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Dr Caleb Southard Burdsal
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1808
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1888
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

BURDSALL, Dr. Caleb S., born Cincinnati, Ohio, Jul 23, 1808, was there a druggist, vice president City Council, and arrived Auraria City May 18, 1859. He mined in Gregory Diggings, later practiced medicine in Auraria. Was surgeon of the 3d Colorado Cavalry, and in the Battle of Sand Creek. His family came out in 1860; their home was in Auraria City, on corner of 4th and Cheyenne Avenue (now Walnut and 9th Streets). A very large yard full of cottonwoods, and a pretty, white, one and a half story frame house with rather high gables, and cut out decorations around the cornice, which with green shutters gave it a tasty appearance. He discovered the soda lakes near Morrison, and had a plant there in the seventies, with quite an equipment, drying beds and storage sheds, and was making soda but must have died before this project was successful, as the writer passed those lakes in spring of 1924 and saw nothing of the thriving little plant which she remembers as a child when Dr. Burdsall took her with her father to visit it, ending the day with a trip up Turkey Creek Canon after wild grapes. All are gone now, even the grape vines which then covered the ground along this creek. The following is from the Hall's Colorado History, Vol. 1, p. 447: "The first experiments for the smelting of ores in Colorado were made by Professor Caleb Burdsal of Nevada District Gilpin County about 1862. He was quite successful, and continued his development of the facts in Denver."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Aaron W Burdsal (1782 - 1863)
  Nancy Charlton Burdsal (1785 - 1830)
 
 Spouses:
  Nancy Serrin Beach Burdsal (1811 - 1846)
  Mary Kennedy Beach Burdsal (1820 - 1855)
 
 Children:
  Edmund S Burdsal (1832 - 1832)*
  Annie Woodward Burdsal Durand (1834 - 1907)*
  John Wesley Burdsal (1837 - 1913)*
  Charles Woodward Burdsal (1842 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caleb Southard Burdsal (1808 - 1888)
  Uriah Burdsal (1809 - 1904)*
  Elijah Burdsall (1812 - 1862)*
  Thomas C Burdsal (1815 - 1896)*
  William S Burdsal (1820 - 1849)*
  Henry W Burdsal (1822 - 1872)*
  James S Burdsal (1827 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: miamidon
Record added: May 19, 2011
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Dr Caleb Southard Burdsal
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