Biography of Jerome H. May
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





May, Jerome H., Hinesburg, was born in Bristol, Addison county, Vt, in 1849, and settled in Hinesburg, Vt, in 1870, and engaged as a traveling salesman. He embarked in the carriage, wagon, sleigh and cutter business in 1879, purchasing his goods for cash and buying large quantities. He was married in 1869 to Eliza Wilcox, who was born in Hinesburg, Vt., in 1846, a. daughter of John Wilcox. They have had two children born to them, Nellie E., born in Huntington, in 1874, and Jerome H., jr., born in Waterbury, Vt., in 1877. Jerome H., sr., was a son of Lewis and Orpha (Davis) May, who were natives of Chittenden county, Vt, and now reside in Huntington, Vt. They had a family of five sons and two daughters born to them: Horace S., Edgar L., George G., Rufus W., Jerome H., Marinda and Minerva. Horace S. enlisted in 17th Vt. Vols, served under General Grant, and was discharged with his regiment.

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