May Family Reunion


Marquita Otis

email: MJSOtis@aol.com

May Lodge
Jenny Wiley State Park

Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Weekend of September 21-23

 Weekend schedule  Family Display Tables   |  Memorial Table

A special feature of this year's reunion will be a visit
to the site of the Kentucky Roadside Marker
honoring our ancestor, John May, and his family.

Dedicated on May 14, 2011

Read about other May Reunions
2000    2002     2004    2006   2008   2010

Take a look at pages on May Reunions held many decades ago

Biographical Sketches of the Eighth May Generation
The family of John & Sarah Phillips May

Dear Cousins, Relatives and Friends,

Descendants of John and Sarah Phillips May, their families and guests are invited to our next MAY FAMILY REUNION during the weekend of September 21-23, 2012 at:

May Lodge
Jenny Wiley State Park
Prestonsburg, KY.

Features of this year's program include:

  • Presentations of interest to genealogists of the May family

  • Family display tables
  • Tour of the Samuel May House
  • Visit to the Kentucky Roadside Marker Honoring John May & his family
  • Visits to family cemeteries

Family & regional books and CDs will be available from
Friends of the Samuel May House

Reunion Schedule

Friday, September 21st

3pm-6pm: Register in the May Lodge lobby
               Set-up display tables in the conference room

6pm: Dinner in the Lodge Dining Room (Buffet)

1st Evening Meeting: Conference Room after dinner

  • Welcome to the 2010 May Reunion

    • Marquita Otis
  • Boone May & Gale Hill, Legendary Deadwood Stage "Messengers"
    • Patty Campbell
  • John May Historical Marker
    • Edsel Moore & Jeff Tackett
  • Floor open for Family Stories & Treasures

Stay a while and enjoy the display tables.

Saturday, September 22nd

Breakfast at your own pace

8am-10am: Registration for new arrivals in the lobby

10am: Tour of the Samuel May House in Prestonsburg

Afternoon: Optional tours in Floyd and Pike County

  • Kentucky Roadside Marker of John May & Family

  • Visit to family cemeteries
    • John & Sarah Phillips May on Shelby Creek
    • Thomas & Dorcas Patton May on Robinson Creek
    • Reuben & Sarah Allen May on Right Beaver Creek

5:30pm: Group photo at May Lodge

6:00pm: Dinner in Lodge Dining Room (Buffet)

2nd Evening Meeting: Conference Room after dinner

  • May Brothers: A "Coal War" Story

    • Vaughn Cassell
  • Boone May & Gale Hill ... continued
    • Patty Campbell
  • Plans for our next Reunion

Stay a while and enjoy the display tables.

Sunday, September 23rd

Breakfast at your own pace,

Good-byes & departure

Family display tables

A room will be available throughout the weekend for displaying genealogy records, photo albums, hobbies, quilts or other family memorabilia for all to enjoy!!

We encourage you to bring any items you would like to share with the group. This has been a great feature of previous reunions!!

See display tables from the  2004 Reunion  |  2006 Reunion

Memorial Table

There will be a table dedicated to the memory of family members who have passed away during the past few years. A register will be provided to record the loss of these loved ones. Photos, obituaries and biographical sketches would be appropriate for guests to bring for this special table.

Please look at your calendars, make your plans, and join us at Jenny Wiley State Park. A block of rooms and cabins will be held for the May Reunion until mid-September, but they probably will all be filled much sooner.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible at the May Lodge by calling 800-325-0142. Tell them you are with the May Reunion.

We are looking forward to seeing YOU. I would appreciate hearing from you if you think you might attend.

Marquita Otis

email: MJSOtis@aol.com

Facts about the lodge and surrounding area are on-line.
Click on: May Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Park

If they are full at the lodge, other accommodations are available only a short distance away in Prestonsburg. Click on: Lodging in Prestonsburg

The website address for information on our May family is:

An index of new items is at:

Photos of villages in Germany where our ancestors once lived are at:

Essays about the family can be accessed at:

Family tree pages are at:

You also can contact Fred May on any questions or suggestions
regarding the reunion or website at: