~ 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

Sunday, March 18, 2012

In Search of Joseph Winters, Son of Stephen and Sarah Duckworth Winters ~

I finally located Joseph G. Winters, son of Stephen W. Winters and Sarah E. Duckworth Winter. He was the grandson of William and Mary Belew Winters of Quaker Meadows, Canoe Creek, Burke County, North Carolina.

He died after accidentally being burned with scalding water. He apparently sat in boiling water and suffered second degree burns from which he never recovered.

God Bless him, for he must have suffered with such burns.

He was living in Durham County, North Carolina and his death record indicates he had lived in Durham for fourteen years preceding his death at age 77.

Birth: Mar. 21, 1850
Oak Hill (Burke County)
Burke County
North Carolina, USA Death: May 12, 1927
Durham County
North Carolina

Name: Joseph G Winters
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 77
Birth Date: 21 Mar 1850
Birth Place: Burke, North Carolina, United States
Death Date: 12 May 1927
Death Location: Durham, Durham County
Spouse's Name: Francis Carolina Winters
Father's Name: Stephen Winters
Mother's Name: Doe (Sarah Duckworth)
Cause of death: Accidentally burned, scalding water

Joseph's first wife was Kansas Salina Pope ~

Joseph is buried in what is now called Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Durham, North Carolina.

It has been called different names through the years and changed ownership as well. Formerly known as Markham Cemetery and Pine Hill and more recently as Woodlawn Memorial.

Joseph was my first cousin, five times removed.

Rest in Peace, Joseph.

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