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Nathaniel Arrowood and Descendants


Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
ROOTS V, ver 5.04
MARCUM Project Version 355
May 21, 1997

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Arrowood, Metcalf, Pennel


First Generation

1. Nathaniel1 Arrowood, son of James Arrowood of Maryland, was born in maybe, Maryland before 1764. See his father's family for his ancestry. Nathaniel died before 1790 at age unknown.

He married Ann (Arrowood) date unknown. Ann was born before 1766. (Additional notes for Ann (Arrowood)(1)) Ann died date unknown at age unknown.

The only reference to this man by name is as a witness to the will of Peter Hammonds, written in Rowan County on March 1, 1788.(2) He could be the other adult male enumerated with Zacariah in the 1790 census, or he could have gone back to Maryland, and the enumeratee was another of Zachariah's brothers. To the author, it seems most likely that he was the deceased husband of Ann Arrowood, who was in Rowan County in 1790 with a young boy and two women or girls. If he were son of James of Maryland, it's likely that his first son would be called James.

Nathaniel Arrowood and Ann (Arrowood) had the following child:

Second Generation

2. James2 Arrowood (Nathaniel1)(4) was born in Lincoln Co, NC circa 1790.(5) He told the 1850 census taker that he had been born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, in 1790, so it's possible that his father may have been one of the two Arrowood men who were found there in the 1790 census, namely Zachariah and his brother John Arrowood, the Revolutionary War veteran. However, since this James Arrowood named a son Thomas, perhaps the eldest still living nearby since it was he who took possession of the estate, consideration must be given to another resident of Lincoln County in 1790: Thomas Earwood. The author, however, finds compelling the evidence that a Nathaniel Arrowood was born in Tennessee at just about the time James was married there.

James died February 14, 1858 in Macon Co, NC, at age 67. His body was interred 1858 in Mt.Zion Church, Macon Co, NC.(6)

He married three times. He married an unknown woman date unknown in maybe, Tennessee. She was born circa 1791 in Tennessee. She died date unknown at age unknown. Family tradition has it that she may have been the daughter of a parent who was a Cherokee Indian. As a youth, the author was told that Sterling T. Barrett, son of this woman's daughter Malinda, was one-eighth Cherokee. Since Malinda, who would thus have been one-quarter Indian, said that her father had blue eyes, it must be that all of her Indian heritage came through her mother.

Malinda was probably born in White County, Tennessee, and perhaps her mother's father appears on the same tax list with James Arrowood. One name is listed as "James Anderson, alias Little Turkey," whose household included one white poll, presumably himself, and three black polls, not slaves, who might have been his half-Indian sons, as there was no tax category for Indians.

In the same affidavit where she described her father's appearance, Malinda Arrowood said that she could just remember her mother before she died. The census of 1830 shows only one child over ten; this woman may have been gone by 1820, when Malinda would have been about seven.

He married Winnie Davis circa 1820 in maybe, Buncombe Co, NC. Winnie was born circa 1791. Winnie died after 1840 in Macon Co, NC, at age unknown. The only information discovered about her was the mention in the affidavit of Malinda Arrowood, who said that she and John Barrett recalled visiting her orphan children for some years, before they left the state after 1847. She was in her forties at the time of the 1840 pension; her last child seems to have been born a year earlier.

He married Martha Ford June 8, 1851 in Macon Co, NC. Martha was born circa 1822 in Buncombe Co, NC. (Additional notes for Martha Ford(7)) Martha died 1894 in probably Corbin, Whitley Co, KY, at age 72.

James was first recorded when his name appeared on the tax lists of White County, Tennessee, from 1811 to 1813, with no property. The lists were made for each company of militia in the county. In 1811, he was in Capt. Joseph Neville's Company; in 1812 and 1813 he was listed with Capt. William Ridge. He probably married there during that time.

