May was the son of William Meredith May (1783 - 1845) and his second wife,
Catherine Mask Jarrett (1797 - ? ). He was born in Tennessee in 1832.
named in his father William Meredith May's will,
which is dated August 9, 1845.
is found in the 1850 Fayette County, Tennessee census
in District 12, living in the household of John W. Dyer.
Amy BRANCH in Fayette County, Tennessee on December 7, 1852. Their children
Dick May, born September 17, 1856, died February 1860
Emmett May, born January 16, 1859, died ?
B. May, born February 27, 1851, died July 22, 1855
children were buried at Ebenezer Cemetery near Williston in Fayette County,
served with the 13th Tennessee Infantry during the Civil War. His military
records may be found here.