James Burdin was born in Clinton County, Ohio. He came to Auglaize County about 1832, and settled in Duchouquet township, raised a family of two children, one still living, viz., W. H. H. Burdin, Esq., of Goshen township. Mr. Burdin died March, 1850. W. H. H. Burdin was a prisoner of war about fifteen months, and was one of the men placed under the fire of the Union guns at Charleston for the protection of the city.
From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880