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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.

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975.jpg722 viewsLaVerne Spencer Kiser to the left, John Blake Spencer in the center, Eric Weaver on the right. Photo by Jeff Weaver, August 1978.
976.jpg1059 viewsFamous as a musician. This photo was taken at the Haw Orchard Cemetery Decoration in 1978 by Jeff Weaver
Eastridge - Andrew and Martisha Eastridge347 viewsHe was the son of Pleasant Eastridge(born ~1808) and Phoebe Graybeal Eastridge (born 1810) - married in 1830.

Andrew had several brothers and sisters:

William b.1831, d.1888
John b. 1833, d. ?
Henry b. 1835 d.
David b. 1836,d. ?
Joel b. 1838, d. ?
Eli b. 1840, d.?
Lucy b. 1841 d.?
Mary b. 1843, d. ?
Martha b. 1846, d. ?
Sarah b. 1849, d. ?

This is the way the story goes as told by my grandfather Roby Eastridge: During the Civil War the Rebels got Andrew and were going to make him fight for them. His moth
AlbertHobsonHash.jpg787 viewsThis is a picture of Albert Hobson Hash, son of Alexander Norman & Susanna Caroline (Kirk) Hash, he was born 28 Sept 1898 in Grayson Cty.; died 14 Jan 1992 in Grayson Cty.; buried in the Fox Cemetery beside his wife, Eva Notra Graybeal, whom he married 22 Dec 1922. He was living at the Osborne Motel when I met him in 1990, a very nice & pleasant man to talk with about family.

The lady & little girl (her granddaughter) were from Maryland & passing through on their way to some place in North Carlonia to visit some of her Hash kin. Really didn't get to know her as well as I did Hobson. Courtesy of Harold Hash.

alf_bett.jpg825 viewsAlfred Sheffy Mallory and his wife Bettie Hale, these are Etta Mallory's parents. Alf b 12 Nov 1842 d 27 Jan 1903, War Between States Veteran, Bettie b 11 Mar 1846 d 06 Aug 1921. Photo courtesy of Terry Porter.

amandacoomes.jpg820 viewsCourtesy of Patience Northern.
AmandaJ.OsborneRoop.jpg801 viewsCourtesy of Chrissie Anderson Peters.
Stamper, Edward and faamily699 viewsEdward and Laura Stamper with Martin on right knee and Clinton on left knee/ Courtesy of Sadie Stamper Greer
Kelley - Abigail Sturgill Kelley413 viewsSubmitted by Deborah Thompson Clarkson
aweaver.jpg1053 viewsAndrew Weaver (1822-1899) (son of Isaac Weaver and Mary "Polly" Francis) and his wife and 3rd cousin Malinda Weaver (1825-1909) (daughter of Lieutenant Isaac Weaver and Jane Lewis.
aweaver2.jpg2213 viewsThis version of the Andrew and Malinda picture courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
baldwinjoseph.jpg754 viewsThis is a photo of Primitive Baptist minister Joseph Baldwin who lived at Whitetop, VA. Courtesy of Irene Baldwin.
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