The May Cemetery
Norton Road, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 New Prospect, Lawrence County Tennessee
The May Cemetery, along with the Lawrenceburg Airport, is located on land Daniel May (MAY 102) purchased around 1820-1825. His son Frederick May, 1816-1889?, (MAY 103) is the one who is believed to have set aside land for the May Cemetery when he sold land around where Daniel, his father, and step-mother, Elizabeth Puckett May, were buried. The graves of Daniel, Elizabeth, Frederick, and Frederick's wife Lovice are unmarked and their location within the cemetery are unknown. My dad, Alvin Rye May (MAY 106) believed they are located along the back side of the cemetery.
I believe it was My great grandfather, Albert Harrison May (MAY 104) who actually designated the cemetery as a public cemetery where anyone can acquire a plot at no cost.
The earliest grave marker I know of in the May Cemetery is for Ary A Herrin. The marker is broken and the date hard to read. I believe she died January 31, 1836. She was born in May 31, 1816. The marker states she was the wife of C.J. Herrin.
Tom May 9-11-2020
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