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William Lawrence & Eliza (Tillett) Meekins Family


William Lawrence Meekins was born September 10, 1856 on Roanoke Island, Currituck Co., NC and died October 16, 1934.  He was the son of Daniel W. Meekins & Sarah E. "Sallie" Etheridge.  He married Eliza Matilda Tillett on August 20, 1879 in Nags Head Twp., Dare Co., NC.  Eliza was born March 08, 1861 in Wanchese, Currituck Co., NC and died December 05, 1931.  She was the daughter of Thomas E. Tillett & Sophia Frances DanielsWilliam and Eliza had eight children:
   1) Lillian Aldean Meekins (1882-1945); married Henry Bunyon Simpson
   2) Lawrence Raymond Meekins (1884-1974); married Marina Weber Simpson
   3) Delilah Fair Meekins (1886-1976); married Marvin Leslie Gallop
   4) Sallie Meekins (1890-1948); married Walter Chandon Gaskill
   5) Joseph Gideon Meekins (1892-1997); married Mary Levinia Tillett
   6) Chauncey St. Oswald Meekins (1895-1990); married Milah S. Peele
   7) Sophronia Langston "Fronie" Meekins (1898-1994); married Elisha Gray Tillett
   8) Casper Dalton Meekins (1901-1991); married Eulaliah Rosemond "Eula" Daniels

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