May Family Photos
Being updated 2005

The family and descendants of
Samuel May [1783-1851]

Samuel May died in California on February 27, 1851.
His grave was destroyed by other gold miners near Placerville in Eldorado County.
Our last record of him was recorded December 17, 1850
in the 1850 US census of California.

Years later his son, Col. Andrew Jackson May, recalled
the story of Samuel's death.

We have no photos or portraits of Samuel.

On this page:
Home in Prestonsburg
Wife Caty

Family of Samuel & Catherine Evans May

Composite of their family photos

More May family photos

Family of John & Sarah Phillips May
John May, Jr. | Samuel | Thomas | Elizabeth | Daniel | Mary | Reuben | Tlepolard

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Samuel May, a carpenter by trade,
constructed his large brick home in 1817.

The Samuel May House in the 1930s.

1936 photo of the May farm

Restored in 1996-97

Restoration photos | Historical marker | More about the home

Catherine (Caty) Evans

b: 1 Apr 1787 Monongalia Co., VA
Married Samuel May on 8 May 1808 at Prestonsburg, Floyd County, KY
d: After 1860 in Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY

Catherine (Caty) Evans