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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.

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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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robertsjamespryor.jpg883 viewsFront, Left to right. Goldie Roberts, James Pryor Roberts (son of William Johnson Roberts and Martha Charlotte Phipps), Rose Roberts, Bonnie. Back (left to right), Austin, Golar Testerman, ____ Testerman, Emory and Conrad Roberts.
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Testerman, Roby and Jane S. McClure764 viewsRoby Testerman and Jane S McClure (father and stepmother of Della Testerman Kilby) Courtesy of Rachel Hamilton RHamilton@allstate.com


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RobyCmatildajune.jpg730 viewsThis is my great-grandfather Roby Curtis Blevins (son of Mary Jane Brown and Fielden Blevins), his second wife, Matilda (daughter of Harrison Pendergrass-Barker and Amanda Welch) and their daughter June Blevins who was born in 1915. They lived in Ashe Co. NC. Courtesy of Cheryl Ruzyla [email] m.ruzyla@bresnan.net[/email]

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robytesterman[1].JPG781 viewsB: 23 JUL 1867 HELTON, ASHE, NC
D: 26 APR 1938 HELTON ASHE, NC

ROBY'S PARENTS WERE

PETER TESTERMAN (PARENTS WERE THOMAS TESTERMAN AND MARY JANE ANDERSON)
B: 10 SEP 1794 GRAYSON, VA
D: 12 APR 1879 HELTON, ASHE, NC

M: NANCY FARMER
24 NOV 1849 JOHNSON, TN

NANCY FARMER (PARENTS WERE DAVID FARMER AND CATHERINE EDWARDS)
B: 19 JUL 1828 GRAYSON, VA
D: 5 APR 1908 ASHE, NC



Courtesy of Rachel Hamilton RHamilton@allstate.com
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Neese, Rose or Jane730 views
ROSA VIRGINIA NEECE
B: OCT 1865 NC
D: 1912

Rose or Jane Neaves or Neece, the family disagrees on which is correct (mother of Della Testerman Kilby). Courtesy of Rachel Hamilton RHamilton@allstate.com
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RossieBarker.jpg700 viewsThis is my great-Aunt Rossie (pronounced with a z) Pendergrass-Barker. Daughter of Harrison Pendergrass-Barker and Amanda Welch. She was born abt 1870 and lived in Horse Creek, Ashe Co. NC. Courtesy of Cheryl Ruzyla m.ruzyla@bresnan.net
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Richardson, Ross Wilson625 viewsCourtesy of Karen Lovell rackracing@charter.net
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Roten, Ashley and Naomi Miller Roten866 viewsCaption in bold.
Ashley Roten 1835-1912, wife Naomi Miller Roten 1845-1919.
They were residents of the Peak Creek Community Ashe County NC.
Ashley's parents were David and Sarah Jane Bare Roten.
Naomi's parents were Stephen and Elizabeth Mash Miller.
Ashley served in the Civil War as a Private in Co.A of the 26th N.C. Troops.

Courtesy of Marty A. Roten of the 26th N.C. Troops Reactivated.


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rotenralph.jpg621 viewsMr. Ralph Roten is depicted here in his classroom at Virginia Carolina in 1965.
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sarahhash.jpg1031 viewsSarah Hash, daughter of Robert Hash and Dollie Hart, lived at Weaver's Ford, Ashe Co., NC.
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scan0001.jpg678 viewsByrl, Wade, Annie, Sissie (not to sure about the spelling of her name) and my grand-mother Virginia Vannoy. This image was created circa 1910. Courtesy of Steve J. Billings sjbillings@earthlink.net
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Sexton Charlie and Edna Lorraine Richardson664 viewsThis picture is of Charlie Fred Sexton and Edna Lorraine Richardson. Written on the back is 1934 which is the year before they were married. Courtesy of Amber amberbeth@gmail.com
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