence he went to Scott in 1802, and a lot 41 of Tully in 1819.
  • (cont) Capt. Collins says that after his discharge he 'served on different tours of duty as part of the militia of his native state, among which was one made in an endeavor to drive the British from Newport, R. I. On this latter occasion he came near losing his life from drowning, off Point judith, R. I., by the capsizing of bargers used in carrying soldiers in that expedition; sixteen in all were thrown into the water, of whom only eight were saved; among the latter was Thompson Burdick.' He was born in Hopkinton, R. I.


John Burdick (I158) (20 SEP 1756 - JAN 1802)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Denison's Westerly and Its Witnesses ; R. I. Rec., Coon., Providence, R. I.
  • John Burdick of Westerly, R. I.
  • 1776, Westerly Militia. Served as private in Capt. Joseph Pendleton's Co.
  • In a pasture in the rear of the house and garden of Mr. Joseph H. Potter on High Street on the border of Westerly, is the 'Burdick Ground' in which are two leaning mosscovered slabs, which state that 'John Burdick died Jan. 1802, in his 44th year' and that Betsey, wife of John Burdick died Apr. 1, 1830 in her 78th year.
  • 1777, Military Census, R. I. Res. Westerly, between 16 and 50, 'able.'


Henry Burdick (I167) (16 DEC 1755 - 7 APR 1813)
  • Cr. : Rev. H. B. Lewis, Brookfield, N. Y., in Lewisiana, Vol. 5, p. 43.
  • Henry Burdick of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I., Coleraine, Franklin Co., Mass., Scott, Cortland Co., N. Y.
  • 1802, May 4. Executor of his father's will at Coleraine, Mass.
  • A Henry Burdick was ensign in 2nd Hopkinton Co., in 1797 and 1798.
  • Died Apr. 7, 1813 in 58th. yr. (Cr. Stones in S.S.<<>>, Cem. Scott, N.Y.)


Pardon Burdick (I168) (25 DEC 1767 - 4 MAR 1860)
  • Cr. : Lewisiana ; Mrs. Mary ( Burdick ) Ogden ; J. C. Robinson, Hampton, Va.
  • Burdick of Stonington, Conn., Wilbrabam, Mass., and Guilford, Vt.
  • 1781, Oct. 12. Private in Capt. Allen's Co., Col. Christopher Smith's Reg't, R. I. troops.
  • 1791, Apr. 4, Munson, Mass. Bought land from Abraham Fuller.
  • 1795, Feb. 13, Munson, Mass. Bought land from Jonathan Tern.
  • 1799, Feb. 9, Wilbraham, Mass. Bought land from Jonathan Torrey.
  • 1801, Coleraine, Mass. Executor of will of his father, Ezekial Burdick.


Hannah Burdick (I169) (21 JUL 1772 - 27 AUG 1845)
  • Cr. : Lewisiana ( Rev. H. B. Lewis, Brookfield, N. Y. ), Vol. 5, p. 43. ; Stephen Babcock ; Mrs. Jessie L. ( Burdick ) Gladwin, Pueblo, Colo.
  • Hannah Burdick of Scott, N. Y., and Leyden, Mass.


Elijah Burdick (I174) (1758 - 17 DEC 1833)
  • Cr. : Smith's Hist. of Chenango and Madison Counties, p. 425.
  • Elijah Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Stonington, Conn., and Pharsalia, N. Y.
  • Buried on the Browning farm at Pharsalia Hook.
  • 1790, New London Co., Conn., U. S. Census. One male over 16, 2 under 16, 3 females.
  • Elijah administered his mother's estate at Stonington, June 26-28, 1815.
  • He was a Revolutionary soldier from Stonington, Conn. Mrs. Frances Willard (See No. 1203) is a D.A.R. on his rec. Lineage Book 132, p. 58.


Nathan Burdick (I177) (<1750 - <1780)
  • Ensign Nathan Burdick of Stonington, Conn., and Pawling, Dutchess Co., N. Y.
  • The family were Orthodox Friends.
  • Anna Price Moon says Nathan Burdick was an ensign in the Revolutionary War. During the Revolution he served in the Third Regiment, Pawling's Precinct, N. Y. Levies and Militia. He was elected ensign Sept. 20, and was commissioned, Oct. 17, 1775.
  • Recs for this family came from No. 1219 A; No. 1221. No. 1222 C-1.
  • His Revolutionary Rec. See N.Y. in Rev. H.Y. Archives, 1887 & N.Y. Hist. Society, p. 288-1924.


Steven Burdick (I185) (16 MAR 1748 - >1807)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I., p. and b.
  • Stephen Burdick of Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I.
  • He was living in 1807
  • 1790, U. S. Census, Hopkinton, R. I. Had 4 males above 16, 6 under 16, and 2 females in his family.
  • He was a farmer, a good member of the Baptist ( Seventh Day? ) persuasion and enjoyed the esteem of his fellows.
  • Excerpt of a Biographical Sketch of the Burdick Family, Mrs. Willis Cobb, New Milford, Pa., R. F. D.: 'Stephen Burdick was a farmer and lived in Hopkinton, R. I. He was a zealous member of the Baptist Church and was held in high esteem by his friends and neighbors. He served in the American Revolution. He married Mary Church, who bore him nine sons and one daughter, namely—Joel, Billings, Caleb, Joshua, Thomas, Zedediab, Stephen, Kendall, Elias and Polly, who became the wife of Barber Cardner.'
  • He served in Capt. Ebenezer Adams' Co., June 3, 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 20,1776 ( Military Archives, Vol. 1, pp. 46, 96 ).
  • Karin Hutchinson wrote (2013): A caution to those who accept the work of Nellie Johnson's book, 'The Decedents of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island', as gospel: Do your own research and verify your lineage! This book is a great starting point and reference but I have found discrepancies in my own line. Reference p 91-92. I have done quite a bit of research and have come to the conclusion that the Stephen Burdick who married Mary Church is not descended from Simeon and Isabel Saunders but from Thomas and Dorothy Maxson. In my research I have come across others who have also reached this conclusion. I reference Rhode Island Roots Magazine dtd March 1983 in an article written by David Kendall Martin. Please include this information in all correspondence about this Burdick as many have erroneous information in their trees and are passing it along to future generations thereby snowballing the error.
  • Howard Burdick note based on Dale Bryan email of 2/7/2011: Nellie Johnson's book shows Stephen Burdick (I185, b. 1748) as the son of Simeon Burdick (I55) and that he married Mary Church. Their children include Kendall (I502) and Elias (I503). Research by Jon Saunders (see Burdick Newsletter March/April 2004) suggests it was another Stephen Burdick (b. ~1736) who Mary Church. This Stephen Burdick is the son of Thomas Burdick (I29) and Dorothy Maxson. The Johnson book makes it clear that Thomas' family has not been completely identified. Saunders' research indicates Stephen Burdick (I185) should be listed as the son of Thomas (I29). Until definitive evidence is found, I will leave Stephen (I185) listed as the son of Simeon (I55), although evidence points to his father being Thomas.
  • Howard Burdick note: There has been much debate as to whether Steven Burdick (I185) was correctly listed as a son of Simeon Burdick (I55) and Isabel Saunders by Nellie Johnson in her 1937 book, 'The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island'. Modern investigation by numerous qualified family researchers has confirmed that Steven (I185) is the son of Thomas Burdick (I29) and Dorothy Maxson. Therefore, I have moved Steven to be the son of Thomas, but am leaving this note for future researchers to understand why.


