Biography of Milton May
Hancock County, OH Biographies

MILTON MAY, farmer, P. 0. Mount Blanchard, was born in Brooke County, Va. (now West Virginia), January 30, 1829. In 1850 he went with the gold hunters to California and remained there six months; during this time he had a severe attack of mountain fever. He decided to return to his native county, and leaving San Francisco, with only one dime in his pocket, he worked before the mast for his passage to Panama, and arriving there, engaged at carpenting for two months, then crossed the Isthmus to Chagres, and shipped for New Orleans, being promoted on the voyage to second mate. Arriving in New Orleans, he made his way up the Mississippi River to Steubenville. Ohio, and in the spring of 1852, he came to Delaware Township, this county, where he had previously acquired a tract of land. This land he now began clearing up and improving, and September 15, 1853, he married Sarah Louisa Smith, daughter of the pioneer Abijah Smith, and they located in their present home in Delaware Township, this county, in the spring of 1837; here they have a fin. farm of eighty one acres of well improved land; they also own a tract of 137 acres in Delaware and Amanda Townships this county. Mr. and Mrs. May have two children: Dr. A. S. May, in Donaldson, Marshall Co., Ind., and Lewis B., at home. Mr. May is a member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. May of the Presbyterian.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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