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WhatsNew:

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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100_1393.jpg914 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 31, 2006.
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gdreeves.jpg913 viewsFront Left to Right: George D Reeves (my Great, Great Grandfather), William Reeves, Cora Smith Reeves Rear Left to Right: Charlie and Lester Reeves. Courtesy of Bill Payne.
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olin41969.jpg913 viewsTHE TEAR DOWN WAS UNDERWAY IN THE BACKGROUND IN THE AREA OF THE COAL PLANT EVEN AS AMMONIA SODA PRODUCTS SUCH AS PURITE AND PH PLUS WERE STILL BEING SHIPPED IN APRIL OF 1969. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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EdwardRiceWall.jpg909 viewsA Confederate veteran.
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Alger McClure.jpg908 viewsThis is Alger McClure, son of Samuel and Maude Blevins. He is with his wife Flossie Testerman McClure. His children are Lorraine, Ora, Ossie, Clifford, Louise, Myrtle, Ford & Lonnie. Ashe County
Courtesy of pamiam12@aol.com
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Cessie,Stella_HettieBlevins001.jpg908 viewsThis is my grandmother Cessie Magdalene Blevins (b. 1901) and her little sisters Stella Mae (b.1906) and Hettie (b.1911) Their parents were Roby Curtis Blevins and Harriet "Hettie" Shatley. Cessie married John Pendergrass-Barker and moved to McDowell Co. West Virginia. Stella married Edgar William Barker and Hettie married Thomas Brooks. All of Ashe Co. NC. Courtesy of Cheryl Ruzyla m.ruzyla@bresnan.net

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weavereliwhitney.jpg907 viewsEli Whitney Weaver (1840-1923) was the son of Elihu Weaver and Jennie Miller. Mary Ashley Weaver (1840-1918) was the daughter of William Ashley and Frances Ashley. He served in McRae's Battalion NC Cavalry during the Civil War. Lived first on Horse Creek, and later in the Helton area of Ashe County, NC.
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Blevins, Vay905 viewsvay Blevins was the son of Jeter C, Blevins and Rosa Sage. He marrieed Cora Greer and lived on Cabin Creek in Grayson County, VA> He is buried in Haw Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson County, VA.
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phippsjames1.jpg904 viewsJames Phipps was the son of Nathan Phipps and his first wife Martha Carolina Hart. Accused of murder at Healing Springs hotel, he "went west."
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heather2.jpg903 viewsPhoto courtesy of Heather Sexton.
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NelsonandEasterElizabethHamm.jpg903 viewsNelson Ham and 2nd wife Easter Elizabeth Blevins Ham. This photo is courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott. matalbott@seidata.com
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