|This photograph shows Col. A. J. May and
his family posed in front of their home on Marion Avenue, Tazewell,
Virginia. Jack rode the black horse to work every morning. In
1933 the former editor of the Clinch Valley News wrote: `I remember
so well the military bearing of Col. A. J. May, as he would ride
down to his office each morning on his black horse and dismount
on the stile.` Jack and his wife Mary raised four children, and
two more died in childhood.
Their surviving children were Samuel Davidson (1856-1913); Andrew Jackson, Jr., born 1860; Mary Catherine, born 1866; and Byrd (1868-1894). James died in 1862 and Evans in 1884. Byrd May Chapman died prematurely at age 26, in 1894.