~ 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."
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Bushart Family Coat of Arms
Name Origin: England
The ancient name of Bushart finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain.
The surname Bushart is derived from a nickname in the Old French. The Old French nickname "Berart", from which the surname derives, meant "as strong as a bear." Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal.
First found in Brittany, where they were seated from very ancient times. They were seated in that province at Demaine where they were nobility from about the times of the Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Berard, Barrard, Berad and others.
The Bushart family lines connected to the Barringer family line when Margaret Bushart married Matthias Barringer. The Bushart and Barringer lines connected to the Setzer family line when Matthias Barringer's daughter, Catherine Bushart Barringer, married John Setzer.