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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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jeromedavis.jpg753 viewsb 27 Oct 1875, Ashe Co., NC died 15 Mar 1952 Richland, WA

Courtesy of Bette Nelson
Jesse_Sheets.jpg923 viewsThis is Jesse Sheets, son of Andrew and Mary Shearer Sheets, husband of Sarah Wyatt Sheets. Jesse was an elder at the Flat Rock Church of the Brethren in Clifton, Ashe Co., NC. Photo courtesy of Della Bare and Ricky Sheets
jeter.jpg719 viewsHe was the son of Dr. David Blevins and Nancy Jacks. He was a minister in the Mountain Union Baptist Association.
jhwphoto.jpg860 views
JoeandMelvinaHamNichols.jpg932 viewsPicture of Joe and Melvina Ham Nichols
Melvina was a daughter of Levi and Millie Ham, and born about 1859. She was a sister of Tobitha Ham Perry Blevins, Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
Davis, John Franklin659 viewsThis 1907 photo shows John Franklin Davis, at age 35, shortly before he moved to Walla Walla, WA. John Franklin Born 02 Oct 1872, and Cora E. C. Davis Kelly are the chidren of Elisha Davis Born 18 Jan 1844, and Johannah (Spencer) Davis Born 1836. they have a youger sister named Rosa L. Davis, all born in Grayson Co., Virginia. Most likly Wilson Creek. Courtesy of Vale Duane Davis
joshsturgillfamily.jpg1000 viewsBack row, left to right. Isom Sturgill, Bowman Pennington, Isaac Sturgill, James Estil Sturgill, John Andrew Sturgill, Francis Lee Sturgill. Front row, Lanta Ingram Sturgill, Laura Sturgill Pennington, Phoebe Marilda Weaver Sturgill, Lulu Stuart Sturgill, Charity Ann Farmer Sturgill. This photo was made after Joshua Sturgill's death in 1894, but family lore says that Joshua Sturgill would never allow his photograph to be made.
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Karen Reeves and Bobby Hudler.jpg727 viewsBobby and Jenny Karen Reeves Hudler circa 1956. Courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters.
kellyjohn.jpg827 viewsJohn Kelly was the son of Peter Kelly and Margery Clementine Hash Kelly. Cora E.C. Born 15 Jun 1868, and John Franklin Born 02 Oct 1872, are the chidren of Elisha Davis Born 18 Jan 1844, and Johannah (Spencer) Davis Born 1836. they have a youger sister named Rosa L. Davis, all born in Grayson Co., Virginia. Most likly Wilson Creek. This photo was taken ca. 1900 in either Ashe Co., NC or Smyth County, VA.
kellymargeryhashsmall.jpg844 viewsThis photo dates from about 1870 and shows Margery Hash Kelly and her son John Kelly, at age about 7. Margery's first husband was Peter Kelly, who disappeared in December 1865. She subsequently married Nathaniel Phipps.
Kilby, Roby820 viewsCourtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
LavinaJaneMinkOsborne.jpg886 viewsLavina Jane Mink (1852-1886, daughter of Luther David Mink and Mary Jane Sturgill. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
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