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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

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ashetwpmap.jpg906 views
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100_1393.jpg905 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 31, 2006.
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228.jpg900 viewsThis is a baptizing in Little Helton for candidates for membership in Little Helton Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Phipps is administering the rite.
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gdreeves.jpg900 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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coxrose.jpg899 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 ejcox@naxs.com
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weavereliwhitney.jpg898 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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EdwardRiceWall.jpg898 viewsA Confederate veteran.
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Alger McClure.jpg898 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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furnaceneargalax.jpg897 viewscirca. 1900.
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Cessie,Stella_HettieBlevins001.jpg897 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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phippsjames1.jpg895 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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Saltville -Olin River Project895 viewsIN 1982, OLIN DID EXTENSIVE WORK TO KEEP MERCURY FROM THE OLD CHLORINE PLANT FROM LEACHING INTO THE NORTH FORK OF THE HOLSTON RIVER AT SALTVILLE.

THE RIVER WAS REDIRECTED THROUGH THE LARGE PIPE AT LEFT SO WORKERS COULD SEAL THE RIVER BANK AT RIGHT TO KEEP THE MERCURY CONTAINED AND OUT OF THE RIVER. Courrtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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