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John "The Indian Fighter" Arrowood
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1797
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1864
Mitchell County
North Carolina, USA

John married Frances "Fanny" Fannia Barnett and together they had at least 13 children.

Toward the end of the War of 1812, John enlisted at Jonesboro , in Washington County, Tennessee, as a substitute for Jesse Arrowood, who had been drafted. He travelled 100 miles to Knoxville, where on September 20, 1814, he was mustered into service as a Private in Capt. Abner Pearce's Company of the 3rd Tennessee Militia. The following spring, he was discharged at Fort Williams, in central Alabama, on April 10, 1815. After selling his final pay voucher to a man in Western Tennessee, he returned to Jonesboro.

Family legend states that he named the community of Bear Wallow, when he found evidence that bears had wallowed in the mud on his land. He lived near the Big Rock Creek area.


Son ~ William B. Arrowood
Son ~ Thomas Arrowood
Son ~ John B. Arrowood
Son ~ McHenry B."Mack Henry" Arrowood
Daughter ~ Sarah Ann Arrowood Austin Presnell
Daughter ~ Nancy Alice Arrowood Ross
Son ~ Samuel Augustus Arrowood
Daughter ~ Barbara "Barbary" Arrowood
Son ~ George Washington Arrowood
Son ~ Wesley Arrowood
Son ~ Pinkney Arrowood
Daughter ~ Frances (Fanny)Arrowood

During an interview for a newspaper article, daughter Fanny, related that her parents had raised the children of her father's brothers, who were her cousins. The early census records, being as they are, make it difficult to distinguish actual children and those raised in the household belonging to his deceased brothers.

I believe that John died and was buried on his land in Mitchell county, NC. Until his final resting place is verified, he is placed here, alongside his wife.

Family links: 
  Frances Barnett Arrowood (1802 - 1872)
  William B. Arrowood (1819 - 1865)*
  Thomas Arrowood (1820 - 1900)*
  John Bernie Arrowood (1825 - 1909)*
  McHenry B. Arrowood (1828 - 1900)*
  Nancy A. Arrowood Ross (1833 - 1911)*
  Samuel Augustus Arrowood (1836 - 1873)*
  Fannie Arrowood Whitehead (1840 - 1935)*
  George Washington Arrowood (1842 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Boone Cemetery
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: MJ
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50241410
John The Indian Fighter Arrowood
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