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Re: Yearwoods/Earwoods/Erwoods/Arwoods in NC
Posted by: Andrew Yearwood Date: February 01, 2001 at 21:50:17
In Reply to: Yearwoods/Earwoods/Erwoods/Arwoods in NC by Andrew Yearwood of 519

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.

1754

Surry County, VA
John & Katherine Yearwood & son Robert, b. 1752

1762

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.

1778

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

1790

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

1791

Washington County, GA
Robert Yearwood from Burke, NC

1794

Warren County, GA
Andrew Earwood, son of Robert, 300 acres on Big Creek & Ogechee River just across Washington County, GA line

1800

Rowan, NC
John Arrowood, Sr. p. 430 45+ years
John Arrowood, Jr. p. 430 26-45
James Arrowood p. 430 45+
Henry Arrowood p. 430 26-45
Jacob Garrawood p. 431 26-45
Thomas Garrawood p. 431 16-26
Henry Harawood p. 432 26-45
John Harawood p. 432 26-45
James Arrawood p. 435 45+

Lincoln, NC
William Earwood, Sr. p. 813 45+
William Earwood, Jr. p. 813 26-45
Thomas Earwood p. 813 45+
John Earwood p. 813 26-45
Daniel Earwood p. 813 26-45
Benjamin Arriwood p. 883 26-45

Rutherford, NC
James Arrowood p. 94 26-45
Benjamin Earwood p. 108 26-45
Mary Earwood p. 109 45+
Edmund Earwood p. 109 26-45

Pendleton, SC
Robert Earwood p. 39 45+
H. Anders Earwood p. 39 26-45 (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.

Andrew Yearwood


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