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Posted: July 2005
of Hans Peter Meÿ
May [1816-Aft. 1860]
Son of Samuel [1783-1851]
Grandson of John
Early family records listed
only Samuel's date of birth. In 1956 genealogist Tress May Frances
wrote that he "lived and died in Indian Territory."
By 1850 he was listed in
the US Census of Green Township, Platt Co., MO, age 34, with a wife,
Nancy, and five children. The oldest child, John, was born in
Kentucky about 1838, and the others - Catherine, James, William and
Vienna - were born in Missouri beginning in 1841. Living in the same
township were his sister, Elizabeth May Hill - wife of Ephraim E. Hill.
In August 1860 he was
living in Bourbon Co, Kansas with his wife, six children and two
teenage workers in the household.
Our present summary of his
9 Samuel May b: 1
Jun 1816 Prestonsburg, KY d: Aft. 1860
.... +Nancy (?) b: Abt.
1818 North Carolina d: Aft. 1860
. 10 John May b: 1838 Kentucky
. 10 Catherine May b: 1841
Missouri ... so Samuel moved from Kentucky
. 10 James May b: 1843 Missouri
. 10 William May b: 1847 Missouri
. 10 Vienna May b: Abt.
. 10 Richard May b: Abt.
1850 Missouri. Five months old in the 1850 Platte Co. census.
. 10 Daniel Boone May b:
Abt. 1852 Missouri Read more about D. Boone May.
. 10 Columbus F. May b:
Abt. 1855 Missouri
. 10 Nancy L May b: Abt.
1858 Kansas .. so Samuel moved from Missouri