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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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funeraltumcrk.jpg954 viewsThis late 19th century/early 20th century photo shows a widow grieving over her departed husband. This photo is from the Tumbling Creek area.
GRNDMTHRsmall.jpg571 viewsThis photo of Elizabeth Hart Blevins was taken in Azen where
she lived. The girls are Ola Blevins and Leona Martin, her granddaughters.
Courtesy of Mary Blevins
GrannyJohnson2.jpg555 viewsMy grandmother, Carrie Cornelia Davidson Johnson,
daughter of James R. and Mary Virginia Worley Davidson of Washington County, Virginia. Carrie was married to John Wesley Johnson, son of Walter and Bettie Eastridge Johnson of that county. Courtesy of Lesa Long
IraandRuth.jpg548 viewsMy father, Ira Johnson, and mother Edna Ruth Davidson Johnson during the early years of their marriage. Daddy was the son of John Wesley and Carrie Cornelia Davidson Johnson of Washington County, Virginia. Mommy was the daughter of Rosser Kelly and America Ann Doane Davidson of Cedar Branch in Saltville in Smyth County, Virginia.
Courtesy of Lesa Long
Daddyboy.jpg509 viewsThis photo is of my father Ira Johnson and his siblings, taken probrably in early 20's. From left to right: Florence is standing with her hands on John's shoulders. Juanita, seated, is holding baby Melvin and Daddy (Ira) is holding on to the chair. Daddy almost always wore that little grin and a light in his eyes. Courtesy of Lesa Long
AistropSalina2ndwifeofWmCHenderson.jpg508 viewsCourtesy of Jack Hockett
JohnLucilleGrannyFlorence.jpg508 viewsFrom left to right; John Johnson, Mrs. Lucille Hayden, Carrie Johnson and Florence Holmes. John, Lucille, and Florence were Carrie's children. Courtesy of Lesa Long
Henderson,Waynefjpg.jpg502 viewsWayne Henderson, s/o John Wesley Henderson & Rosa Ellen Ratcliffe. Courtesy of Jack Hockett.
lester16.jpg501 viewsThis 1930s photo is from Glade Spring, VA.
sheridan.jpg496 viewsAnn Sheridan was Clara Lou Warren, daughter of Lula Warren (born in Washington County) and George Sheridan. Lula was my grandmother's sister and daughter of Spencer and Maggie. Spencer and Maggie are the parents of my grandmother, Sarah Warren who married Adolphus Cole, s/o Milton Cole and Lucy Roberts. Maggie's family are the Wilkes County, NC Roberts. That makes her my second cousin. She was the famous "OOMPH Girl" of the movies. She starred in many movies. Courtesy of Barb Norvell.

Daddy_sArmyPortrait2.jpg484 viewsIra Johnson, taken in Berlin in 1945 or '46 while serving in the US Army during WWII. On the back of this original protrait is a love letter written to my mother, Edna Ruth Davidson Johnson back home in Saltville, Virginia. It is addressed "To the sweetest wife in the world...."
Courtesy of Lesa Long
lester14.jpg484 viewsUriah Lester is in the center left of this image.
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