Thomas Burdick (I190) (30 AUG 1749 - )
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; George L. Burdick, Almond, N. Y. ; Sylvester's Hist. of Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; Lancey B. Burdick.
  • Thomas Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., and Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • He was a shoemaker.
  • He served in the Revolutionary War ( Sylvester's Hist. of Rensselaer Co. ).
  • 1806, Berlin, N. Y. A taxable inhabitant.
  • John Crandall records his birth date as Feb. 2, 1750.


Margaret Burdick (I191) (2 FEB 1751 - )
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I., Vol. 5.
  • Margaret Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I.
  • Levi Crandall served in Col. Topham's Regiment R. I. Reg. during the Revolution ( Cowell's Spirit of '76 ).


John Burdick (I192) (27 DEC 1753 - 24 OCT 1844)
  • Cr. : Mrs. Phebe ( Burdick ) Vance, Mt. Victory, Hardin Co., O. ; Mrs. Parintha Embree, Hemingford, Neb.
  • John Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Seneca Co., N. Y., and Union Co., O.
  • Hannah's parents, Carpenter, Hezekiah ( a Rev. soldier ) and Phebe ( Bowen ) ( Cr. Carpenter Gen., p. 239 ).
  • His granddaughter, Phebe ( Burdick ) Vance, dau. of Hezekiah, says he served in the Revolutionary War, in R. I. troops under Capt. Mason and Col. Dyer ; was a pensioner.
  • John Burdick, age 80, residing in Union Co., Ohio, applied for a pension, Apr. 17, 1834. His pension was allowed for six months service in R.I. Troops Rev. War. (Cr. Pension Bureau O.W. & N. Div.) last payment made Sept. 4, 1843.


Edmund Burdick (I194) (1763 - )
  • Cr. : Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of Rev. War.
  • Edmund Burdick of Richmond, R. I.
  • In a descriptive list of men enlisted from Plymouth Co., Mass., in the Revolutionary War in 1779, appears the name of 'Edmund Burdick, age 16 years, stature 5 ft. 4 in., complexion light, residence. Plympton, delivered to Lieut. J. Grace.'


John Burdick (I195) (30 OCT 1753 - )
  • Cr. : Stonington, Conn., birth and parents ; Stonington, Conn., Cong. Church ( marriage ).
  • John Burdick of Stonington, Conn., Hopkinton, R. I., New London and Burlington, Conn.
  • Married by Rev. Nathaniel Eels of the First Congregational Church
  • John Burdick served as a private in Capt. John Williams' Co. of detached militia, under Lieut. Nathan Gallup at Fort Griswold, Conn., in the Revolution. His name is on the roll of the organization dated at Groton, Conn.
  • July 11, 1779. John Burdick, Jr., of Hopkinton, R. I., was baptized under hands and joined Hopkinton S. D. B. Church May 18, 1793, and was a member July 28, 1798.


Jabez Burdick (I196) (26 MAY 1755 - 1 JAN 1854?)
  • Cr. : Orson Whitfield, Brookfield, N. Y. ; Sylvester's Hist. of Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; Wm. C. Whitford, Milton, Wis. ; Miss Cora M. Langworthy, Bridgewater, N. Y. ( abt. Jesse ) ; Prof. F. L. Greene, Alfred, N. Y.
  • Jabez Burdick of Stonington, Conn., Hopkinton, R. I., and Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • They came to Little Genesee abt. 1822.
  • During the Revolution, Jabez Burdick alternated between farming and service in the patriot army.
  • At the close of the war he moved to Berlin, then a part of Stephentown, N. Y., and was one of the early members of the S. D. B. Church. His name is on the list of taxable inhabitants in 1806.
  • Jabez Burdick is buried Malone Hollow, Berlin, N. Y. His stone says, 'Deacon in S. D. B. Church ; d. Sept. 21, 1822, age 67-4-5.'


Abel Burdick (I199) (18 AUG 1766 - 8 MAR 1848)
  • Cr. : Rev. Hiram P. Burdick, Alfred, N. Y. ; Mrs. S. E. Green, Wellsville, N. Y. ; A. J. Burdick, Wellsville, N. Y. ; Frank L. Greene, Brooklyn, N. Y., Bible of Abel ; Sabbath Recorder, d. of himself and wife ; Greene Gen. ; Mrs. L. C. Greene, Wellsville, N. Y. ; V. S. of R. I. ; Will of John K. Burdick, probated Hopkinton, R. I., 1824.
  • Abel Burdick, Hopkinton, R. I., Brookfield and Alfred, N. Y.
  • He was a soldier in the War of 1812, all early pioneer of New York State, and a farmer ( Mrs. Sylva Ashworth, Lincoln, Neb., great granddaughter ).
  • Children from Bible record
  • Mr. Burdick was a scholarly man and the author of a book on orthography.
  • He removed from Hopkinton to Brookfield, N. Y., and thence to Alfred, N. Y.
  • He was one of the founders of the Brookfield Seventh Day Baptist Church.


James Chesebrough Burdick (I200) (1777 - 19 MAR 1844)
  • Cr. : Mrs. Betsey Harrison, LeRoy, Mich. ; Miss Dorcas Ann Burdick, Athens, Mich. ; Joseph L. Burdick, Joppa, Mich.
  • James Chesebrough Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Litchfield, Conn., Herkimer Co., N. Y., Guilford, Chenango Co., N. Y., Venice, Cayuga Co., N. Y., and Leroy, Calhoun Co., Mich.
  • James Chesebrough Burdick was drafted in the War of 1812, but was never in battle.
  • He emigrated to Litchfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y., about 1820 ; went from there to Guilford, Chenango Co., N. Y., about 1830, and later to Venice, Cayuga Co., N. Y., and in 1843 settled in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Mich.


