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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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cida.jpg628 viewsCida Agnes Coomes, B. 1899, d/o John Coomes and Elizabeth Fields
Courtesy of Patience Northern
Perkins, Clarence, Lizzie, Ed643 viewsHere is Clarence, Lizzie, Ed and unknown Perkins. Lizzie is Roscoe Holdaway's wife. Cute picture. Courtesy of Cathy Bell
cline.jpg848 viewsPhoto courtesy of Thom Houk.
cooperbf.jpg667 viewsB. F. Cooper was a physician who lived near Old Town in the 19th century. He was also the Captain of the Grayson County, Virginia Confederate Home Guard during the Civil War.
CoraKilby001.jpg796 viewsDaughter of Thornton and Phoebe Marilda Weaver Kilby. Courtesy of Danny Miller
cornettfr.jpg778 viewsThis is not a very good picture - nor is it exactly Appalachia, but this is a Cornett who moved from Grayson County to Missouri where he became the manager of a zinc mine - hence the picture. One of his sons, Thomas (Tommy) age 14 was killed in a fall into the mine.

Fielden Reese Cornett is the son of James Monroe Cornett (1831-1885) & Mary "Polly" Ann Cornett (1835-1900). He married Mathilda Narcissus Roberts (Roberts Cove), d/o Daniel Freeland Roberts (1829-1900) & Gincy Jane Cornett (1828-1913) and is my gggrandfather.

Submitted by Nancy Pollard, GGGrandaughter of F.R. Cornett.
coxhardin.jpg718 viewsThis one is Hardin McTeer "Mack" and Barbara Parks Cox when they were living in Independence around 1900.
Coxjoecatron.jpg698 viewsOllie Imogene Spencer, daughter of William Troy and Alice Osborne Spencer, and her husband Joe Catron Cox
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
coxmelvilleb.jpg661 viewsM. B. Cox served as Captain of Company C, 45th Virginia Infantry during the civil war. He was severely wounded at Lewisburg, WV.
coxrose.jpg963 viewsRose Imogene Cox and Roald Bayse Cox, children of Joe Catron and Ollie Imogene Spencer Cox. The picture was made in 1930. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
cphjipps.jpg783 viewsColumbus Phipps, on the right, is shown in this ca. 1918 photograph. He wrote his Reminiscences in 1922.
DavidandSarahGreearSheets.jpg750 viewsDavid A. and Sarah Greear Sheets from Grayson Co., VA. David was the son of Calvin and Mary Kimble Sheets, Sarah was the daughter of Hiram and Zarolda Greear. Photo courtesy of Lon Dale Sheets and Ricky Sheets
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