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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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davidcole.jpg728 viewsDavid Cole was the son of Charles Cole and Elizabeth Haga. I have not proven this, but it is the general consensus of opinion. Manerva was the daughter of John C. Parks and Cathering Weavil. Courtesy of Barb Norvell.
David_Flemming_Parks.JPG667 viewsThe picture of David Fleming Parks came from Ralph Sullivan, a Parks researcher. Courtesy of Chrissie A. Peters.
davisdoc.jpg551 viewsPhoto 1937, from collections of the Library of Congress.
Davis, James "Morgan" and Mollie Victoria Garvey607 viewsJames "Morgan" Davis b 1866 Mouth of Wilson, married Mollie Victoria Garvey b Apr 1873 Ashe Co. James died Nov 1956 Mouth of Wilson, Mollie died Sep 1957 Mouth of Wilson. Children were Carrie & Glenn Davis. Courtesy of Bette Nelson

Phipps, Delmar Emory and Fannie Lee Ball581 viewsPhipps, Delmar Emory and Fannie Lee Ball - Taken in the early 1930's. Photo Submitted by Granddaughter Lynn Sexton Gallegos

delpannie.jpg701 viewsThis image of Annie Delp was taken in the 1920s while she was a student at Radford, Virginia.
DinneratDr.Owens_s.jpg712 viewsDinner at Dr. Owens's (celebrating his birthday I think), Wolf Knob. Courtesy of Danny Miller
DolphandBaneyKilbySpencer.jpg759 viewsIdentification of the Baney and Dolph Spencer phot. Back row (l to r): Glen Spencer holding Clara, Wave Spencer Spencer, Wave's husband Ora Spencer, Lonnie Spencer, Vennie Rash Spencer holding Von, Brack Osborne (husband of Belzona Spencer), Belzona Spencer Osborne holding Helen. Front row (l to r): Hester Spencer Spencer holding Ola, Urbana "Bany" Kilby Spencer, Adolphus "Dolph" Spencer, Ralph Spencer, Claude Spencer. Courtesy of Danny Miller
dunford.jpg557 viewsThis 1937 photo was taken in Galax by John Lomax.
Hash, Edgar Jackson and Family641 viewsThis photo is of Edgar Jackson Hash b. 11-8-1889 d. 6-21-1934 & Lydia Virginia Hash b. 10-8-1892 d. 4-17-1963. They were both Hash's, but 3rd cousins. The oldest son in the photo is Lowell, b. 7-12-1912; Ruby b. 3-1-1914; Rosco Ray b. 10-26-1915; and Denzil J. b. 6-10-1917 the baby in Lydia's lap. This is only four of the 16 children they had. The four children shown here have all since passed away. There are only three remaining alive; Virginia, Bill, and Boyden. From the Howard Hash Collection, courtesy of Brenda Hash Eugenio
ednadavi.jpg647 viewsEdna Coomes Davis (d/o James T. Coomes) b. 1856 and Isom Commodore Rector, b. 1854. Courtesy of Patience Northern
emalineweaver.jpg576 viewsThis is Emaline Sturgill Weaver, holding daughter Mary in 1923. Guida Sturgill (later married to Worth Weaver) is standing in the back.
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