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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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Home > New River Valley People > Ashe County, NC People

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wspen.jpg991 viewsThis is William Spencer in his Civil War Uniform. He served as Corporal in Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry. He was the son of Isaac Spencer and Phoebe Anderson.
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wspen2.jpg1068 viewsThis is from a pre-1880 tintype, courtesy of Bryan Spencer. The family is William Spencer and Mahala (Alia) Weaver Spencer and their children. They lived on Spencer Branch, at the Virginia/North Carolina stateline, barely on the Ashe County side. Standing - William Troy (Bud) and Melissa (Lissie)
Seated - Emory, Cicero, William holding Jason, Aley, Cosby and Lula I don't have a date but Aunt Lula looks to be less than a year old.
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wyattelihu.jpg921 viewsThis is my great grandfather. elihu wyatt b. sept.6,1861 and died March 30, 1929. He was a general merchant and justice of the peace. he lived in the Ripshin community of Ashe County. the home he built still stands. thanks for helping me.
Donald Blevins, Hudson, NC ncdon@charter.net.
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wyattrhoda.jpg1850 viewsThis is Rhoda Alice(Miller) Wyatt born May 10,1868 and died June 9.1952. Wife of Elihu Wyatt. Taken in 1938 at the Wyatt homeplace in the Ripshin community of Ashe county. My great grandmother. Courtesy of Donald Blevins ncdon@charter.net
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