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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.

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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.

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wolfknobsch1901.jpg450 viewsThis school group is not a complete picture, but it is all I have.
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wolfknobsch1924.jpg518 viewsIn the back row, left to right: Hoyle Weaver, Claude Spencer, Hazel Owen, Marvin Weaver, Winnie Weaver, Clara Weaver, Florence Weaver, Sybil Owen, and Mattie Weaver
In the front row, left to right: Luther Farmer, Reuben Kilby, Ray Weaver, Cody Owen, Cleve Sturgill, Otis Kilby, Ralph Spencer, Herbert Sturgill and Raymond Owen.
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wolfknobschool20a.jpg566 viewsThis is a school photograph made at the Wolf Knob School in the early 1920s. Wolf Knob School, Rugby, Grayson County, Virginia, ca. 1920

Left to right, 1st row: Boy behind tree unknown, Raymond Owen, Monty Greer, Severt Spencer, May Perry, Clyde Kilby, Mary Edith Farmer, Jincy Duvall, Grace Kilby, Blanche Owen, Gaither Testerman, Mazie Farmer, Wave Farmer, Vincy Spencer, Woodrow Kilby.
2nd Row: Blair Kilby, Guida Sturgill, Vilena Weaver, Gay Reedy, Mamie Greer, Cora Greer, Ralph Spencer, Walter Perry, Chester Testerman, Gaither Farmer, Cora Sturgill, Maggie Owen, Cleve Farmer, Charlie Duvall, Dean Kilby, Mae Sebastian (Teacher), Ruth Kilby, Charity Kilby, Maryann Spencer, Sybil Owen, Fanny Kilby, Cody Owen, Ora Kilby, Garman Spencer, Arthur Farmer, Otis Kilby, Nancy Jane Farmer, Ersadell Sturgill, Gaither Kilby (Teacher), Guy Kilby.

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wt_store.jpg498 viewsWilliam T. Porter b abt 1863 d 13 Apr 1940 and his 1st wife Etta Jane Mallory b 06 Dec 1866 d 12 Nov 1905. This is his store that was located near Fries VA. Children in photo are Verna, Vestal, and Clarence. I don't know who the dark haired woman is.
Courtesy of Terry Porter.
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Maple Shade School491 viewsThe Old Maple Shade School, constructed in Potato Creek Community (Mouth of Wilson PO) in 1913 by E.L. Robbins, Class for students were held here until 1948 . Someone set fire to the building in the early 1990's. Photo courtesy of David Arnold. Identification courtesy of Shirley Cox Gordon.
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youngschapch.jpg492 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver 2004. This congregation was founded in 1845 and is co-located with the campus of the Oak Hill Academy.
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Mouth of Wilson - Young's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery838 viewsPhoto March 17, 2008 by Jeff Weaver
 
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