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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.

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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.

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Maggie Kilby Pennington (center facing right)650 viewsMaggie Kilby Pennington is in the center facing right. Courtesy of Danny Miller
(bottom row) Mary Kilby, her mother Callie Pennington Kilby, Almeda Grubb Pennington, Orlean Pennington Young; (middle) Linnie Lawrence Pennington, Maggie Kilby Pennington, Martha Pennington Sturgill (top row) Cicero Pennington, unknown (could he be I. R. Kilby, Callie's husband???), Dent Pennington. Further indentification courtesy of Emily Kilby
MaggieKilbyPennington(topleft)andPopKilbyYoung(bottomm.jpg570 viewsMaggie Kilby Pennington (top left) and Mary "Pop" Kilby Young (Middle bottom). Others unknown. Does anyone know who they are? Courtesy of Danny Miller

MARTHASGRADPARTY039.jpg483 viewsPhoto by Don Smith May 26, 2007. You might want to check out the Whitetop Mountain Band's Website. Courtesy of Don
MARTHASPENCER.jpg644 viewsPhoto July 31, 2006 by Don Smith at the Chilhowie VA Lion's Club.
MaryMarintha(Pop)KilbyYoung.jpg776 viewsDaughter of Thornton and Phoebe Marilda Weaver Kilby. Courtesy of Danny Miller
maysheldon.jpg505 viewsLived in Grayson County in the 1860s.
miliehartsmall.jpg606 viewsBorn in 1842, daughter of John Hart. Courtesy of Mary C. Blevins
minnieanderson~0.jpg523 viewsMinnie Elvira Anderson with her second husband, Charlie Deathridge (sp?), and her son Gale from a prior relationship. Minnie is my great-grandmother, Papaw James Virgil Anderson's mother. Uncle Gale is 90 years old and still living in the Smyth County area. Picture from Lena Anderson Osborne.

MinniewithVirgil.jpg575 viewsThis is Papaw James Virgil Anderson as a baby, with his mother, Minnie Elvira Anderson. She was married twice that I'm aware of, neither time to Papaw Anderson's biological father. Courtesy of Chrissie A. Peters
Minnie_Brown_Parks.jpg502 viewsMinnie Brown Parks was the second wife of William Kendrick Parks -- she was a widow -- not sure what her maiden name was. Lived in the Grant area. Courtesy of Chrissie A. Peters.
mlpweaver.jpg691 viewsThis is Martha Litisha Phipps, daughter of James Harvey Phipps and Evaline Weaver, and wife of Clayborn Monroe Weaver. They lived at Wolf Knob, Grayson County, Virginia.
Bedsaul, Carl J.497 viewsThis one is labeled Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Bedsaul. The 1920 census for Carroll County, VA shows a Carl J. Bedsaul, age 25, with wife Pearl. He is doubtless a relative of Martha Bedsaul who married Stephen F. Frost of Carroll. Courtesy of Mike Marshall
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