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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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Home > New River Valley People > Watauga County, NC People

brownbartonroby.jpg316 viewsBarton Roby Brown, originally from Johnson County, TN, raised the only Confederate unit from that predominantly Unionist county. This company was Company A, 6th North Carolina Cavalry. After the civil war, the political situation forced Brown to relocate to Watauga County, NC.
councillwilliamb.jpg258 viewsWilliam B. Councill served as Captain of Company B, 6th North Carolina Cavalry during the Civil War.
Weaver, Elize and Ashbury255 views Elize and Ashbury Weaver May 1918. Courtesy of Roy Weaver
Weaver, Eli374 viewsEli Weaver, son of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley, who moved to Watauga County and died there in the 1870s. Courtesy of Roy Weaver
Hollars, Erwin and Mamie Weaver271 viewsErwin Hollars and Mamie Weaver Hollars.
folkgeorge.jpg234 viewsGeorge Folk, originally from southeastern Virginia moved to Watauga County before the Civil War. During the war he raised a regiment known as the 6th North Carolina Cavalry, or 65th North Carolina State Troops. After the Civil War he practiced and taught law in Lenoir, Caldwell County, NC.
Potter, Conley and Myrtle Fae Byers326 viewsThis is a picture of my grandparents Conley Potter and Myrtle Fae Byers. My grandfather was born May 9,1893 at Zionville, Watauga County. His parents were Reuben Potter Jr. and Martha V. Lewis. After moving to Oregon he married Myrtle Fae Byers July 16,1917. Conley Potter died Jan. 29.1961 at Walla Walla, Wa. and he is buried at Fossil, Wheeler Co., Or. Mrytle Fae Byers died Sept. 4,1928 at Wasco Co. Or. and she is buried at Wasco, Or. Courtesy of Izzy

mooremartinvanburen.jpg228 viewsMartin Van Buren Moore is shown here in his uniform as Quartermaster of the 6th North Carolina Cavalry during the Civil War.
Weaver, Eli Family285 viewsChildren of Eli Weaver top Myra Weaver, John Weaver
Melinda Weaver, Ruth Weaver,Amand Weaver holding
baby Jarvis Greene, Molly Weaver. Courtesy of Roy Weaver
Potter Family317 viewsVern, Ruby, Goldie, Artie Schrader and Conley Edward Potter sitting on side of wagon. Courtesy of
Castle, Will and Ruth Weaver Castle.342 viewsWill Castle and Ruth Weaver Castle 1918. Courtesy of Roy Weaver
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