May Rowan Bryan



May Rowan and her twin sister Maude were born c.1851. When visiting in 1862, their cousin, Colonel William Haynes Lytle, wrote that the children were “perfectly beautiful” and that May was “a brunette with dark eyes and black ringlets, and Maude a blond with the most beautiful head of wavy golden hair you ever saw.” May died in childbirth in 1880 and is buried with the infant in the Rowan family cemetery at Federal Hill.