Descendants of Thomas & Dorcas Patton May
Charter member of Thomas C.Cecil Masonic Lodge No. 375 in Pikeville, KY.
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David May b: 13 Feb 1828 Robinson Creek, Pike Co., KY d: 12 Jun 1864 Battle of Cynthania during the Civil War; buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, KY Age at death: 36
.. +Mary Elizabeth Bickley b: 24 Mar 1828 Russell Co., VA m: Aft. 1850 d: 20 Oct 1907 Robinson Creek, Pike Co. KY, buried in the family cemetery on the farm where she lived Age at death: 79
David May was a merchant with an estate of $1,700, as recorded in the 1860 census of Pike Co., KY. During the early months of the Civil War, David was the Kentucky State Representative from Pike County, elected for a two-year term on August 5, 1861. He was a strong supporter of the movement for the state to declare allegiance to the Confederacy. This was not a popular position among the legislators and he was expelled from office on August 29, 1862 for "joining or aiding the Confederate Army."
He served in the Confederate Army in the Civil War after joining on June 1, 1863 at Camp Bowen, Va. He was a Second Sergeant when he was killed about a year later during - or about the time of - the Battle of Cynthiana. Family traditions, passed down by a grandson, Lucien May, say he "was not killed by bullet or sabre, but was drowned in action," and that his widow was denied any benefits "due to the manner of her husband's death." Lucien related that the drowning occurred when a dam for a millpond was blasted open by the Union soldiers. David May's grave is marked in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, KY. Some family members say this incident occurred somewhere between Cynthiana and Mt. Sterling.
of Carolyn May Russell, a granddaughter of Thomas May (1853-1933).
1. Thomas May b: 25 Jun 1853 Robinson Creek, Pike Co. KY d: 15 Feb 1933 Clark Co. near Winchester, KY, buried in the family cemetery there Age at death: 79
...... +Sally Little b: 23 Feb 1887 Robinson Creek, Pike Co. KY m: 23 Jun 1909 Pike Co., KY d: 4 Feb 1965 Clark Co, KY, buried in Winchester Cemetery Age at death: 77
Thomas lived with his widowed mother until her death in 1907. In 1909, at the age 56, he married Sally Little, a woman 34 years his junior, and within a few years he moved from Pike County to a farm he purchased near Winchester, KY. This is where he reared his own family and spent the remaining years of his life.
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2. (Son) May b: 22 Apr 1854 Robinson Cr., Pike Co., KY d: 22 Apr 1854 Robinson Cr., Pike Co., KY, buried in Calhoun Cemetery, near the graves of Thomas and Dorcas May Age at death: 0
Alice Minerva May b: 11 Mar 1855 Robinson Creek, Pike Co. KY
d: 9 May 1920 Pikeville, KY Age at death: 65
Sebastian Hatler May b: 12 Apr 1857 Robinson Cr., KY d: 18
Jan 1941 Clark Co., KY, buried in Winchester Cemetery Age at death: 83
Ashbel Patton Willard May b: 31 Aug 1858 Robinson Cr., Pike Co.,
KY d: 27 Nov 1931 Clark Co., KY, of pneumonia, buried in Winchester
Cemetery Age at death: 73
David Fleetwood May b: 19 Oct 1860 Robinson Cr., KY d: 15 Jun
1922 Schoolsville, KY, buried in Winchester Cemetery Age at death: 61
Fanny Dorcas May b: 18 Mar 1862 Robinson Cr., Pike Co., KY d:
31 Aug 1898 Pikeville, KY, buried in the Damron Cemetery on Robinson
Creek Age at death: 36
Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) May b: 24 May 1864 Pike Co., KY d: 2
Mar 1933 Clark Co., KY, buried in Winchester Cemetery Age at death: 68