James Arrowood of Wilkes Co. NC


Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
ROOTS V, ver 5.01
MARCUM Project Version 202
March 27, 1997

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Arrowood, Arwood


First Generation

1. James1 Arrowood of Wilkes,(1) son of John Arrowood of Maryland, was born in Maryland, or North Carolina after 1755. James died date unknown at age unknown.

He married twice. He married Rachel Davis after 1 Apr 1802 in Rutherford Co, NC.(2) Rachel and James may have had one daughter.

He married Elisa Crowder after 11 June 1805 in Rutherford Co, NC.(3) Elisa was born before 1765. Some information about her family can be found in Early Crowders of Rutherford Co. TN.

Lisey and James may have had two daughters, who have not been identified. It appears that some of her husband's descendants may have attributed her maiden name to the wife of her stepson, James Arrowood.

Conflicting evidence states that James was born before 1765. James took out a bond to marry Rachel Davis 1 Apr 1802 in Rutherford Co, NC.(4) James took out a bond to marry Elisa Crowder 11 June 1805 in Rutherford Co, NC.(5) In Rutherford County, NC, on August 8, 1795, he bought from Thomas Davis, for sixty pounds, "certain pieces of land lying ... on the Shole branch of Puzzel Creek originally patented by Jacob Davis ... to a stake in Eavis' line ... being one hundred acres more or less ...". The deed was witnessed by Abel Lewis and Bartlett Eavis.

On July 8, 1797, John Arrowood of Spartanburg County, South Carolina sold one hundred acres on the Middle Fork of Sandy Run, in Rutherford County. No connection between John and James has been found.

The 1800 census of Rutherford County found James Arrowood, age 26-44, with no adult woman, two sons in each range 0-9 and 10-15, two daughters 0-9 and one 10-15.(6)

On February 27, 1802, James sold the one hundred acres on Puzzle Creek. Rutherford County Deed Book 24-26, page 98 records an 1807 sale by James Arrowood to Anthony Enloe. The deeds have not yet been examined to see if they match the 1795 purchase. The next sale in Rutherford County by an Arrowood occurred 78 years later, in 1885.

It appears that he remarried, to a woman his own age, sometime after 1800. The 1810 census of Wilkes County shows James Arriwood and wife, both over age 45, with one of his earlier daughters, now age 10-14, a new girl 5-9, and two more girls under 5. Perhaps these latter three may be his granddaughters.(7)

Some of his children seem to have crossed the border into nearby Washington County, Tennessee, in the mid-1810s, and then returned to Burke County, which lies between there and Wilkes County.

James Arrowood of Wilkes had the following children:


Notes and References


1. Rutherford Co. NC Deed Records, Book 7-9, pp.24-25, deed from Thomas Davis to James Arrowood (LDS Film 19,913)
2. Presumed to marry after issuance of marriage bond.
3. Presumed to marry after issuance of marriage bond.
4. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives (Raleigh: NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, 1977. 88 microfiche), Grooms, p.211, Arrowood James Sr and Davis Rachel, 01 Apr 1802, Record 086 01 007, Bondsman James Arrowood, Bond No. 132,244 (hereafter cited as NC State Archives, Index of Marriage Bonds).
5. Ibid., p.2405, Errowood James and Crowder Lisey, 11 June 1805, Record 086 01 085, Bondsman Henry Peeler, Witness David Hoyl JP., Bond No. 133,357.
6. 1800 census Rutherford Co. NC, P.94: James Arrowood 22010 - 21000 - 00
7. 1810 census Wilkes Co. NC, P.865: James Arriwood 00001 - 21101 - 00a
8. Bondsmen William Miller, Wm Irwin. Married (date blank) Joseph Young JP; and Bond Wm Miller, Betsey Arrerwood. Lic. Wm Mitchell, Rebecca Arrerwood
9. Bondsmen William Miller, Wm Irwin. Married (date blank) Joseph Young JP; and Bond Wm Miller, Betsey Arrerwood. Lic. Wm Mitchell, Rebecca Arrerwood


Index

Arrowood

Arrowood, James (i1794), b.1794-d.1845
Arrowood, James, of Wilkes (i667), b.1755-
Arrowood, John (i762), b.1797-d.1864
Arrowood, Rebecca (Betsey) (i1301)
Arrowood, William, of Burke Co. (i1846), b.1785

Arwood

Arwood, Jesse, of Tennessee (i1256), b.1793-

Crowder

Crowder, Elisa (marriage to James Arrowood of Wilkes) (i4725), b.1765-

Davis

Davis, Rachel (marriage to James Arrowood of Wilkes) (i4726)

Mitchell or Miller

Mitchell or Miller, William (marriage to Rebecca (Betsey) Arrowood) (i1302), b.1795-

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