Stephen Rose (or Rouse) Burdick (I201) (23 AUG 1758 - 6 JUN 1868(?))
  • Cr. : Hopkinton, R. I., rec. for m. ; Stonington, Conn., birth and m. ( p. and b. ).
  • Stephen ( Rose or Rouse ) Burdick of Stonington, Conn., and Leonardsville, Madison Co., N. Y.
  • Married by Elder Thomas West
  • Children, names unknown Probably living in N. Y. in 1790.
  • Stephen Burdick served from July 7, 1778, to Oct. 14, 1778, on the Mass. State Brig Hazard under Capt. John T. Williams, during the Revolutionary War, when he was discharged ( Mass. in Rev. ).


Abraham Burdick (I205) (30 JAN 1760 - 22 JUL 1784)
  • Cr. : Stonington Recs., b. and m., p. 174.
  • Title: Doctor
  • Dr. Abraham Burdick of Stonington, Conn., Little Hoosack, Vt., and Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • Dr. Abraham Burdick was a botanical doctor.
  • He died when his son was six weeks old.
  • About 1792 his widow married a man by the name of Lewis, who was an ensign in the Revolution. They moved from Rensselaer Co., N. Y., into Vermont on Lake Champlain, 12 miles from St. Albans and 4 miles from Highgate, Vt.
  • Abraham Burdick was out on alarm from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, 1781, as a member of Capt. John Robinson's Co., Col. John Abbott's Regiment of Foot, Vt., Troops during the Revolutionary War ( Vermont Rev. Roll, p. 410 ).
  • Doct. Abraham Burdick of Little Hoosack; was a delegate from the 'Western District' to an Assembly which met June 16, 1781, to adopt measures for the admission of Vermont as a State of the American Union ( See Vt. State Papers, p. 141 ).


Henry Burdick (I217) (1 MAR 1764 - 22 FEB 1807)
  • Cr. : History of Stonington Cong. Church ; Prof. A. R. Crandall ; V. S. of R. I.
  • Henry B. Burdick of Westerly, R. I., Leyden, Franklin Co., Mass., and Halifax, Vt.
  • Married by Rev. Nathaniel Eells of the First Congregational Church
  • Hinman's 'History of Conn.,' in the War of the Revolution speaks of a Henry Burtich of Stonington who signed a memorial to the Conn. Assembly in 1776 asking for assistance in fortifying Stonington.
  • Henry Burdick went from Stonington, Conn., to Leyden, Mass., and about 1802 to Halifax, Vt., where he farmed it and kept a tavern.
  • He is buried in Leyden burying ground. His stone says, 'Henry Burdick, son of Peter Burdick, departed this life Feb. 22, 1807.'
  • Hendrik Burdick was a private in Capt. John Bacon's Co., Col. David Rossiter's Reg't, Gen. John Fellow's Brigade ; enlisted Oct. 13, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1780 ; marched to reinforce Gen. Stark at Stillwater on an alarm ( Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. 2, p. 25 ).
  • See Crandall Gen. p. 94.


Stanton Burdick (I221) (7 APR 1760 - 3 AUG 1794)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; W. R. Sturtevant, Town Clerk, Hartland, Vt. ; Mss., Henry Burdick ; Spirit of R. I. in 1776 ; N. Eng. Hist. and Gen., Vol. 14, p. 56.
  • Stanton Burdick of Westerly, R. I., and Hartland, Vt.
  • 1762, Apr. 12, Havana, Cuba. Mentioned in will of his father, who was wounded the next day at the siege of Havana and died of his wounds the 22nd of Aug., following, at Havana.
  • 1778, June 10. Enlisted as a private in Capt. Benjamin West's Co., Col. John Topham's Reg't. £15, 19s., 11d. is the amount due him on pay abstract of the company.
  • 1779, Feb. 20. His name last appears on the muster roll of the company.
  • 1790, U. S. Census, Hartland, Winsoe Co., Vt. Had 1 male over 16, and 2 females in his family.
  • 1791, Oct. 8, Hartland, Vt. Benjamin Cary for the sum of £46, 15s. deeded to Stanton Burdick 50 acres of land in Hartland.
  • 1793. Feb. 1. Stanton Burdick deeded the same piece of land to Ebenezer Pike for £75, 15s. In both these deeds Stanton Burdick is spoken of as of Hartland and as a yeoman. He is not mentioned in the land records after this, so he probably left the town.


Luke Burdick (I255) (177? - )
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Hopkinton Wills ; Sylvester's Hist. of Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; R. I. Rec., Commissioner's Military Service ; Capt. George K. Collins, Syracuse, N. Y.
  • Luke Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • Married by Eld. John Burdick.
  • 1806. His name appears on the list of taxable inhabitants of Berlin, N. Y. 'Lucas' Burdick ( prob. Luke )
  • He was a private in Capt. Allen's Co., Col. Christopher Smith's Reg't, enlisted Oct. 11, 1781 ( From the muster roll of T. W. Bicknell, Providence, R. I. ).


Sylvester Burdick (I264) (8 AUG 1754 - )
  • Cr. : Smith's Civil and Military Lists of R. I. ; Crowell's Spirit of 1776 in R. I. ; U. S. Bureau of Pensions, Rev. War ; U. S. Census, 1840 ( Surviving Rev. Soldiers ).
  • Sylvester Burdick of Charleston, R. I.,
  • Children, all born in Charleston before 1790 ( 3 sons and 1 dau. ).
  • 1790, U. S. Census, Charleston, R. I. Had 6 in family, 1 male over 16, 3 under 16, and 2 females.
  • He enlisted at Charleston, Jan., 1776, as private in Capt. Christopher Dyer's Co., Col. Christopher Lippitt's Reg't, R. I., Continental Line ; served until Jan. 17, 1777 ; reenlisted Mar. 16, 1777, in Capt. Ebenezer Adams' Co., Col. Robert Elliott's R. I. Artillery Reg't, and was promoted sergeant ; served two years. The R. I. Colonial Records gives the name of 'Third Sergeant Silvester Burdick' and remarks £280. He was in the Battle of White Plains and in Gen. Sullivan's expedition to R. I.
  • In his application for a pension, Sept. 5, 1832, for services in the Revolutionary War, he gave his date and place of birth and residence as Charleston. His pension was granted. He received the last payment Sept. 4, 1837.


