Person:John Surface (2)

John Ulrick Surface
d.27 January 1805 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HJohn Ulrick Surface1735 - 1805
  • WMary Sider1737 -
m. 1754
  1. John Surfaceabt 1757 -
  2. Mary Magdalene Surfaceabt 1758/59 -
  3. Catherine 'Caty' Surface1759/60 - 1828
  4. Michael Surface1760 - 1812
  5. Martin Surface1762 - abt 1830
  6. Jacob Surface1765 - 1831
  7. George Surface1767 - bet 1840-1850
  8. Adam Surface1774 - 1858
  9. Christian 'Charles' Surfaceabt 1777 - bef 1840
  10. Henry Surface1781 - 1826
Facts and Events
Name John Ulrick Surface
Alt Name John Ulrick Zerfus
Alt Name John Ulrick Zerfass
Gender Male
Birth? 1735 Coblentz, Germany
Marriage 1754 to Mary Sider
Death? 27 January 1805 Augusta County, Virginia

John Surface (Zerfus) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of John Surface (Zerfus)

  • Page 70.--John Surface, Sr.'s, will, dated, 27th January, 1805; proved, 8th April, 1805--Wife, Mary, children; son, Jacob Surface, executor.
  • Page 88.--8th April, 1805. Mortin Surface, administrator c. t. a. of John Surface, bond.

Records of John Surface (Zerfus) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 275.--13th February, 1780. Christian Clemons' (signed in German) will--To wife, Catharine; to son, John, home plantation; to eldest son, Gasper, plantation joining David McNeelly; to my in law, George Trout and his wife, 5 shillings; to Henry Lyner and his wife; to Philip Berger and his wife; to daughter, Catharine, and her son, David Trout; to daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, wife and son-in-law, Henry Lyner. Teste: John Davidson, Robert Stephen, Jno. Surfas. 15th March, 1783, Kathorine refuses to qualify. Teste: Robert Stephen, Jacob (mark) Barrier. Proved, 18th March, 1783, by Robert Stephens and John Surfas. Henry Lyner qualifies.
  • Vol. 2 - Tithables, 1781; Alexander Robertson's List: John Surfice and sons Martin, John, and Jacob.
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 17, 1793. - (33) John Surface exempted from further payment of County levy.

Additional Information on Surface (Zerfus, Zerfass) Family

From the "Special Collections" section at Virginia Tech University:

SURFACE (ZERFASS) FAMILY. GENEALOGY, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft., 1 item. Copy of extensive genealogy of the Surface, or Zerfass, family of Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio. Compiled by Clyde S. Boots of Isabel, Kansas. Contains thorough family trees of the family members; cemetery records of Johnson County, Indiana; records of the Price Family of Montgomery County, Virginia, who intermarried with the Surfaces; brief census statistics from 19th century Montgomery County, Virginia; biographies of select members of the family; and copies of the wills (1805 and 1808) of John Surface and John Surface, Jr. Ms70-001.