North Upstairs Bedroom
This photo shows the north upstairs bedroom of the house. We think that Samuel`s and Catherine`s sons used this room as their sleeping room. It was also used as a guest room and as a ballroom. A pile of straw ticks was kept in the corner. Since the May House was located along Eastern Kentucky`s first highway, the Pound Gap Road, and Samuel was an ambitious man, he probably provided food and shelter for many travelers who came down the road.
Overnight guests probably slept in this bedroom with the older boys. Everyone slept on the floor on straw ticks. The obligatory morning ritual was performed with a basin of water, a wash cloth, and a chamber pot.

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