son of John May, Jr
& Mary Catherine Hanson
grandchildren of John & Sarah Phillips May
Earlier accounts by genealogist Mrs.
Howard Woodruff say that Samuel died in Floyd County before 1830.
However other research indicates that Samuel - and his sister,
Elizabeth - stayed in Floyd County when his father moved the family
to Illinois. Named as Samuel May, Jr. in some1830 deeds, he purchased
tracts of land totaling about 394 acres - all of the property known
to have been owned by his father - for a total price of $500. A
Samuel May, thought to be this man, is known to have died in Floyd
County before 1835 - leaving a wife and daughter, Emeline - as noted
in an ACT
of the Kentucky Senate approved 16 Feb 1835. A subsequent amendment
was approved 22 Feb 1837. His estate was described as "not being
sufficient to pay his debts, and the real estate is unproductive,
consisting of a mill and land, only valuable for the timber, and the
same is greatly out of repair . . . "During the years of these
actions, his uncle, Samuel May, was serving as a State Senator.
Floyd County Deed C:327 gives the name
of his wife as Elizabeth.