Person Sheet


Name Captain James M. MAY
Birth 1833, Mathias (?) VA/WVA
Death 1900, Hardy Co., West Virginia
Father Samuel MAY (1799-)
Mother Eva HARLESS (1792-)
Spouses
1 Catherine MOYER
Birth 1832, Rockingham Co., Virginia
Death 1896, Hardy Co., West Virginia
Father Paulser MOYER (~1785-)
Mother Sarah (Sally) WETZEL (~1801-1875)
Marriage 6 May 1855, Hardy Co., Virginia
Children William Van Pearson (1855-1919)
Sarah Elizabeth (1857-1940)
Ann Rebecca (1859-1899)
Henry Braxton (1861-1909)
James Franklin (1863-1930)
Joseph Daniel (1866-1919)
Mary Catherine (1868-1923)
Susan Victoria (1870-1912)
Robert Lee (1872-1934)
Jacob S. (1874-1919)
Issac Samuel (1878-1896)
Notes for Captain James M. MAY
Captain James M. May was captain of one of the 6 companies in the Hardy Co. Militia, called the "Hardy Grays." They were called into service in 1861 for the state of Virginia. (McMaster, The History of Hardy County, 1786-1986.)

Later Captain May was a Pvt. in Company B., William H. Harness Co., 11th Virginia Calvary, Laurel Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. (Armstrong Regimental Histories series. E. L. Judy)

A document, "Special Presidential Pardons Of Confederate Soldiers," from The White House, lists James May as a recipient of a pardon; presumably for fighting as a Confederate Soldier. This document can be seen at the site below, a group of photos and other materials concerning Captain James May and his life and family.

To see a photo of Captain James M. May and Catherine Moyer May, go to:
http://webpages.charter.net/cwfw/Photographs/CatherineMoyerJamesMay.jpg

To see additional print material on James May and Catherine Moyer, go to:
http://webpages.charter.net/cwfw/Photographs/JamesMayFamily.jpg
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