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William SURFACE
Elizabeth MYERS
Husband:  Wilhelm / William SURFACE / SURFUS / SURFAS / SEARFOSS / ZURFASS / ZERFASS / ZERFACE
Birth:  27 Jun 1811, Montgomery Co., VA
Death:  23 Oct 1862, Stones Crossing, Johnson Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Salem Cemetery, Bluff Creek, Johnson Co., IN
Father:  George W. SURFACE (1767-1845) Joh. Ulrick2, Joh. Nicholas Kurt1 ZERFASS (1709-1784) of Rheinland-Pfalz, DEU
Mother:  Christina Jane "Katy" LONG (1773-1830)
Marriage:  25 Nov 1829
Wife:  Elizabeth MYERS
Birth:  26 May 1814, Montgomery Co., VA
Death:  5 Nov 1862, White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN
Children born in White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN:
  1.  William Henry SURFACE, b. 15 May 1830; d. 18 May 1912; m. 30 Mar 1850, Mary Susanna FOGELSONG
  2.  Eliza Ellen SURFACE, b. 20 Mar 1832; d. 16 Sep 1862
  3.  George E. SURFACE, b. 11 Jan 1836; d. 10 Jan 1907
  4.  Hiram Price SURFACE, b. 24 Mar 1841; d. 20 Sep 1903; bur. Barton Co., MO; m. 1862, IN, Charlotte CAMPBELL
  5.  James Edward SURFACE, b. 21 Jan 1842; d. 19 Nov 1911
  6.  Elizabeth Emeline / Emily SURFACE, b. 5 Apr 1845; d. 2 Jan 1862
  7.  Martha Jane SURFACE, b. 25 Dec 1846; d. 26 Jul 1881
  8.  Sarah Ann SURFACE, b. 11 Dec 1849
  9.  Michael Albert SURFACE, b. 3 Mar 1851
10.  John T. SURFACE, b. 1859; d. 25 Dec 1862
Others in Household:
.  Samuel SURFACE, b. 1845/6, IN
The only Samuel SURFACE this age and birthplace I can find in the 1850 census is the son of John SURFACE / SURFUS & Ellen DELONG.  Based on links at Find-a-Grave, this John is a first cousin of our subject, which makes Samuel our subject's first cousin, once removed, and that certainly makes it plausible that he's the Samuel in our subject's household in 1860.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Missouri.Virginia

Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

1b.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):  not found.

1c.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Indiana Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):  not found.

2.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #X; official enumeration date 1 Jun 1830; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 - - Co. - Twp. Roll - p. - Ln. - - - -
These data indicate:

2.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #66 of 107; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 IN Johnson Co. pp. 301B-302A Ln. 15 William Surface 210 010 - 100 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Hiram (b. 1838/9)
= George (b. 1836)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = William (b. 1830)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = William (b. 1811)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Eliza (b. 1832)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Elizabeth (b. 1814)
1 person employed in agriculture

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 37):  White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN, Roll M432_155, p. 53A, 94/94, enumerated 25 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Surface 37 M   Farmer 1,300 Virginia
Elizabeth   " 36 F       "
Eliza Ellen " 16 F       Indiana
George      " 12 M       "
Hiram       " 11 M       "
James       "  7 M       "
Emeline     "  5 F       "
Martha      "  3 F       "
Sarah       "  1 F       "
Son William has married and left the nest.  Cousin Samuel is living with his parents in Perry, Allen Co., IN.

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6-7 of 43):  Bluff Creek P.O., White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN, Roll M653_271, pp. 392-393, PN 6-7, 43/43, enumerated 6 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
William Surface 48 M   Farmer 3000 500 Va
Eliz       " 45 F         Ind
George     " 23 M   Day laborer    80 "
Hiram      " 19 M   "     "      "
Emeline    " 16 F         "
Samuel     " 14 M         "
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Martha Surface 13 M         Ind
Sarah      " 11 F         "
Michael    "  9 M         "
John       "  6 M         "
William Collins 23 M   Farm Laborer     Ohio
Samuel appears to be the child of one of our subject's first cousins, except that he's also enumerated as being æ 11 with his parents in Perry, Allen Co., IN.

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com): 
  Both of our subjects, William & Elizabeth (MYERS) SURFACE, have passed away.


  Son William is married, but I can't find him.
  Daughter Eliza Ellen is deceased.
  Son George is married and living in White River Township.
  Son Hiram is married, but I can't find him.
  Son James is married and living in White River Township.
  Daughter Elizabeth Emeline is deceased.
  Daughter Martha Jane is married, but I can't find her.
  Daughter Sarah Ann is presumably married, but I don't know her married name.
  Son Michael is married, but I can't find him.
  Cousin Samuel is back living with his parents in Allen County
Has a section of the White River Township census been lost?  This isn't the only family I've been working on that has members missing from the census in 1870.

5.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com).

6.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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