On Sept. 20, 1814, in Sparta in White County, he joined Capt. Abner Pearce's Company of Drafted Foot Soldiers as a Private. They marched to Fayetteville, Tennessee, where on Sept. 21, 1814, he was mustered into federal service in Capt./Col. James Logan's Company. He was discharged there on April 1, 1815.

Where he spent the 1820s hasn't been documented, except that some of his children told the 1850 census taker that they were born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, around 1825. Perhaps it was there and then that he married for the second time.

In the 1830 Census, James was listed as a head of household in Macon Co, NC.(8) Macon County was formed from Haywood County in 1828. James must have been among the first residents, as he was there for the 1830 census, in his 40s, with a wife in her 30s. His household included four boys under 15 and three girls under 10.

In the 1840 Census, James was listed as a head of household in Macon Co, NC.(9) He was 50+; his wife was 40+. The earlier children were all still at home, and two more boys and five more girls had joined them. No other Arrowood but James was in Macon County in 1840; the author has chosen to speculate that James and David, married there in the 1840s, were his sons.

In the Census of 1850, James was listed as a head of household in Macon Co, NC.(10) His was said to be a carpenter. All six boys and five of the eight girls had left home by 1850; indeed, the boys had left the county, and some remain unidentified. A new infant son, three daughters, one of them widowed with two children, and his future third wife, with her daughter and mother and sister, filled his household.

In 1850, four of his children, Josh (or Joseph), Catherine, Powell, and Winney, were living together in Blount County, Tennessee. There, Winney married William Pennell; this group is tied to the family by the appearance of their son, William Pennell, in the 1880 census, when he was called the nephew of Humphrey.

He resided until his death about eight miles from the town of Franklin, in Macon County.

James Arrowood and an unknown woman had the following children:

James Arrowood and Winnie Davis had the following children:

James Arrowood and Martha Ford had the following children:

Third Generation

7. Sally3 Arrowood (James2, Nathaniel1) was born in Buncombe Co, NC circa 1825. Sally died date unknown at age unknown.

She married Mr. Metcalf date unknown. He was born circa 1825 in maybe, North Carolina. He died before 1850 in maybe, Yancey Co, NC, at age unknown.

Sally Arrowood and Mr. Metcalf had the following children:

10. Humphrey Posey3 Arrowood (James2, Nathaniel1)(71) was born in Macon Co, NC 1829. Humphrey died date unknown at age unknown.

He married twice. He married Mary A. (Arrowood) before 1850 in maybe, Union Co, GA. Mary was born circa 1828 in Pendleton Dist, GA. Mary died date unknown at age unknown. He married Mary Crisp February 11, 1899 in Sugarfork, Macon Co, NC.(72) Mary was born circa 1854. Mary died date unknown at age unknown. According to conflicting evidence, she married Humphrey Posey Arrowood February 11, 1889 in Macon Co, NC.(73)

According to conflicting evidence, he married Mary Crisp February 11, 1889 in Macon Co, NC.(74)

Humphrey Posey Arrowood and Mary A. (Arrowood) had the following children:

11. Powell3 Arrowood (James2, Nathaniel1) was born in North Carolina circa 1830. Powell died date unknown at age unknown.

He married Elizabeth (Arrowood) date unknown. Elizabeth was born circa 1827 in North Carolina. Elizabeth died date unknown at age unknown.

He was listed as a neighbor of Josh D. Arrowood in the Census of 1850 in Blount Co, TN.(77) In the Census of 1850, Powell was listed as a head of household in Blount Co, TN.(78) In the Minutes of Macon Co. Court in March 1858, a list of insolvents includes Powell Arrowood, who was delinquent 50 cents balance of poll tax.

Powell Arrowood and Elizabeth (Arrowood) had the following child:

14. Catherine3 Arrowood (James2, Nathaniel1) was born in North Carolina circa 1837. Catherine died date unknown at age unknown.

