Was born in Rhode Island in 1824, and the family came to Allegany county the same year. They remained but a short time before removing to Hornellsville, Steuben county. Mr. Burdick returned to Alfred in 1851, and in 1854 was married to Miss Ellen W. Satterlee, of Hartsville. In 1856 Mr. Burdick established himself in the mercantile business. He is the present postmaster of Alfred. Mr. Burdick has held the offices of town clerk and highway commissioner, and in 1878 was elected supervisor.