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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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funeraltumcrk.jpg965 viewsThis late 19th century/early 20th century photo shows a widow grieving over her departed husband. This photo is from the Tumbling Creek area.
moonshinestill.jpg962 viewsThis circa 1910 photo shows Baldwin-Felts Detectives with a siezed moonshine still.
stuartgranny.jpg961 viewsThis image shows Mary Ann Weaver Farmer and Phoebe Marilda Weaver Sturgill, sisters, and daughters of Andrew Weaver and Malinda Weaver. This photo was taken at the "Big July" Meeting at Big Helton Primitive Baptist Church in 1899.
heltonworkers1906.jpg960 viewsThis photo was taken by Herbert Littlewood. The only people I can identify for sure are family members: bottom row, far left, Emily Littlewood (Pennington); center (presumed) Delia Kirby Littlewood; second from left, Ada Littlewood (Francis); middle row, far left, John
Littlewood; far right, Herbert Littlewood; top row, second from right, Hannah Littlewood holding blurred Jack Littlewood. Courtesy of Emily Kilby.
ciceroandjettieosbornespencer.jpg957 viewsCicero and Jettie Osborne Spencer are shown in this early 20th century image. Photo courtesy of Heather Sexton.
NHammandchildren1934.jpg957 viewsleft to right: Nettie Hamm Tedder, Canzada Ham Miller, Nelson Hamm, Cordelia "Deel" Ham Farmer Clark, Minnie Ham Carpenter, Harrison B."Hack" Hamm. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
spencerala.jpg957 viewsThis is Mahalia (Aley) Weaver Spencer, daughter of Isaac and Mary "Polly" Francis Weaver and wife of William Spencer. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
000_0495.JPG957 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, 2004.
carterwiley.jpg956 viewsWiley Carter and his family. They lived on Helton Creek, and he was a Primitive Baptist minister.
MonroeCaudil&BillTodd.jpg953 viewsMonroe Caudill and his son-in-law, Bill Todd, at Teapot Dome in Alleghany County, NC. I learned that Teapot Dome got it's name from the metal tank that a long ago owner built as a water tank. You can see the "Teapot" if you look very closely at the top of the picture, between Monroe and Bill. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn.
geobadger.jpg951 viewsPhoto courtesy of Gail Ferver.
pennington sisters 946 viewsThese are the daughters of Stephen and Johanna Pennington; Cansada Jane (known as Aunt Jenny to the family, I believe, but certainly NOT Cansada, though she was enumerated on at least one census with that name) is in the center. Youngest daughter Martha Caroline (Sturgill) is on the right; Orlean (Young) on the left. I have no idea who the accordian player is. He doesn't look like the Pennington's only son Cicero to my eye.

Courtesy of Emily Kilby
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