A native of Rhode Island, was born in 1820. He came to Allegany county in 1825, but did not remain long before he removed to Steuben county, where he remained until 1841, at which date he returned to the county, locating in Alfred. In 1843 he married Miss Maria Burdick for his first wife. She died in 1846 and he married Miss Elizabeth Peckham, of Rhode Island. Mr. & Mrs. Burdick belong to the Seventh-Day Baptist Church. He has held the office of highway commissioner.