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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.

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

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Greer, J. Brad and Family573 viewsSadie, Brad, JB, Carrie, Colton, Randy, Tammie, Laura, Lynn, Trevor and other g-kids. Courtesy of Sadie Samper Greerjstamper100@comcast.net
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osbornecourtney.jpg561 viewsNatives of Grayson County, they lived most of their lives near Chilhowie in Smyth County, VA.
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PaulandhisDesota.jpg671 viewsPAUL WORKED AT SAULS/GRIFFIN MOTORS IN TOWN FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS. HE WAS IN THE D-DAY INVASION AT THE AGE OF 33. DON'T KNOW WHY HE'S SITTING ON THE BUMPER OF A DESOTO...HE WAS A CHEVY MAN. HE BOUGHT 37 NEW ONES DURING HIS LIFETIME. PAUL PASSED AWAY IN MAY OF 2003 AT THE AGE OF 92. HIS WIDOW, JUANITA, LIVES ON FIRST AVENUE in SALTVILLE. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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Paisley, John and Winnie Weaver580 viewsJohn Paisley, Dawn, Robert, and Winnie Weaver Paisley. They lived at Sugar Grove, Smyth County, VA.
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Pennington, Spencer525 viewsSOMETIMES PLAYS WITH EMILY SPENCER AND THE WHITE TOP MOUNTAIN BAND. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Mullins, Phina Faye Richardson525 viewsBorn in Smyth County, VA, later moved to Sykesville, MD. Courtesy of Karen Lovell rackracing@charter.net
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Singleton, Fred548 viewsFred is shown here in his east end Saltville store. Photo by Jeff Weaver, July 16, 2007.
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RowlandandMaryMcClureHopkins.jpg531 viewsCourtesy of John Shumate theshumates@comcast.net
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russellmadam.jpg673 viewsMadam Russell, as she was known, was a sister of Virginia's Revolutionary War Governor Patrick Henry. She was first married to Rev. War. Brig. General William Campbell and then to Rev. War Brig General William Russell. She was also known as the mother of Methodism in Southwest Virginia. She lived at Saltville and later at Sulphur Springs (Chilhowie).
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Russell Family Band592 viewsLeft to right, Samuel Francis Russell, Worley Roland, Joe Russell, and Robert Russell. Courtesy of Judy Powers.
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Russell, Samuel Francis522 viewsBorn in Grayson County, VA, moved to Marion, VA as a young adult. He was a note maker of mountain dulcimers. Courtesy of Judy Russell Powers.
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Russell, Samuel Francis601 viewsThis photo was taken at one of the Whitetop Folk Festivals, and shows Samuel Francis Russell with one of his dulcimers. Courtesy of Judy Russell Powers.
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