I understand Dorcas was bn ar 1740 or maybe 1730's.Mattox Mayes bn 1707???????or earlier.I need info on this couple.Mattox died 1772 and Dorcas md William Hill ar 1773 and had a son Danett Hill ar 1774.So Dorcas and Mattox was not the parents of John May Sr who md Jane Williams if the birthdates are correct.I know Dorcas could not have been bn 1688 and have a son in 1774.HEEEEEEEEEEEEElp.So this will must be correct for Dorcas and she was bn ar 1740 and had Danett Hill in 1774. Shirley
R.Owen....... Information from a trip to Edgefield County: William Hill...son of Thomas Hill and Bathshua Abney was the 2nd husband of Dorcas Abney...Dorcas was d/o Samuel Abney and Martha Collins. Dorcas had married 1) Mattox Mays..he died Halifax Co. Va 1772...had children Abney, William, Samuel, Sallie and Tabitha Mays... William and Dorcas moved to Edgefield County,SC, Saluda River area 1778-9 with 4 year old son, Dannet and the Mays Stepchildren. Hope this helps... Her will 22 May 1804...also Citation @ Shilow Meeting House 21 June 1801.