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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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Home > New River Valley People > Smyth County, VA People

lester35.jpg753 viewsPhoto taken in Buckeye Hollow, Smyth County, VA.
LYNNMOORE001.jpg511 viewsMr. Moore was principal at Saltville High School from 1954-1966. Photo courtesy of Don Smith
Mann, John Billy541 viewsThis is John Billy (Bud) Mann of Smyth County, Va. Grandson of Charles and Juliette Mann. Courtesy of Mary Blevins
MarionCabin_1901_.jpg795 viewsOn the back, in my G-Grandmother Marilla Anderson's hand: [and her spelling]

" The house where my Father was born, June 22, 1822 - Marion, Smythe County, Virginia - His sister Maggie and little girl Daisy standing in yard - Nov. [blur] 6th, 1901"

If "Maggie" is William Reese Anderson's sister Margaret, she would be about 64 years old, in this shot. She looks about right for that age, in that family line. Her brother never did turn gray.

Courtesy of Suze
Martin.jpg636 viewsCourtesy of Mabel Martin.
MarvinRalphDaddy.jpg717 viewsFrom left to right; Marvin Johnson, Ralph Chapman, and Ira Johnson sitting in the porch swing of Marvin's home on Cedar Branch in Saltville. these men were the husbands of sisters Laura Belle, Evelyn and Edna Ruth Davidson. This was the former home of Rosser K.
Davidson. Courtesy of Lesa Long
mathiesonneil.jpg501 viewsOne of the Mathieson brothers who established the Mathieson Alkali Works. Lived briefly in Saltville. From the 1922 Alkalite
mathiesontt.jpg495 viewsOne of the British co-founders of the Mathieson Alkali Works. Lived briefly in Saltville.
mckeethomas.jpg539 viewsSaltville Physician, founded the T. K. McKee Hospital. From the 1922 Alkalite.
Smith, Mike596 viewsMIKE SMITH AND HIS 1951 FORD / SALTVILLE, VA. / 1958. Courtesy of Don Smith
Helton, Hugh583 viewsHUGH HELTON / SALTVILLE, VA. / MOMA GRAND OPENING / APRIL 5, 2008. Courtesy of Don mith [[/email]

Mommy_herDaddy.jpg661 views Rosser K. Davidson and my mother, Edna Ruth
Davidson. She was about two years old. They are sitting on the porch of their home at Cedar Branch in Saltville. Courtesy of Lesa Long

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