Reuben May [1800-1840]
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According to Tress May Francis in her history of the May family, Reuben followed the carpenter trade, as did his older brothers. Family traditions say that he came to Beaver Creek in Floyd County, and while there built a house for George Allen, met his young daughter Sally, fell in love with her, and they were married. They settled near the area now known as Maytown, where they reared their family. If the dates of her birth and their marriage are correct, Sally was only about fifteen years of age when they married. The following links tell more about Reuben and his family in Maytown.
Reuben died in 1840 at the age of forty, leaving Sally with nine children under the age of twelve, and a tenth child due in two months. She was named Reuben Ann May.
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