This posting is a follow-up to my earlier posting regarding the Yearwoods/Earwoods, Arrowoods/Arwoods of western NC from 1778-1800.It seems as if the Arwood/Arrowood line is different from the Yearwood/Earwood group, but their proximity to each other and the association of the names as variations are striking enough to warrant further investigation.
Surry County, VA John & Katherine Yearwood & son Robert, b. 1752
Halifax County, NC John Earwood witnessing will of Green Emry, and also shown as landholder adjacent to Green Emry in a deed the same year.
Rowan, NC John Earwood, possibly John of Halifax Joseph Earwood, possibly son of John Martin Earwood, possibly son of John John Arrowood, same Militia Dist as Earwoods James Arrowood, same Militia Dist as Earwoods
Burke, NC Robert Erwood, making improvements on Hugh Brevard land, formerly owned by John Fish, possibly son of John in Rowan
Rowan, NC Joseph Garwood p. 170, possibly Joseph Earwood James Ariwood p. 171 Ann Arriwood p. 171 Benjamin Yarwood p.178
Lincoln, NC William Earwood p. 111 Thomas Earwood p. 111 John Earwood p. 111 Mary Earwood p. 111 John Arrowood p. 114 Zachariah Arrowood p.115
Queen Anne, MD John Arwood p. 101
Washington County, GA Robert Yearwood from Burke, NC
Warren County, GA Andrew Earwood, son of Robert, 300 acres on Big Creek & Ogechee River just across Washington County, GA line
Rowan, NC John Arrowood, Sr.p. 43045+ years John Arrowood, Jr.p. 43026-45 James Arrowoodp. 43045+ Henry Arrowoodp. 43026-45 Jacob Garrawoodp. 43126-45 Thomas Garrawoodp. 43116-26 Henry Harawoodp. 43226-45 John Harawoodp. 43226-45 James Arrawoodp. 43545+
Lincoln, NC William Earwood, Sr. p. 81345+ William Earwood, Jr. p. 81326-45 Thomas Earwoodp. 81345+ John Earwoodp. 81326-45 Daniel Earwoodp. 81326-45 Benjamin Arriwoodp. 88326-45
Rutherford, NC James Arrowoodp. 9426-45 Benjamin Earwoodp. 10826-45 Mary Earwoodp. 10945+ Edmund Earwoodp. 10926-45
Pendleton, SC Robert Earwoodp. 3945+ H. Anders Earwoodp. 3926-45 (Andrew)
Understanding that Burke, Lincoln, and Rutherford counties were all created from Rowan and Tryon counties, one can surmise that these families did not move around as much as it would appear.
I am convinced that 1778 Burke Robert Erwood is the same as 1800 Pendleton Robert Earwood based on a bond produced in Lincoln County Court of Pleas in 1809 that showed Hugh Brevard made title to a piece of land to Robert Earwood in October 1778.Robert shows up as making improvements to a piece of land owned by Hugh Brevard in Burke County in July 1778.Hugh Brevard obviously sold the piece of land to Robert in October 1778.Andrew Earwood also shows up in the Court of Pleas of Lincoln in 1806, which seems to be the Andrew Yearwood of Habersham County, GA.
Looking for any connections between Arwoods/Arrowoods and Yearwoods/Earwoods, as well as thoughts on conclusion of Robert being part of the Lincoln County crowd, being brother to William, Sr., Thomas, and John, all four of which possibly sons to John of Halifax.
What say ye fellow Yearwood researchers?Please e-mail or reply post with thoughts or questions.