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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.

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sextongwyn.jpg658 viewsGwyn Sexton holding Vaughn, Ethel Taylor
Courtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor.
Sexton Family830 viewsThis is a picture of the Sexton family at the homeplace.

From left to right in front; Troy Sexton (father), Charlie Fred
Sexton holding baby, Baby unknown, Artie Sexton Weaver, Cone Sexton
holding girl, Girl unknown, Hattie Sexton Reedy, Ola Clyde (John)
Sexton Kilby, Dale Sexton holding baby, Baby unknown. In the back left to right Reber (Ben) Sexton, Virginia (Jennie) Sexton Tucker, Reva Sexton Hodge, and Martha Warren Sexton (mother). Courtesy of Amber
shepherdruthweaver.jpg661 viewsHistorian, friend, cousin.
smithelija.jpg761 views Lovey Jane Davis, wife of Elijah Smith, daughter of John Davis and Mary Weiss. Lovey was born in Feb. 1849 in Grayson Co., VA and died Nov. 5, 1928 in Ashe Co., NC. Elijah was born July 27, 1842 and died June 7, 1926 in Ashe Co., NC. Courtesy of Bette Nelson
spencerala.jpg957 viewsThis is Mahalia (Aley) Weaver Spencer, daughter of Isaac and Mary "Polly" Francis Weaver and wife of William Spencer. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
spencerchildren.jpg767 viewsThis photo is courtesy of Heather Sexton. These were the children of Cicero Spencer and Jettie Osborne.

Elba, Marshall William, Ruth, Janice and Gladys Spencer
spencerfred.jpg712 viewsSon of Isaac Greely Spencer and Maggie Sturgill.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
spencergreely2.jpg648 viewsSon of William T. "Bud" Spencer. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
spencergreelymaggie.jpg691 viewsIsaac Greeley and Maggie Sturgill Spencer.
Uncle Blake said this picture was made before they were married.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
spencerhorton.jpg716 viewsHorton Spencer was the adopted son of Ambrose Spencer and Ruth Walton. Emma Blevins was the daughter of Joseph Horton Blevins and Elzina Sarah Weaver, and the granddaughter of Eli Whitney Weaver and Mary Ashley. The children are: Dale Spencer (1901-1956) who married Raymond McKinley Weaver; Paul Spencer (infant, above), Fannie Spencer, who married Olen Edward Hoppers, and Dent Spencer. A fifth child, William Spencer, was born after this photo was taken about 1910. Courtesy of Clayton D. Weaver.
spencerisaacgreely.jpg645 viewsIsaac Greeley Spencer, son of William Troy and Cynthia Alice Osborne Spencer. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
spencermalissa.jpg653 viewsMalissa, or Lissie, Spencer (Porter), the oldest child of William and Alie Weaver Spencer.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
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