of Thomas & Dorcas Patton May
five of ten childlren
| Martha | Samuel | William
first five children
Thomas J. May b: 19 Apr 1855 Prestonsburg, KY d: 26 Oct 1886
Prestonsburg; buried in the May cemetery. Age at death: 31
+Jennie Booten b: 21 Dec 1856 Greenup Co., KY m: 27 Mar 1879
Prestonsburg, Ky. by Rev. S. F. McClung. d: 28 Sep 1888 Prestonsburg;
buried in the May cemetery. Age at death: 31
had three daughters:
Emma St. John May b: 5 Apr 1880 Prestonsburg, KY
+James William Hatcher b: Jan 1870 Floyd Co., KY m: 18 May 1898
Floyd Co., Ky, in the log home of her uncle, Bascom May.
St. John May
courtesy of her family in 2005
May 11, 1911
Francis Virginia Hatcher (Keathley)
June 8, 1905
Mary E. May b: 19 Jul 1882 Floyd Co., Ky.; baptized by Rev. Cook
+William K. Allen b: 15 Jan 1875 m: 5 May 1903 Floyd Co., KY, at the
home of J. W. Hatchins
Fanny May b: 12 Nov 1887 Floyd Co., Ky.; baptized by her
grandfather, Samuel May
+Robert Miller Grant b: 30 Nov 1887 Catlettsburg, Ky. m: 11 Oct 1909
Floyd Co., Ky
Martha May b: 17 Apr 1857 Prestonsburg, KY, baptized by Rev.
Landrum in 1859. d: 26 Apr 1936 Frenchburg, KY Age at death: 79
+Thomas Greenwade b: 2 Oct 1848 Bath Co., KY m: 13 Oct 1874 Floyd
Co., Ky d: 20 Feb 1926 Frenchburg, KY Age at death: 77
May (Greenwade) [1857-1936]
gathering of May cousins.
May (Greenwade) is third standing from right.
taken at one of the May reunions in the early 1930s.
coutesy of Martha's granddaughter, Roberta Daws of Nashville, TN.
about the 1933
May family reunion held at their home near Frenchburg, KY.
Samuel May b: 23 Jun 1859 Floyd Co., KY, baptized by Rev.
Landrum. d: 26 Nov 1917 at his home near Allen, KY, buried in the
family cemetery there. Age at death: 58
+Anna Banner b: 19 May 1860 m: 3 Oct 1878 Floyd Co., KY d: 8 Jan
1940 at her home near Allen, KY, buried in the family cemetery there.
Age at death: 79
about the 1934
May family reunion held at his home south of Prestonsburg, KY.
William Harvey May b: 14 Mar 1862 d: 31 Aug 1949 Emma KY,
where he had lived with his niece Byrd May Leslie for several years.
Buried in the May cemetery near Allen, Ky. on the Banner farm. Age at
+Dora Ratliff b: 11 Jul 1862 m: 25 Nov 1885 Pike Co., KY d: 19 Feb
1893 Nicholas Co., KY; buried in Locust Grove Cemetery at Myers, Ky.
Age at death: 30
*2nd Wife of William Harvey May:
+Sallie Durham b: 18 Sep 1867 m: 1 Mar 1893 Nicholas Co., Ky. d: 29
Mar 1903 Meyers, KY; buried in Locust Grove Cemetery. Age at death: 35
*3rd Wife of William Harvey May:
+Bessie Brown Marrs b: 25 Jan 1885 Floyd Co., KY m: after 1903 in
Floyd Co., KY
Bascom May b: 23 Jun 1867 d: 1958 Prestonsburg, KY, buried in
the May Cemetery Age at death: 91 est.
+Anna Rhoda Mayo b: 9 Dec 1869 m: 17 Dec 1890 Floyd Co., Ky d: 1953
May's Branch, on the north side of Prestonsburg. Buried in the May
Cemetery near her home Age at death: 84 est.
May was the 21st man to serve as
of the Mason's Zebulon Lodge in Prestonsburg.
Bascom May in the 1950s
house on May`s Branch was constructed of hand-hewn poplar logs in
1871 by Bascom May's father, Samuel May (1820-1904). Samuel called
this house the "Weaning House" because each of his sons was
allowed to use the house while saving money to buy his own farm.
Bascom, the youngest of the sons, and his wife, Annie Rhoda Mayo,
lived in the house from 1890 until Bascom`s death in 1958. He was
buried in the May cemetery near his home.
made his living with his dairy operation on May's Branch, and his
milk wagon was a familiar sight in Prestonsburg. The house was razed
first five children