May Family Reunion

May Lodge
Jenny Wiley State Park
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Weekend of September 15-17, 2006

Visit to the Samuel May House

Sam Hatcher, president of Friends of the Samuel May House,
greeted reunion guests at the historic home of Samuel May [1783-1851]

Samuel's nephew, William James May [1819-1883], moved into the
home about 1842 and members of his family lived there into the 20th Century.

In 1996 two great grandsons of William James May,
William H. May and his brother, E.B. May, Jr.,
donated the Samuel May House to the City of Prestonsburg
so that it could be restored and become a living history museum.

The oldest house in the valley   |   Restoration photos 

A Community College campus is now on the old May farm

Return to reunion photo album

1985 photo before the restoration of the house

May farm in 1936
The house is marked with an X in the center.
Viewed from the May cemetery and facing the river.
In the foreground is the gravel county road to Auxier.