Jefferson County, NY


Adam Burdick was the third son and fifth child of Nathan and Goodeth (Maxson) Burdick, born 28 December 1759 at Hopkinton, RI. He was for a few years a resident of West Winfield, Herkimer Co. Married Hannah Burdick on 22 April 1770 in Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts.The DAR records show him as a a recognized patriot. His first wife was Hannah Burdick (who was perhaps a cousin), b 5 Dec. 1756 and d 21 Feb. 1812. Adam's service was given as both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as a private. Pension No. S12370. Service: Capt. Barker Wells, Col. Sanford Noyes, RI and 2)Capt. Sheldon, MA. Initially enlisted in Hopkinton in November 1776 for a six month service period in Captain Barker Wells' Co., Col Sanford Noyes' Rhode Island regiment. He was given his military pension after submitting his application on 17 February 1833 and his pension began on 30 July 1833. After his death, which was 20 February 1845 according to the New York State payment records for pensioners, his second wife received a widow's pension. Descendants claim her name was Lodema Lee and they had another child, neither claim that could be confirmed. In 1805 he moved to Winfield in Herkimer County. Adam's name is on the 1820 census at Winfield, Herkimer Co., with a male over 45 years and a female over 45 years.
The children of Adam and Hannah:

Hannah b 20 Jan. 1781 m James Parsons 1774-1810
Elias b 1782 m Lucey Stacey 1786; in the 1820 census of Winfield, he is living near his father.
Tacy b 1784 m David Delow on 2 Feb. 1805
Sheffield b 1787 d 1829 m 28 April 1808 Phoebe Putman Spaulding 1791-1821
Sary b 8 Sept, 1784
Roxana b 24 March 1790
Adam b 20 March 1792 Wilbraham, Hampden, MA , Eliza Moors 1796-1882
Betsey b 24 April 1794 m William Robinson b 1794
Nathan b 20 Dec. 1798 d 1850
Goodeth 21 Jan. 1800 d 1848

Adam Burdick, Jr., the seventh child, became an early settler of Point Peninsula in the Town of Lyme in Jefferson Co., NY. There he purchased 100 acres of land and commenced clearing and developing a farm.

Adam Burdick at Lyme, Jeff. Co. 1820;1 male under 5; 1 male 16-18; 1 male 16-26; 1 female 16-26.

Adam Burdick at Lyme, Jeff. Co. 1830;1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15; 1 male 30-40; 1 female 30-40.

Adam Burdick Jr. married Elizabeth Moore, a native of Herkimer County, NY.

Under Jefferson Co. probate listing: Adam Burdick, Resident of Lyme, died intestate. Letters granted to Eliza Burdick 25 August 1838.

An indenture made 19 January 1842 between Eliza Burdick of Lyme, Jeff. Co. and Nelson Burdick of Lyme of the second consideration of the sum of $100 paid to her sold all the one undivided half part of all that parcel of land situated in Lyme, known and distinguished as the lot of land formerly contracted to ADAM BURDICK on Point Peninsula in the town of Lyme... containing 100 acres surveyed by L. Torrey on September 1834, subject to the right of dower or life estate of the party of the first part in one/third of the above described premises. Recorded 7 Nov. 1842 S3-598

An indenture made 4 January 1842 between George C. Sherman and Mary Ann, his wife, of Watertown and Eliza Burdick of Lyme, of the second part. For $100 the parties of the first part paid by the party of the second part, a parcel of land in Lyme being known as the lot of land formerly contracted to ADAM BURDICK of Point Peninsula in the Town of Lyme, being 100 acres more or less surveyed by Levi Torrey in Sept. 1834. .../s/ G. C. Sherman and Mary A. Sherman. Rec. 19 Jan 1842. R3-291

In a Watertown, N.Y. newspaper: Died on 3 October 1880, the widow of Adam Burdick, Eliza, mother of Nelson Burdick, (b 1798) at 82 years, 5 months. The marker in Brookside Cemetery in Watertown for Adam Burdick shows his date of birth as 1792 and his death in 1836.

They were the parents of four sons:

1)Winslow M., the eldest died in 1902 in Brooklyn, where he had been engaged in business since 1840. Born 1818 d 30 June 1901 Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
2)Nelson, the second son b 1826 d 1846; buried Brookside Cem., Jeff. Co. Child's Directory of Lyme: Nelson Burdick, son of Adam b. 28 Dec. 1820. Married 1)Catharine Getman and 2)Delia Getman
3)Sheffield D.- a resident of Cape Vincent; Child's Directory of Cape Vincent: Sheffield Burdick, son of Adam and Eliza Moore Burdick was born in Lyme 27 Oct. 1824 and died 6 July 1906. Married Sobrinia, daughter of Libbeus and Charlotte (Sanford) Hewit. She was born 14 March 1826 and died 21 June 1905. Both are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Cape Vincent.
4)Wayne - died on the homestead at Point Peninsula. Born 1826 and d 1846. Married Sarah Ella Carlisle, daughter of John C. and Pamelia (Waffle) Carlisle.

2)Nelson, the second son above, was born 28 December 1826 at Point Peninsula. Watertown. He died 1908. On 7 March 1844, he married Catherine Getman, born 1824, who died in 1846. He married 2) Delia Getman. b 1828 d 1911. Nelson also served as the mayor of Watertown, NY. Children:

2a)Catherine Rose b 12 March 1846; married William S. Carlisle 20 September 1865; she died 24 Sept. 1888. See also, Carlisle Family this site.
2b)Delia E.
2c)Aletta May - b 1856 d 1856
2d)Kittie -b 1869 d 1870
2e)Wayne W.-engaged in coal business in Watertown; wife Ella C. b 1854 d 20 Nov. 1929 He was born 1853 and died 1907
2f)Jessie D.
2g)Alfred M.-engaged in coal business in Watertown; b 1861 d 1957
2h)Dora B. b 1866 and d 26 Jan. 1952
2i)Rosa A. - married John Carey and lived in Decatur, Illinois
2j)Daniel W. b 1841 died 1922; married Alma___; she b 1843 d 1872 with infant son
2k)Eliza b 1846 d 1865

3)Sheffield Burdick, the third son above, was born in the Town of Lyme and in 1870 located in Cape Vincent. He married Sobrinia, daughter of Libbeus and Charlotte (Sandford) Hewitt. Fred L., who was born in the Town of Lyme, was a general merchant in Cape Vincent, of the firm of Burdick and Armstrong. Sheffield served as deputy custom house office and assessor. Their children:

3a)Adah E.
3b)Geraldine S.
3c)Dette M.
3d)Addie E.; born 1852 died 1926; buried Riverside Cemetery, Jeff. Co.
3e)Byron S.; died 14 November 1887 at 30 years, 6 months; buried Riverside Cem.
3f)Mary B.
3g)Kittie R.
3h)Fred L.; b 1862 died 1924; buried Riverside Cem.

Gen. and Family History of Jeff. Co., NY, Oakes, Vol. 1, pp. 153-154.
Transcriber's note on Oakes: he confused the senior Adam Burdick, with his son, Adam, and left Adam Jr. out totally, and he is now included above. There is no evidence that Adam Burdick, Sr. lived in Jefferson Co.
Cemeteries of Jefferson Co., NY - Bartlett's Listing
Child's Directory of Jefferson County - Cape Vincent and Watertown
Probate and deed records
Herkimer Co., NY Genweb
Rev. War payment records
US Census records
Historic Jefferson Co., NY newspapers

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