~ 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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Roan Mountain Rhodendron Festival June 2016

What a wonderful time I had! Thank you for the overwhelming response to my book. I enjoyed meeting all of you. I felt like I was "home" Up On Roan Mountain. :)


  1. My family traces back to Samuel Barber. We may be related. He arrived in Charles Town SC He arrived by ship. I'd be glad to share info.

  2. Martye, Please contact me and leave your contact info! THANKS

  3. I read Love and Mercy and loved it. I am married to David Arrowood in Hendersonville, NC. His father was Wiley Jerome Arrowood. He was born on Prices Creek in Yancey County, NC his father was William Arrowood and his mother Velvia Hudgins Arrowood. I know we must be related and my heart is calling me to Roan Mountain. I am a native of Hendersonville, NC. My family roots are Hyders, Livelys, Lydia's and Jones.

    1. Thank you for your kindness! I have been to Price's Creek, searching for my family. Beautiful place. I have your David in my data and we are half 5th cousins! So nice to "meet" you! :)