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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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caldwellceliahash.jpg803 viewsThey lived at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC. Celia was the daughter of John Hash and Sarah Hash. Courtesy of Lee Hash leehash@aol.com
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kellyjohn.jpg802 viewsJohn Kelly was the son of Peter Kelly and Margery Clementine Hash Kelly. Cora E.C. Born 15 Jun 1868, and John Franklin Born 02 Oct 1872, are the chidren of Elisha Davis Born 18 Jan 1844, and Johannah (Spencer) Davis Born 1836. they have a youger sister named Rosa L. Davis, all born in Grayson Co., Virginia. Most likly Wilson Creek. This photo was taken ca. 1900 in either Ashe Co., NC or Smyth County, VA.
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Mara Etta.jpg802 viewsThis is Mara Etta McClure with her second husband Linville Price. She was the daughter of Henry Samuel McClure and Sarah "Leah" Howell. I do not know when this picute was taken. I do know that their daughter was born around 1885 and Mara died sometime after that. Courtesy of Pamiam12@aol.com
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Grassy Creek - St. John's Lutheran Church801 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, May 2005.
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hillsvillemethodist.jpg799 viewsFrom a 1940s-1950s postcard.
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spencerkilby.jpg799 viewsl to r: Kilby Spencer, Victor Spencer, Pruner Weaver, Lee Kilby, and Wayne Duvall
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox ejcox@naxs.com
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robytesterman[1].JPG799 viewsB: 23 JUL 1867 HELTON, ASHE, NC
D: 26 APR 1938 HELTON ASHE, NC

ROBY'S PARENTS WERE

PETER TESTERMAN (PARENTS WERE THOMAS TESTERMAN AND MARY JANE ANDERSON)
B: 10 SEP 1794 GRAYSON, VA
D: 12 APR 1879 HELTON, ASHE, NC

M: NANCY FARMER
24 NOV 1849 JOHNSON, TN

NANCY FARMER (PARENTS WERE DAVID FARMER AND CATHERINE EDWARDS)
B: 19 JUL 1828 GRAYSON, VA
D: 5 APR 1908 ASHE, NC



Courtesy of Rachel Hamilton RHamilton@allstate.com
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wilkessurvey.jpg798 viewsPhoto from the late 19th century.
Nora Price.jpg
Nora Price.jpg798 viewsStanding; William Arthur McClure and Samuel Andrew McClure. Son of Mara Etta MClure and ___ Sullin.
Seated; Andy Fowler (Nora's Husband), their child ? and Nora Price Fowler. Daughter of Mara Etta McClure and Linville Price. Courtesy of Pamiam12@aol.com
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oxenfancygap.jpg798 viewsThis 1940 photo from the National Park Service Historic Photographic Collection shows a farmer and team of oxen. The oxen are pulling a sledge to break up clods in newly plowed ground.
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Crockett's Cove - Crockett Family Cemetery798 viewsPhoto by Shawn Dunford, courtesy of David Arnold david.arnold@adelphia.net
AmandaJ.OsborneRoop.jpg
AmandaJ.OsborneRoop.jpg797 viewsCourtesy of Chrissie Anderson Peters.
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