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New River Notes — Complete

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.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

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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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Billings, Parl Bower and Virginia Vannoy Billings671 viewsParl Bower Billings (Son of William H Billings) 1892-1975 Alleghany County Virginia Vannoy Billings (Daughter of Larry Stokes Vannoy and Nelia Osborne) 1902-1997 Ashe County. Courtesy of Steve Billings
parsonsjohn.jpg742 viewsAlleghany County Commissioner - 1868. Son of Solomon Parsons & Lydia Sturgill, born 19 Jan 1805. Married
Margaret Gambill and later Phoebe Laxton.
parsonssolomon.jpg732 viewsLived at Piney Creek, Alleghany County, NC. She was the daughter of James "Little Jimmy" Weaver and Anne Johnson.
Poole. Charlie and the North Carolina Ramblers756 viewsCharlie Poole, with the fiddle, is shown here in a late 1920 image with the North Carolina Ramblers.
Sanders, Richard735 viewsAlleghany Co NC after it was formed in 1859.
My g-g-grandparents Richard Sanders (ca 1820-1909) Annie Royal (2/15/1827-8/12/1905). Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.

strugilljames1781.jpg777 viewsSon of Francis Sturgill, Sr. and Rebecca Hash. Lived at Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC
strugilljames1816.jpg725 viewsJames Sturgill, Jr., son of James Sturgill, Sr., lived at Piney Creek, Alleghany County, NC.
teddersanders.jpg702 viewsJohn Wesley Tedder (1848-1924) and wife Nancy Sanders Tedder (1851-1932). Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
weaverben.jpg774 viewsThis is Benjamin Andrew Weaver's home in Piney Creek, Alleghany County, NC. Nathan Weaver, Benjamin's father is 2nd from the right, and Nathan's 3rd wife America Whittington is on the far right.
weaverbengladys.jpg606 viewsThey lived in Alleghany Co., NC and were wonderful people.
weaverlucy.jpg668 views Left, Zola Pauline Blevins Vannoy, Lucy J. Blevins Weaver (center), daughters of James Riley Blevins and Mary Elizabeth Davis. Right, Bays Wood, son of Floyd and Martha Davis Wood. Courtesy of Bette Nelson
weavernathan.jpg632 viewsSon of William Weaver, Jr. and Sarah Sturgill. Lived at Piney Creek, Alleghany County, NC.
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