Calvin May

15 April 1765–23 January 1842 (Age 76)
Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Calvin

When Calvin May was born on 15 April 1765, in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Col. Ezra May, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Lyon, was 32. He married Mary Hyatt in 1800, in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 January 1842, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Calvin May
1765–1842
Mary Hyatt
1776–1855
Marriage: 1800
Horatio Nelson May
1801–1848
Joseph Edwin May
1803–1892
Lucia Miranda May
1804–1877
Martha Maria May
1808–1834
Calvin Dexter May
1810–1834
Ezra May
1812–1895
Miriam Cornelia May
1817–
Prudance May
1818–
Walter May
1820–1857

Spouse and Children

    Male1765–1842Male

    Mary Hyatt

    Female1776–1855Female

MARRIAGE
1800
Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, United States
children

(9)

    Horatio Nelson May

    Male1801–1848Male

    Joseph Edwin May

    Male1803–1892Male

    Lucia Miranda May

    Female1804–1877Female

    Martha Maria May

    Female1808–1834Female

    Calvin Dexter May

    Male1810–1834Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 16

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Danish, Dutch, and German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ) or any of its many cognates, for example Norman French Maheu.2 English, French, Dutch, and German: from a nickname or personal name taken from the month of May (Middle English, Old French mai, Middle High German meie, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a minor Roman goddess of fertility). This name was sometimes bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May; it was also used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then.3 English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young man or woman’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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