George W. Arrowood of Iowa
Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 3.0
MARCUM Project Version 1018
May 14, 2000
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1. George Washington1 Arrowood,(1) son of John Arrowood and Frances (Fanny) Barrett, (#771) was born in North Carolina
January 31, 1842. See his father's family for more information. George died 11 July 1919 at 77
years of age. George was buried at Altoona Cemetery in Altoona, Polk Co, IA.(2)
He married Rebecca J. Shanks April 17, 1866. (Rebecca J. Shanks is #2327.) Rebecca was born 14 June
1848 in Tennessee. Rebecca died 8 June 1914 at 65 years of age. Rebecca was buried at Altoona Cemetery in Altoona, Polk
23 June 1880 George was listed in the 1880 Census as a head of household farming in Polk Co, Iowa.(4) 13 June 1900 George was listed in the 1900 Census as a head of household farming in
Polk Co, Iowa.(5)
"History of Polk
County, Iowa" (Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & Co., c.1880), contains this biography:
"Arrowood, G.W. -
Farmer, section 19, P.O. Altoona. Was born in North Carolina, January 31, 1842, and was raised and lived there until Feb., 1863, when he
conscripted into the Confederate army and was assigned to the First Tennessee heavy artillery. He served until July 4, 1863, when, at the
fall of Vicksburg, he was captured with many others and greeted Grant with loud cheers as he rode into the city. He would not take a parole
but remained and came north, enlisting in August, 1862, in company F, Sixth Indiana cavalry, and served to the close of the war. He was
discharged in September, 1865, after which he returned to North Carolina and remained until 1866, when he removed to Tennessee, and from
there to Missouri the same year. He remained two years and in 1869 came to this State (Iowa). He has made farming his occupation through
life. Was married April 17, 1866, to Miss Rebecca J. Shanks, a native of Tennessee. They have four children living: Fannie E., Hattie,
William W. and Rosa B."
George Washington Arrowood and Rebecca J. Shanks had the following children:
Fannie E.2 Arrowood (#2328) was born in Iowa circa 1871. She married Charles E. Hicks Jan 22, 1896 in Polk Co, Iowa.(6) They were married by Rev. T. Lemon. (Charles E. Hicks is #8454.)
Charles was born in 1867 or 1868 in Altoona, Polk Co, IA.(7) Charles was the son of Charles Hicks and Rachel Hawkins. According to conflicting evidence,
he married Fannie E. Arrowood Jan 26, 1896 in Polk Co, Iowa.(8)
Hattie Arrowood (#2331) was born in Iowa circa 1873.
William W. Arrowood (#2329) was born in Iowa circa 1875.
Arthur J. Arrowood (#2354) was born in Iowa Oct. 22 1880.(11) Arthur died June 24, 1915 at 34 years of age.(12) Arthur was buried in Altoona, Polk Co, IA.(13) He married Allie Webster 12 Dec 1902 in Polk Co, Iowa.(14) (Allie Webster is #8456.) Allie was born probably before 1885.
Grace Arrowood (#2356) was born Jul 1882.
Verna Arrowood (#2357) was born in Polk Co, Iowa April 1890. She married Frank
Barton 24 Dec 1906 in Polk Co, Iowa.(15) (Frank Barton is
#8457.) Frank was born probably around 1890.
Notes and References
Nancy Clayton (Nandeeclay@aol.com), email to Ralph Clark, 17 Oct 1996, "Further Arrowood
research," quotes the entire biographical article from "History of Polk County, Iowa" (Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams &
Nancy Clayton (Nandeeclay@aol.com) email to Ralph D. Clark, 27 May 1997, Arrowood Genealogy -
. Burial information from "Burial Records of Polk County, Iowa" (WPA, circa 1938). (hereafter cited as Clayton,
5/27/97, Burial Information
G. W. Arrowwood, 1880 US Census, Polk Co. IA (Clat Twp, Altoonay), ED.249 S.8 L.29 H.73 F.76, NA
Film Series T-9, Roll 360, National Archives, Washington, DC: Arrowwood G W 36 b.NC f,m.b.NC Farmer; R J wife 30 b.TN fb.OH mb.too dim
Housekeeper; Fanny dau 9 col.21, Hattie dau 7 col.21, Wm son 5, Rosa dau 3, all ch. b.Iowa fb.NC mb.TN (hereafter cited as 1880 census,
ED.249 S.8 L.29, Polk Co. IA
Washington Arrowood, 1900 US Census, Polk Co. Iowa (Clay Twp), ED.63 S.7 L.26 H.149 F.150, N.A. Film
Series T-623, Roll 453, National Archives, Washington, DC: Arrowood Washington Jan 1842 58 m.34 b.NC f,m.b.NC Farmer YYY R F 65; Rebecca J
wife June 1849 51 m.34 7/5 b.TN f,m.b.TN YYY; Arthur son Oct 1880 19 Farm Laborer YYY, Grace dau July 1882 17 YYY, Verna dau April 1890 7 At
School 4, all ch. b.Iowa fb.NC mb.TN (hereafter cited as 1900 census, ED.63 S.7 L.26, Polk Co. Iowa
Nancy Clayton (Nandeeclay@aol.com) email to ARWOOD-L@rootsweb.com, 8 Mar 2000, Iowa Arrowood
. Microfilm, Iowa Vital Statistics, Marriage Records of Polk Co. Iowa. Roll No. 21, returned Jan 25, 1896 (hereafter cited as
Clayton, 3/8/00, Iowa Arrowood
Marriage record has age 28, birthplace, parents
. Polk Co. Iowa Marriage Registers
, cited by Nancy Clayton (Nandeeclay@aol.com) in email to
Ralph D. Clark, 15 Dec 1999, Arrowood Marriages in Polk County, Iowa
, Book 8, p. 115 (hereafter cited as Clayton, 12/15/98, Polk
Clayton, 3/8/00, Iowa Arrowood
, Roll No. 19, returned Jan 24, 1895; and Clayton, 12/15/98,
Polk Co. Marriages
, Book 7, p. 69.
Marriage record has age 20, birthplace, parents
Date from tombstone inscription, read as Oct. 22 1830.
Clayton, 5/27/97, Burial Information
Email, Nandeeclay@aol.com to Ralph Clark, 9 Oct 1966, "Arrowood research," cites inscription on
tombstone at Altoona, Iowa cemetery, from photograph in her possession. He is called "Father"; below on same stone is Ruth A., July 22,
1909 (?), and beside Ruth's name is Glenn W.; dates unreadable in the picture. Adjacent is stone of Dale Arthur Arrowood, March 5, 1931 -
Jan. 19, 1948; back says Dale son of Glenn W. and Ruth A.
Clayton, 12/15/98, Polk Co. Marriages
, Book 10, p. 9.
Ibid., Book 12, p. 13.
Arrowood, Arthur J.
Arrowood, Fannie E.
Arrowood, George Washington
Arrowood, Rosa Belle
Arrowood, William W.
Barton, Frank (marriage to Verna Arrowood)
Davis, Charley M. (marriage to Rosa Belle Arrowood)
Hicks, Charles E. (marriage to Fannie E. Arrowood)
Shanks, Rebecca J. (marriage to George Washington Arrowood)
Webster, Allie (marriage to Arthur J. Arrowood)
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