She married William T. Pannell November 21, 1850 in Blount Co, TN.(91) William was born circa 1831 in North Carolina. William died date unknown at age unknown.

She was listed as a household member of Josh D. Arrowood's house in the Census of 1850 in Blount Co, TN.(92) She was listed as a neighbor of Powell Arrowood in the Census of 1850 in Blount Co, TN.(93)

Catherine Arrowood and William T. Pannell had the following child:


Notes and References


1. 1790 census Rowan Co. NC, Salisbury Dist.: Head of house, 3 females, 1 male under 16
2. Rowan Co. NC Will Book C, p.97: 3/1/1788 will of Peter Hammonds, witnessed by Nathaniel Arrowood.
3. 1850 census says age 59, mentions birthplace
4. James Arrowood's War of 1812 Pension File No. WF 34812, photocopy in author's possession, (hereafter cited as 1812 Pension WF 34812). Birth date, marriages, and death date confirmed by widow's pension file for War of 1812, including bounty land warrant application. 1850 census, Macon Co. NC, P.324 L.38: James Arrowood 59 b.Lincoln Carpenter RE$300; Sally Metcalf 25 b.Buncombe col.12, Avoline " 5 b.Yancey, Marinda 2 b.Macon; Rachel Arrowood 22 b.Buncombe col.12; [P.325 L.1] Avoline Arrowood 11 [or 17] b.Macon; Sarah Fore 60 col.12 col.13=pauper, Mary " 30 col.13=idiotic, both b.Buncombe; Martha Graves 28 b.Buncombe col.12, Jane " 6, Ed.A " 1, both b.Macon.
5. 1850 census says age 59, mentions birthplace
6. Affidavit of; Edmond Dalrymple in; and 1812 Pension WF 34812.
7. 6/8/1860 census Cherokee Co. NC, P.340 L.27, Murphy District: Martha Arrowood 38 b.Buncombe Co. NC Widow PE$250; Francis A. " 20f b.Macon Co. NC; Edmond 11, Ceila Matilda 7, both b.Macon Co. NC. [near Humphrey Arrowood]
8. James Arrowood, 1830 US Census, Macon Co. NC, P.25 L.11, Series M-19, Roll 123, National Archives, Washington, DC: James Arrowood 2110001 - 120001 Total=9 (hereafter cited as 1830 census, P.25 L.11, Macon Co. NC).
9. Jas Arrowood, 1840 US Census, Macon Co. NC, P.144, Series T-5, Roll 115, National Archives, Washington, DC: Jas Arrowood 11211001 - 3212001 Total=16 Ag=5 Mfg Trade=1 (hereafter cited as 1840 census, P.144, Macon Co. NC).
10. James Arrowood, 1850 US Census, Macon Co. NC, P.324 L.38, National Archives, Washington, DC: James Arrowood 59 b.Lincoln Carpenter RE$300; Sally Metcalf 25 b.Buncombe col.12, Avoline " 5 b.Yancey, Marinda 2 b.Macon; Rachel Arrowood 22 b.Buncombe col.12; [P.325 L.1] Avoline Arrowood 11 [or 17] b.Macon; Sarah Fore 60 col.12 col.13=pauper, Mary " 30 col.13=idiotic, both b.Buncombe; Martha Graves 28 b.Buncombe col.12, Jane " 6, Ed.A " 1, both b.Macon (hereafter cited as 1850 census, P.324 L.38, Macon Co. NC).
11. James E. Wooley, Macon Co. NC Marriages 1829-1939, 975.6982 V28w, (hereafter cited as Macon Co. Marriages).
12. U.S. General Index to Pension Files 1861-1934, (Nat'l Archives, microfilm), T288, Roll 12, , (hereafter cited as T288 Index, Roll 12).

