Ancestors came to Virginia in 1637.
1 William May
Married: ________ Chrisholm
William May's mother was the sister of Patrick Henry
The children were left orphans early in life and their two guardians disapated most of their property.
Died: 1648
2 Elijah May
Born: 1785
Married: 1815 Sarah Antonette Nice
Died: 1860 (or 1861)
When Elijah was left an orphan he lived with a guardian in Fluvanna County until grown.
When married he lived for a short time in Richmond VA but moved to a farm in Albarmarls Co VA on old stage road between Charlottsville and Staunton called "Yancy Mills". This is where the first of his five children were born. This place was sold to their head manager Sam Cocke and they moved to Staunton where he was a merchant and his other children were born. He retired about 1840 and for a time lived in Mt. Sidney but then bought a place near Scottsville called Mt. Airy. Later his son Coleman took over this place and Elijah and his wife went to Bristol VA (her home) where they both died.
Elijah had heard one of Patrick Henry's great speeches. Patrick was the first Gov. of Virginia for 13 years after independance and was elected the 2nd time.
3 Milton R. May
A physician with medical education at Charlottsville and Philadelphia
Died: Athens, East Tennessee
3 Elianna May
Married: James Henry Jurey
Died in Indiana
Following information provided by Elizabeth Estil Martinez (
3 Coleman Chrisholm May
A Lawyer
Went West to Kentucky and became an editor
Joined the Army and went to the city of Mexico
Returned to Virginia and lived at "Mt Airy" near Scottsville
3 Maria May
Married: Judge William McClanahan
Lived in Knowville Tennessee
3 Somerville Nice May
Born: April 1827
Married: Oscar Rogers
They ran a school in Hampton-Sidney, Virginia
3 Mary May
Accomplished musician
Twice married
Died: In Tennessee
3 Newton E. May
Lived near Scottsville VA
Farmed and Druggist
Fought in the Confederate Army
3 Luther May
Teacher and Confederate soldier
Married: Ann Carruthers
4 Rosalie May
Married: Frank Taskett Sr.
4 Virginia May
4 Carruthers May
3 Patrick Henry May
Died: In early manhood
3 Sarah Sadonia May
Born: 1827 or August 16, 1835
Married: October 27, 1853 to George Washington Dawson
Died: 1909 or August 27, 1918
Buried: Huntington, Long Island NY
2 William May
Moved to Kentucky when grown
2 John May
Moved to Kentucky when grown