May Family Photos

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

Album for

Elizabeth May [1811-1891]

Entered Nov. 2005

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Extensive genealogy work continues to be compiled by the descendants
of Elizabeth May and Ephriam Elliott Hill. Our best source of photos of Elizabeth's descendants have been collected by members of the Campbell family descended from
her daughter, Rachel R. Hill, and son-in-law, Robert Montgomery Campbell.

1 Elizabeth (Betsey) May b: 20 Oct 1811 Prestonsburg, KY d: 1891 Missouri, buried in Hebron Cemetery in Platte Twp, Buchanan Co, MO Age at death: 80 est.
.. +Ephriam Elliott Hill b: Abt. 1807 Ohio m: 6 May 1830 Floyd Co., KY d: Bet. 1864 - 1870 Missouri Age at death: 57 est.

Family genealogists generally spell his name "Ephriam" or "Ephram," but it most likely derives from the Tribe of Ephraim in the Old Testament.

Ephriam is listed in the 1830 U.S. Census for Floyd Co., KY as head of a household, between 20 and 30 years old, with one female - certainly she must be his bride Elizabeth - between 15 and 20 years old. He is not listed in the 1840 census of Floyd County, but that year an E. Hill is in the census for Richmond, Ray County, MO. In 1849 he is listed as living in Green Township in Platte Co., MO with one poll and $95 of personal property. In 1852 Ephriam was a Trustee of newly incorporated New Market, MO, according to "Annals of Platte Co., MO" by Paxton in 1897.

A deed is recorded [Book C, page 301] in Floyd Co. from Ephriam E. Hill to Samuel May for 74 acres on Abbott Creek. It is dated 30 Mar 1832. We know from County Court records that he was still living in Floyd County in October 1836, when he was appointed as a commissioner for unappropriated lands in the county.

We have no photos of either Ephriam or Elizabeth.

Children Ephriam Elliott Hill & Elizabeth May

John Jefferson | Sareptah | Samuel | Rachel
Catherine | Caroline | Galen

1. John Jefferson Hill b: Abt. 1831 Kentucky
...... +Sarah Holland m: 17 May 1855 Platte Co., MO, by Rev. Hugh R. Smith d: Bef. 1860 Age at death: ?

. *2nd Wife of John Jefferson Hill:

...... +Jemimah Packmore b: 1841 Missouri m: 18 Dec 1863 Platte Co., MO, in United Baptist Church by Jesse D. DeBerry

He is listed as Jefferson in the 1850 census and John J. in the 1860 census of Platte Co., MO. He was a private in the Joseph Edselle Company, 11th Regiment Cavalry, Missouri Volunteers. John Jefferson Hill served from 1 Dec 1862 to 27 Jul 1865, mustering out of service in New Orleans, LA.

Courtesy of Richard Miller in 1997

2. Sareptah Hill b: 25 Oct 1832 Prestonsburg, KY d: 25 Feb 1906 Kremlin, Garfiled Co., OK, buried in Kremlin Cemetery Age at death: 73
...... +Addison Carrick Campbell b: 27 Dec 1818 Tennessee m: 7 Apr 1858 Platte Co., MO, in Regular United Baptist Church by S. J. Lowe

Information on her family courtesy of Richard Miller in 1997

3. Samuel C. Hill b: Abt. 1835.

He is listed as fifteen years old in the 1850 Census of Green Twp, Platte Co., MO. Another source gives 1839 as his year of birth.

4. Rachel R. Hill b: 16 Aug 1835 Prestonsburg, KY d: 15 Jan 1926 Goltry, Alfalfa Co., OK, buried in Karoma Cemetery Age at death: 90
...... +Robert Montgomery Campbell b: 10 Mar 1821 Tennessee m: 10 Jun 1852 New Market, Green Twp., Platte Co., MO by R.G. Barber, JP d: 23 Nov 1879 Atchinson Co., KS, buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Potter, KS Age at death: 58

Robert Montgomery Campbell & Rachel R. Hill

This is most likely Elizabeth Campbell, sister to Robert Mongtomery Campbell,
but it is not marked. It is mentioned in the book on Minnie K. (Campbell) Miller
that Elizabeth cared for her mother Sarah until Sarah's death around 1865.

Our best source of photos of Elizabeth May's descendants have been collected by members of the
Campbell family descended from her daughter, Rachel R. Hill, and son-in-law,
Robert Montgomery Campbell.

See family photos

5. Catherine (Kate) Hill b: 5 Mar 1841 Richmond, Ray Co., MO d: 11 Nov 1929 Gower, Clinton Co., MO, buried in Hebron Cemetery Age at death: 88
...... +Stephens Parsons b: Bef. 1845 m: Abt. 1860 d: Bef. 1875 Age at death: 30 est.

. *2nd Husband of Catherine (Kate) Hill:

...... +T. David Maddox b: 1846 m: Jul 1875 d: 1942 Gower, Clinton Co., MO, buried in Hebron Cemetery Age at death: 96 est.

6. Caroline (Carrie) Hill b: 29 Apr 1846 Kentucky d: 23 Jan 1921 Platte Twp, Buchanan Co., MO, buried in Everett Cemetery Age at death: 74
...... +John Rohan b: 4 July 1833 Ireland m: 29 Apr 1862 New Market, Green Twp., Platte Co., MO, at home of E.E. Hill by Thomas F. Campbell d: 9 Feb 1918 Platte Twp, Buchanan Co., MO, buried in Everett Cemetery Age at death: 84 est.

Judge John Rohan & Carrie Hill

Judge John Rohan a resident of Platte Township, and at one time a member of the county court, was born in Ireland, July 4, 1833. He immigrated to America and landed in Boston in 1851 at the age of eighteen.

7. Galen (Gale) Elliott Hill b: Abt. 1850 Platte Co., MO d: 1891 Age at death: 41 est.
...... +Antoinette (Nettie) Fiske Winn b: Maine m: 10 Oct 1881 Deadwood, Lawence Co., SD
d: Bet. 1892 - 1895.




Earliest known photo of Gale




Note on the back of this earlier photo


Galen has been described as a gun-fighting law officer in South Dakota. He was a guard on a gold coach and often rode in the shot-gun position. He was shot during the Canyon Springs Gold Coach Robbery but lived another 10 years. There are many historical articles about the robbery which took place on the old stage coach route between Deadwood, SD and Cheyenne, WY. He is also mentioned in an adventure about his first cousin, Daniel Boone May.

See more about this interesting pair of cousins

 Gale and Nettie had two children:
A daughter: May Reed Hill b: 1 May 1884 Deadwood, SD
A son: George Elliott Hill b: 1886 Deadwood, SD

Nettie's parents raised their children, who were about ten years old when Nettie died a few years after Gale. Her father, George Worthington Winn, ran the livery at Deadwood, S.D.

May Hill married Orson Horton Wilcox in 1902 and her family moved to Rapid City about 1918. Later she managed the concession at the site of the famous sculptures at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. Her two sons were among 400 men working for Gutzon Borglum, who sculpted the 60-foot busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln between 1927 and 1941.