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Col John May
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Birth: 1749
Death: 1812

John May
Col. Rev. Army

The names of those who destroyed the tea during the Boston Tea Party were veiled in secrecy for years afterwards. Participants in the destruction of the tea swore themselves to secrecy and did not acknowledge each other even when boarding the ships, breaking open the chests and dumping the tea. Had their names become known to British authorities, they would have been arrested and punished. Even years later, some retained secrecy for fear of lawsuits possibly being brought by the British East India Company. Some of the participants' families had become well to do and were not proud of identifying with this act of "civil disobedience," although today it is seen as one of the most significant acts leading to the American colonies' break with Great Britain.

Family links: 
  Abigail May (____ - 1824)*
  Henry Knox May (1780 - 1865)*
  Sophia May Tuckerman (1784 - 1870)*
  William Rufus May (1786 - 1844)*
  Mary Davenport May (1793 - 1869)*
*Calculated relationship
Central Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77705403
Col John May
Added by: Keeper of the Stars
Col John May
Added by: Keeper of the Stars
Col John May
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
Col May was at the Boston Tea Party.
- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014

- Carmela
 Added: Aug. 7, 2013
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