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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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Most viewed - Grayson County and City of Galax, VA People
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aweaver2.jpg2179 viewsThis version of the Andrew and Malinda picture courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott. matalbott@seidata.com
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Richardson, John Franklin1808 viewsThis is a 1930s photo of Frank Richardson near Troutdale. He was the son of Martin Richardson and Mary Ann "Polly" Busic.
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196billsturgill.jpg1570 viewsThis 1920s view is of Bill Sturgill plowing his father's farm at Wolf Knob with a team of oxen. He was the son of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram.
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Youngchildren.jpg1564 viewsChildren of Calvin and Pop (Kilby) Young: (l to r): Irvin Young, J. B. Young, Denton Young Jones, Paul Young, Minnie Young Dickson. Courtesy of Danny Miller millerd@fuse.net
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902.jpg1404 viewsThis photo was taken in 1906, near Troutdale, Virginia.
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908.jpg1337 viewsShe was the daughter of Andrew Weaver and Malinda Weaver; married to Robert Reedy. She is buried in the Fees Ridge cemetery, Grayson county, VA.
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budspen.jpg1268 viewsThis is a photo of Bud Spencer flat-footin' it at one of the Whitetop Music festivals in the 1930s. He was the son of William Spencer and Mahala "Alia" Weaver.
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eweaver.jpg1255 viewsPhoto taken in 1910. They lived at Wolf Knob Grayson County, VA. Elihu was the son of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps.
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191estelsturgill.jpg1241 viewsJames Estil Sturgill shown on the front porch of his home at Wolf Knob, Grayson County, Virginia in 1952. He was the son of Joshua Sturgill and Phoebe Marilda Weaver.
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Young Boys on a Bear Hunt1226 viewsThis photo came to me from Raphael Ryan of Kansas City who is the granddaughter (or great-g) of Mary Kilby Young, This is where Erwin Young's pet bear came from. You will notice that four of the men are holding the cubs against their chests. Raphael identified the men as follows (l-R): unknown, John Ball, Enoch Young, Calvin Young, Troy Kilby. Courtesy of Emily Kilby erk44@verizon.net
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134felixsullivan.jpg1221 viewsThis is Felix Sullivan holding his grandnephew Danny Richardson at Troutdale ca. 1950.
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480.jpg1192 viewsLeft to right; Pruner, Daisy, Ruth, Ray, Mattie, Arthur, Florence, Quincy. This photo was taken by Clarence E. Weaver in 1956 at a funeral for a nephew in Tazewell County, VA.
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