A descendant of several old Virginia families, Sarah (“Sallie”) O. May, the eighth of nine children, was born on July 23, 1846, in Lunenburg County at Locust Grove, the plantation of her mother’s parents, Peter and Sally Bacon Jones. Her father, Dr. Henry May, was born in Petersburg and was a descendant of Nathaniel Harrison of Brandon Plantation and Sir Edward Digges, one of the early royal governors of the colony (1655-58). Her mother, Julia Jones, died when she was no more than seven years old.
Name: Salley O May Age: 4 Birth Year: abt 1846 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Gender: Female Family Number: 16 Household Members: Name Age Harry May 46 Joseph Jackson 20 Julia May 35 John R May 18 Anna F May 16 Lucy E May 14 Margarett May 12 Richard H May 10 David May 8 Geo Wm May 6 Salley O May 4 B H May 2 Lucy Warner 25 Source Citation Year: 1850; Census Place: Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M432_958; Page: 2A; Image: 9
Name: Sallie O. May Gender: Female Marital Status: Single Age: 23 Birth Date: 1846 Birth Place: L...Way County, Virginia Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1869 Marriage Place: Staunton, Virginia Father: Henry May Mother: Julia J... Spouse: James H. Dooley FHL Film Number: 33972 Reference ID: p 4 line 160 Source Information Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
Name: Mrs Sally M Dooley [Mrs Sally M May] Gender: Female Race: White Death Age: 80 Birth Date: 23 Jul 1845 Death Date: 5 Sep 1925 Death Place: Afton, Nelson, Virginia, USA Registration Date: 10 Sep 1925 Father: Henry May Mother: Julia Jones Spouse: Dooley Certificate Number: 1925020929 Source Citation Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014
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