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Samuel Joseph MAY

Samuel Joseph MAY

Male 1797 - 1871  (73 years)

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  • Name Samuel Joseph MAY 
    Born 12 Sep 1797  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112971312:1030:113090087 
    _UID E67DA233DD7E4167997942159358FD2CB89B 
    Died 1 Jul 1871  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51851  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2012 

    Father Joseph MAY,   b. 25 Mar 1760, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1841, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Dorothy SEWALL,   b. 23 Dec 1758, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1825, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1784  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucretia Flagge COFFIN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1825 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1797 - Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1871 - Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    Samuel Joseph May.jpg

  • Notes 
    • A radical American reformer during the nineteenth century, championed multiple reform movements including education, women’s rights, and abolitionism. He was born on September 12, 1797 in an upper class Boston area. May was the son of Colonel Joseph May, a merchant, and Dorothy Sewell, who was descended from or connected to many of the leading families of colonial Massachusetts, including the Quincys and the Hancocks. His sister was Abba May Alcott, mother of Louisa May Alcott. In 1825, he married Lucretia Flagge Coffin with whom he had five children. The oldest died as a toddler, but May saw this event as a sacrifice he had to make for the purity of his own soul.