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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 valley mapNew 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.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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Family AlbumsThis category contains collections of photos from families of the upper New River Valley area.
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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 545 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 3904 times

Matney Family Photographs


Miscellaneous Matney Family Photographs

The following photographs are courtesy of Victoria Stewart, and are of unknown individuals believed to be members of the Matney Family of Watauga County, North Carolina. If you are able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Victoria Stewart. Many thanks.

6 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 326 times

Sexton Family Photo Album


5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 453 times

Smitteel Family Album of Grayson County, Virginia


The following photographs were provided by the Bookhouse, 805 N. Emerson St., Arlington, Virginia 22205. Phone 703-527-7797 Natalie Hughes, Proprietor. - Many thanks

Only four of these photos are identified. Most are 1/9th plate tin types, although a few are cart-de- visitie type (paper) photographs. One of the unidentified photos has a backmark stating that it was made by "Wilson & Welsh, Photographers, Summerfield, Grayson Co., Va."

21 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 253 times

Warren Family Photographs


4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 414 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album

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Album viewed 0 times

Welsh Records


Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 481 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Watauga County, NC People


11 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2007
Album viewed 249 times

Wilkes County, NC People


11 files, last one added on Apr 08, 2006
Album viewed 268 times

Wythe County, VA People


20 files, last one added on Oct 30, 2006
Album viewed 1047 times


15 albums on 2 page(s) 2

Random files - New River Valley People
afw2.jpg1072 viewsFront row, left to right, Arthur Jackson Weaver, Hazel Weaver Poole, Fannie Blevins Weaver, Mary Weaver Blevins, Maxine Weaver Blevins; back row, left to right, Mattie Weaver Waddell, J. Clayborn Weaver, George Weaver, Dillard Weaver. Photo taken March 13, 1982 at Grassy Creek, NC by Jeff Weaver, on the occasion of the funeral of Clarence Edward Weaver.
weavergrandchildren.jpg776 viewsTaken at Grassy Creek, August 1983 Front row, Sylvia Weaver, Betty Waddell Parsons, Edna Mae Weaver; Middle Row, Lora Jane Church Weaver, Emmaline Blevins, Bette Jane Poole, Michael Coley, Sarah Weaver. Back row, Eric Weaver, Michael Blevins, Jeff Weaver, John Blevins, David Blevins.
Mullins, Phina Faye Richardson538 viewsBorn in Smyth County, VA, later moved to Sykesville, MD. Courtesy of Karen Lovell
phippsmltroy.jpg661 viewsTroy Phipps (1867-1879) and Martha Litisha Phipps (1865-1935) were the two youngest children of James Harvey Phipps and Eveline Weaver Phipps. They were raised on Silas Creek in Ashe County, NC.
911.jpg1134 viewsFrom Jeff Weaver's collection.
woodmw.jpg666 viewsMartha Davis Wood, wife of floyd Wood, and daughter of John Davis and Martha Weiss, born 4/20/1871 in Grayson County, VA; Died 10/19/1937. She was deaf. Courtesy of Bette Nelson
stny1926.jpg395 viewsClass photo from about 1926, mainly of younger children. Many students need to be identified. Courtesy of Jason Duncan

Last additions - New River Valley People
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s281 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family268 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.269 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County233 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?242 viewsSep 18, 2013
Photos believed to be Nancy Matney (left) and Mahala Matney (right).290 viewsThese photos were taken at Clyde, Watuaga County, North Carolina, in a style of about 1910.Sep 18, 2013
Testerman - Troy Testerman & Ida Hash Testerman and family Courtesy of Clinton Getzinger289 viewsSep 18, 2013
Ford - Ninevah Ford276 viewsSep 18, 2013