The May Cemetery
This is a view of the May Cemetery on Mays Branch, located on the ridge directly east of the Samuel May House. Many of the graves in the cemetery date from the early period. For example, Congressman John Preston Martin (1811-1862) is buried here. During the 1840s, Martin and his partner, John M. Elliott, were the best-known lawyers in the Big Sandy region. They must have known Samuel May, for their office was located in Prestonsburg. Martin served in the 29th U. S. Congress (1845-47). The May Cemetery is the resting place of Elijah B. May and wife Mary, Johnny P. May and wife Dora, William J. May and wife Cynthia, Leonidas P. May and wife Maggie, Samuel May (1820-1904) and wife Mary, and Bascom May and wife Anna.

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