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New River Notes — Complete
January 21, 2014
After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.
In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.
We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More
New River Notes
January 6, 2013
New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.
New River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.
This section includes articles covering the history of the New River area from the earliest European settlers in the what became the United States up to recent events. They are grouped by the historical time periods in the headings below.
Early Settlers 17th Century until Revolutionary Period
- The Draper Papers - Upper New River Valley References
- The Burning of Kingston, New York
- Diary of Captain Benjamin Warren at Massacre of Cherry Valley
- William Preston Letter
- List of Tories and Quakers
- Revolutionary War Soldiers of the Upper New River Valley
- The Destruction of Richmond, Virginia
- The Battle of Fort Griswold
- Revolutionary War Pension Roll Ashe County, North Carolina
Federal and Antebellum Periods (1800 - 1860)
- Republican Party Committee of Correspondence, in Virginia 1800
- Selena Booker's War of 1812 Pension Application
- Appeal For Manhood Suffrage - by T. E. Burch
- 56th Virginia Militia - 1814-1816
- Henry Walker Affidavit for Revolutionary War Pension Application
- Deposition of James Keys
- 1835 Map of the New River Valley
- North Carolina Volunteers Participating in the Indian Removal, April 7, 1838
- Investigation into the Justice of the Mexican War
- A Biographical Sketch of Henry A. Wise, With a History of the Political Campaign of 1855
- Virginia County Vote on the Secession Ordinance, May 23, 1861
Reconstruction and the Victorian Era (1866 - 1900)