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Original 1762 Promissory Note (Very large graphic will load slowly!) McGWIER, DUIGUID, ANDERSON

Buckingham County was created in 1761 from Albemarle County.

My earliest known Buckingham County ancestors are Charles MAY and Sarah HUNTER. 

I do not know where or when Charles MAY was born, or where he died, but I do know a few facts about his life, which I will add to this site as time permits. Sarah HUNTER was the daughter of John HUNTER, who died in Guilford County, North Carolina.

John HUNTER's sister Jane*, who married Hugh MARTIN of New Jersey, was the mother of North Carolina governor Alexander MARTIN. 

This MAY family also had ties to Rockingham County, North Carolina, where Charles deeded a gift of land to his eldest son John Wesley MAY. 

Charles MAY's grandson, William Meredith MAY (son of Peter MAY), was born in Buckingham County in 1785. He served in the War of 1812. He migrated to Fayette County in West Tennessee, and is buried there.

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From Alibris: Original, 1835 antique, The Address of Col. Thomas M. BONDURANT, President of the Buckingham Agricultural Society, Delivered at its First Annual Meeting, on the 15th Oct. 1835 [Buckingham Courthouse, Virginia] icon

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John Wesley MAY Revolutionary War Pension File

William Meredith MAY War of 1812




Marriage Records

Marriage Consent   Elizabeth HUNTER to Wed John MAY.  Elizabeth was the daughter of John HUNTER of Bedford County, Virginia, where the couple was wed. Her brother John HUNTER, Jr. is also mentioned in the document.

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Charles MAY Land Grant: 360 acres on both sides of Moore's Creek on the Slate River, 1783

Sarah May Deed of gift of the slave SUKY to MAY children, 1789

Deed of Gift: The Slave Nathan from Sarah MAY to Thomas MAY, 1789


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Buckingham County Statement of Independence June 14, 1776

McGLASSON Family History

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TUCKER Families Research

The Genealogy, in Part, of Stephen and William GARRETT of Buckingham, Virginia from

GANNAWAY Family of Buckingham Co., Va. from

Vital Records Information for Buckingham County:

Buckingham County Clerk
P.O. Box 252
Buckingham, VA 23921-0252
(804) 969-4242


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* This is a correction. Many thanks go out to Barbara Good, who caught my error in writing that Jane Hunter Martin was Sarah Hunter's sister. She was not. Jane Hunter Martin was John Hunter's sister, and therefore she was Sarah Hunter May's aunt.  This is quite clear when you read John Hunter's will. I think that was one of my 4 a.m. aunt-sister transpositions!

Thank you, eagle-eyed Barbara!

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