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Nathaniel 3
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Dorcas B Edwards



Father: Mother:



Humphrey Small Edwards
Mary Cobb

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

3/25/1838 Casco ME 12/4/1908
Poland ME

Married:

Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Silas May 3/16/1854 Poland ME John May Hannah Verrill

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

11/7/1834
Raymond ME 12/21/1910
Poland ME

Child(ren):

Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Humphrey May
New Gloucester ME 4/3/1909
Poland ME
Mary May
New Gloucester ME

Melvin May
New Gloucester ME 1/9/1936
New Gloucester ME
Jessie May 4/6/1859
New Gloucester ME

Silas Randall May 11/20/1862
New Gloucester ME 1837

James May
New Gloucester ME 10/15/1898 New Gloucester ME
Charles May
New Gloucester ME

Orville S May 5/17/1868
New Gloucester ME 10/15/1952
Riley OH
John May 2/1875
New Gloucester ME






Comments:

Family located: New Gloucester ME
Occupation: Farmer

Silas May was the brother of Caroline May

Other Info:

Silas May d chronic dysentry
Dorcas [Edwards] May and husband Silas b Pond Cemetery, New Gloucester ME; see findagrave

Humphrey U May of Poland ME m 12/4/1906 Lucy A (Taylor) Royal of Poland ME
Humphrey May d suppurative nephritis

ch of Mary May and Bela Verrill:
Pheobe Verrill m 12/16/1893 Gray ME Freedom Strout
Dwinal Verrill b 10/6/1872 Raymond ME, m 2/22/1894 Gray ME Maria K Strout William H Strout and Sarah J Strout
[male] Verrill b 11/9/1894 Gray ME
Bela Verrill b 5/5/1898 Gray ME d 9/12/1900 Gray ME s of Dwinal Verrill and Maria Strout colera infantum
Millie E Verrill m 5/14/1906 Gray ME Fred Tripp s of Alphonso Tripp and Ella Carpenter

Melvin May of New Gloucester ME m 1/21/1899 Maggie Costello May of New Gloucester ME, b 10/15/1863 Galway Ireland dau of Martin Costello and Mary Folan
Maggie May b 3/9/1901 Gray ME 3rd child
  Chester May b 8/13/1905 Gray ME 5th child

Jesse P May m 6/1882 Sarah F _____; div 10/18/1900
Jesse P May of New Gloucester ME m 5/5/1919 Hattie [Hodgkins] [Verrill] of Raymond ME

Silas May Jr of New Gloucester ME m 2/14/1893 Alice Thurston of New Gloucester ME 1871-1958 dau of Edward Thurston and Sarah Berry
[female] May b 10/30/1893 New Gloucester ME 1st child
Frances May b 2/21/1896 N Gloucester ME 2nd child; died 5/7/1896 N Gloucester ME convulsions
Jennie May b 1/1/1898 New Gloucester ME 3rd child
Alice Thurston May b 7/10/1903 New Gloucester ME 6th child
Silas May b 8/9/1905 New Gloucester ME 7th child
Gerneta May b 9/8/1907 New Gloucester ME 8th child

James May of New Gloucester ME m 9/13/1892 Maggie Costello of New Gloucester ME, b Galway Ireland
[male] May b 5/21/1893 New Gloucester ME [Irving written at top in different handwriting]
Irving May d 9/23/1895 New Gloucester ME convulsions
[male] May b 10/30/1895 New Gloucester ME 2nd child
Herman P May 6 mos 29 days, d 5/29/1896 Poland ME pneumonia
Ernest May b 3/19/1897 New Gloucester ME 3rd child
James May d  typhoid fever

Charles May Ada Strout [b Gray}
[stillborn male] b 1892 No Raymond ME 2nd child
Myrtie May b 9/13/1893 New Gloucester ME 2nd child
Evans May b 2/22/1896 N Gloucester ME 4th child; died 5/18/1896 N Gloucester ME 2 mos 22 days capillary bronchitis
Hiram May b 4/4/1898 New Gloucester ME 3rd child
[female] May b 6/6/1902 New Gloucester ME 7th child [Hazel written at top in different handwriting]
James I May b 2/8/1900 New Gloucester ME
Lillian I May b 1/14/1904 New Gloucester ME 8th child

