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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.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.

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HendersonJWarticle.jpg466 viewsCourtesy of Jack Hockett tlas101@aol.com
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IraandRuth.jpg544 viewsMy father, Ira Johnson, and mother Edna Ruth Davidson Johnson during the early years of their marriage. Daddy was the son of John Wesley and Carrie Cornelia Davidson Johnson of Washington County, Virginia. Mommy was the daughter of Rosser Kelly and America Ann Doane Davidson of Cedar Branch in Saltville in Smyth County, Virginia.
Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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Mann, Charles and Julietta Handy472 viewsThis is Charles and Julietta Handy Mann. Julietta was the daughter of John Handy Jr. and Gracie Duval. Charles came to Ashe Co. from Stauton, Va. to Ashe County where he and Juliette were married. Later they moved to Washington County, Va. Courtesy of Mary Blevins. mcblevins@hotmail.com

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Snapp, Jim416 viewsJIM SNAPP (1931-2005) OF SNAPP SIDING LANE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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JohnLucilleGrannyFlorence.jpg504 viewsFrom left to right; John Johnson, Mrs. Lucille Hayden, Carrie Johnson and Florence Holmes. John, Lucille, and Florence were Carrie's children. Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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johnsonzeke.jpg459 viewsZEKE JOHNSON...JAN. 2, 1910 - AUG. 27, 2006

ZEKE LIVED IN GLADE SPRING AND WAS A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF OLIN MATHIESON IN SALTVILLE. ZEKE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE FOUNDING OF THE MT. CALVARY COMMUNITY CHURCH IN GLADE SPRING.

ZEKE WAS A WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR MAN IN THE GLADE-SALTVILLE AREA. HE WAS A JEWEL.

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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joneswe1o.jpg476 viewsW. E. "Grumble" Jones resided at Glade Spring, VA and was a Bridgadier General in the Confederate States Army.
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lester11.jpg453 viewsShe was the daughter of Charles E. Folden, and lived at Glade Spring, VA.
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lester12.jpg453 viewsGeorge B. Thomas is shown on the right of this World War I photograph. He was from Glade Spring, VA
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lester13.jpg459 viewsFront Mary Folden Lester, Uriah Lester. Back (left to right), Lacy, Cloyd, Denby, Ray, tom, Charles E, and James D. Lester.
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lester14.jpg480 viewsUriah Lester is in the center left of this image.
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lester15.jpg459 viewsWorld War I uniform picture of this Glade Spring, VA native.
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