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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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blevinslilbourn.jpg835 viewsLilbourn Blevins, served in Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry in the Confederate Army. Photo courtesy of Bernice Little, Avondale, PA.
Bonham, Joseph; Purkey, Diana and Delbert694 viewsDiana and Delbert Purkey, children of Bob and Trula Purkey with their great-grand uncle Joseph Bonham, who is stacking hay on his farm near Troutdale. Courtesy of Trula Fay Purkey.
Hash, Boyden and Tamsey Rutherford725 viewsThis photo is Boyden Hash b. 5-30-1858 d. 12-2-1940 & Tamsey (Rutherford) Hash b. 1-9-1858 d. 5-24.1948, the parents of Lydia Virginia Hash. Boyden Hash is the son of William C. Hash and Malissa Polly Wingate. From the Howard Hash Collection, courtesy of Brenda Hash Eugenio

Hash, Boyden and Tamsey Rutherford731 viewsThis photo is of Boyden & Tamsey (Rutherford) Hash in their old age down at Gold Hill, VA. You can see the covered wagon faintly in the back on the top of the hill. From the Howard Hash Collection, courtesy of Brenda Hash Eugenio
brownmartin.jpg685 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin.
bspen.jpg713 viewsFrom a tintype courtesy of Bryan Spencer.
budspen.jpg1327 viewsThis is a photo of Bud Spencer flat-footin' it at one of the Whitetop Music festivals in the 1930s. He was the son of William Spencer and Mahala "Alia" Weaver.
byrd1.jpg789 viewsPhoto courtesy of Thom Houk.
CalvinandMaryPollyKimbleSheets.jpg776 viewsThis is Calvin and his wife, Mary "Polly" Kimble Sheets, from Grayson Co., VA. Calvin was the son of David and Martha Davis Sheets. Courtesy of Ricky Sheets
Kilby, Charity Francis and Gaither775 viewsCharity Francis Kilby (wife of Nelson Kilby) and grandson Gaither Ezra Kilby (son of Troy H Kilby and Marenthia Spencer). Courtesy of Rachel Hamilton

Perkins Relatives668 viewsThese may be Perkins relatives, I had a friend try and restore this as it was very damaged. Courtesy of Cathy Bell
cicerokilbyfam.jpg919 viewsCourtesy of Emily Kilby
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