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Mary "Polly" Murrell, born December 8, 1818; died April 6, 1898, daughter of Samuel Murrell and Susan Owens.
She had 4 children:
William Aydlotte Murrell, son of Mary "Polly" Murrell, was born Aug. 10, 1843 and died Jan. 30, 1903. He married Marietta Tillett (b. Jan. 25, 1858 d. Feb. 2, 1914), daughter of Josiah Holly and Levina Tillett, on July 2, 1882. William Aydelott Murrell was employed at the Caffey's Inlet Life Saving Station, 7th district, beginning on Dec. 1, 1880. His designation was Surfman. He retired in 1901. His rate of pay was at first $50 then to $65.
They had 8 children:
Josiah Holly Tillett, Sr.,
s/o Thomas R. Tillett and Mary "Polly" Johnson, was born April
18, 1829 & died Sept. 15, 1881. He married Levina A.
Baum/Harris on January 13, 1858 in Currituck Co. Levina, born May
15, 1846 & died Dec. 8, 1880, often went by
the surname of Harris. Her father has been speculated as a Baum
(possibly Jacob) and her mother was a Harris. Levina generally went by
Harris. By the time Josiah had married Levina in 1858 he already had
two children by a previous relationship with Sarah Cooper. These two
children were: Lucinda Jackson (who took her surname from her
step-father, Pete Jackson) who was born April 8, 1852 and died May 1,
1900; and Thomas T. Tillett who was born June 23, 1857 and died April
27, 1893. It is believed that neither Lucinda nor Thomas T. ever
married. Josiah Holly Tillett, Sr. and Levina Baum/Harris had a dozen
children. Below are links to photographs of some of these 12 children.
If anyone can add to this album please drop
me a note.
Sarah Elizabeth "Bettie" Woodhouse, daughter of Tillman Woodhouse and
Martha Caroline Williams, was born c1854. Her death date is not
known. She was the granddaughter of William Woodhouse. Jr.
(1800-1856) and great-granddaughter of William Woodhouse, Sr.
(1773-1853) & Frances O'Neal. "Bettie" never married but had at least 3 children:
Isaac Holly Merrell was the son of William Aydlotte Murrell & Mary Etta Tillett. Paulina Elizabeth Woodhouse was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth "Bettie" Woodhouse. This picture was taken on their 50th wedding anniversary.
|Nellie Virginia Ferebee, daughter of Mitchell & Anne Ferebee, was born December 30, 1921. She married St. Elmo Merrell June 25, 1938. Nellie died Feb. 18, 2009 [see obituary]. St. Elmo Merrell was the son of Isaac Holly Merrell and Paulina Elizabeth Woodhouse. St. Elmo ("Elmer") was born January 13, 1912 and died January 20, 1999.|
These two items (among others) were found in Isaac Holly Merrell's effects along with the some of the photographs you see above.
William Duks the Son of Robert Dukes and Jackey his wife was Bornd the 18th of Jany 1806 [NOTE: William Duke was living in the Powells Point Dist. in 1850]
James Dukes the Son of Robert Dukes and Jackey [his] wife was Bornd the 28th of February 1816
William Aydelott the Son of Isaac T. Aydelott an Mary Murrell bornd August 10 1843
Levina Baum Tillett - wife of Joseph Holly Tillett - born May 15, 1846 - Died Dec. 8, 1880
Joseph Holly Tillett - born Apr. 18, 1829 - Died Sept. 15, 1881
Polly T. Mann mother of Joseph Holly Tillett born Nov. 24, 1807 - Died Jan. 24, 1872.
Thomas Tillett father of Joseph Holly Tillett
Photos and information submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.