May Family Photos

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John May [1821-1908]
Reuben Thomas May
Christian (Crit) May

Memories of Crit's daughter,
Edna Authelia May Clevinger

Edna attended two May family reunion in the 1930s.
Her memories of those reunions are quoted on the following web pages:

1931 | ~1936 Reunions

A link to page of the remaining text of her memories is available
to family members on request.
Contact Fred T. May



Edna Authelia May (Clevinger)
about 1995

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Marvin & Edna May Clevinger


The history of the early May family ancestors that Edna wrote about probably was based primarily on the May Genealogy that was compiled by Tress May Francis over a period of twenty or more years up to 1956. Edna's first cousin, Eldon J. May summarized the family tree, as compiled by Mrs. Francis, in a series of articles that were published in the Appalachian News-Express in 1984. Eldon was very active in the Pike County Historical Society at the time.

Subsequent research on the earliest known generations of the family (published in my book, The Shoemaker's Children, in 1998) has corrected some of the earlier assumptions of the immigrant May family up to the time of the American Revolution. Many other facts from Mrs. Francis' research on the family after they arrived in Kentucky about 1800 have been proven to be quite accurate.

Click here => for essays on our immigrant May ancestors.


Edna's direct May family line from our immigrant ancestor, Frantz Peter Meÿ, is:
Frantz Peter Meÿ [1724-1784+] & Anna Maria (?)
John May [1760-1813] & Sarah Jane Phillips
Thomas May [1787-1867] & Dorcas Patton
Capt. John May [1821-1908] & Martha Jane Osborn
Reuben Thomas May [1860-1937] & Joanah/Joanna Damron
Christian (Crit) May [1886-1968] & Dulcie Jane Adkins
Edna Authelia May [b. 1915]


The family of Reuben Thomas May included:
Reuben Thomas May [1860-1937] & Joanah/Joanna Damron
Samuel May [1881-1920]
John May [1884-1884]
Christian (Crit May [1886-1968] father of Edna A. May
David May [1888- ? ]
Dorsie May [1890- ? ]
Solomon May [1893-1918]
Della Matilda May [1894-1928]
Henry Patrick May [1896-1980]
Donald May [1898-1987]
Charles May [1901- ? ]
Martha May [1903- ? ]
Thomas May [1905- ? ]


A link to page of the remaining text of her memories is available
to family members on request.
Contact Fred T. May