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Henry May
Male  - Yes, date unknown

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  • Gender  Male 
    Name  Harry  
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I2913  Herring Family of Callaway County, Missouri
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2008 
    Family  Nancy Unknown,   b. Abt 1774,   d. 19 Feb 1861, , Callaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    >1. Gabrael May,   b. Abt 1800, , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860
    >2. Hannah Or Preciller May,   b. Abt 1804, , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Francis May,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Susan May,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Matilda May,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Richard May,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John May,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Harry May, Jr,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F1131  Group Sheet
  • Misc Documents
    Bio, May, Henry
    Bio, May, Henry
    Bio from The Pioneers of Missouri book.
  • Notes 
    • From the History of Callaway County Missouri, published in 1884, which is not always accurate:
      Harry May settled on May's Prairie, in Callaway county, in 1820, where he built a horse mill and opened a race track. The race track became a place of note, and a great many races were run upon it. On a certain occasion, the Willinghams and Kilgores, of Audrain county, borrowed Sanford Jameson's fine race nag, James, filled her mane and tail full of sheep-burs, and took her to May's race track, to run against a crack pony, known as Nick Biddle, which had been brought from Kentucky, by Thomas, David and Singleton Shehan. The mare presented such a poor appearance with the burs in her mane and tail, that the bets were all in favor of the pony, and nearly every one present staked some money on the favorite. Colonel Jeff. Jones, who was a boy then, was there with $7.50 in his pocket, and he bet $5.00 of his money on the pony. When the race came off, the mare beat the pony 250 yards in a run of 600, and there were some pretty long faces in the crowd that witnessed the result. Mr. Jameson after- ward sold his little mare to a gentleman from Louisiana, for a large sum of money, and the latter won $80,000 with her, while he had her. She made the fastest time on record in the United States, in a race of 600 yards. Mr. May's children were Gabriel, Hannah (Mrs. Joseph Sitten), Frances (Mrs. Stewart), Susan (Mrs. Crump), Matilda (Mrs. Robert Arm), Richard, John and Harry, Jr.

      This land eventually became Fulton's airport.