Mary May
(ca. 1797 - ca. 1868)
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When Tress May Francis completed her history of the May family in the mid 1950s, she only knew of the marriage of Mary (Polly) May to Peyton Justice and assumed that the Justice families of Pike County are their descendants. She had no knowledge of the dissolution of the Justice marriage in 1816 and Mary's subsequent marriage to John Hamilton. Verle Hamilton Parrish (1910-1998), who wrote several books on families of Eastern Kentucky, provided most of the information I have on Mary's marriages and descendants.  [1, 2]

6. Mary (Polly) May
m. Peyton Justice on 10 Jul 1814
The marriage was dissolved in Floyd County Court on November 4, 1816.
m. John Hamilton ca. 1817
1) Samuel
2) Thomas
3) Benjamin
4) John Major
5) David
6) James
7) Mary

 Family of Mary May and John Hamilton

A brief essay on Mary (Polly) May will be inserted here...


REFERENCES:
1.
Parrish, Mrs. Verle Hamilton, Mullins, Hamilton, Fleming and Related Families, privately compiled, written and distributed, 1975.
2. Parrish, Mrs. Verle Hamilton, Florence Graham Story, privately compiled, written and distributed, 1993.
   This book primarily includes information on the Patton and Graham families of Eastern Kentucky.



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