~ 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.


"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."


Arrowood Family

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bovey Family Crest ~

French Version

English Version

The Anglo-Saxon name Bovey comes from the family having resided in the region of Bouville, in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla, in 1212. First found in England in Devonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before 1066. Spelling variations include Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.

The French name Bovey was first found in Marne adjacent to Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and were seated with lands and manor at Reims. Spelling variations of this family name include Bovey, Bovy, Bauve, Le Bauve, Lebauve, Bove, Le Bove, Bovo, Bavourx, Baveux, Bauvau, La Bauve and many more.

The Bovey family line connected to the Setzer line when Mary Magdalene Bovey married Jacob Setzer Sr.

My generation's 6th Great Grandparents! Jacob and Mary Magdalene's son, John Setzer married Catherine Bushart Barringer. (Buried at Old St. Paul's Reformed Lutheran Church Cemetery.)

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