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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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pennington stephen864 viewsStephen K. Pennington (1821-1890), son of Samuel Pennington and Elizabeth Anderson; Johannah Spencer (1820-1911) daughter of Isaac Spencer and (Jo)Hannah unknown. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
McCluremillard.jpg862 viewsThis is a picture of Millard F. McClure. He was the son of Henry Samuel McClure and Sarah "Leah" Howell. The two ladies are; Mecy Blevins (standing) and Easter Blevins. They were the daughters of Alfred Blevins and Margery Sheets. All from Silas Creek, Ashe County. Courtesy of
AlvinHenryRichardson.jpg861 viewsCourtesy of Karen Lovell
100_1395.jpg859 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 31, 2006.
millongalaxline.jpg858 viewsThis photo is from the early 20th century.
197.jpg856 viewsThese are the children of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram Sturgill. This photo was taken August 1958 when visiting nephew Clarence Weaver in Statesville, NC. Left to right, Bill Sturgill, Marvin Spencer, Ersa Dell Sturgill Gamble, Cora Sturgill Frazier, Lanta Sturgill Spencer and Themla Spencer McCraw.
388.jpg855 viewsMom and dad "clowning." Photo 1952, Doughton Park, Alleghany County, NC.
HackHamm.jpg855 viewsHarrison "Hack" Benjamin Hamm (1886-1961)
Son of Nelson and Easter Elizabeth Blevins Hamm. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
Cleveland - Cleveland Lumber Yard853 viewsHorse drawn wagons of lumber crossing mountain from Lebanon to Cleveland to be shipped by rail. Russell County, VA.
Courtesy of a person who wishes to remain unknown.
McKnight, Andrew853 viewsHe was a veteran of Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army. Postwar, he was a Mountain Union Baptist Minister.
100_1394.jpg853 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 31, 2006.
170stanleyyoung.jpg852 viewsSon of Irwin Young and Alice Waddell. On duty in U.S. Army, World War II.
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