Isaiah Burdick (I265) (2 DEC 1757 - 15 NOV 1847)
  • Cr. : Mrs. Alice V. Lillie, Denver, Colo. ; Charleston, R. I., Recs. ; Mrs. Eliza D. Stillman ; Joseph Cross ; Spirit of R. I. in 1776, mil. rec. ; Census of Rev. Pensioners in 1840.
  • Isaiah Burdick of Charleston, R. I.
  • During the Revolution he served as private in Capt. Christopher Dyer's Co., Col. Christopher Lippitt's Reg't, R. I. line, from June 15, 1778, to Feb. 20, 1779.
  • The U. S. Census of Revolutionary Pensioners for 1840 states that Isaiah Burdick, aged 79, resided with Augustus Burdick in Charlestown, R. I. He was allowed a pension May 15, 1833, when 73 yrs. old of $80 annually.
  • U. S. Census, R. I., 1790. Isaiah Burdick had in his family 1 male over 16, 3 under 16, and 2 females.
  • He was also in the New Jersey campaign. His six sons together measured 36 ft.
  • Mrs. Alta Sanborn is a D.A.R. on rec. of Isaiah Burdick. Her No. 91208, Vol. 192, P. 69. Her sister, Mrs. Lillian West is also a D.A.R.
  • The War Dept. gives Isaiah’s birth as Dec. 1761 (Cr. Mrs. Alive Lillie, Denver, Col.) Maxson Burdick (Administrator, appointed Apr. 4, 1831 for his estate.)


Gideon Burdick (I266) (1759 - 1834)
  • Cr. : Alice A. Burdick, Westerly, R. I. ; Pension Bureau ( Military Hist. ).
  • Lieut. Gideon Burdick of Charleston., R. I.
  • Title: Lieutenant
  • 1775, May or June. Enlisted in Capt. Holloway's Co., Col. Varnum's R. I. Reg't, and served 7 mos.
  • 1775, Dec., or 1776, Jan. Re-enlisted and served 13 mos. as drummer in Capt. Lane's Co. of the 9th Continental Inf. under Cols. Varnum and Archibald Crary.
  • 1790, Oct. The R. I. Assembly upon the petition of two Narragansett Indian chiefs ordered him to show cause at the next session why a saw mill lot possessed by him, but claimed by the Indians, should not be sold by the Indians ( R. I. Col. Recs., Vol. N, p. 402 ).
  • 1790, Census of R. I., Charlestown. Had in his family 3 males over 16, 2 under 16, 5 females.
  • 1797, May. Appointed ensign of the Charlestown Co., 4th Reg't, R. I. Militia.
  • 1802, June. Promoted to lieutenant and served until June, 1805 ( Smith's Civil and Military Lists of R. I. ).
  • 1818, Apr. 13. Applied for pension for Revolutionary services, gave his age 59, res. Charlestown.
  • 1819, Sept. 7. His claim for pension was allowed.
  • 1820. In a letter to the Pension Bureau he mentioned his wife Keturah, age 57 ; dau. Anne, age 30, and granddaughter Anne, age 9 yrs.
  • He received his last pension payment Sept. 4, 1834.
  • 1829, June 4, Charlestown. A guardian was appointed.
  • A copy of the record of the household goods of Gideon Burdick at the time he applied for a pension, value very low, but oh! what precious relics now!! Among them, one old chair, one old chest, one old desk, one two- armed chair, 5 potts and Kittles very Old, 2 old spinning wheels, one old Loom, 6 old casks, 1 pair Doggs, 2 pine tables, 1 pair bellows, 5 old baskets, 1 die tub, 2 eel spears, 1 pair sheep shears, etc., etc. also, 1 cedar two mast boat, 1 row boat, 1 canoe.'


Elias Burdick (I275) (175? - )
  • Cr. : Prof. F. L. Greene, Alfred, N. Y.
  • Elias Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., and Berlin, Rensselaer Co., and Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y.
  • During the Revolutionary War Elias Burdick enlisted at Hopkinton Oct. 22, 1781, as private in Capt. Allen's Co. of Col. Christopher Smith's Reg't of R. I. troops.
  • Nellie Johnson lists Edward (I210281) as the son of Carey Burdick (I281) and Sarah Whitford. Nellie Johnson lists Edward Wells (I763) as the son of Elias Burdick (I275) and ? ?. Dale Bryan has determined that Nellie (or other researcher) likely assigned these 'Edwards' to the wrong parents. 'First Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church Records' by Sanford, p. 11, shows that Edward W. Burdick, who married (1) Susan Stillman and (2) Elizabeth Saunders and whose son was Delos A Burdick, is the son of Carey Burdick & Sarah Whitford. The other Edward (I210281) is likely the son of Elias (I275). Therefore, these 'Edwards' will be reassigned as Dale Bryan suggests, although their ID numbers will remain the same.


Asa Burdick (I279) (30 MAR 1761 - 16 NOV 1817)
  • Cr. : Bible Rec., Mrs. Edna R. Stewart, Rivera, Calif.
  • Asa Burdick of Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • He served in Capt. Shaw's Co., Col. Van Rensselaer's Reg't, N. Y. Levies and Militia in the Revolutionary War.


Henry Burdick (I282) (28 NOV 1758 - 18 JUL 1828)
  • Cr : U. S. Pension Bureau ; U. S. Census, 1820, 1835 ; Dr. Frank E. Burdick, Providence, R. I. ; Mrs. Celia ( Burdick ) Hammond, Cortland, N. Y. ; Miss Albina Burdick, Cortland, N. Y. ( Family Bible ).
  • Henry Burdick of Dutchess Co., and Kortright, Delaware Co., N. Y.
  • Henry Burdick was honored with a badge merit for six years' military service in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted May 27, 1777, as private in Capt. Jacob Wright's 6th Co. of the Second Reg't, Col. Philip Van Cortlandt, N. Y. Line, and was promoted corporal May 14, 1780 ; served to June, 1782.
  • For this service, he, when 60 yrs. old and residing in Delaware Co., N. Y., applied for a pension Apr, 16, 1818, which was allowed from Oct, 3, 1818 ; suspended under Act of May 1, 1820, and restored from Dec. 26, 1823.


Elisha Burdick (I283) (25 DEC 1760 - 10 DEC 1828)
  • Cr : Bible, John Burdick, Bloomville, N. Y.
  • Elisha Burdick of Dutchess Co., and Kortright, Delaware Co., N. Y.
  • Marriage Rec. of First Baptist Church, Bagnall, Dutchess Co., N. Y.
  • During the Revolution, Elisha Burdick enlisted May 5, 1778, for 9 mos. as private in 6th Co., Second Reg't, Col. Philip Van Cortlandt's N. Y. Line, and was discharged Nov. 5, 1778. He then served in the 4th Reg't, Col. James Holmes, and the 5th Reg't, Col, Lewis Dubois, and also in Capt. Walker's Co., Col. Livingstone's Reg't, N Y. troops.
  • He applied for and was allowed a pension Apr. 6, 1818, for 4 years service in the Revolution.
  • He then resided in Kortright, Delaware Co., N. Y., where he settled in 1810.
  • The Sidney Transcript in announcing the death of his son Jonathan, stated that Elisha Burdick served five years in the War of Independence ; that he was one of the guards when Major Andre was taken from the old Dutch church to the place of execution, and that he was at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.


