James Paterson Arrowood and Family
Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.1
MARCUM Project Version 441
November 30, 1997
Table of Contents
1. Rachel1 (Arrowood) was born in North Carolina, circa 1813.
She married twice. She married Husband of Rachel Arrowood before 1835. Husband died before 1840 in
probably, Yancey Co, NC, at age unknown. She married John McCoy circa 1847 in probably, Yancey Co, NC.
John was born circa 1830 in North Carolina. In the Census of 1850, John was listed as a head of household in Yancey Co, NC.
In his book, "Grandpa Fought on Three Sides," Virgil Arrowood speculates that the woman, Rachel McCoy, with whom
young James and Elizabeth Arrowood resided in 1850, may have been their mother, remarried. She would have been, at the time of the 1840
census, a widow in her 20s, with a boy under age 5 and a girl either age 0-4 or 5-9.
There is only one such family group to be
found in the 1840 census of North Carolina in any Arrowood household. Such a woman with boy and girl resided in the household of the elderly
James William Arrowood and his wife, both in their 60s. It figures, then, that Rachel's husband may have been a son of James William
Rachel (Arrowood) and Husband of Rachel Arrowood had the following children:
Elizabeth A. L. J.2 Arrowood was born in North Carolina, circa 1835.
She was listed as a household member of John McCoy's house in the Census of 1850 in Yancey Co, NC.
Rachel (Arrowood) and John McCoy had the following child:
George W. McCoy was born in Yancey Co, NC, circa 1848.
3. James Paterson2 Arrowood (Rachel1 (Arrowood)) was born in North Carolina, circa 1837. James
died date unknown at age unknown.
He married Emily Jamerson 1858. Emily was born circa 1840 in North Carolina. Emily was the daughter
of John J. Jamerson and Elizabeth Sullivan. Emily died date unknown at age unknown. Emily applied for a marriage
license to wed James Paterson Arrowood August 20, 1858 in Madison Co, NC.
He was listed as a household member of John McCoy's house in the Census of 1850 in Yancey Co, NC. James applied for a
marriage license to wed Emily Jamerson August 20, 1858 in Madison Co, NC. In the Census of 1870, James was listed as a head of
household in Madison Co, NC.(1)
His life and
descendants have been recorded in "Grandpa Fought on Three Sides," by his grandson, Virgil Arrowood of Arkansas.
James Paterson Arrowood and Emily Jamerson had the following children:
Elizabeth3 Arrowood was born in North Carolina, May 12, 1861.
Elizabeth died September 26, 1914 at age 53.
John William Sherman Arrowood was born in North Carolina, August 28, 1866. John died December 8, 1922 at
Emily Demaris Arrowood was born in North Carolina, October 1, 1870. Emily died June 16, 1905 at age 34.
Joseph N. Arrowood was born in North Carolina, August 12, 1872. Joseph died March 28, 1930 at age 57.
Charles McBurney Arrowood was born in North Carolina, March 13, 1876. Charles died September 23, 1936 at
Alice Margaret Arrowood was born in North Carolina, June 7, 1879. Alice died October 22, 1905 at age 26.
7. James Wesley3 Arrowood (James
Paterson2, Rachel1 (Arrowood)) was
born in Madison Co, NC, October 16, 1868. James died November 5, 1940 in Manistique, MI, at age 72.
He married Signe Norwood July 21, 1897 in Manistique, MI. Signe was born circa 1882 in Sweden.
Signe died December 15, 1969 in Gladstone, MI, at age 87.
James Wesley Arrowood and Signe Norwood had the following child:
Virgil Norberg4 Arrowood (still alive).
Notes and References
James Arrowood, 1870 US Census, Madison Co. NC (Twp No. 4, Ivy P.O.), P.401A L.21, Arrowood James 32
Farmer RE$150 PE$150 col.19; Emily 30 Keeping house col.17; Elizabeth 9, John 4, James 2; all b.NC (hereafter cited as 1870 census, P.401A
L.21, Madison Co. NC
Arrowood, Alice Margaret
Arrowood, Charles McBurney
Arrowood, Elizabeth A. L. J.
Arrowood, Emily Demaris
Arrowood, Husband of Rachel (marriage to Rachel (Arrowood))
Arrowood, James Paterson
Arrowood, James Wesley
Arrowood, John William Sherman
Arrowood, Joseph N.
Arrowood, Virgil Norberg
(i721) (still alive)
Jamerson, Emily (marriage to James Paterson Arrowood)
McCoy, George W.
McCoy, John (marriage to Rachel (Arrowood))
Norwood, Signe (marriage to James Wesley Arrowood)
Return to Table of Contents