May Family Photos

The family and descendants of
Samuel May [1783-1851]
Go to the first page of his album.

Album for

Charlotte Temple May [1825-1904]
& William Dudley Giles

Entered March 2006, updated Sep. 2009

Research on May descendants living in Wisconsin was compiled by
Dale & Sharon Sternberg, co-authors of
The Life of Colonel Reuben May

Charlotte Temple May b: 22 Oct 1825 Floyd Co., KY d: 26 Feb 1904 Viroqua, WI, where she is buried beside William in the Asbury Ridge (Methodist) Cemetery

.. +William Dudley Giles b: 13 Dec 1820 Lynchburg, VA area m: 7 Mar 1847 Floyd County, KY d: 21 May 1893 Viroqua, WI, buried in the Asbury Ridge (Methodist) Cemetery

Willliam and Charlotte are listed in the 1850 Floyd Co, KY census with two children, Thomas and Mary, in the household. They were living in Prestonsburg, where he was a 30 year old carpenter with property worth $600. There are records of William purchasing four parcels of land in Vernon Co., WI in 1855 and another parcel in 1859. The cemetery where he and Charlotte are buried was located by descendants, Don and Sally Giles, and they got the dates of their birth and death dates from the gravestone. Charlotte's death certificate and William's obituary are also in the Giles family files.

Charlotte Temple May
This photo courtesy of Gail J. Henderson,
a great-great-great-granddaughter of Charlotte and William, in 2009.

The following photos courtesy of Sally GIles Jones,
a great-great-granddaughter of Charlotte and William.

Charlotte Temple May

William Dudley Giles


Gravestone in Asbury Ridge (Methodist) Cemetery in Viroqua, WI

1. Thomas Giles b: Abt. 1848 Floyd Co., KY d: Bef. 1860

2. Mary Giles b: 1 Dec 1849 Floyd Co., KY d: Abt. 1921 Chippewa Falls, WI
...... +George W. Heavrin b: 14 Oct 1845 Anderson Co., KY m: 6 Sep 1868 Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI d: 1 Jan 1924 Chippewa Falls, WI

3. William Dudley Giles, Jr. b: 16 Apr 1851 Floyd Co., KY d: 30 Jan 1899 Keokuk Falls, Pottawatomie Co., OK
...... +Julia Ann Groves m: 7 Dec 1873 Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI d: Abt. 1897

4. Letitia Giles b: 29 Jul 1853 Illinois d: 12 Mar 1932 Viroqua, WI, buried in Viroqua Cemetery
...... +Lewis Silbaugh b: 24 Jan 1850 Ohio m: 21 Nov 1876 Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI d: 23 Nov 1940 Viroqua, WI, buried in Viroqua Cemetery

5. Catherine E. (Kate) Giles b: 21 Dec 1855 Viroqua, WI d: 28 Jul 1912 North Dakota, buried in Viroqua, WI
...... +Alanson S. Cobb b: 15 Dec 1850 Portage, WI m: 4 May 1873 Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI d: 19 Oct 1924 Viroqua, WI

6. Charlotte May Giles b: 5 Dec 1856 Viroqua, WI d: 14 Jan 1911
...... +Thomas Jefferson Bowman b: 17 Jan 1852 Jay Co., IN m: 2 Aug 1879 Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI d: 30 May 1917

7. John Wesley Giles b: 14 Aug 1859 Viroqua, WI d: 26 Mar 1918 Eau Claire, WI
...... +Mary Rachael Ward b: 20 Nov 1859 Chippewa Co., WI m: 31 Jul 1885 Eau Claire, WI d: 14 May 1935 Eau Claire, WI

8. Minerva (Minnie) Giles b: 1 Jan 1870 Viroqua, WI
...... +(?) Bedell m: Viroqua or Sparta, WI

The following records were recorded in the Giles Bible

Thos. Bowman and Charlotte M. Giles Aug 2 1879
Stella Bowman And Will Cole April 27 1911
Walter R. Bowman and Lillian M Gessell Sept 30 1911
Nora Estella Bowman was Born October the 2 1881
Walter Raymond Bowman was born July the 28 1883
William Dudley Bowman was born July the 12 1885
Homer Alison Bowman was born May the 7 1887
Lester Bowman was born January the 6 1889
Jay Watson Bowman was born March the 23 1891
Charlotte M Giles Dec 5 1856
Thos Bowman Jan 17 1852
Charlotte M Bowman Aug 31 1912
Margaret M Cole Jan 8 1913
Charlotte M Giles Jan 14 1911
Thos J. Bowman May 30 1917