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Isaac Erby & Maggie (Saunders) Tillett

Isaac Erby "Erb" Tillett, s/o Isaac Erby Tillett & Harriet Ann Mason, was born June 6, 1865 in Nags Head and died on April 13, 1948.  Erb had one child by Dona Holmes, Isaac Erby Tillett, Jr. (1886-1945).  Erb married Margaret L. "Maggie" Saunders on Sept. 29, 1895 and they had the following children:

1. Boone Dowdy Tillett was born Sept. 6, 1895 in Nags Head and died May 23, 1992 in Clay Co., Florida.  He married Naomi Sheppard.

2. Elizabeth H. "Lizzie" Tillett was born Dec. 1896 in Kitty Hawk and died April 26, 1993 in Nags Head.  She married Sylvenus Valerius Harris, Jr.

3. Odessa Mae Tillett was born May 4, 1898 and died May 24, 1925.  She married Ellsworth Jackson Baum.

4. John T. Tillett was born July 14, 1899 and died in New Jersey in August 1979.

5. Virginia Dare Tillett was born Sept. 27, 1901 in Nags Head and died in Norfolk, Va. on April 11, 1971.  She married John Wendell Austin.

6. Walter Raleigh Tillett was born on April 4, 1903 and died June 10, 1951.  He married Hazel Spooner.

7. Sadie Mason Tillett was born in Nags Head on May 4, 1904 and died April 23, 1955.  She married Caldwell Allen "Callie" Perry.

8. Esther B. Tillett was born c. 1906 and died ???.  She married Grady Austin Beacham in Manteo on Nov. 9, 1932.

9. Herman Arwood Tillett was born in Nags Head on Aug. 22, 1908 and died in Elizabeth City on Jan. 10, 1962.  He married Elizabeth Bethell Hines in Manteo on Sept. 5, 1933.

10. Aurelia A. Tillett was born c. 1914.  She was listed as "Arvilla" in the 1920 census but as Aurelia A. Lewark in her father's 1948 will.  She married a Lewark.

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