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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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bookerphipps.jpg801 viewsCourtesy of Heather Sexton
bookerphipps2.jpg936 viewsCourtesy of Heather Sexton.
marypierce.jpg819 viewsMary was the daughter of Nathan Phipps and Martha Carolina Hart. Courtesy of Mary Bowman.
vancephipps.jpg627 viewsVance Phipps was the son of Nathan Phipps and Martha Carolina Hart. Courtesy of Mary Bowman.
DavidSheets1805-1902.jpg994 viewsThis is the Rev. David Sheets, son of Andrew and Mary Shearer Sheets, husband of Martha Davis Sheets. (David was born in Ashe Co, but moved to Grayson county, so I'm not sure if he would go in the Ashe or Grayson group.) Photo courtesy of Troylene Sheets White and Ricky Sheets
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
AdamandSusannahBareSheets.jpg1232 viewsThis first photo is of Adam and Susannah Bare Sheets. Adam was the son of Andrew and Mary Shearer Sheets. Susannah was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Bare. Adam was a co founder of the Peak Creek Church of the Brethren in Ashe Co., NC (Both Adam and Susannah were from Ashe Co.) Photo courtesy of Lon Dale Sheets. and Ricky Sheets
Roscoe and Winnie Phipps Neaves807 viewsPhoto taken on their 50th wedding anniversary, in 1979.
000_0834.jpg1093 viewsMother and son, at Jeff Weaver's home, Saltville, VA. Austin was home on leave from Kuwait and Iraq. Photo February 2006.
EmmanualHuffmanPerry.jpg737 viewsEmanual Huffman Perry ( Dec 26,1866-Dec.9,1903)
son of Solomon and Tobitha Ham Perry. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
darnelljohnson.jpg743 viewsJohnson Avery Darnell Jan. 16, 1874-Mar.26, 1962
Eldest child of Sylvester and Martha Weaver Darnell.

Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
blackburnfuneral.jpg1386 views This is a funeral picture from the late teens/early that purports to be a Blackburn buried over near Dr. Clays office.
Courtesy of Lonnie Jones
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