Biography of T. D. Burdin
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Burdin, T. D. - His grandfather, James Burdin, was born in Madison county, N.Y., and came to the town of Howard, where he located and followed farming. He died October 11, 1848, aged sixty nine years, and his wife Mary died January 23, 1860. The father of our subject was John Burdin, who was born in Madison county, N.Y., in 1803, and died December 5, 1861. His wife Betsey A. died December 30, 1882, aged seventy four years. While he lived in Madison county he was a section boss on the Cherry Valley Turnpike, but he located on a farm when he came to Hornellsville in 1835. They also kept a temperance hotel on Big Creek, four miles east of Hornellsville. Mr. and Mrs. Burdin were members of the Presbyterian church. They were the parents of four children: Daniel S., who died in 1860, James Henry, Timothy Dwight, and Julia Ann, died October 3, 1847. T. D. Burdin was born in the town of Hornellsville, May 13, 1838, and was educated in the common schools. He drove on the stage route between Bath and Hornellsville for five years, and has since followed farming. He was elected assessor two terms, and was poormaster three terms, He is a member of the United Workmen No. 249, also of Big Creek Grange No. 324. August 25, 1861, he married Mary, daughter of Cornelius Fisher of the town of Fremont, and they have two children: Julia May, born December 22, 1862, wife of Charles A. Stillman, who works his father in law's farm, and is a pattern maker by trade; and Oris E., born June 21, 1867, and died at the age of twenty two years.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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