05.18 Parents of Hannah May Found!

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Woodinville, WA - May 18, 1998 Ann Buckley has found what we now believe to be the parents of Hannah May! Ann located the information in The Mayflower Descendant, Vol 27 (1925) which had information regarding the family of Edward May and Anne Parris.

Further Research by Michael L. Jex has added further information to this exciting addition to the family line of James Sterlings companion Hannah.

We know Hannah's father was an Edward May from Golds history of Cornwall. We also know they likely came from outside the Cornwall area, as this part of Litchfield County was being settled at the time. With the information found, we also find several names of family members were also used by the May family. An extensive search has been made for all persons named Hannah May for the 1700-1750 time period. Special thanks to Ann for bringing this information to Clan Stirling.

Further research is ongoing for the names MAY & STERLING in this area.

Now if we can just find how they met, and how James came from Scotland!

A group sheet has been prepared for review -

Family Group Record

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Husband: Edward May


Birth: Chr: Death: Burial: Marriage: 27 Sep 1739 Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Wife: Anna Parris


Birth: Chr: Death: Burial: Other spouse: Mr. Waley

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Children

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1 M Edward May Jr. Birth: 19 Jun 1740 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baptism: 10 May 1741 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: Burial: Marriage:


2 F Mercy May Birth: 20 Feb 1742 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baptism: Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: Burial: Marriage:


3 F Betee May Birth: 5 Mar 1743 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baptism: 22 Apr 1744 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: Burial: Marriage:


4 F Mary May Birth: 13 Jul 1746 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baptism: 20 Jul 1746 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: Burial: Marriage:


5 F Hannah May Birth: abt 1747 possibly Connecticut Birth: 3 Nov 1748 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baptism: 25 Dec 1748 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Religion: abt 1775 Cornwall First Church Death: 20 May 1834 Cornwall, Litchfield , Connecticut Burial: Spouse: James Sterling (m 28 Jun 1767)


6 M William May Birth: 17 Sep 1750 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baptism: 18 Nov 1750 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: Burial: Marriage:


7 F Ruth May Birth: bef 6 Apr 1754 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baptism: 6 Apr 1754 Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: Burial: Marriage:

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FAMILY NOTES Marriage(1):

HUSBAND NOTES: Edward May


WIFE NOTES: Anna Parris General:

Annas marriage record lists her surname as PARRIS.

CHILD NOTES: Edward May Jr. Birth(2): Baptism(3):

CHILD NOTES: Mercy May Birth(2): Baptism(4):

CHILD NOTES: Betee May Birth(2): Baptism(5):

CHILD NOTES: Mary May Birth(2): Baptism(6):

CHILD NOTES: Hannah May Birth(7): This conjecture was made in 1909. The birth record from Massachusetts is believed to be more reliable. It is listed here because of the wide spread acceptance of AM Sterling's work, as a reference. Birth(2): Baptism(8): Religion(9): Death(10):

CHILD NOTES: William May Birth(2): Baptism(11):

CHILD NOTES: Ruth May Birth(12): Baptism(13):

SOURCES 1. Records for Births and Christinings for Halifax. Film # C500791 Source ID 874033. Source ID# 2034341. 2. Ibid. 3. Mayflower Descendent Volume 25 (1925). Page 26. 4. Ibid. Page 29. 5. Ibid. Page 29. 6. Ibid. Page 29. 7. Albert Mack Sterling. The Sterling Genealogy. Grafton Press, New York, 1909. James Sterling of Cornwall, Connecticut and His Descendants, pages 898-963. 8. Mayflower Descendent Volume 25 (1925). Page 29. 9. Albert Mack Sterling. Book by Albert Mack Sterling. Grafton Press, 1909. page 901. 10. Ibid. page 901. 11. Mayflower Descendent Volume 25 (1925). Page 29. 12. Ibid. Page 29. 13. Ibid. Page 29.