Sonvya, I've just started a search for my ancestors on both sides of my family. I'm not sure but some of this was passed on by my Dad before he died. I was told that the May clan was in North Carolina during the Civil War and had lost a lot. They moved into the coal mining areas...I guess of N.C. My Dad's amcestors moved to Clinton, In where they went to work in coal mines near there. My Dad and his brother moved to Hammond, In.
By the way, Im not sure if you know this or not But William Bradford's (of the Mayflower) wife's maiden name was May.