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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.

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hbmiller.jpg891 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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bottlehouseinterior.jpg890 viewsThis is from a 1920s postcard.
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Saltville - Golf Course Maintenance883 viewsTHE SALTVILLE GOLF COURSE WORK CREW / SALTVILLE, VIRGINIA / AUGUST 1949

DRIVING THE TRACTOR - HOWARD WOODWARD / LEFT - ED SMITH / STANDING - CAL SMITH / ON BUMPER - LEFT - BOBBY (HOECAKE) JOHNSON AND BILL AUSTIN

THE TRACTOR WAS A WORTHINGTON CHIEF GOLF COURSE TRACTOR, ORANGE IN COLOR, MANUFACTURED IN STROUDSBURG, PA.

CHARLIE JONES / PHOTOGRAPHER. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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baldwinwm2.jpg882 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin.
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phippseveline.jpg882 viewsEvaline Weaver Phipps (1828-1881) was the daughter of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley. She lived on Silas Creek, Ashe County, NC and is buried in the Phipps Cemetery above their homeplace.
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Saltville - Company Store882 views

MATHIESON GENERAL STORE EMPLOYEES / SALTVILLE, VIRGINIA / OCTOBER 1945


TOP ROW - THELMA ROUTH, MARY SUE SPRINKLE, PEARL JOHNSON, EMMA TAYLOR, HELEN MANTZ, ELEANOR BROWN, MARY SUE SMITH, MARY FRANCES GROSECLOSE, BEATRICE STEPHENSON, VIRGINIA GILLENWATER, LEE W. PRATOR, HEDLEY L. CRAFT, MGR., MARTY McINTYRE, J. BAKER SANDERS, CHARLES TATE MOORE, HARRY CUDDY, ARCH HARPER, OSCAR CLEAR, FRED FARRIS

BOTTOM - CARL SURBER, BOB HAWK, CLAUDE SMITH, W. W. BRICKEY, HOWARD BOARDWINE, GORDON OAKES, BRUCE WIMMER, NANCE HAMMOND, EARL ANDERSON, CLAUDE CUDDY, BILL HAMMOND, CARL COLLINS, GEORGE ROBINSON, J. E. WEBB, ARTHUR GILLENWATER, JOHN W. MORGAN, FLETCHER JOHNSON

CHARLIE JONES PHOTO. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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184winniephipps.jpg881 viewsWinnie Emmaline Phipps, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Phipps and Cora Lee Richardson. Photo taken about 1928.
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4elders.jpg881 viewsBack Row, left, Elder F. Everette Thompson, right, Elder Charlie B. Kilby; Front row, left, Elder Edd Davis; right, Elder Bynum H. Blevins.
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Ivanhoe - Masonic Lodge881 viewsThis photo taken at the corner of Painter Hill and Riverside is by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net and was taken May 17, 2007.
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Roten, Ashley and Naomi Miller Roten879 viewsCaption in bold.
Ashley Roten 1835-1912, wife Naomi Miller Roten 1845-1919.
They were residents of the Peak Creek Community Ashe County NC.
Ashley's parents were David and Sarah Jane Bare Roten.
Naomi's parents were Stephen and Elizabeth Mash Miller.
Ashley served in the Civil War as a Private in Co.A of the 26th N.C. Troops.

Courtesy of Marty A. Roten of the 26th N.C. Troops Reactivated.


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blevinsgaither.jpg878 viewsBERTIE ELLEN WALTON, b. Dec 08, 1889, Grayson Co., VA; d. Dec 20, 1980, Ashe Co., NC; m. GAITHER OLIVER BLEVINS, Sep 18, 1910, Grayson Co., VA; b. Oct 31, 1885, Ashe Co., NC; d. Jul 16, 1979, Ashe Co., NC. This couple lived near Shatley Springs in Ashe County, NC. Courtesy of Anita Kay Wyatt.
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noahbarker.jpg877 viewsThis is Noah Barker of Ashe Co. NC According to my family Noah was a blind musician, a fiddle player. He was married to Leah Pendergrass and they were in some way related to the Harrison Pendergrass family. My great-grandfather Harrison Pendergrass and his family adopted the surname Barker. According to the 1870 and 1880 cesnsus records Noah Barker was born abt. 1825. The census records also note that Noah was blind and a musician. I would love to hear from anyone who may know more about Noah Barker or the Pendergrasses from Horse Creek in Ashe Co.

Courtesy of Cheryl Ruzyla [email] m.ruzyla@bresnan.net[/email]
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