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Caleb   May

Caleb May[1]

Male 1781 - 1827  (46 years)

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  • Name Caleb May 
    Born 1 Apr 1781  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1827  Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from falling off a horse. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Henry May Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16427  Lucius
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2004 

    Father John May 
    Mother (--?--) May 
    Family ID F6015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret (Margaretta) Patrick,   b. 2 Sep 1783, Lee County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1801, Magoffin County, Kentucky of breast cancer Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years) 
    Married 1801  Russel County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John May,   b. 2 Aug 1802, Russell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William "Billy" May,   b. 4 Dec 1804, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David May,   b. 24 Jun 1806, Floyd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1855, Floyd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Blair May,   b. 15 Nov 1808, Russel County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 23 1858, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James May,   b. 16 Mar 1811
     6. Margaret May,   b. 1813
     7. Samuel L. May,   b. 25 Jul 1815, Floyd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1885  (Age 70 years)
     8. Martha May,   b. 23 Nov 1817, Morgan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah "Sally" May,   b. 9 Aug 1822
     10. Caleb May,   b. 5 Mar 1823,   d. 4 May 1880  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F5933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Caleb May & Margaret Patrick Grave
    Caleb May & Margaret Patrick Grave

  • Notes 
    • NOTE:

      MAY, CALEB
      Caleb May was born in 1781 probably in North Carolina and died in April 1827 Floyd Co. KY. He was married in 1801 in Russell Co. VA to Margaretta Patrick who was born 9 Feb 1783 Lee Co. VA and died 13 Dec 1861 Magoffin Co. KY. She was the daughter of William Patrick.

      This May family was first found in Kentucky on Shelby Creek in Pike Co. KY and then moved to Johnson Co. KY to the area now known as Hager Hill. The family next moved to the head of the Burning Fork on the Licking River where Ivyton now stands. By 1820 Caleb moved his family two miles west of present day Salyersville, KY on the Licking River. Oral history tells he was a Kentucky Baptist preacher and died of cancer of the breast. His wife Margaretta died at age 91 after a fall from a horse.

      There are ten known children for Caleb and Margaretta May:
      (1) John May b. 1802 VA d. 1865 probably Morgan Co. KY
      m. in 1821 Floyd Co. KY to Sarah Elizabeth Adams b. 1800 d. 1884, dau of Isaac Adams,

      (2) William "Billy" May b. 1804 VA death date not presently known,
      m. 1. 1824 to Dolly Linden and
      m. 2nd. in 1833 to Sarah Minix,

      (3) David May b. 1806 VA d. 1855 Floyd Co. KY
      m. 1827 to Nancy Power b. 1810 d. 1889, dau of Lewis Power and Elizabeth Prater, (

      4) Blair May b. 1808 probably Russell Co. VA d. 1858 Floyd Co. KY
      m. 1829 Sarah Adams b. 1810 d. 1887, dau of Stephen Adams and Mary "Polly" Holbrook,

      (5) James "Turkey Jim" May b. 1811 d. 1890 Elk Creek, Magoffin Co. KY
      m. 1. 1830 to Matilda Whitaker b. 1810 d. 1854 and
      m. 2nd. in 1854 to Elizabeth Powers b. 1818 d. 1889, dau of Lewis Powers and Elizabeth Prater,

      (6) Margaret May b. 1813 d. 1870
      m. 1. Samuel Robinson and
      m. 2. Prior Bailey,

      (7) Samuel L. May b. 1815 d. 1888
      m. 1851 to Celia Powers,

      (8) Martha May b. 1817 d. bef. 1880
      m. 1836 to James Francis Gullett,

      (9) Sarah May b. 1820 d. 1891
      m. 1838 to George Washington Bays, and

      (10) Caleb May, Jr. b. 1823 d. 1880
      m. 1843 to Sarah Pelphrey.

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] Dianne Dearring Gedcom, Dianne Dearring, (December 27, 2002).