Gravestone of

John May, Jr.
[Apr 21, 1781 - Nov 22, 1851]

Biographical Sketch

Buried at Middleworth Cemetery,
located one mile north of Tower Hill in Shelby Co, Ilinois.

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Mary Catherine Hanson May
~1784 to ~1808

There is no record of where she died or where she is buried.

Elizabeth Hanson May
~1793 to ~1831

She died soon after the family moved to Shelby Co. IL and was buried on the high bank of the Okaw [Kaskaskia] River near Shelbyville. No photo available. The cemetery was destroyed in the 1890s by the C.&E.I. Railroad.

John May, Jr.

Homer Eiler, a great-grandson of John May, Jr. who was the first published genealogist of the May family, noted the following from John's grave stone:

Died Nov 22, 1849. Age: 66 yrs - 6 mos - 24 days

This would give his date of birth as Apr 28, 1783, which is too close to the date for his brother, Samuel, who was born in October, 1783. Eiler also noted that other records indicate John could have been born as early as 1780. I have used the date for John that was provided by Tress May Francis: the same month and day but the year of 1781.

An illegible stone next to John probably marked the grave of his son,
John May, III.
[May 30, 1806 - July 16, 1831.]

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