Little is known about James Alfred Burdett. He is present in his parent's household census in Randolph County, Alabama on the 1860 census. The last time he is noted, is on the 1870 census in Leon County, Texas. Though he is listed as a "son" to B.A. Burdett, as well as his brother Wilson (listed as W. Burdett), both boys were actually B.A.'s (Benjamin A.) Burdett's brothers. Bible notations indicate he died in 1874 in said county.