Biography of James Burdine
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JAMES BURDINE, retired farmer and stock grower, was born in Perry Township, Greene County, Penn., March 7, 1820, and is the son of Levi and Rebecca (Fox) Burdine, who were of Dutch and Irish lineage. His grandfather, Joseph Fox, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. At the age of five years the subject of our sketch was left an orphan. Most of his early life was spent on the farm in Monongalia County, W. Va., where he attended the common schools. He was bound out as a farm laborer until eighteen years old, when he came to Whiteley Township, this county. He soon found work on a farm, and received eight dollars per month. On November 22, 1842, Mr. Burdine was united in marriage with Abigail, daughter of Joseph Johnson, of Dunkard Township. Their children are; Dennis, Eliza Jane, Johnson, Mary, wife of J. L. Morford; Harriet A., who was the wife of Lewis Hamilton, and died in 1883; Delila and James Milton. Mr. Burdine's present wife is Fannie, daughter of Rev. John Henderson. They have one child, Orphia. Mrs. Burdine is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Burdine is a Democrat. He is a self made man, having begun life as a poor boy, and is now the owner of a fine farm of 118 acres in Springhill Township. He at one time owned over 400 acres. He has paid out over $4,000 of bail money, and has till been able to give his children a good start in life.


From:
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
By: Samuel P. Bates
Nelson Rushforth & Company.
Chicago, 1888.


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