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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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Most viewed - Ashe County, NC People
smithelija.jpg761 views Lovey Jane Davis, wife of Elijah Smith, daughter of John Davis and Mary Weiss. Lovey was born in Feb. 1849 in Grayson Co., VA and died Nov. 5, 1928 in Ashe Co., NC. Elijah was born July 27, 1842 and died June 7, 1926 in Ashe Co., NC. Courtesy of Bette Nelson
Brown, Fannie760 viewsThis photo dates to 1948.
Sturgill, John William758 viewsBill Sturgill, son of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram, holding grandnephew Jeffrey Weaver.
Neaves, Grace758 viewsShe was the daughter of Roscoe Neaves and Winnie Emaline Phipps.
taylorjacobnancy.jpg756 viewsCourtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor.
RobyCmatildajune.jpg756 viewsThis is my great-grandfather Roby Curtis Blevins (son of Mary Jane Brown and Fielden Blevins), his second wife, Matilda (daughter of Harrison Pendergrass-Barker and Amanda Welch) and their daughter June Blevins who was born in 1915. They lived in Ashe Co. NC. Courtesy of Cheryl Ruzyla [email][/email]

sturgilljoel.jpg754 viewsSon of Joshua Sturgill and Phoebe Marilda Weaver. Joel died in 1900.
darnellsylmillie.jpg753 viewsThis is Sylvester and Millie Brooks Darnell. This photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
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Fielden Hash.jpg753 viewsSon of Allen Hash and Nancy Catherine Goins. Courtesy of Lee Hash
Neese, Rose or Jane753 views
B: OCT 1865 NC
D: 1912

Rose or Jane Neaves or Neece, the family disagrees on which is correct (mother of Della Testerman Kilby). Courtesy of Rachel Hamilton
phippsolaetc~0.jpg750 viewsThis 1918 photo shows the survivng chiildren of Benjamin Franklin Phipps and Cora Lee Richardson, standing front, Paul Jones Phipps (1917-1982), back Mary Annie Lou Phipps (1910-2002), Ola Mae Phipps (sitting) (1906-1997) and Winnie Emaline Phipps (1913-1987).
mccluresamuel.jpg747 viewsSamuel Andrew McClure, son of Mara Etta McClure and ___ Sullin and his wife Maude Drucilla Blevins, daughter of Alfred and Margery Sheets Blevins 1950s or 60s. Courtesy of
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