There are many Marriners from that area (Washington/Tyrrell Co.). My father, Dwight Stanley, was one of nine children that came from Thomas Ellis (born 1906) and his wife Gertie (born 1916), just down the road near Roper, NC.
My grandad, Thomas Ellis Marriner Sr. died in 1989. I am a descendant of Wrixom Marriner, but like many of us, I can't seem to trace the lineage any further back.
My family line is Wrixom, James, Bennett, James Bennett, James William, Thomas Franklin, Thomas Ellis, Dwight Stanley.
There is a man named Louis Marriner on this board that may be able to connect you to the Travis family.