Orville May m 8/12/1891 New Gloucester ME Mary Strout
Arthur Miller May b 9/28/1897 New Gloucester ME 2nd child; died 10/19/1897 New Gloucester ME premature birth
Harvey May b 3/14/1902 New Gloucester ME 4th child; died 3/15/1902 New Gloucester ME convulsions

Census:

1860 Gray (Cumberland) ME
Silas May    25    Day Laborer
Dorcas    24
Humphrey    5
Mary    4
Melvin    3
Jessee    3/12

1870 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Silas    35    Works in Saw Mill    ME
_____ Dorcas A    30    Keeping House    ME
_____ Humphrey    15    Works in Saw Mill    ME
_____ Mary E    14    Attending School    ME
_____ Melvin    13    Attending School    ME
_____ Jesse    10    Attending School    ME
_____ Silas Jr    8    Attending School    ME
_____ James    6    Attending School    ME
_____ Charles E    2    ME
_____ George F    1/12    ME    May
next dwelling
Cobb Daniel    57    Farmer    800    350    ME
_____ Susan    53    Keeping House    ME
Edwards Jesse L    12    Attending School    ME
May Hannah    63    Keeping House    ME

1880 Raymond (Cumberland) ME
May Silas    46    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Dorcas    42    Wife    Keeping house    ME    ME    ME
_____ Humphrey    25    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Melvin    23    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Jesse    20    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Silas    18    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ James    16    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Charles    12    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Orville    10    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ John    6    Son    ME    ME    ME
_____ Silla J    2    Daughter    ME    ME    ME
May Hannah    73    Mother    Widowed    Domestic Servant    ME    ME    ME

1900 New Gloucester town (Cumberland) ME
 May Silas    Nov 1835    M 43    ME    ME    ME    Day laborer
_____ Dorcas    Mar 1839    M 43    11    8    ME    ME    ME
_____ Guy A    May 1889    S    unknown    unknown    unknown    at school

__

1900 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
May Humphrey    Boarder    May 1860    ME    ME    ME    Day Laborer
living in the home of Levi Tripp

___

1920 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Melvin    59    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Farm Work
_____ Maggie    50    Ireland    Ireland    Ireland    none
_____ Margaret    Daughter    18    S    ME    ME    Ireland    none
_____ Chester    Son    13    S    ME    ME    Ireland    none

1930 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Melvin    70    M 25    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Farm
_____ Maggie    61    M 20     Ireland    Ireland    Ireland    none
_____ C__line    Daughter in law    19    M 18    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Chester    Son    24    M 23    ME    ME    Ireland    Laborer    Bottling House
_____ Madeline    Grand daughter    9/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none

___

1900 New Gloucester town (Cumberland) ME
 May Jesse    Mar 1861    ME    ME    ME    Day laborer

1920 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Jesse P    57    ME    ME    ME    Farm Manager
_____ Hattie    51    ME    ME    ME    none

1930 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Jessie P    67    M 21    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Farm
_____ Hattie    62    M 16    ME    ME    ME    none
Verrill __ S    Grand daughter    14    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Norma C    Grand daughter    11/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none
Tripp Etta    Daughter    36    M 21    ME    ME    ME    none
Tripp Rowena    Grand daughter    5    S    ME    ME    ME    none

___

1900 New Gloucester town (Cumberland) ME
 May Silas Jr    Nov 1862    M 7    ME    ME    ME    Day laborer
_____ Alice N    June 1871    M 7    3    2    ME    ME    ME
_____ Dorcas N    Daughter    Oct 1893    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Francis    Daughter    June 1896    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Jennie E    Daughter    Jan 1898    S    ME    ME    ME

1920 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
May Silas    57    ME    ME    ME    Teamster    Poland Spring
_____ Alice    47    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Geneva    Daughter    22    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Wendell    Son    19    S    ME    ME    ME    laborer    farm
_____ Randall    Son    19    S    ME    ME    ME    laborer    farm
_____ Marian    Daughter    16    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Perley    Son    14    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Genetta    Daughter    12    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Agnes    Daughter    9    S    ME    ME    ME    none
Edwards Llewellyn F    Boarder    14        ME    ME    ME    none

1930 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME April 18
May Silas    67    M 31    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Farm
_____ Alice    57    M 18    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Wendall    Son    30    Wd    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Farm
Babbin Harry L    Grand Son    9    S    ME    MA    ME    none
_____ Ralph L    Grand Son    8    S    ME    MA    ME    none
1 boarder also in household

