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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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Poe, Levi Marshall354 viewsLevi Marshall Poe on left. He was a s/o Nancy Wyatt. He was at one time proclamed the most learned man in the State of W.Va. Courtesy of Lee Hash
Dec 27, 2007
Sizemore, Owen and Ned502 viewsThis image was made in Wyoming County, West Virginia. Courtesy of Lee Hash HashCabin@aol.comNov 15, 2007
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Nelson, Bette313 viewsThe popular Bette Nelson, extremely helpful participant in the New River List shown here helping resurvey the Haw Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery, June 13, 2007. Photo by Jeff Weaver.Jun 13, 2007
Gamble, Ersa Dell Sturgill273 viewsErsa Dell Sturgill Gamble is shown here at her home in Kennett Square, PA. She was the daughter of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram.Feb 14, 2007
Kilby, Louis Jesse and Della Testerman345 views Louis Jesse Kilby and Della Testerman after moving the family to Lancaster County, PA. Courtesy of

Feb 02, 2007
Richardsn Grave Marker354 viewsWilliam Nathan & Lockie Louvenia Baldwin Richardson Tombstone

Mt. View Cemetery, Sykesville, Maryland

Courtesy of Karen Lovell
Feb 02, 2007
Osborn Wedding376 viewsThis is a picture of when Rush Floyd "Colonel" Osborn and Virginia Irene Strange Osborn was married at his brother Hoyt Osborn's grove of trees in Madison Co. NE on 4 Jul 1902. Rush Floyd homesteaded about 1897 12 miles north of Mullen, NE. They lived there all their lives. Courtesy of Donna (Collier) Dietrich dietricd@fyi.netOct 02, 2006
Osborn, Rush Floyd282 viewsRush Floyd "Colonel" Osborn b 1 Feb 1866 Grayson Co. VA, d 26 Jun 1943 Alliance, NE, buried in Mullen, NE. This picture was taken Sept 17, 1939 at Halsey, NE. Courtesy of Donna (Collier) Dietrich dietricd@fyi.netOct 02, 2006
Osborn, Virginia Irene Strange286 viewsVirginia Irene (Strange) Osborn was b 19 May 1870 at Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co. Va, d 1 July 1962 at Mullen, NE. Courtesy of Donna (Collier) Dietrich

Oct 02, 2006
Osborn, Enoch Burton460 viewsEnoch Burton Osborn III b 15 Jan 1826, d 14 May 1883 Grayson Co. VA and Irena (Cox) Osborn b 1 Oct 1829 Grayson Co. VA, d 21 Apr 1912 Madison Co. NE. They had 14 children! This picture was taken before Enoch Passed away, in May 1883.
Courtesy of Donna (Collier) Dietrich

Oct 02, 2006
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Kelly, John M. 396 viewsJohn Morgan Kelly, son of Peter Kelly and Margery Hash Kelly of Ashe County, NC is shown here late in life in Raleigh County, WV with his family. Courtesy of Lee Hash leehash@aol.comSep 04, 2006
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Kelly, Lula & Emaline327 viewsCourtesy of Lee Hash leehash@aol.comSep 04, 2006
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