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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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daviscc.jpg867 viewsThis photo dates from about 1900. He was a civil war veteran and Primitive Baptist minister. They lived on the Windfall, Ashe County, North Carolina. Courtesy of Eddie Lyle.
DentonYoungJones.jpg818 viewsCourtesy of Danny Miller
Easter2.jpg863 viewsThis is Easter Blevins, daughter of Alfred and Margery Sheets Blevins and her daughter Vonnie Blevins from Silas Creek, Ashe County.
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eastridgegrace.jpg736 viewsThis is my great aunt, Grace Eastridge Knight who was born in North Fork, Ashe County, NC, 23 Jan 1906. She is one of 4 living children of the 11 born in the same house to Marvin and Ida Mae Osborne Eastridge. Grace was baptized in 1911 at Mountain View Independent Methodist Church, Brushy Fork, Ashe County, NC. She was married to Walter Knight for 61 years until his death in 1992. Grace bore three sons in Creston, Ashe County, NC, two of which have passed on after marrying and establishing families.
Photo courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters.
Davis, Elisha Carl665 viewsThis 1907 photo shows Elisha Carl Davis, at age 6. He was the son of John Franklin Davis and Cora Ann Seagraves, shortly before he moved to Walla Walla, WA. Courtesy of Vale Duane Davis
Eller, Horton and wife736 viewsFrom the J. C. Blevins Collection.
EmmanualHuffmanPerry.jpg718 viewsEmanual Huffman Perry ( Dec 26,1866-Dec.9,1903)
son of Solomon and Tobitha Ham Perry. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
farmerwilburnsusan.jpg908 viewsCourtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor
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Fielden Hash.jpg750 viewsSon of Allen Hash and Nancy Catherine Goins. Courtesy of Lee Hash
Flora Black McMillan courtesy Pauline Reeves Eastridge.jpg
Flora Black McMillan courtesy Pauline Reeves Eastridge.jpg784 viewsFlora Black McMillan 1868-1941, Ashe County. Courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters.

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Franklin Blevins.jpg1037 viewsThis is Franklin Blevins, son of Alfred and Margery Sheets Blevins.He is with his second wife, Dora Lee Hurley and their children. He married Dora 1896 and thier last child was born in 1905. He had eight children all together. Photo is circa 1904. Ashe County, NC

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gdreeves.jpg918 viewsFront Left to Right: George D Reeves (my Great, Great Grandfather), William Reeves, Cora Smith Reeves Rear Left to Right: Charlie and Lester Reeves. Courtesy of Bill Payne.
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