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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.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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232.jpg987 viewsMary P. Pugh is shown here about 1928 at her home at Weaver's Ford in Ashe County knitting. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Phipps and Cora Lee Richardson.
460.jpg985 viewsBorn in 1912, Son of Elder Jeter C. Blevins and Rosa Sage. Born and reared at Grassy Creek, later lived in Marion, VA and still later in St. Augustine, FL. Married to Mary Ellen Weaver, daughter of Arthur F. Weaver and Emaline Sturgill.
oddfellowswhitetop.jpg980 viewsThis photo was probably taken in the 1910-1920 time period.
1st Row: Wiley ________; Ephraim Greer; ______ Blevins, ____ T. S_____; H. C. Weaver; Monroe Miller, Shelton Blevins, Marion Sturgill, Cicero Price, Elijh Blevins, Melvin Sturgill, Frank Wells

2nd Row: Johnson Blevins, Vint Sturgill, Dock Price, Nelson Sheets, Conley _____, _______; Howard Weaver, Junior Coles, Dr. Jake Hopkins, Linder Cole; Harrison Powers, Enoch Hart

3rd Row: Howard Price, Billy Kilby, Wiley Carter, Tom Price

Image courtesy of the Grayson County Historical Society, Independence, Virginia

Saltville - Worthy Mine979 viewsWORTHY MINE / NEW QUARRY AREA / NEAR SALTVILLE, VA. / MAY 1973. Courtesy of Don Smith
MicajahandFrancesLewis.jpg978 viewsMicajah Osborne and Frances B. Johnston Lewis
They are the parents of George T. Lewis. Courtesy of Judy Lenderman
bethmeth.jpg969 viewsThis early photo is of a class at Bethany United Methodist Church near West Jefferson, Ashe County, NC. Photo courtesy of Warren Houck.
Numbers begin on the back row, left to right:

1. Flora Gentry
2. Gurn Houck
3. Flossie Phipps
4. Andy Black
5. Luke Houck
6. Ola Gentry
7. Jess Houck
8. Ed Woods
9. Winn Edwards
10. Earl Woods
11. Loss Edwards
12. Laura Houck
13. Annie Stevens
14. Ollie Greer
15. Dorn Houck
16. Carrie Grubb
17. Anna Trivette
18. Mildred Greer
19. Ruby Grubb
20. Biddie Worley
21. Hazel Houck
22. Matilda Wood
23. Mary Houck
24. Mae Worley
25. Lena Houck
26. Lottie Grubb
27. Ethel Roten
28. Bulah Carlton
29. Docie Carlton
30. Ann Houck
31. Fred Gentry
32. Ethel Wood
33. Thelma Roten
34. Fielder Houck
35. Mac Edwards
36. Lonnie Gentry
37. Wint Gentry
38. Tom Worley
39. Emory Church
40. Owen Trivette
41. Charles Stevens
42. Clarence Carlton
43. Bower Gentry
44. Jess Gentry
45. Stacy Houck
46. Vance Goodman
47. Robert Goodman

Adaline McMillan Reeves courtesy Mary Zell Absher~0.jpg
Adaline McMillan Reeves courtesy Mary Zell Absher~0.jpg969 viewsAdaline McMillan Reeves 1832-1898, Nathans Creek
Courtesy Mary Zell Absher and Carol Eastridge Waters
joshsturgillfamily.jpg969 viewsBack row, left to right. Isom Sturgill, Bowman Pennington, Isaac Sturgill, James Estil Sturgill, John Andrew Sturgill, Francis Lee Sturgill. Front row, Lanta Ingram Sturgill, Laura Sturgill Pennington, Phoebe Marilda Weaver Sturgill, Lulu Stuart Sturgill, Charity Ann Farmer Sturgill. This photo was made after Joshua Sturgill's death in 1894, but family lore says that Joshua Sturgill would never allow his photograph to be made.
James Surrett 1910 969 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows "James Surrat 120 Years Old. A Half Breed Cherokee who Inhabits the Mountains of Bland Co, Va." One researcher states that he was born 1795 Cherokee, NC and died 1915 Bland County,VA.
DavidSheets1805-1902.jpg968 viewsThis is the Rev. David Sheets, son of Andrew and Mary Shearer Sheets, husband of Martha Davis Sheets. (David was born in Ashe Co, but moved to Grayson county, so I'm not sure if he would go in the Ashe or Grayson group.) Photo courtesy of Troylene Sheets White and Ricky Sheets
972.jpg962 viewsFront row (l to r) Ed Sturgill (husband of Dora Young Sturgill), Will Young, Pop Young, Wiley Dickson (husband of Minnie Young Dickson), Irvin Young. Back row (l to r): Dora Young Sturgill, John Baker Young, Minnie Young Dickson, Alice Waddell Young. Courtesy of Danny Miller
Whitetp - Upper Helton Seperate Baptist Church960 viewsPhoto Summer 2005 by Jeff Weaver. This church is located near Whitetop.
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