I've read all the posts and find very little mention of Arrowsmiths in Southern Illinois. My grandmother was Vena Bell Arrowsmith Modlin, b 5/6/1878 d 1/?/1972 in Odin, Marion Co IL. I don't know her parents names. I know she had two sisters, known to me as Aunt Et (Etta?) and Aunt Gussie (?). I think there was a brother, Uncle Alvie (Alva?). I don't know if this is of any help to anyone or not.