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William Meredith MAY

William Meredith MAY was born in Buckingham County, Virginia in January 1787, the son of Charles MAY and Sarah HUNTER. He died in Fayette County, Tennessee on August 14, 1845. Click here to read William MAY's will.

The following record of his service  in the War of 1812 was obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. William MAY served with with William BOLLING's Goochland Volunteers, 38th Virginia Cavalry, under Captain Samuel CARR.

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New! Original Historic War of 1812 Document at Alibris!  Partially Printed Document Signed, a "List of Persons Composing the Crew of the Schooner Dart of Philadelphia, Henry RIHL, Master icon
From the seller: "WAR OF 1812. Partially printed Document signed, a "List of Persons Composing the Crew of the Schooner Dart of Philadelphia, whereof is Master Henry RIHL, bound for Cape Henry (Virginia). " Listed are 2 mates and 12 seamen. Name, place of birth, place of residence, nationality, age, height, complexion, and hair color are listed for each; 2 seamen are designated as "black, " 1 as "mulatto, " and 1 as "swarthy. " The document's validity is certified on verso. 1 1/2 pages, large folio (holes, edges torn, dampstaining). Philadelphia, March 8, 1813."

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