WELCOME


~ The pieces are all sewn together, stitched with love.........and a quilt tells a story and the story is our past ~

The Arrowood family immigrated from England to Maryland in the 1700's. They went south, eventually settling in the mountains of North Carolina. Later , some went further south, into the Piedmont of North Carolina, in search of work and a better way of life.



I am in search of my family.

I search for those that came before me, and lived their lives as best they could. I am in search of their stories, how they lived, and how they loved.


I shared this love of seeking the past with my Dad, sharing each new finding with him, the thrill in his heart intermingling with mine. I continue this search in his honor, and hope to know these people of ours when I join up with them all in heaven.

~ Steve Lewis Arrowood 1932-2008 ~


Come with me, back to a simpler time and place. A place far removed from the hectic pace of today. To a time when life was hard, but the rewards were great. When your quality of life was determined by your own sweat, your own toil, and your own ingenuity.


Would you like a glass of sweet tea? Let's sit out on the porch where we will catch the sweetly scented breeze of summertime. Maybe Grandma will fry up some of her wonderful chicken... Time slows here.

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"We shape our lives not by what we carry with us, but what we leave behind."

~You live as long as you are remembered.~


"Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. " Author: Unknown


"But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you from the wisdom of former generations."

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Arrowood Family

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fielden and Lillie Arrowood


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Fielden Winfred Arrowood was the third child born to Welzia and Isabell Correll Arrowood.
Fielden “Phil” Arrowood was born July 13, 1883. He married Lillie Miller. Lillie was born April 25, 1888.

He and Lillie had six children. First born was Maggie in 1908, then came Luther Martin on January 09, 1909. The next child was Bessie Mamie Arrowood in 1912, then they had Lonnie "Lone" Arrowood. The last two were Glenn Henry, on May 08, 1916, and sister Helen, who was born after Fielden’s death.

Fielden passed away on September 07, 1918, in Gastonia , North Carolina, at the age of 36. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Gastonia. The death certificate says he died from a stomach ulcer.

He and Lillie were on the 1910 census records, shown as living in the township of Bradshaw in Mitchell County, North Carolina. They must have moved to Gastonia sometime within the next seven or eight years. I located Fielden and Lillie in the Gastonia Directory, in the year of 1918.




After Fielden died and as the years passed, Lillie and her children fell out of touch with the Arrowood family. I found out that Lillie lived in Gaston County until her death on September 23, 1976. Apparently she never remarried. I found Lillie on the Belmont City Directory.




In later years Glenn Henry and his wife, Hazel, would gather with us at our family reunions. Glenn married Hazel Warren and had two children, a girl and a boy. Sadly, Glenn passed away on October 24, 2004 in Mecklenburg County, N.C. He was always quick with a smile, a handsome man.


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