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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.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

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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ashleychapelmeth.jpg584 viewsLocated near Lansing, Ashe County, NC. Organized about 1830, closed in 1985.
baptistchape1.jpg503 viewsThis is a detail of one side of Baptist Chapel Church, organized in 1842, before it was covered over with vinyl siding and ruined the ambiance of the place. Photo by Jeff Weaver, July 1978.
baptistchapelcem.jpg593 viewsThis is a general view of the cemetery at Baptist Chapel Church. The stone in the foreground is for Alice P. Phipps. Photo by Jeff Weaver, June 1978,
baptistchapelcem2.jpg502 viewsAnother view of the Baptist Chapel Church Cemetery. Photo by Jeff Weaver, June 1978.
bearwallowfalls.jpg844 viewsNear Horse Creek and Mud Creek. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2004.
bethmeth.jpg970 viewsThis early photo is of a class at Bethany United Methodist Church near West Jefferson, Ashe County, NC. Photo courtesy of Warren Houck.
Numbers begin on the back row, left to right:

1. Flora Gentry
2. Gurn Houck
3. Flossie Phipps
4. Andy Black
5. Luke Houck
6. Ola Gentry
7. Jess Houck
8. Ed Woods
9. Winn Edwards
10. Earl Woods
11. Loss Edwards
12. Laura Houck
13. Annie Stevens
14. Ollie Greer
15. Dorn Houck
16. Carrie Grubb
17. Anna Trivette
18. Mildred Greer
19. Ruby Grubb
20. Biddie Worley
21. Hazel Houck
22. Matilda Wood
23. Mary Houck
24. Mae Worley
25. Lena Houck
26. Lottie Grubb
27. Ethel Roten
28. Bulah Carlton
29. Docie Carlton
30. Ann Houck
31. Fred Gentry
32. Ethel Wood
33. Thelma Roten
34. Fielder Houck
35. Mac Edwards
36. Lonnie Gentry
37. Wint Gentry
38. Tom Worley
39. Emory Church
40. Owen Trivette
41. Charles Stevens
42. Clarence Carlton
43. Bower Gentry
44. Jess Gentry
45. Stacy Houck
46. Vance Goodman
47. Robert Goodman

Grassy Creek - David Blevins Cemetery678 viewsThis photo dates from the 1940s.
blueridgeparkwaystonecutters.jpg621 viewsThis 1938 photo from the National Park Service Historic Photographic Collection shows stone cutters laying gutters along side the Blue Ridge Parkway then under construction.
bluffmtn.jpg506 viewsFrom a 1940s postcard
Grassy Creek - Bradley Sturgill's Store505 viewsThis old store building now remodled into a house, was once location of Brad Sturgill's Esso. Kids from Virginia Carolina School, just up the hill would leave school and come down here to buy goodies. Photo by Jeff Weaver, June 6, 2007.
cardparty.jpg713 viewsThese are Helton area young folks enjoying a card party some time around 1915. They are identified on the back of the photo as (l-r) Lettie Wagoner, Nona Kirby, Russ Kirby holding Ruth Jones, Raymond Weaver, Robert Weaver, Carl Pennington, and Avery Elliot. Carl Pennington, my great-uncle, died in training at Fort Jackson in 1918. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
CB_sbaseballteam.jpg710 viewsCourtesy of Emily Kilby.
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