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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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nphipps.jpg932 viewsSon of Ahart Phipps and Mary Ann Hash, he served in Company A, 26th NC Infantry during the American Civil War. He made his home at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC.
hammrv.jpg931 viewsRebecca Vanover Hamm (9/30/1811-1/26/1903) Wife of Larkin Hamm. Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.
pennington sisters 930 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
MonroeCaudil&BillTodd.jpg930 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.
wyattelihu.jpg930 viewsThis is my great grandfather. elihu wyatt b. sept.6,1861 and died March 30, 1929. He was a general merchant and justice of the peace. he lived in the Ripshin community of Ashe County. the home he built still stands. thanks for helping me.
Donald Blevins, Hudson, NC
bottlehsehillsville.jpg928 viewsFrom a 1930-45 era postcard.
171.jpg926 viewsThis photo was taken about 1935 in the Silas Creek section of Ashe county, NC. Left to right, Wayne Neaves, Roscoe Neaves, Winnie Phipps Neaves holding Claude Neaves and Grace Neaves.
492.jpg923 viewsPhoto shows Cora Lee Richardson Phipps holding grandson Jeffrey Weaver.
hammnelson.jpg918 viewsAshe Co. NC Lansing Community about 1903-4.
Front row: children Nettie & Elzie.
Back row: Wife Levenie G. Perry Hamm, who died 11/1904; children Cordelia; Lillard, Ed and Nelson, head of of household.

Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott

coxrose.jpg917 viewsRose Imogene Cox and Roald Bayse Cox, children of Joe Catron and Ollie Imogene Spencer Cox. The picture was made in 1930. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
bettybakermine2.jpg916 viewsThis view of the famous Carroll County, VA Copper mine was made about 1905.
Blevins, James915 viewsBack left to right: Zola, Lucy, Guy & wife Maude Paisley Blevins. front left to right: James Blevins, wife Mary Davis Blevins and son Clay. Courtesy of Bette Nelson
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