6/28/1880 census Whitley Co. KY, ED.111 S.50 L.46, Lower regions Dist. No. 7:
Arwood Franklin 32 farmer b.NC fb,mb.[dim]; Pollyan 32 wife Keeping house, b.KY f,m.b.KY col.22,23; Martha 65 mother wid. b.KY f,m.b.[dim] col.22,23.
13. Charley Maynard Cornelius, Early Marriages, Whitley County, Kentucky, Long Beach, CA Public Library, GenR 976.91 W613Co, , (hereafter cited as Cornelius, Whitley Marriages).
14. Wm C. Mitchell, 1860 US Census, Whitley Co. KY (Woodbind P.O.), P.725 L.3 H.709 F.658, Series M-653, Roll 400, National Archives, Washington, DC: (hereafter cited as 1860 census, P.725 L.3, Whitley Co. KY). Wm C Mitchell 32 b.KY Far RE$100 PE$400; Martha 33 b.KY; Mary A 15 b.KY.
15. Polly Ann Arwood, 1900 US Census, Whitley Co. KY (Corbin Precinct, Corbin), ED.137 S.13 L.89 H F.245, National Archives, Washington, DC: (hereafter cited as 1900 census, ED.137 S.13 L.89, Whitley Co. KY). Arwood Plly Ann Feb 1856-54 [sic] wid. 0/0 b.KY fb.KY mb.VA Farmer _NNY OFF 53; Mitchell George nephew May 1876 24 sgl b.KY fb.KY mb.VA Farmer _NNY R_F 54; Hart, Boyd lodger Sep 1882 17 sgl b.KY f,m.b.TN Farm labor 4YYY.
16. George Mitchel, 1910 US Census, Whitley Co. KY (Precinct #15 - Mag Dist 4, Eight Street), ED.244 P.16B L.56 H.314 F.326, National Archives, Washington, DC: (hereafter cited as 1910 census, ED.244 P.16B L.56, Whitley Co. KY). Mitchel George 34 m1.7 Fireman Railroad W No 12 YY-OMH2 6X5; Colur wife 27 m1.7 4/2 YY-; Claud A son 4, Ethel M dau 2; Arwood Polly aunt 63 wid 0/0; everybody b.KY f,m.b.KY.
17. George Mitchell, 1920 US Census, Whitley Co. KY (Corbin Town, Oct No. 5 - West Corbin, Eighth Street), ED.286 S.11 L.38 H.227, Series T-625, Roll 602, National Archives, Washington, DC: (hereafter cited as 1920 census, ED.286 S.11 L.38, Whitley Co. KY). Mitchell George 45 b.KY fb.US mb.KY Car repairer, Steam railroad, W -NN; Calus wife 36 b.KY f,m.b.KY -YY; Claud son 14 b.KY f,m.b.KY YYY; Arwood Polly aunt 74 wid b.KY fb.US mb.KY -NN.
71. 1850 census Union Co. GA, P250 L34, 85th District, near William Arrowood:
Posey Arrowood 22 b.NC Laborer col.10; Mary 20 b.GA col.10,12.

6/5/1860 census Cherokee Co. NC, P.338 L.31, Murphy District:
Humphrey Arrowood 31 b.Macon Co. NC Farmer PE$200; Mary 32 b.Pendleton D. GA; Amanda A. 4, James 1, both b.Pendleton D. GA.

7/2/1870 census Macon Co. NC, P.338B L.2, Sugar Fork Twp, Franklin P.O.: Arrowood H P 45 b.NC Farmer RE$200 PE$100 col.19; Mary A. 39 b.NC; Martha J. 9, Mary E. 5, Humphrey P. 9/12, all ch. b.NC.

6/11/1880 census Macon Co. NC, ED.116 P.2 L.7, Sugar Fork Twp.:
Arrowood H.P. 52 Farmer b.NC fb.NC mb.NC (everybody on the page is NC NC NC); Mary wife 51 Keeping house; Jane M dau 19 At home, Mary E dau 15 At home, Drosey I son 11 Works on farm; Pennel William nephew 21 sgl Works on farm.
72. Myrtle Long Dowdle, Macon County Marriages 1877-1915, (Macon Co. NC Hist. Soc, 1992), Macon Co. Echoes, Vol.5 No.3 , (hereafter cited as Dowdle, Macon Co. Marriages).
73. Macon Co. Marriages, p.5, his age 69, her age 35, by M.B.Dockery, J.P.
74. Ibid., p.5, his age 69, her age 35, by M.B.Dockery, J.P.
75. Ibid., p.143, he age 21, she 20, by J.D.Vinson, M.G.
76. Ibid., p.137, Tipton, W.W. 21, Mary Arrowood 18, by B.G.Wild, M.G.
77. R1850 census, P.21A L.6, Blount Co. TN.
78. R1850 census, P.21A L.11, Blount Co. TN.
91. B. & B. Sistler, Early East Tennessee Marriages, Vol.2: Brides, (1987), , (hereafter cited as Early E.TN Marr (Brides)); and Little, Blount Co Marr., p.8, married by J.H.Donaldson, JP.
92. R1850 census, P.21A L.6, Blount Co. TN.
93. R1850 census, P.21A L.11, Blount Co. TN.
94. 1880 census, enumerated with Humphrey Arrowood as his nephew


Index

(Arrowood)

(Arrowood), Elizabeth (marriage to Powell Arrowood) (i2093), b.1827-
(Arrowood), Mary A. (marriage to Humphrey Posey Arrowood) (i1821), b.1828-
(Arrowood), an unknown woman (marriage to James Arrowood) (i59), b.1791-

Arrowood

Arrowood, Amanda A. (i1823), b.1856-
Arrowood, Avoline (i1847), b.1839-
Arrowood, Catherine (i2095), b.1837-
Arrowood, Ceila Matilda (i2287), b.1853-
Arrowood, David (i690), b.1830-
Arrowood, Edmond A. Franklin (i2286), b.1849-d.1891
Arrowood, Elizabeth (i697), b.1825-
Arrowood, H. P. (i1970), b.1848-
Arrowood, Humphrey Posey (i1820), b.1829-
Arrowood, James (i58), b.1790-d.1858
Arrowood, James (i1822), b.1822-
Arrowood, James (i2854), b.1859-
Arrowood, Jos. A. (i2103), b.1849-
Arrowood, Josh D. (i1968), b.1823-
Arrowood, Malinda (i29), b.1813-
Arrowood, Martha J. (i1825), b.1861-
Arrowood, Martha J. (marriage to John T. Welch) (i1825), b.1861-
Arrowood, Mary E. (i2293), b.1864-
Arrowood, Nathaniel (i116), b.1764-d.1790
Arrowood, Nathaniel (i568), b.1813-
Arrowood, Powell (i2092), b.1830-
Arrowood, Rachel (i2292), b.1828-
Arrowood, Winney (i2097), b.1831-

Crisp

Crisp, Mary (marriage to Humphrey Posey Arrowood) (i696), b.1854-

Davis

Davis, Winnie (marriage to James Arrowood) (i556), b.1791-d.1840

Ford

Ford, Martha (marriage to James Arrowood) (i623), b.1822-d.1894

Metcalf

Metcalf, Avoline (i2290), b.1845-
Metcalf, Marinda (i2291), b.1848-
Metcalf, Mr. (marriage to Sally Arrowood) (i2288), b.1825-d.1850

Mitchell

Mitchell, Polly Ann (marriage to Edmond A. Franklin Arrowood) (i3059), b.1846-d.1910

Pannell

Pannell, William T. (marriage to Catherine Arrowood) (i2094), b.1831-

Pennel

Pennel, William (i703), b.1859-

Tipton

Tipton, W. W. (marriage to Mary E. Arrowood) (i694), b.1861-

Wood

Wood, William (marriage to Elizabeth Arrowood) (i698)

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