Joseph Marion Surber

14 November 1778–28 August 1845 (Age 66)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joseph Marion

When Joseph Marion Surber was born on 14 November 1778, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, Adam Newell Surber, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Ruth Hubbell, was 18. He married Sarah Lewis on 9 May 1797, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 28 August 1845, in Pulaski, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Marion Surber
Sarah Lewis
Marriage: 9 May 1797
Samuel Surber
Isaac Adam Surber
Rebecca Surber
Adam Surber
Alfred Surber
Sarah Sally Surber

Spouse and Children

9 May 1797
Washington, Virginia, United States


    Samuel Surber


    Isaac Adam Surber


    Rebecca Surber



    Alfred Surber


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Ruth Hubbell




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 2

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 18

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Name Meaning

South German: from Bavarian dialect surbe, sorbe ‘grass’, ‘turf’, ‘swamp’, ‘reedy soil’, a topographic name for someone who lived on such ground.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Serber, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Joseph Surber, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Joseph Surber, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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