Walter Burdick (I289) (11 AUG 1755 - 1 SEP 1831)
  • Cr. : Privateersman of Newport, R. I., p. 71 ; D. A. R. Lineage Book ; Keep Gen., p. 49.
  • Walter Burdick of Hopkinton and Charlestown, R. I., Newport, R. I., Groton, New London Co., Conn., and Ellington, Tolland Co., Conn.
  • Walter Burdick, while a resident of Charlestown, enlisted in Capt. Stanton's Co., Col. Fry's R. I. Reg't.
  • When the British landed at Warren, R, I., May 25, 1778, he and six others attacked and routed a detachment of red coats, but he was dangerously wounded in the left hip by a gunshot wound and did not recover until late in the following August.
  • The R. I. Assembly paid him for the attendant expenses and on Mar. 29, 1824, while residing in Ellington, Conn., he was placed on the U. S. pension list.
  • The R. I. Colonial Recs., Vol. 8, p. 463, contains his petition to the R. I. Assembly for reimbursement for expenses incurred on account of his injury at Warren.
  • According to the 'Military Hist. of Conn.' Walter Burdick appears to have also been disabled in the Battle of R. I., Dec. 8, 1778, while serving in the l8th Conn. Reg't.
  • His first wife was first cousin to Benjamin Franklin.
  • Walter Burdick owned the privateer 'The Marvel of Newport,' Elisha Bennett, Master, on Aug. 25, 1779.
  • He was a tanner.


James Burdick (I290) (2 OCT 1757 - 28 JAN 1801)
  • James Burdick of Hopkinton and Newport, R. I.
  • James Burdick enlisted at Newport, R. I., in Capt. Wallace's Co., Col. Richmond's Reg't of R. I. troops.
  • His widow Amey was granted a pension Oct. 13, 1838, on account of one year's service of her husband in the Revolutionary War.


Robert Burdick (I297) (1763 - 7 SEP 1841)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I. ; Smith's Civil and Military Hist. of R. I., pp. 461, 491, 538 ; Daniel H. Burdick, Clarence, N. Y. ; Silas C. Burdick, Alfred, N. Y., Will of his father.
  • Capt. Robert Burdick of Charlestown and Hopkinton, R. I., and Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y.
  • Robert Burdick was a farmer.
  • 1788, May 1. Appointed ensign, 2nd Hopkinton Co., 1st Washington Co. Reg't.
  • 1791, May. Appointed captain of same.
  • 1794, Oct. Appointed ensign of 2nd Co., 3rd Reg't.
  • He enlisted at the age of 15 yrs. in the Continental Army as a substitute for his father ; was captured and confined for a long time on a prison ship in New York harbor ( Daniel H. Burdick ).
  • He moved to Madison Co., N. Y., about 1817, and to Clarence, N, Y., in 1820.
  • 1790, U. S. Census, Hopkinton, R. I. One male over 16, 3 under 16, and 4 females in his family.
  • He was executor of his father's will, proved Nov. 4, 1793 at Hopkinton. Will prob. Jan. 5, 1808, Hopkinton mentions wife, Hannah, sons Robert, Charles, Amos, John, Joshua , daus Elizabeth, Cynthia White, Hannah Brown, Susannah Langworthy, gr. sons Clark Burdick, son of Robert, Clark White, son of Oliver, Clark Brown, son of Alpheus, & his brother, Ichabod Burdick. Omit the Jr. from Joseph Clarke. (Cr. Everett Pendleton author of Pendleton Gen.)


Joshua Burdick (I298) (176? - )
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I., Vol. 5, Hopkinton ; Clarke Families of R. I., p. 49 ; Silas C. Burdick, Alfred, N. Y. ; Hopkinton Recs., Will of John K., Feb. 2, 1824.
  • Joshua Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., and Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y.
  • Married by Daniel Burdick, J.P.
  • 1790, U. S. Census, Hopkinton. Had 1 male over 16, and 2 females in family.
  • Joseph Clarke was a major in the Revolutionary War, served in a Reg't which went to Newport, R. I., to replace Col. Richmond's Reg't that went to N. Y.


Oliver Burdick (I336) (7 FEB 1760 - 23 AUG 1806)
  • Cr. : V. S. of R. I., p., b., m. ; Stonington Recs. ; Westerly and Its Witnesses, d. and grave ; A. B. Burdick, p., b., m., d. and chn. ; R. I. Col. Recs.
  • Oliver Burdick of Charlestown and Westerly, R. I., and Stonington, Conn.
  • Married by Eld. John Burdick
  • Oliver and Olive Burdick are interred in 'Babcock Ground,' one of the oldest burial grounds of Westerly. Monuments mark their graves.
  • During the Revolution he enlisted at Westerly, Jan. 10, 1777, in Capt. Thomas Thompson's Co., Col. Topham's R. I. Reg't, and was discharged Mar. 11, 1778 ( R. I. Mil. Ret. S. A. 2, 29 ).


