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Burdick, Thomas


17 Nov. 1795/1797–6 Nov. 1877. Farmer, teacher, judge, postmaster, clerk, civil servant. Born at Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., New York. Son of Gideon Burdick and Catherine Robertson. Married Anna Higley, 1828, at Jamestown, Chautauque Co., New York. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by Aug. 1834. Ordained an elder, by Aug. 1834. Appointed church clerk to record membership licenses, 24 Feb. 1836. Appointed elders quorum treasurer, 9 Nov. 1836. Appointed member of Kirtland high council, 7 Nov. 1837. Appointed bishop of Kirtland, 22 May 1841. Moved to Burlington, Des Moines Co., Iowa Territory, 1845. Moved to what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa Territory, 1846. Located at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California, 1853. Settled at San Gabriel Township, Los Angeles Co., California, winter 1853–1854. Died at Los Angeles Co.