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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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Saltville - Olin Engine No. 4884 viewsOLIN MATHIESON DIESEL NO. 4 WAS BROUGHT TO SALTVILLE FROM DETROIT IN 1960. THE ENGINE HAD 12 CYLINDERS AND 1000 HP. WHEN OLIN CEASED OPERATIONS AT SALTVILLE IN 1972, IT WAS TRANSFERRED TO AN OLIN PLANT IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS. MYRL DUNHAM PHOTO. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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robertsjamespryor.jpg883 viewsFront, Left to right. Goldie Roberts, James Pryor Roberts (son of William Johnson Roberts and Martha Charlotte Phipps), Rose Roberts, Bonnie. Back (left to right), Austin, Golar Testerman, ____ Testerman, Emory and Conrad Roberts.
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131.jpg881 viewsThis photo shows Polly Ann Busic Richardson (1860-1938) on the left and Mrs. Sullivan on the right. They both lived near Troutdale, Grayson County, VA.
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399.jpg881 viewsThis picture was taken on Middle Fork of Helton Creek, near Whitetop in the late summer of 1924.
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Buck Hydro-electric Dam 1928881 viewsThis is a 1928 photo of the Buck dam and lake at Byllesby, Carroll County, Virginia. This dam on the New River is just below the Byllesby Dam.
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bookerphipps2.jpg880 viewsCourtesy of Heather Sexton.
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Kilby, Roby877 viewsRoby and Eva Osborne Kilby with 12 of their 15 children taken in 1911/12 in the Sturgills area of Ashe County, NC. The oldest was born in 1890 and the youngest pictured in 1910. [L-R, top row with married names in parentheses] Jenny (Young), Ollie (Weaver), Emaline (Duncan), Virgie (Norman), Minnie (Sturgill) [middle row] Lola (Sewell), Elsie (McCommons), Ruth (Umbarger), Dewey Kilby [bottom row] Lucy (Stewart) on lap of James Roby Kilby (son of Thornton Kilby and Phebe Marilda Weaver) Thornton Kilby, Ruth Eva Kilby (daughter of Wiley Winton Osborne and Lavina Jane Mink), Mary (Eppers). Courtesy of Emily Kilby. erk44@verizon.net.
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Jesse_Sheets.jpg876 viewsThis is Jesse Sheets, son of Andrew and Mary Shearer Sheets, husband of Sarah Wyatt Sheets. Jesse was an elder at the Flat Rock Church of the Brethren in Clifton, Ashe Co., NC. Photo courtesy of Della Bare and Ricky Sheets rickysheets@earthlink.net
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hbmiller.jpg876 viewsThis photo of Harrison Baker Miller was made while he was serving in Company A, 26th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War. He later became a Primitive Baptist minister and moved to St. Clair's Bottom in Smyth County, Virginia.
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blankenshipnancyweaver.jpg875 viewsBorn June 11, 1857 on Fees Ridge to Andrew Weaver and Malinda Weaver. Married James Andrew Blankenship in Ashe County, NC on March 10, 1873, and then moved to Mercer County, WV. Buried in the Cline Cemetery, Spanishburg, WV. Photo Courtesy of Walt Blankenship poochietex@yahoo.com
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bottlehouseinterior.jpg873 viewsThis is from a 1920s postcard.
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canemill.jpg871 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, Spring, 2004. This cane mill dates from the heyday of Grayson County farming. To read more, see David Painter's Five Year Program for Development of Agriculture in Grayson County.
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