Catherine Evans May
This photograph shows Catherine Evans May, wife of Samuel May, during the period when she was living with her daughter, Mahala May Randall, in Louisa, Kentucky. Born in Virginia on April 1st, 1787, she died in Louisa after 1867. Catherine was the daughter of Thomas Evans, a Welsh emigrant who settled in Morgantown, (West) Virginia. She and her brothers Thomas and Richard migrated to Prestonsburg sometime around 1806. She married Samuel May in 1808.
In 1806 the younger Thomas Evans built the second Floyd County Courthouse. When that building burned down in 1808, he contracted to build the third courthouse. That structure was completed in 1813. Samuel May was his assistant.

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