May Family Reunion

May Lodge
Jenny Wiley State Park

Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Weekend of September 15-17, 2006

Notes from the reunion are now posted


Family Display Tables  |  Special entertainment

To help with our arrangements,
please let us know if you plan to attend

Email to  Fred T. May

Read about recent May Reunions
2000 Reunion        2002 Reunion        2004 Reunion

Take a look at pages on May Reunions held many decades ago

Biographical Sketches of the Eighth May Generation
The family of John & Sarah Phillips May

Dear Cousins, Relatives and Friends,

Descendants of John and Sarah Phillips May, their families and guests are invited to our next MAY FAMILY REUNION during the weekend of September 15-17, 2006 at:

May Lodge
Jenny Wiley State Park
Prestonsburg, KY.

Features of this year's program include talks on early family genealogists, discoveries from our latest genealogy research and the popular family display tables.

Family & regional books and CDs will be available from
Friends of the Samuel May House.

Reunion Schedule
Updated Aug 2, 2006

Friday, Sept. 15th

1pm-6pm: Register for the Reunion in the Lobby of May Lodge
               Informal sessions on our May genealogy
               Set-up display tables

6pm: Dinner in the Lodge Dining Room (Buffet)

1st Evening Meeting: Conference Room after Dinner

  • Welcome to the 2006 May Reunion

  • Old & New Business
  • Early Family Genealogists
  • Moving West in the 1800s
  • Floor open for Family Stories & Treasures

Stay a while and enjoy the display tables.

Saturday, Sept. 16th

Breakfast at your own pace

8am-10am: Registration for new arrivals in Lobby
10am: Tour of the Samuel May House in Prestonsburg

Afternoon: Optional tours in Pike and Floyd County

5:30pm: Group photo at May Lodge
6pm: Dinner in Lodge Dining Room (Buffet)

2nd Evening Meeting: Conference Room after Dinner

  • Special Entertainment by David Hurt

  • Civil War in Pike County - Randall Osborne
  • Floor open for Family Stories & Treasures
  • Plans for our next reunion

Stay a while and enjoy the display tables.

Sunday, Sept. 17th

Breakfast at your own pace, good-byes & departure

Saturday Evening Entertainment

** David Hurt as Grandpa Jones **

David is a great-great-great-grandson of
Thomas May, Sr. [1787-1867].

David Hurt will bring history to life as he retraces the life and music of country music legend Grandpa Jones, recounting some of the defining moments in Jones' life and performing some of his best-loved songs.

This performance is sponsored by Friends of the Samuel May House
and is funded, in part, by the Kentucky Humanities Council
and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About Kentucky Chautauqua

Family display tables

A room will be available throughout the weekend for displaying genealogy records, photo albums, quilts, or other family memorabilia for all to enjoy!!

We encourage you to bring any items you would like to share with the group. This has been a great feature of previous reunions!!

See display tables from the 2004 reunion

Please look at your calendars, make your plans, and join us at Jenny Wiley State Park. A block of rooms and cabins will be held for the May Reunion until mid-August. Please make your reservations as soon as possible at the May Lodge by calling 800-325-0142. Tell them you are with the May Reunion.

We are looking forward to seeing YOU.

Marquita Otis

Facts about the lodge and surrounding area are on-line.
Click on: May Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Park

If they are full at the lodge, other accommodations are available only a short distance away in Prestonsburg. Click on: Lodging in Prestonsburg

The website address for information on our May family is:

An index of new items is at:

Photos of villages in Germany where our ancestors once lived are at:

Essays about the family can be accessed at:

Family tree pages are at:

Please let me know of your plans. My email address is: MJSOtis@aol.com

You can contact Fred May on any questions or suggestions regarding the reunion or website at:  ftmay@austin.rr.com