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Marcellius Gregory (Candies)
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December 13, 1996 IN COLLEGE Committed Relationship Samuel L. May 10 My GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT grandparents were Theodore May and Minerva May of Delhi, Louisiana. As handed-down in our family narration, Theodore's name was originally Theodore Cavendish, a White Englishman from London. He moved to the United States with his father. When the father returned to England, Theodore, having developed a love for this country, stayed behind and joined a slave caravan owned by the May family. Later, he took the name of May, because he was treated as their son. He became a successful blacksmith in the May family of Alabama. Minerva Simmons, a slender dark woman of the Black Hawk Indian Nation, was from Jamaica, West Indies. Her mother Lucretia Simmons, worked on a banana boat in Jamaica. Being a widoe, and being told that money grew on trees in the United States, Lucretia moved her family here. Upon arriving, they encountered slavery and were separated and sold. Theodore eventually paid $800 to free Minerva and they were united in matrimony through the common tradition of "jumping the broom" in the mid-1800s. The couple subsequently moved to Meridian, Mississippi near Enterprise and later to Delhi, Louisiana. They had 10 sons"
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Lillie May (Hester)
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Female December 16, 1980 nurseing Single 2 Sam May 9 Well im just learning about tha May family and I am truely amazed at how big our family is 9 branches I have three brothers and three sisters Darrell Hester,William Hester,Ollie Hester,Kayla Hester,Curtis Hester,Shaye Hester my grandfather Was Curtis Jabo May
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Ollie Hester
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Female December 16, 1980 Cook Committed Relationship 4 Sam May 9 They were originally from London England. In a twist of fate, Theodore became seperated from his father. Because he had no other family in America, Theodore was sold as a slave to a family named Gibson. Later, the Gibson's sold Theodore to the May family in Demopolis, Alabama. While living on the May family Plantation, Theodore became acquainted with a young black girl of West Indian descent. That girl name was Minerva.
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Alan Hicks
September 07, 1999 Johnnie 6 that theodore was lost from while visiting america to see a slave auction meean while married a black slave while he was a slave himself and they had 12 children
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Bryan Jones
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Male January 15, 1992 Single Doctor May 10 Theodore was my great great grandfather and Minerva was my great great grandmother. They both was slaves and he was white from England and she was black from the West India.
DeMario Jones
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Male September 26, 1980 Single Doctor May 10 He was from London, England and was sold as a slave. A white man sold as a slave.
Keosha Jones
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Female September 23, 1979 Married 3 Doctor May 10 Theodore was a white man from London, England. Minerva was his wife and our Great, Great Grandmother.
Kenyada May
Female June 28, 1986 Committed Relationship 1 Sam May 10 I read they were married after they were freed.Theodore brothers disowned him when they found out he was married to a woman of indian descent.
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Roosevelt May
Male March 12, 1934 Married 2 Johnnie May 6 Im a descendent of Theodore and Minerva May. And Johnnies May son Ernest May son
Tina Marie (May)
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Female February 18, 1956 Military Science Instructor Committed Relationship 3 Sam 10 My father told me that Theodore was from England and was a white man with the family name of Cavendish.
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