Abel Burdick

about 1750–13 September 1824 (Age 74)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Abel

When Abel Burdick was born about 1750, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Capt Hubbard Burdick, was 37 and his mother, Tacy Wells, was 35. He married Comfort Palmer on 21 December 1775, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 13 September 1824, in United States, at the age of 74.

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Abel Burdick
Comfort Palmer
Marriage: 21 December 1775
Abel Burdick
Abel G. Burdick
Joseph Burdick
Joseph Burdick
Lydia Burdick
Jared Burdick
Asa Burdick
Comfort Burdick
Ellen Burdick
Eleanor Helen Burdick

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1775Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 26
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 26
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    Age 39
    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English burre-dokke ‘burdock’, the name of a prickly plant with burrs and dock-like leaves (usually Arctium lappa), common on waste ground. It may have been given to someone of a prickly temperament or perhaps to someone with a hoarse voice.Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Boerdijk: habitational name from a settlement named Boerdijk, composed of boer ‘peasant, farmer, countryman’ and dijk ‘dike’.History: Robert Burdick was a freeman of Newport, RI, in 1655.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (1)

    • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899: Washington County Births, Marriages & Deaths

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