~ 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."
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Resting here along a rolling ridge, are Daniel Shell and Polly Miller Shell, who were pioneers to this area. The creek that runs nearby is called Shell Creek, after Daniel.
Many of this couple's descendants are also buried here.
Daniel and Polly were my fourth Great Grandparents.
They were the parents of Elizabeth "Eliza" Shell Winters.
Eliza Shell Winters and her husband William "Bill" Winters are buried near to Daniel and Polly Miller Shell.
Laura Shell Richardson, a descendant, donated the land for this cemetery, many years ago.
Eliza Shell Winters and William Winters were the parents of the Seven Devils and the Seven Angels. Seven sons and seven daughters.
One of the daughters was Sarah Ellen "Ellender" Winters Arrowood Miller.
Sarah Ellender married Samuel A. Arrowood . They were my 2nd Great Grandparents.