She was married to Wilmer Wood in 1898 in St. Tammany.  By 1900 she, her husband and their two small children Thomas and William were living in Washington Parish.. Later they had two more children, Austin and John.  According to Juanita Gayer, "I have a faint memory of Aunt May. She had flashing black eyes."
Magee CemetaryNote: If you look at the picture of the headstone, someone at FindAGrave has put in the wrong date.
↑ 1.01.1 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDXJ-DLZ : 14 July 2016), Sarah Jane Yates in household of John M Yates, Sandy Ford, St Tammany, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 174, sheet 362D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0471; FHL microfilm 1,254,471.
↑ 2.02.1 St. Tammany's Clerk of Court - Official Document (TBD - SCAN THIS IN?) Also see clipping of wedding announcement
↑ 3.03.1 Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: 585; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240585 Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
↑ 4.04.1 Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T624_534; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0128; FHL microfilm: 1374547 Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
↑ 5.05.1 Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T625_635; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 103
Description: Police Jury Ward 3 (part) excluding Franklinton town, all of Ward 3 outside of town boundaries of Franklinton town Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
↑ 6.06.1 Notes by family historian Juanita Gayer, given to Boone Yates Richardson, and uploaded here.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with May by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
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