1930 Poland (Androscoggin) ME April 18
May Silas R    67    M 30    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Alice M    56    M 19    ME    ME    ME    Housework    Private Family
_____ Wendall    Son    29    Wd    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Odd Jobs
Babbin Harry L    Grand Son    8    S    ME    MA    ME    none
_____ Ralph L    Grand Son    7    S    ME    MA    ME    none
Ames George    Grand Son    3 7/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none

____

1930 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
May James I    30    M 20    ME    ME    ME    Foreman Wash Room    Bottling House
_____ Gertrude A    28    M 18    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Robert E    Son    7    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Bernard L    Son    3 4/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Linwood B    Son    1 0/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none

1930 Boston (Suffolk) MA
May R E    Lodger    30    S    ME    ME    ME    Merchant    Grosery
living in the home of Maurice Lecounte

___

1900 New Gloucester town (Cumberland) ME
May Charles June 1854    M 10    ME    ME    ME    Day laborer
_____ Ada    July 1873    M 10    6    4    ME    ME    ME
_____ Edith E    Daughter    Mar 1891    S    ME    ME    ME    at school
_____ Mertie D    Daughter    Sept 1893    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Hiram G    Son    Apr 1896    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ James I    Son    Feb 1900    S    ME    ME    ME
Tripp Franklin    Boarder    June 1864    S    ME    ME    ME    Day laborer

1910 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Charles E    41    20    ME    ME    ME    Farm Laborer    Working Out
_____ Ada M    36    20    9    7    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Edith    Daughter    19    S    ME    ME    ME    Servant    Privat Family
_____ Hiram G    Son    12    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ James B    Son    10    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Gladys    Daughter    7    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ ???    Daughter    1 10/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Floyd    Son    8/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none

1920 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Charles E    52    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    General Farm
_____ Ada M    46    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Hiram G    Son    21    S    ME    ME    ME    Farm Laborer    Works out
_____ James E    Son    19    S    ME    ME    ME    Farm Laborer    Works out
_____ Ivy V    Daughter    11    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Lloyd M    Son    10    S    ME    ME    ME    none

1930 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME   
May Charles E    61    M 22    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Farm

1930 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Hiram G    31    M 22    ME    ME    ME    Sales Man    Meat Market
_____ Lillian M    31    M 22    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Edward S    Son    3 2/12    S    ME    ME    ME    none

____

1900 New Gloucester town (Cumberland) ME
May Orville    May 1871    M 9    ME    ME    ME    Day Laborer
_____ Mary    Feb 1876    M 9    2    2    ME    ME    ME
_____ Alfred    Son    June 1892    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Marion L    Daughter    Mar 1900        ME    ME    ME
_____ John    Brother    Feb 1875    S    ME    ME    ME    Day Laborer

1910 New Gloucester (Cumberland) ME
May Orville S    38    19    ME    ME    ME    Farm Laborer    Working out
_____ Mary    34    19    6    3    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Alfred    Son    13    S    ME    ME    ME    Farm Laborer    Working out
_____ ???    Daughter    11    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Helen    Daughter    6    S    ME    ME    ME    none
Edwards Clarence    Boarder    37   S    ME    ME    ME    Farm Laborer    Working out

1920 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
May Alfred    32    ME    ME    ME    Teamster    Farm
_____ Della    32    ME    ME    ME    none

Cemetery:

Silas and Dorcas [Edwards] May, son Silas R and his wife Alice are buried in Pond Cemetery, New Gloucester ME
see findagrave:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2331436

Melvin May, wife Maggie and son Chester are buried in Lower Corner Cemetery, New Gloucester ME
see findagrave:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2144037

Military:



Online:

For more information about the ancestors of Silas May, see this section of LJEmery-Hill.

Published History/Genealogy:

Bela Verrill s of Dwinal Verrill and Rosetta Jones, b 7/7/1850 d 7/11/1911 m 8/18/1872 Gray, Mary Emmerline May of New Gloucester, she b 11/25/1855 New Gloucester, dau of Silas P May & Dorcas Brown Edwards d 9/25/1911. Children
Dwinal 10/6/1872 - 2/18/1939
Phebe 9/17/1877 - 5/3/1960, m 10/16/1893 in Gray, Freedom H Strout
Mildred (Millie) d 9/18/1930 m Fred Tripp
Source: Early Families of Raymond, Maine by Robert L. Taylor, 1998.

Humphrey May is listed in the 1906 Census, living in Poland.