John May, baptized as
Johannes May in Lancaster, PA on January 20, 1760, was a member
of the seventh May generation, dating from Hans Peter Meÿ.
The children of John and Sarah Phillips May were in the eighth
May generation. Biographical sketches of this generation are
available from the following links.
Family of John
& Sarah May
1 John MAY, Jr. b: 28 Apr 1781
Berkeley Co., VA d: 22 Nov 1849 Shelby Co., IL [his grave stone
in Middleworth Cemetery indicates a birth year of 1783]. age
at d: 68
..... +Mary Catherine (Caty) HANSON b: Abt. 1784 Botetourt Co.,
VA m: 10 Feb 1802 Carter County, TN d: Abt. 1808 Eastern Kentucky.
age at d: 24 est.
*2nd Wife of John MAY, Jr.:
..... +Elizabeth HANSON b: Abt. 1793 Western NC m: 1809 d: Abt.
1830 Shelbyville, IL.
age at d: 37 est.
2 Samuel MAY b: 8 Oct 1783 Martinsburg,
VA d: 27 Feb 1851 Placerville, CA age at d: 67
..... +Catherine EVANS b: 1 Apr 1787 Monongalia Co., VA m: 8
May 1808 Floyd County, KY d: Aft. 1860 Louisa, Lawrence Co.,
KY. age at d: 73 est.
3 Thomas MAY b: 1 Feb 1787 Hampshire
Co., VA [now WV] d: 3 Sep 1867 Robinson Cr., KY, buried there
across the road from the Post Office. age at d: 80
..... +Dorcas PATTON b: 18 Oct 1790 Virginia m: 19 Aug 1813 Pike
Co., KY d: 9 Jun 1872 Robinson Cr., KY, buried beside her husband.
age at d: 81
4 Elizabeth (Betsey) MAY
b: Abt. 1790 Washington Co., NC in the Watauga River Valley d:
1884 Remlap, Blount Co., AL, buried in the Remlap Cemetery. age
at d: 94 est.
..... +James W. LITTLE b: Abt. 1787 South Carolina [perhaps as
late as 1790] m: 10 Jun 1813 Shelby Creek, Floyd Co., KY (now
in Pike Co.) d: 1862 Remlap, Blount Co., AL, buried in the Remlap
Cemetery. age at d: 75 est.
5 Daniel MAY b: Abt. 1791 Washington
Co., NC in the Watauga River Valley [now in Tennessee] d: Aft.
1839 . age at d: over 48
..... +Margaret (Peggy) ALLEN b: Abt. 1800 m: 8 Dec 1824 Floyd
6 Mary (Polly) MAY b: Abt. 1797
Carter Co., TN, in the Watauga River Valley d: Abt. 1868 . age
at d: 71 est.
..... +Peyton JUSTICE m: 10 Jul 1814 Shelby Creek, Floyd Co.,
Ky. (now in Pike Co.). Spencer Adkins, J.P., performed the ceremony
*2nd Husband of Mary (Polly) MAY:
..... +John HAMILTON b: 1793 Tennessee m: Abt. 1817 Floyd (present-day
Pike) Co., KY d: 3 Mar 1886 Morgan Co., KY, buried in Hamilton
Cemetery at Red Bush. age at d: 93 est.
7 Reuben MAY b: 12 Oct 1800
Shelby Cr., Pike Co., KY d: 20 Sep 1840 Maytown, Beaver Cr.,
Floyd Co., KY . age at d: 39
..... +Sarah ALLEN b: Dec 1810 Floyd Co., KY m: 27 Nov 1825 Beaver
Cr., Floyd Co., KY d: 26 Nov 1876 Beaver Cr., Floyd Co., KY .
age at d: 65 est.
8 Phillip Pollard (Tlepolard) MAY
b: 26 Jul 1805 Shelby Cr., Floyd Co., KY [now Pike Co.]
d: Abt. 1839 Pike Co., KY. age at d: 34 est.