How did I find the exact date? All the information I have on my May line came from my Uncle Harry May. He is now in his mid-eighties but his notes go back thirty years collected the hard way before computers. I believe his source was a second cousin I'm now tracing.
The Ney/May tidbit is very interesting! Also in my line is an unidenified post Civil War photo of a group of twenty or so veterans all of which have a missing limb. I believe they were all Union men. I'll keep in touch and will let you know if I can trace the source. Craig