Hazard H. Burdick (I338) (21 APR 1764 - 25 JAN 1841)
  • Title: Reverend
  • Birth given on his Revolutionary Pension Rec., 1759
  • Cr. : Arnold's V. S. of R. I., Vol. 5, p. 85, p., b. ; Chas. L. Burdick, Norwich, N. Y., w. and chn. ; Mrs. Delos Winsor, South New Berlin, N. Y., chn.; Mrs. Sarah C. Willard, Norwich, chn. and m. of Samuel. Mrs. Fantine Burdick, Smethport, Pa., data on Rowland ; Letter to his brother Rowland ; U. S. Pension List, 1833-4, age and d.
  • Rev. Hazard Burdick of South Kingston and Westerly, R. I., Plainfield, Richfield, Butternuts, Preston and Norwich, N. Y.
  • Rev. pension gives birth date as 1759, but he made affidavit when he applied for his pension that his birth was on record in Westerly, R. I.
  • Title: Reverend
  • During the Revolutionary War Hazard Burdick enlisted at Westerly, R. I., in 1776, as private in Capt. Thomas Thompson's Co., Col. Barton's Reg't, R. I. troops, in which he served fifteen months. In 1778 he served six months in Capt. Pemberton's Co. of Col. Babcock's Reg't, and in 1780, six months in Capt. Peckham's Co.
  • Aug. 16, 1832, while a resident of Butternuts, N. Y., he applied for and was allowed a pension for two years service in the Revolution.
  • D. A. R. Gen, Research, Vol. 8, pp 247-249. Council of the Free Will Baptist Churches at New Berlin, N. Y., Hazard Burdick from Richfield, N. Y., was present, Feb 8, 1810. June 9, 1810. Sherburn, N. Y., Hazard Burdick of Plainfield, N. Y., was ordained an evangelist. Plymouth, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1812. Eld. Hazard Burdick, from Norwich, N. Y., was present. Sherburne, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1853, Eld. Hazard Burdick made the concluding prayer. He was a Free Will Baptist minister.
  • Smith's Hist. of Chenango Co., 1784-1880. says: 'Other early settlers of Preston, N. Y., were Rev. Hazard Burdick who settled near the Plymouth line ; afterwards removed to the R. I. settlement and died there Jan. 25, 1841, aged 82, and Esther, his wife, Aug. 28, 1847, aged 95,' Hough's Gazeteer of State of N. Y. says, 'Rev. Hazard Burdick & David Eccleston were among the early settlers who came to Preston Corners, Preston, N. Y., 1788-1796.'
  • Tradition says that he weighed over 300 lbs. and his wife 200 lbs., and that when they drove in their two seated vehicle, each occupied a whole seat. A few years ago his specially constructed chair was in the possession of one of his descendants.
  • In a letter to his brother Rowland in 1827, he said that all his children were married and living within a day's drive except Rowland and Luraney, who lived 400 miles to the west of Norwich, N. Y., where he lived, and that eight of his nine children had made a public profession of religion and all were farmers except Samuel. Both he and his wife are buried in Burlingame Cemetery, Norwich, N. Y.
  • Nellie Johnson gives Esther's maiden name as Shirley and her mother's maiden name as Denison. Supplement gives it as Dennison, based on Mrs. Mary (Maidlow) Burdick, widow of No. 2075.
  • War of 1812 Service Records: 3 Reg’t (Aug 1814) Rhode Island Mil., Rank - Corporal, Roll Box 29, Roll Exct. 602


Hazard H. Burdick (I338) (21 APR 1764 - 25 JAN 1841)
  • Title: Reverend
  • Birth given on his Revolutionary Pension Rec., 1759
  • Cr. : Arnold's V. S. of R. I., Vol. 5, p. 85, p., b. ; Chas. L. Burdick, Norwich, N. Y., w. and chn. ; Mrs. Delos Winsor, South New Berlin, N. Y., chn.; Mrs. Sarah C. Willard, Norwich, chn. and m. of Samuel. Mrs. Fantine Burdick, Smethport, Pa., data on Rowland ; Letter to his brother Rowland ; U. S. Pension List, 1833-4, age and d.
  • Rev. Hazard Burdick of South Kingston and Westerly, R. I., Plainfield, Richfield, Butternuts, Preston and Norwich, N. Y.
  • Rev. pension gives birth date as 1759, but he made affidavit when he applied for his pension that his birth was on record in Westerly, R. I.
  • Title: Reverend
  • During the Revolutionary War Hazard Burdick enlisted at Westerly, R. I., in 1776, as private in Capt. Thomas Thompson's Co., Col. Barton's Reg't, R. I. troops, in which he served fifteen months. In 1778 he served six months in Capt. Pemberton's Co. of Col. Babcock's Reg't, and in 1780, six months in Capt. Peckham's Co.
  • Aug. 16, 1832, while a resident of Butternuts, N. Y., he applied for and was allowed a pension for two years service in the Revolution.
  • D. A. R. Gen, Research, Vol. 8, pp 247-249. Council of the Free Will Baptist Churches at New Berlin, N. Y., Hazard Burdick from Richfield, N. Y., was present, Feb 8, 1810. June 9, 1810. Sherburn, N. Y., Hazard Burdick of Plainfield, N. Y., was ordained an evangelist. Plymouth, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1812. Eld. Hazard Burdick, from Norwich, N. Y., was present. Sherburne, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1853, Eld. Hazard Burdick made the concluding prayer. He was a Free Will Baptist minister.
  • Smith's Hist. of Chenango Co., 1784-1880. says: 'Other early settlers of Preston, N. Y., were Rev. Hazard Burdick who settled near the Plymouth line ; afterwards removed to the R. I. settlement and died there Jan. 25, 1841, aged 82, and Esther, his wife, Aug. 28, 1847, aged 95,' Hough's Gazeteer of State of N. Y. says, 'Rev. Hazard Burdick & David Eccleston were among the early settlers who came to Preston Corners, Preston, N. Y., 1788-1796.'
  • Tradition says that he weighed over 300 lbs. and his wife 200 lbs., and that when they drove in their two seated vehicle, each occupied a whole seat. A few years ago his specially constructed chair was in the possession of one of his descendants.
  • In a letter to his brother Rowland in 1827, he said that all his children were married and living within a day's drive except Rowland and Luraney, who lived 400 miles to the west of Norwich, N. Y., where he lived, and that eight of his nine children had made a public profession of religion and all were farmers except Samuel. Both he and his wife are buried in Burlingame Cemetery, Norwich, N. Y.
  • Nellie Johnson gives Esther's maiden name as Shirley and her mother's maiden name as Denison. Supplement gives it as Dennison, based on Mrs. Mary (Maidlow) Burdick, widow of No. 2075.
  • War of 1812 Service Records: 3 Reg’t (Aug 1814) Rhode Island Mil., Rank - Corporal, Roll Box 29, Roll Exct. 602


Nancy Burdick (I347) (17?? - ~1842)
  • Cr. : Silas C. Burdick, Alfred, N. Y.
  • William Barnes served in Capt. Blackman's Co., Col. Christopher Lippitt's Reg't. He was on the roll Sept., 1776, and in Capt. Stephen Olney's Co., Col. Israel Angell's Reg't, 1779 ( Colwell's Spirit of '76 in R. I. ).


