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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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Cockerham Tom672 viewsHe was the administrator of the Ashe Memorial Hospital.
colvardrufus.jpg938 viewsRufus Colvard served as a private in Company A, 9th North Carolina State Troops, aka, 1st North Carolina Cavalry in the Confederate States Army.
Conley, Tom, Blanche, Nannie Ellen & Mazie Dixon courtesy Mary Zell Absher.jpg
Conley, Tom, Blanche, Nannie Ellen & Mazie Dixon courtesy Mary Zell Absher.jpg845 viewsThe Wiley Gordon & Narcessa Jane Reeves Dixon children circa 1912, Chester Conley, Thomas Walter, Blanche Cornelia, Nannie Ellen, & Mazie Adaline Dixon. Courtesy Mary Zell Absher and Carole Eastridge Waters
Davis, Cora Ann Seagraves658 viewsThis 1907 photo shows Cora Ann Seagraves, at age 35, wife of John Franklin Davis, shortly before she moved to Walla Walla, WA. Cora Ann (Seagraves) Davis Born 27 Oct 1872, Grassy Creek, Ashe Co., North Carolina, is the daughter of Lewin Talbot Seagravs Born 25 Dec 1847, Wilkes Co., North Carolina and Jane (McClure) Seagraves Born 1839, Ashe Co., North Carolina. Courtesy of Vale Duane Davis
darnelljohnson.jpg721 viewsJohnson Avery Darnell Jan. 16, 1874-Mar.26, 1962
Eldest child of Sylvester and Martha Weaver Darnell.

Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
darnellsyl.jpg709 viewsLived in Wilkes, Ashe, & Ky. Sylvester Darnell : merchant and farmer. Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.

darnellsylfamily.jpg742 viewsSylvester Darnell and third wife Millie Brooks.
Children left to right: Cecil, Ancil and Click Darnell
Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.

darnellsylmillie.jpg751 viewsThis is Sylvester and Millie Brooks Darnell. This photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
darnellsylstone.jpg651 viewsSylvester Darnell died in Ky and is buried in Caldwell Springs cemetery, Adair Co. Ky.
darnellwm.jpg869 viewsLived in Surry,Wilkes & Ashe. William Darnall 7/12/1824-12/23/1907. Husband of Sarah York. Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.

DavidSheets1805-1902.jpg968 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
Worth, David708 viewsThis is an apparent circa 1865 image of David Worth, of Creston, Ashe County, NC who was born in 1801 and died in 1888.
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