Jerusha Parks Burdick was born 25 January 1809 in Scipio, Cayuga County, New York, United States to Benjamin Marvin Parke (1775-1860) and Lucy Lord (1783-1860) and died April 1883 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Alden Burdick (1803-1845) 12 January 1826 in Athens, Athens County, Ohio.

Jerusha Parks Burdick, dau. ( prob. ) of Benjamin and Lucy ( Wilkenson or Clark ) Parks of Whitesboro, New York. She married in 1823 to Alden Burdick (1803-1845) and late in the early 1830's joined the newly formed LDS Church. Alden was a member of Zion's Camp (1834) and the 1st Quorum of Seventy.

With her family of 11 children, she emigrated to Utah about 1852. She lived for a time in Salt Lake City and supported her family by tailoring, later moving to Farmington, where she kept a boarding place.

She gradually gained a knowledge of medicine, which she practiced as her profession in Carson City, Nevada, and in California.

Later in life she returned to Farmington, Utah, where she died.


Offspring of Alden Burdick and Jerusha Parks (1809-1883)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Columbus Burse Burdick (1826-1879)
Catherine Burdick (1827-)
Lucy Burdick (1829-1895)
Lutellus Linley Burdick (1830-1914)
Eveline Burdick (1832-1911)
Alden Burdick (1834-1905)
Jerusha Cecelia Burdick (1836-1899)
Laura Louisa Burdick (1838-1895) 8 November 1838 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, United States 19 December 1895 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States Lot Smith (1830-1892)
Charlotte Burdick (1840-1899)
Marinda Luella Burdick (1843-1918)
Helen Burdick (1845-1845)




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