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

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Zachariah Winters and Temperance London Winters ~ During the Civil War

Zachariah Winters, son of William and Mary Belew Winters, is listed as "head of household" in the 1830 and 1840 NC Census records. Later, in the 1850 and 1860 Census records, Temperance is listed as "head of household".

In April of 1845, Temperance and her brother-in-law, Stephen Winters were listed as "Qualifying executors"" for William Winters' Will, when presented for probate.

Temperance passed in 1869, her will was dated July 22, 1868 and was probated on April 7, 1869.  Listed in her Will were son,
James Winters, daughters Louisa Winters Benfield and her husband Alfred Benfield. 
Witness : James Avery, R. H. Alexander.

Probate:  Entitled parties were (Sons) William MarcusWinters, James Lenoir Winters, and Zachariah Doctor Winters, (Daughters) Louisa Catherine Benfield, Delphia J. Giles and Ann M. Benfield.

Four of Temperance and Zachariah's sons served for the Confederacy in the Civil War.
William Marcus Winters was called "Captain".



Zachariah Doctor Winters was captured in Jacksboro, Tennessee and confined to Rock Island, Illinois until the end of the war in 1865.

Moulton Winters served in several Companies during the course of the war and last served in Company G, Ist Regiment NC Infantry as of February 10, 1862.   Moulton mustered in as a Private, promoted to Corporal,  and was present and accounted for until he was killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1 , 1863.

Name: Moulton Winters


Enlistment Date: 25 Apr 1861

Enlistment Place: Burke County, North Carolina

Side Served: Confederacy

State Served: North Carolina

Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal (As of Co. D, 11th Inf Rgmt).

Enlisted in Company D, 11th Infantry Regiment North Carolina.

Enlisted as a Private on 25 April 1861 at the age of 21.

Enlisted in Company G, 1st Volunteers Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 25 Apr 1861.

Mustered Out Company G, 1st Volunteers Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 12 Nov 1861.

Killed Company D, 11th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 1 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.


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Alfred Winters was injured and taken prisoner and transported to Point Lookout in Maryland, where he died, as rank Private, on December 12, 1863.
To read further about the deplorable conditions of Point Lookout, click here.

He is buried in the Confederate Cemetery at Point Lookout Park.
His memorial in Find A Grave.
Name: Alfred Winters


Residence: Burke County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

Enlistment Date: 22 Apr 1862

Enlistment Place: Burke County, North Carolina

Side Served: Confederacy

State Served: North Carolina

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 April 1862 at the age of 21.

Enlisted in Company B, 54th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 19 May 1862.

Died of disease as a POW Company B, 54th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 12 Dec 1863 at Point Lookout, MD.

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Moulton and Alfred's names are listed on the Civil War Monument located on the grounds of the old Court House in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina.

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