Amos Burdick, a native of Westerly, Washington county, Rhode Island, was born in 1794.  In 1802 he accompanied his parents to Brookfield, Madison county, where he remained until 1816, when he started for Allegany county on foot, and arrived in Alfred in December.  In 1818 he was married to Miss Ancis Clark of Brookfield.  He took up one hundred acres of lot number 19.  After living upon his farm twenty years, he removed to the village of Alfred.  He has been engaged in keeping hotel for thirteen years, and in the mercantile business in partnership with his son for sixteen years.  Mr. & Mrs. Burdick are among the oldest members of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church.