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Albert BERDAN

Male 1753 - 1818  (64 years)


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  • Name Albert BERDAN 
    Born 19 Jul 1753  , Bergen, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1818  Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Residence: Totawa, Bergan, New Jersey; New Brunswick; St. Thomas/Woodhouse

      Albert Berdan Susannah Secord, came to Norfolk Co. Upper Canada in 1795. Son Daniel returned to the U.S.A. around 1820, to either Fairport N.Y. or Fairport N.J.

      My Albert was born 19 July 1753 in Bergan Co. N.J. and came to Canada in 1783, with his wife and children, and his father,leaving his siblings, aunts, uncles etc. behind in New Jersey.

      In "The History of Bergen and Passaic Counties New Jersey" by W. Woodford Clayton and William Nelson, 1882, it states on p. 393 that "John had several sons, viz.: Albert, who went to Canada and settled there, where his offspring are at present; David went to Western New York, and had a large family. One of his grandsons was captain of the sharpshooters in the late war.
      A Canton township, Michigan, chapter on Berdans says "Berdan family tradition says that a Hiram Berdan had at least two sons, George and Hiram, and that Hiram Berdan, Jr., left Canton for New York where he invented a type of gun used in the Civl War. George, however, remained in Canton. On December 22, 1860, he purchased an 80-acre farm in Section 14 on Cherry Hill road from the Donaldson family."

      LOYALISTS IN ONTARIO by Wm. D. Reid. Sons & Daughters of American Loyalists - Pg. 22 BERDAN, Albert of Woodhouse Albert Berdan of Woodhouse, O.C. 9 Oct. 1810 Samuel Berdan of Woodhouse, O.C. 19 April 1816 & Aug. 6, 1829 Jacob Berdan of Woodhouse, O.C. Apriil 19, 1815 & 6 Aug. 1829 Margaret Berdan Md. David Ellis of Woodhouse, O.C. 19 April 1816 Susannah Berdan, Md. Samuel Thompson of Charlotteville. O.C. 20 May, 1817 Daniel Berdan of Woodhouse, O.C. 6 Oct. 1819 Margaret Md. Elijah Clark of Southwold, O.C. 26 Nov. 1823 Henry Berdan of Woodhouse, O.C. 21 Jan. 1823 David Berdan of Woodhouse, O.C. 21 Jan. 1824 Jonathan Williams of Southwold, O.C. 25 Jan. 1831. Note Child had to be 21 yrs. of age to qualify for Orders in Council for Land Grant. WILL OF ALBERT BERDAN of Woodhouse Township Dated Feb.8, 1818 File 67: MMFNO 1154 Notes: WIfe was Susannah Berdan (Secord was her maiden name). Sons were John, Albert, Daniel, Jacob, Samuel, David, Henry B. & Jonathan.. Daughters were: Margaret & Susannah. Executors: Jacob Berdan, David Berdan & Susannah Berdan, widow of Albert. Will dated Nov. 28, 1817 Witnesses: Abraham Kelly, Samuel Thompson & W. Van Broeck. Inventory of estate completed by Thomas Bowlby and Samuel Thompson Feb. 23, 1818 An Albert Berdan Senior is listed in the 2nd Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers. Received land grant in King's County New Brunswick, July 14, 1784. (There may possibly have been Two Albert Berdans in Canada.)

      From Darlene Ruch's article-Albert Berdan was among the pioneers of Vermont when the American Revolution broke out. He and his father were Loyalist sympathisers for which Albert's land was confiscated. On trying to escape to Canada, Albert was captured and imprisoned for three months in the dungeon across Lake Champlain in Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
    Person ID I12370  Pioneer Ancestry | Ancestors of Kathleen Diane Clark
    Last Modified 1 May 2006 

    Father Jan Albertse or John BERDAN,   b. 4 Nov 1728, Acquackanock, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margrietje HENNION,   b. 17 Jun 1730, Of, Preakness, Bergen, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1799  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt. 1756  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24582397  Group Sheet

    Family Susannah SECORD,   b. 23 Jun 1759, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prob Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Mar 1783  Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert BERDAN,   b. 1787, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Susanna BERDAN,   b. 25 Sep 1787, Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario or New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Daniel BERDAN,   b. 8 Nov 1790, , Bergen, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jacob BERDAN,   b. 30 Jan 1793, Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Samuel Berdan,   b. 28 Dec 1794, Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret BERDAN,   b. Abt 1795, Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. David BERDAN,   b. 1798, Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1872  (Age 74 years)
     8. Henry Bostwick BERDAN,   b. 1800, Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Jonathan William BERDAN,   b. 1803, Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F24582218  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Pedigree Resource File.