Skip to Content

Elijah Smith May

Elijah Smith May

Born Sept 18 1849 died March 31 1936 in Indiana. My great great grandfather


Elijah Smith May house

Hello, my name is Sarah Deford Williams. My grandparents Fred and Phyllis DeFord lived in a house that was built on an existing foundation in Ellettsville, IN. The foundation was, I heard, built by your great great grandfather Elijah Smith May.

I am an author and I am working on a book that partially takes place in that house. I was wondering if you had any information about the original house built by your great great grandfather. I was told it was a large stately brick home that he built for his wife and many children, but that's all I know. I was rather excited to see him pictured by a brick home in this picture. I am wondering if it's the same house.

If you have any info, I'd be happy to hear it. Thanks!


Click on the City or Town name right under the name of the photograph, to view more photographs from that city or town.  If there's a county listed, you can view more photographs from that county.  If you see a surname listed under the title of the photograph, you can click on that surname or surnames to view more photos that are associated with that surname.  Same thing works with any of the other "tags" listed right under the title of the photograph. You may be able to make the photo larger, if the original photograph was larger than the photo shown here. Click on the word "original" above and a window will open with a the photo in a larger size.  Want to add some information or comment on this photo?  Click on "Add new comment" above.

Smokers | image