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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Tombstone of Hubbard S. Burdick (1816-1890)

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While photographing Sedgwick tombstones at Greenwood Cemetery several years ago, I happened to come upon this one and recognized two of my ancestral names, Hubbard and Burdick. My seventh great-grandmother was Deborah Hubbard Burdick, a daughter of Robert Burdick and Ruth Hubbard. So I snapped these photos showing the front and back of this large stone which marks the burial site of Hubbard S. Burdick, his wife, and four Burdick children who died young.

Although not in my direct line, Hubbard S. Burdick is said to be also a descendant of my eighth great-grandparents.

Greenwood Cemetery is located in Bloomingdale, DuPage County, Illinois (T40N, R10E, S14, SW quarter of NW quarter). According to the Illinois State Genealogical Society's Cemetery Location list for Dupage County, it's also known as Bloomingdale, German, St. Paul Evergreen Memorial, Evergreen, St. Paul's, or English Cemetery. Nothing confusing about that, huh?


GrannyPam said...

I would live to post that this information turned us into cousins, but that isn't the case. However, Robert Burdick was my husband's eighth great grandfather: Robert, Samuel, Thomas, Zaccheus, Wilbur, Asa, George Washington, Susie Melissa Burdick who married a fellow named Fenton, and they were Bill's great-grandparents. There are so many Burdick descendants, that it is pretty easy to find a cousin through them.

T.K. said...

So... we're cousins-in-law? Good enough! LOL!

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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