Private Lemuel P. Suber was born on October 25th, 1843 at Newberry County, South Carolina.
In 1860 he was living near Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida, at his mother Elizabeth’s residence along with an older brother, 4 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters.
In 1861, he enlisted in Captain Rabon Scarborough’s Florida State Militia Company, the “Dixie Blues”.
He reenlisted into Confederate service on April 5th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida in Captain Davidson’s Company; he stated his age as 18. He was present with the company from his enlistment until December 22nd, 1862, when was assigned to detached service as a wagoner on at Knoxville, Tennessee until February 9th, 1863. He suffered a pay stoppage for “ordnance stores lost” between November 1st and December 31st, 1863 in the amount of $1.50; this likely due to the Confederate defeat at Missionary Ridge on November 25th.
Except for his detached service, he was present on all rolls, and was present with it until it surrendered at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. He was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1st, 1865.
Lemuel returned to Florida, and married Emeline (née Cowan) on December 2nd, 1866. He applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
Emeline passed on April 7th, 1927; Lemuel passed on January 3rd, 1928. They are both interred at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida.