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Posted: July 2005

Descendants of Hans Peter Meÿ
Samuel May [1816-Aft. 1860]
Generation:  Nine
Son of Samuel [1783-1851]
Grandson of John May [1760-1813]

Early family records listed only Samuel's date of birth. In 1956 genealogist Tress May Frances wrote that he "lived and died in Indian Territory."

By 1850 he was listed in the US Census of Green Township, Platt Co., MO, age 34, with a wife, Nancy, and five children. The oldest child, John, was born in Kentucky about 1838, and the others - Catherine, James, William and Vienna - were born in Missouri beginning in 1841. Living in the same township were his sister, Elizabeth May Hill - wife of Ephraim E. Hill.

In August 1860 he was living in Bourbon Co, Kansas with his wife, six children and two teenage workers in the household.

Our present summary of his family is:

9 Samuel May b: 1 Jun 1816 Prestonsburg, KY d: Aft. 1860
.... +Nancy (?) b: Abt. 1818 North Carolina d: Aft. 1860
. 10 John May b: 1838 Kentucky
. 10 Catherine May b: 1841 Missouri ... so Samuel moved from Kentucky about 1838-41
. 10 James May b: 1843 Missouri
. 10 William May b: 1847 Missouri
. 10 Vienna May b: Abt. 1849 Missouri
. 10 Richard May b: Abt. 1850 Missouri. Five months old in the 1850 Platte Co. census.
. 10 Daniel Boone May b: Abt. 1852 Missouri Read more about D. Boone May.
. 10 Columbus F. May b: Abt. 1855 Missouri
. 10 Nancy L May b: Abt. 1858 Kansas .. so Samuel moved from Missouri about 1855-58