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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.

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baldwinlilliew.jpg737 viewsLillie Weaver Baldwin (18 Nov 1892-15 Dec 1924) Lilly was a dau. of Frona & Marion Weaver. She married Boyd Baldwin son of Wm M. Baldwin. .Courtesy of Irene Baldwin
baldwinwm2.jpg889 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin.
baldwinwm3.jpg902 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin.
baldwinwmd.jpg1024 viewsCourtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor. Another copy of the same image contributed by Irene Baldwin.
Ball, John Elbert688 viewsThis photo courtesy of Trula Fay Purkey shows John Elbert Ball, a veteran of Company I, 51st Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army with granddaughters Dare Ball Parks and Clyde Lee Ball Marshal.
Holdaway, Barbara, et. al.636 viewsHere is a picture from an old Polaroid. Anne Holdaway Eitel is the woman to the far right in the back row. Her daughter Barbara Eitel is the girl located in the middle front row. The others are possible Perkins relatives at Grayson county VA. The lady pictured at the front right appears in many pictures I have. I am guessing she is Winnie Perkins mother. Hoping for help in identification. Cathy Bell
Young Boys on a Bear Hunt1265 viewsThis photo came to me from Raphael Ryan of Kansas City who is the granddaughter (or great-g) of Mary Kilby Young, This is where Erwin Young's pet bear came from. You will notice that four of the men are holding the cubs against their chests. Raphael identified the men as follows (l-R): unknown, John Ball, Enoch Young, Calvin Young, Troy Kilby. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
bearpic.jpg1187 viewsThis is a ca. 1900 photo of Irwin Young and his pet bear. Irwin was the son of Calvin Young and Mary "Pop" Kilby.
bfnuck.jpg739 viewsAuthor of Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County.
Perkins, Blair and Shannon618 viewsHere is Blair Perkins and his daughter Shannon. Perhaps they are still living. Courtesy of Cathy Bell
blankenshipnancyweaver.jpg909 viewsBorn June 11, 1857 on Fees Ridge to Andrew Weaver and Malinda Weaver. Married James Andrew Blankenship in Ashe County, NC on March 10, 1873, and then moved to Mercer County, WV. Buried in the Cline Cemetery, Spanishburg, WV. Photo Courtesy of Walt Blankenship
Blevins, Doris Rose697 viewsDoris Rose Blevins, daughter of Garfield Blevins and Mattie Weaver is shown here on Wolf Knob,m Grayson County, VA. Her grandparents, Clayborne Monoe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps' log cabin is seen in the background.
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