David Berdan
2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia

At age 15 years David did his duty in defense of the Province during the late War with the United States of America. He petitioned for land at Charlotteville, October 10, 1820. He was granted 200 acres in Woodhouse Township. He was a private in Captain William McCracken’s detactment of the 2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia from 25 Dec 1813 to 24 January 1814 inclusive.

David is the fourth son of Albert Berdan U E of Woodhouse. He was born about 1799 in Woodhouse Township and made his living as a farmer. He married Elizabeth Simmons 18 Apr 1825 and together they had nine children. In 1845 he served as Fenceviewer and Pathmaster for Bayham Township.


Robert Mutrie, Long Point Settlers.

He appears in the 1851 census of Canada, Bayham Township, Enumeration District No. 2.  and in the 1861 census of Canada, Bayham Township, Elgin County,Con 6, North Part Lot 135.


Veteran Summary

David Berdan
Private, 2nd Norfolk
Place of Birth
Woodhouse, ON, CAN
Place of Death
Bayham, ON, CAN
Died on: 25 DEC 1872
Reason: Old Age
Location of Grave
Guysboro Cemetery, Talbot Rd
Bayham, ON, CAN
Latitude: 42.832617N Longitude: -80.785862

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