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Albert G. MAY & sons Caldwell Cty 1848 thru 1870?

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Albert G. MAY & sons Caldwell Cty 1848 thru 1870?

Posted: 1 Oct 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jul 2002 2:31PM GMT
Surnames: MAY, JEFFERY, CARPENTER, LONG, DAVIS, STOKER, WALDBRIDGE, LOFTIS, SANSOM, FARRIS, BROWNING
Searching for information on Albert G. MAY, (My great great great grandfather) and his family. Albert G. MAY arrived in what is now Caldwell County in 1841. According to the Plum Creek Alamac, vol 1 # 1, Fall 1987 issue, Albert G. MAY and his son Morris B. MAY both signed the petition (dated 16 Dec 1847)for the creation of Caldwell County (out of Gonzales County). Also noted where Albert G. MAY was elected commisioner in Caldwell County in 1848 and again in 1852. I am aware of the following children of Albert G. MAY and their spouses (and would appreciate any information on any of them):

1. MAY, Morris B. married Isabella DAVIS 2 Feb 1854 in Caldwell County. He organized "The Iron Guards" unit in Caldwell County in 1861 and was a confederate civil war veteran.
2. MAY, Milton C. married Matilda LONG 19 Oct 1853 in Caldwell County. He also enlisted in the confederate army and was killed during the war.
3. MAY Elizabeth married Joseph A. CARPENTER on 20 Oct 1853 in Caldwell County. Joseph A. CARPENTER enlisted in the confederate army and died during the war.
4. MAY, Joseph married Nancy WALDBRIDGE on 22 Oct 1872 in Caldwell County. He enlisted in the confederate army and was wounded (along with his father) during the war.
5. MAY, Leonard. He reported joined the union army during the civil war and was disowned by the family.
6. MAY, Sara
7. MAY, Julia
8. MAY, Margaret married 1st Archibald LOFTIS (died during civil war) and 2nd Nathaniel R. JEFFERY on 4 Jan 1866 in Caldwell County.
9. MAY, Caroline married 1st James M. JEFFERY on 17 Jan 1861 in Caldwell County. He reportedly died during the civil war. 2nd married a A.F. STOKES in Caldwell County.
10. MAY, Albert G. (Jr?) married Martha M. SANSOM in Gonzales County, TX. May also have been married to a Mary FARRIS? He also enlisted in the confederate army during the civil war.

Story is that Albert G. MAY (Sr) along with three sons and five sons-in-law joined the confederate army during the civil war. Albert G. MAY and his son, Joseph were wounded during the war and son Milton C. MAY was killed during the war. Reportedly, all five sons-in-law that joined the confederate army were killed/died during the war. One son, Leonard MAY (born in IL), left the family and joined the union army and as a result was disowned by the family. IF anyone has any information on the above, would love to hear from you.

Found record of Albert G. MAY (Sr) and Morris B. MAY on the 1848 and 1850 Caldwell County Tax Roll. Also found the family of Albert G. MAY (Sr) on the federal census for Caldwell County in 1850 and in 1860. In the 1860 census, there was a John T. BROWNING living with the family. He is shown as being 20 years old and born in IL. Does anyone know how he ties into this family?

Any help appreciated.
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