Francis Burdick (I444) (20 JUL 1765 - 1834)
  • Cr. : Stonington Rec. ( Births ) ; Cong. Recs., 1835 ( Pension List ) ; N. Y. in Rev. ; U. S. Pension Bureau, Dept. of Interior.
  • Francis Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I., Richmond, Mass., New York City, Saratoga, Saratoga Co., and Troy, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
  • 1780, May. Enlisted at Fishkill, N. Y., when less than 15 years old, as a private in Capt. Daniel Delavan's Co., Col. William Malcolm's Reg't of N. Y. Levies, from which he was transferred to Col. Philip Van Cortlandt's 2nd Reg't, N. Y. Line, and served one year.
  • 1780, July 3rd. Francis Plummer gave bond as guardian of Francis Burdick ( Berkshire Co. Prob. Recs. ).
  • 1781, May. Re-enlisted and served seven months in Capt. John Salisbury's Co. of Col. Wm. B. Whiting's 17th Reg't of Albany Co., ( N. Y. ) Militia in Col. Marinus Willet's Reg't of the Levies, and in Col. Peter Gansworth's 3rd Reg't of the N. Y. Lines.
  • 1782, March. Enlisted again and served one year as second sergeant in Capt. William Latham's Matrass Co. of Col. Samuel McClellan's Conn. Reg't.
  • 1828, July 18. At New York City he applied for and was allowed a pension for his military service. He resided in Saratoga, Saratoga Co., N. Y., until 1831, when he removed to Troy, N. Y.
  • 1833-4, U. S. Pension List, Cong. Recs., 1835. Francis Burdick, age 69, private and sergeant of Art. R. J. Militia, res. Renssalaer Co., N. Y., pension Dec. 31, 1833, from Mar. 4, 1831, at $100 a year. ( Prob. R. I. is a mistake. Should be Conn. ).


Nathan Sisson (I10050) (14 APR 1740 - 13 APR 1814)
  • Nathan's parent, William and Hannah Sisson of Westerly.
  • Nathan Sisson was a sergeant in the Havana Expedition in 1762 with Capt. Giles Russell's Co. He was also a Revolutionary Soldier, a farmer and Freewill Baptist preacher.
  • Title: Reverend


Anna Jewett (I10051) (1740 - )
  • Anna Jewett, prob. dau. of Jedediah.
  • Either Jedediah or his son Jedediah was in the Revolution with Allen's Green Mountain boys.


Issac Hall (I10056)
  • Title: Captain
  • From May to Dec., 1775, Isaac Hall was captain in Gardner's Mass. Reg. He bought and settled on a soldier's claim previous to 1800, and was the wealthy man of Pompey, N. Y. It is the story that he brought a half bushel of silver dollars to town with him. He lived on the road from Broadus to Scott, N. Y. In Sept., 1806, he drove the first wagon over the road from Spafford to Scott, N. Y. Mary, Robert and Thomas Hall are mentioned in the will of Amey Clarke, recorded at Westerly, R. I., Dec. 5, 1769, as the children of her cousin, Isaac Hall, and his wife, Abigail Burdick.
  • Onondaga Co. N.Y. Peabody's Soldiers of the Rev. names Capt. Isaac Hall.


William Bennett (I10060)
  • William's parents, William and Susannah ( Bright ) Bennett of Stonington, Conn.
  • Richard Bennett of Stonington, Conn., and Mary Loveless of Westerly, m. by John Richmond, J.P., at Westerly, Jan. 12, 1726. Jane Loveless was an original member of the Westerly Sabbatarian Church, also on list of 1712-18.
  • Margaret Bennett, member of Newport Church, 1792 and 1808.
  • William Bennett served in Capt. Coggeshall Olney's Co., Col. Israel Angell's Reg., during the year 1779. Asa Bowdish ( Burdick ) is next to him on the Roll ( Cowell's Spirit of '76, p. 191 ).


Azariah Crandall (I10106) (22 DEC 1749 - 30 SEP 1824)
  • Title: Captain
  • Tradition says he returned to R.I. from New Berlin and Cooperstown, N.Y. where he and his family lived after the Rev. and was killed by the Indians.
  • He was Capt. and Lt. in 3rd Co. of R.I. in the Revolutionary War.


Joshua Whitford (I10107) (23 JUN 1731 - SEP 1813)
  • Joshua Whitford was in the Revolutionary Army, May 5, 1775- Dec. 17, 1775, 3rd Co., Stonington ( Conn. in Rev., p. 74 ).


Abel Peckham (I10109) (17 FEB 1732 or 1733 - 17 JAN 1825)
  • Buried in Old Peckham Burial Ground, Charlestown, RI.


Clarke or Clark Crandall (I10131) (16 SEP 1756 - )
  • Clarke's parents, James, Jr., and Sarah ( Clarke ) Crandall of Westerly, R. I.
  • Corporal Clarke Crandall served in Col. John Topham's R. I. Reg't during the Revolutionary War.


Joseph Tanner (I10173) (5 FEB 1756 - 1796)
  • Joseph's parents, William and Susannah ( Thurston ) Tanner of Richmond and Hopkinton, R. I.
  • He m. (2) Nancy ?
  • Joseph Tanner was a Revolutionary soldier.
  • His will, proved at Hopkinton, Oct. 3, 1796, names wife Nancy, son Joseph under 21, dau. Polly, and her grandfather, Daniel Burdick ; also a dau. Susannah under 18, who was probably by his second wife.
  • A gold necklace that had belonged to her mother was bequeathed to Polly and was delivered to her by her guardian, , in 1807, when she had doubtless attained her 18th year.
  • Susannah receipted for her father's legacy in 1814 and was probably born in 1796.


Christopher Babcock (I10222) (26 JUL 1761 - 28 JUL 1803)
  • Christopher and Polly Babcock settled in Coeymans on the Hudson, Albany Co., in 17.. He was a schoolteacher and became prominent in the affairs of his town. In 1813 he was clerk of the school board of Coeymans.
  • Although a member of the first-day Baptist Church at Albany, he observed the seventh-day Sabbath as long as he lived. He was probably a member of the Wilcox Church in R. I., which was a mixed Baptist church, some of its members observing one day and some the other.
  • He drew a pension of $100 a year for Revolutionary service.
  • Christopher and the other members of his family are buried at Coeymans, on the estate of 'Old Dr. Friedenburgh,' near the landing of the Albany boat.
  • Miss Mary L. Burdick of Albany, descendant, has in her possession a letter written in Westerly, Apr., 1794, to Stephen Babcock, who was visiting his brother Christopher, which contains much interesting family information.


Isaac Fuller (I10387)
  • He was from Mt. Upton of Bainbridge, N.Y. & also Easton, Mass.
  • He was a Rev. soldier at the Battle of Lexington.


Joseph Babcock (I10802) (30 NOV 1790 - 22 OCT 1866)
  • Buried in the Westerlo Rural Cem., Westerlo, N. Y.
  • Mr. Babcock served in the War of 1812, as drummer boy in Capt. William Sherman's Co., 61st Reg't, N. Y. Militia, Col. Barnabas Carver, Commander. This organization was stationed at Harlam Heights. His service was from Sept. 7, 1814, to Dec. 10, 1814.


John Frink (I110031) (26 OCT 1732 - )
  • They removed to Springfield abtout 1760.
  • Records show a John Frink served in the Continental Army 1776-1780.


John Burdick (I110051) (~1766 - )
  • Served in Revolution with Ethan Allen's Green Mountain boys.


