Friends of the

Samuel May House

Welcome to our new website! WordPress software was recently selected for making all future posts since the software previously used to manage the site was no longer supported after 2019. We will experiment with new posts throughout the next few months.

In the meantime, our original site with postings up to 2019 can be accessed on the legacy pages.

Fred & David May

October 2021

Mayhouse Legacy Pages

John May Family Genealogy

Early May family records extend from the mid-1500s in the Rheinland Palatinate to the British Colonies in America in 1748 to Kentucky in 1800 and to Oregon Territory in the 1840s. Many stories and a few books of the family have been shared at reunions throughout the 1900s and as late as 2019.


Big Sandy Land

After John May (1760-1813) settled on his homestead at the mouth of Shelby Creek in Eastern Kentucky in 1800, he was unable to get clear title to the land. The following posts explain how speculators were able to receive grants for most of the land in the Big Sandy Valley prior to 1798.

Historical Societies

Historical Societies in Eastern Kentucky are welcome to have posts of special interest to their area entered in this section of the website.

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