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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 - Ashe County, NC People
Blevins, Judson877 viewsJudson Blevins (1905-1976) was the son of Jeter C. Blevins and Rosa Sage. This photo was taken while he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became a physician and mpved to New Jersey and severed all ties with the family in Ashe County.
878.jpg876 viewsThey made their home in the Weaver's Ford section of Ashe County. This photo taken July 4, 1949.
darnellwm.jpg872 viewsLived in Surry,Wilkes & Ashe. William Darnall 7/12/1824-12/23/1907. Husband of Sarah York. Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.

169paulneaves.jpg872 viewsSon of Arthur Coleman Neaves and Ola Mae Phipps. Photo taken 1937.
daviscc.jpg870 viewsThis photo dates from about 1900. He was a civil war veteran and Primitive Baptist minister. They lived on the Windfall, Ashe County, North Carolina. Courtesy of Eddie Lyle.
Easter2.jpg867 viewsThis is Easter Blevins, daughter of Alfred and Margery Sheets Blevins and her daughter Vonnie Blevins from Silas Creek, Ashe County.
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LavinaJaneMinkOsborne.jpg866 viewsLavina Jane Mink (1852-1886, daughter of Luther David Mink and Mary Jane Sturgill. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
pennington stephen864 viewsStephen K. Pennington (1821-1890), son of Samuel Pennington and Elizabeth Anderson; Johannah Spencer (1820-1911) daughter of Isaac Spencer and (Jo)Hannah unknown. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
McCluremillard.jpg862 viewsThis is a picture of Millard F. McClure. He was the son of Henry Samuel McClure and Sarah "Leah" Howell. The two ladies are; Mecy Blevins (standing) and Easter Blevins. They were the daughters of Alfred Blevins and Margery Sheets. All from Silas Creek, Ashe County. Courtesy of
AlvinHenryRichardson.jpg861 viewsCourtesy of Karen Lovell
388.jpg855 viewsMom and dad "clowning." Photo 1952, Doughton Park, Alleghany County, NC.
HackHamm.jpg854 viewsHarrison "Hack" Benjamin Hamm (1886-1961)
Son of Nelson and Easter Elizabeth Blevins Hamm. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
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