Grandma's Cabin, Genealogy by Nancy Machuga


         Richard Meekins and his wife Johanna lived in Calvert County, Maryland in 1669.
They had a son Richard Meekins born circa 1671 and died 1718 who married Sarah, maiden name unknown.
         Richard and Sarah Meekins had 4 sons: John, Richard, Abraham and William B. Meekins.
         William B. Meekins married Elizabeth Pattison who was the daughter of Jacob Pattison.  It was this William who brought his family to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.   They settled in an area known as “Chicamacomico” which is now known as Rodanthe.
         William B. and Elizabeth Meekins were the parents of Jacob, Roger, William, Caleb, Richard, John, Moses, Mary, Jemima and Nicey.
         Roger Meekins married Margaret Midgette, a descendant of Mathew Midgette, who was a prominent landowner on the Outer banks.   Mathew Midgette owned the area where the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park and Bodie Island are today.   Roger was a man with a fiery temper who owned many slaves.  It was because of this temperament that Roger Meekins was killed by one of his slaves.
         Roger and Margaret Meekins had the following children:  Elizabeth, Anna, Mary, Jeremiah, Lovvy, Rebecca, William, George, Peggy and Lemuel.
         Jeremiah Meekins married Rebecca Midgette and they had Anna, Sally, Daniel, Bethania who died young, Nancy, Erica, William who married Rebecca Gray, Bethania and Rebecca who was born 4 February 1826.
         Rebecca Meekins married Francis Midgette Paine.  Their children were: Sanderson, Emily Frances, Cornelius, Esther M., Loudisa O., Francis Midgette Jr., William James, Rebecca born 1860, Jeremiah Daniel and Riley Murray Paine.
Rebecca Paine born 1860 married Samuel Reuel Hazen.  He was the son of Harley and Rhoda Cogswell Hazen of NewYork State.   Rebecca and Samuel Hazen were the parents of Julian Eder, Juniatta and Alvin Leman Castevens Hazen.
        Alvin Leman Castevens Hazen married Dora Aldrich, daughter of Hiram and Effie Stickler Aldrich of Painted Post, N.Y.   They were the parents of 5 children: Alson Leonard, Gerald Aldrich, Claude DuWayne, Julian Erford and Faith Arlene Hazen.

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