William Harris Burdick (I110061) (1 FEB 1757 - )
  • He was a soldier in Revolutionary War.


Ezra Burdick (I110063) (16 OCT 1761 - )
  • He was wounded and taken prisoner in a battle of the Revolution.


George Austin (I110100) (>1759 - )
  • He enlisted in the Continental Army ; d. in captivity in New York in 1781.


Joshua Whitford (I110107) (12 DEC 1755 - 20 NOV 1826)
  • He was a farmer at Brookfield
  • Buried on the Whitford farm at Brookfield.
  • Joshua, Jr., was elected assessor in Brookfield in 1795.
  • He was Ensign of light infantry, County of Albany, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1788.


Peter Benjamin Culver (I120586) (24 MAR 1829 - 1 JUN 1898)
  • Peter B. Culver was in the navy during the Rebellion.


Peleg Peckham (I210109) (1762 - 1845)
  • He was a Revolutionary soldier from R. I.
  • He went with his sons to the defense of Stonington, Conn., in 1814, carrying his Revolutionary gun.
  • He was pensioned Mar. 4, 1831.
  • Descendants live in Canisteo, N. Y.
  • Nellie Johnson gives his birth date as 1759, Lauren Maehrlein gives the date as 1762.
  • He died in 1845 at the age of 83 in Westerly, Washington, RI.


Freedom Burdick (I410042) (1748 - )
  • Freedom Burdick, of Richmond, Mass. was conveyed land in Farmington, Conn. by Ebenezer Burdick, in Oct. 18, 1773. (Cr. F. L.R. Vols. 20 or 24.)
  • He was a resident of Fredericksburg, Dutchess Co., N.Y. Sept. 28, 1777, when he sold two lots in Richmond, Mass., to James Burdick, of Lanesborough, Berkshire Co., Mass. The deed was not recorded until 1785. (Land Recs. of Berkshire Co. Mass.)
  • He was a Soldier of the Revolution; 'List of men mustered in Berkshire Co. between Jan. 20, 1777 & June 1, 1778 by Truman Wheler, muster <<>> enlistment 3 yrs. or during the war. List of deserters date Camp Highland, N.Y. July 13, 1780. Col Joseph Vose's 1st. Regt. age 30 yrs. stature 5 ft. 7 in. complexion, dark; hair black; birthplace Conn., residence Richmond.' (Mass. S. <<>> S. in Rev. War.)
  • Dec. 1, 1778, John Slosson gave bond as agent Mar. 21, 1779 an inventory was filed of Freedom Burdick's property at Richmond, consisting of 50 A. of land, swelling house, household goods etc.


Latham Burdick (I510042)
  • Latham Burdick, subscribed toward the bounties for Rev. soldiers. (Stebbins Hist. Address)


Joshua Salisbury (I1000153) (? - 1800)
  • Joshua, Thomas and Richard Salesbury served in Col. John Tophanms R. I. Reg. in 1776. John Salsbury was on the Roll of Capt. William Manchester's Reg. Feb. 17, 1776 ( See Cowell, Spirit of '76 ). Second Freewill Baptist Church of Smithfield. R. I., Recs. of V. S. of R. I., Vol. 10.
  • Martha Burdick and Joshua Salisbury, both of Attleboro, married June 16, 1822, by Rev. David Benedict.


Jesse Burdick (I1000211) (1741 - 19 AUG 1812)
  • He served in Rev. War. as Lieut. and Capt., Hopkinton 3rd Co., First ( King's Co. Regt. ).
  • Howard Burdick note: Robert Wolff has done extensive research on Jesse Burdick (I1000211), son of Samuel, and Jesse Burdick (I53), son of Robert. These two persons may have been confused by previous researchers. They lived at the same time and lived in the same general area, Hopkinton, RI and Stonington, CT. There is definitive evidence (headstone) that Jesse (I1000211) was born in 1741 and died August 19, 1812 and was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. Jesse (I53) was an early settler in Montgomery County, NT, and appears there on the 1790 Federal Census.
  • Jesse Burdick's will proved June 6, 1812, it mentions his sisters Sarah Maxson & Deborah Tefft, but no wife or chn.


Ethan Crandall (I1040017) (17 SEP 1753 - 8 NOV 1847)
  • Title: Major
  • Major Ethan Crandall served in Capt. Agustus Stanton's Co. Col. Lippit's Reg. R.I. in Rev. (Cr. Crandall Gen. P. 43.)


Joshua Vincent (I1060591) (SEP 1764 - 24 AUG 1837)
  • Joshua was a Private in the RI line in the Revolution.
  • They settled in Berne, Albany Co., NY.


Joseph Langworthy (I11371001) (~1761 - 4 NOV 1791)
  • Hal Langworthy note: William F. Langworthy said that he enlisted in the Continental Army when 16 years old, that he served seven years, and was killed when General Arthur St. Clair was defeated by the Indians in Ohio. The following records seem to refer to him:
  • (cont) Langworthy, Joseph. Certificate dated Aug 29, 1781, signed by Ezra Hoyt, Muster Master for Berkshire Co., certifying that he had mustered said Langworthy to serve in the Contintental Army for the term of three years to the credit of the town of Hancock.
  • (cont) Langworthey, Joseph. Receipt dated Jan 22, 1782, for bounty paid said Langworthy by Capt. William Douglas to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years to the credit of the Town of Hancock, agreeable to resolve of Dec 2, 1780.
  • (cont) Both records are from 'Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolutionary War', Boston, 1902, Volume 9, p.496.
  • (cont) St. Clair’s defeat, on Nov 4, 1791, now called the Battle of the Wabash, was the greatest disaster in US military history. A large force of Native Americans surprised St. Clair’s army at dawn and, of the 920 American soldiers engaged, 632 were killed and 264 wounded. The number killed is about three times those killed at the Little Big Horn, and represented about one-fourth of the standing army of the United States.


Christopher Allen (I11670051) (1761 - 23 FEB 1846)
  • He died Feb. 23, 1846, ae 85 yrs.
  • He served in the 16th Regt. of Albany Co. N.Y. militia Rev. War., buried in Rosewood Cem. White Creek, N.Y.
  • In the same Cem. are, Christopher's wife, Meribah, & Burdick Allen, d. Oct. 1, 1870, ae.75 yrs.; James Allen, d. Oct. 6, 1886 ae 89 yrs.; Christopher Allen, d. May 8, 1915, ae 92 yrs.
  • Cr. Vol. 8.P. 62 graves of Rev. soldiers. Also Vol. 2.P.7, Parcells' D.A.R. recs, of Rev. soldiers.


Stephen Maxson (I11710003) (25 AUG 1757 - 1842)
  • He was a Revolutionary soldier.


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