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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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marypierce.jpg798 viewsMary was the daughter of Nathan Phipps and Martha Carolina Hart. Courtesy of Mary Bowman.
Waddell, Mattie, Betty and George729 viewsThis 1954 photo was taken by Mattie's brother Clarence Weaver at Grassy Creek.
McClure, Lydia695 viewsThe two ladies are somewhat ID'd as Ed's sister... (Lydia McClure) Aunt Lydia born 11 May 1880 to 26 Feb 1964 and one of her sisters... either Mary Ann or Mahala McClure. Courtesy of Tonja and Steve Seivwright
McClure, Edward701 viewsthe Rev. Edward R.McClure "Ed" abt 1920 here. He is the grandfather of Barbara Neaves Mills and Tonja Neaves Seivwright.
Courtesy of Tonja and Steve Seivwright
McCluremillard.jpg861 viewsThis is a picture of Millard F. McClure. He was the son of Henry Samuel McClure and Sarah "Leah" Howell. The two ladies are; Mecy Blevins (standing) and Easter Blevins. They were the daughters of Alfred Blevins and Margery Sheets. All from Silas Creek, Ashe County. Courtesy of
McClure? - Mystery Couple.1164 viewsThe third is the mystery....aside from the date of 1947 on the back, I just about have pulled my hair all out on this one.... If anyone has any clues to the identiy of these pople, please contact the following; Courtesy of Steve and Tonja Neaves Seivwright
mccluresamuel.jpg747 viewsSamuel Andrew McClure, son of Mara Etta McClure and ___ Sullin and his wife Maude Drucilla Blevins, daughter of Alfred and Margery Sheets Blevins 1950s or 60s. Courtesy of
mcmillanflorablack.jpg794 viewsWalton Wiley Colvard, Dora Pauline Reeves, Alma
Colvard, circa 1925, Ashe County. Courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters.
Melvin Eastridge courtesy Rose Eastridge Finney.jpg
Melvin Eastridge courtesy Rose Eastridge Finney.jpg1495 viewsMelvin Eastridge 1864-1947, Ashe County
Courtesy Rose Eastridge Finney and Carole Eastridge Waters

MicajahandFrancesLewis.jpg985 viewsMicajah Osborne and Frances B. Johnston Lewis
They are the parents of George T. Lewis. Courtesy of Judy Lenderman
Brooks, Everette and Irene DeBoard Brooks744 viewsEvertte and Irene Deboard Brooks from Silas Creek, Lansing NC, July 1959. Courtesy of Mary Testerman

Weaver, Maxine and Sue Lee Phipps Weaver690 viewsThis photo dates from the late 1950s.
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