Nathan L. Arrowood

Sergeant, Company K, 14th Kentucky Cavalry

Researched by Stephen D. Bowling

Nathan L. and Sarah Arrowood

Born- December 29, 1820, in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Son of- believed to be the son of William and Susannah (Shuck) Arrowood

Married- about 1842 to Sarah Hollon (1819-1894) most likely in Ashe County, North Carolina

1850 Clay County, Kentucky Federal Census
House #533-533
Nathaniel Arwood         26
Sarrah Arwood            29
     Will Arwood         5
     James Arwood        2
     John Arwood         3 months
1860 Breathitt County Kentucky Federal Census
District 1, house #214-214
     N. L. Arrowood		  39
     Sarah Arrowood	          40
          William J. Arrowood	  15
          James Arrowood	  13
          John Arrowood		  11
          George W. Arrowood	  8
          Susannah Arrowood	  1
Military Service
Company K, 14th Kentucky Cavalry, United States Army  
Enrolled- 1862, December 3 in Breathitt County, Kentucky
Mustered in- 1863, February 14 in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky for 1 year- age 44
Highest Rank- Commissary Sergeant 
     promoted from Private on 1863, February 11) 
Rank Reduced- Commissary Sergeant to Sergeant on 1863, September 1
Last Paid- 1863, August 31 
     Amount for clothing in kind or money advanced- $101.71
     Due to the United States for arms, equipments, & c.- $7.93
     Bounty paid- $25.00
     Stop of pay for:	1 curb bridle		1 watering bridle
			1 pair of spurs		1 gun socket
			1 cartridge belt	1 waist belt	
Mustered out- 1864, March 24 at Camp Nelson, Jessamine County, Kentucky- age 45

Post War- Lived on Wolfe Pen Branch of Canoe and was a well-known Baptist Preacher

1870 Breathitt County, Kentucky Census
Precinct 8, house #87-87
	Nathan Arrowood		49
	Sarah Arrowood		50
		John Arrowood	20
		George Arrowood	17
		Susan Arrowood	11
		Louis Arrowood	10
Not located on the 1880 Federal Census
Union Service Invalid Pension
	1883, September 7
	Application #494735
	Certificate #533710
Nathan L. Arrowood’s pension tile.
1890 Breathitt County, Kentucky Veterans Census
House #349-368
	Nathan L. Arrowood
	Private, Company K, 14th Kentucky Cavalry
	Date of Enlistment- December 3, 1862
	Date of Discharge- March 4, 1864
	Length of Service- 1 year, 4 months, and 1 day
1900 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Crockettsville Precinct, house #2-2
	Nathan L. Arrowood              79     Born December 1820, Widowed
		Elisabeth Arrowood      32     Daughter-in-law
		Sheridan P. H. Arrowood	16     Grandson
		Martha Arrowood		14     Granddaughter
		Mary Arrowood		12     Granddaughter
		Susan J. Arrowood	13     Granddaughter
     The Berea Citizen
     Berea, Kentucky
     October 24, 1901, page 8

Breathitt County.

Sore eyes are general in this part of the county.

There is great confusion at present in this county over the coming election.  The Democrats of the county have a regular ticket in the field, and there is also a fusion ticket which is endorsed by the Republicans.  Great excitement prevails in the county, and trouble is feared.

Your correspondent had the pleasure a few days ago of visiting Uncle Nathan Arrowood, one of the pioneer preachers of Breathitt County.  He is 80 years old, and has been a minister of the Gospel for about 54 years.  The aged brother is in comparative good health, and has a good mind.  He says he is patiently waiting for his departure.
The Breathitt County News      
Jackson, Kentucky      
Friday, March 24, 1905, page 1 


Rev. Nathan L. Arrowood is slowly improving health. 

Died- October 8, 1905, on Wolfpen Branch of Canoe, Breathitt County, Kentucky. His date of death on the tombstone application listed his death as August 4, 1905.

A tombstone application for Nathan L. Arrowood was filed by Nathan’s grandson, Sigel Arrowood in 1968. Note that Sigel listed his grandfather’s middle name as “Leander” rather than the traditional “Lewis” as most genealogists use.
Nathan L. Arrowood’s tombstone at the Arrowood Cemetery near the head of Canoe includes a spelling error.

Buried- Nathan L. Arrowood Cemetery, Canoe, Breathitt County, Kentucky

© 2022 by Stephen D. Bowling.


About sdbowling

Director of the Breathitt County Public Library and Heritage Center in Jackson, Kentucky.
This entry was posted in Breathitt County, Civil War, Military, Union Army and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Nathan L. Arrowood

  1. Candina Arrowood Beebe says:

    I love hearing stories of my relatives. Thank you!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s