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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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Rich Valley - Old Rich Valley Road828 viewsOld Rich Valley Road, January 10, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.
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tspen.jpg827 viewsThis is Troy Spencer's image courtesy of Bryan Spencer. Troy Spencer served as a lieutenant in Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry. He was executed for desertion in 1864.
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kellyjohn.jpg827 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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Chub-Hole3.jpg827 viewsTHE BIG HOLE IN CLUB HOUSE HOLLOW BEGAN FALLING IN ON EASTER MONDAY 1960. SOME OF US BOYS HANGING AROUND ON THE PARKING LOT IN TOWN HEARD ABOUT IT AND TOOK OFF UP THERE TO LOOK AT IT. WE STOOD ON THE EDGE OF THIS THING...IT WAS ABOUT FIVE FEET ACROSS...LOOKED DOWN INTO IT AND SAW ONLY DARKNESS... AND DROPPED ROCKS DOWN INTO IT. SEVERAL SECONDS LATER YOU COULD HEAR A SPLASH. WE WENT BACK THE NEXT NIGHT AND IT WAS ABOUT TWENTY FEET ACROSS. WE DIDN'T GO BACK ANYMORE. BY ABOUT THE THIRD DAY, THE AREA WAS ROPED OFF.

THE ED WIX HOUSE WAS LOCATED IN THE HOLLOW AND A FEW DAYS AFTER THE FAMILY MOVED OUT, THE HOLE SWALLOWED UP THE HOUSE. THIS PICTURE, FROM THE CHUB ARNOLD COLLECTION, SHOWS THE WIX HOUSE TEETERING ON THE EDGE A FEW DAYS BEFORE FALLING INTO THE HOLE.

CLUB HOUSE HOLLOW WAS/IS ON THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE WELL FIELDS IN AN AREA WHERE OLIN HAD THEIR HIGH PRESSURE WELLS.

THE PICTURE WAS DATED APRIL 25, 1960. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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AlbertHobsonHash.jpg827 viewsThis is a picture of Albert Hobson Hash, son of Alexander Norman & Susanna Caroline (Kirk) Hash, he was born 28 Sept 1898 in Grayson Cty.; died 14 Jan 1992 in Grayson Cty.; buried in the Fox Cemetery beside his wife, Eva Notra Graybeal, whom he married 22 Dec 1922. He was living at the Osborne Motel when I met him in 1990, a very nice & pleasant man to talk with about family.

The lady & little girl (her granddaughter) were from Maryland & passing through on their way to some place in North Carlonia to visit some of her Hash kin. Really didn't get to know her as well as I did Hobson. Courtesy of Harold Hash.

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Foster Falls - Railroad Depot827 viewsPhoto by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold david.arnold@adelphia.net
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Pulaski - Second Street827 viewsThis 1950s postcard shows the street scape at that time.
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Canter, Jerry827 viewsHe was killed in a hunting accident im 1972.
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strugillje.jpg826 viewsThis photo was taken in 1914 at Wolf Knob, Grayson county, virginia. Back row, William Sturgill, Lanta Sturgill, Emaline Sturgill; Front row Ersa Dell Sturgill, James Estil Sturgill, holding Guida, Ella Ingram Sturgill, and Cora Sturgill.
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grahammansion.jpg826 viewsThis photo was taken in the mid-1990s by David Arnold david.arnold@adelphia.net
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robytesterman[1].JPG826 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.jpg825 viewsPhoto from the late 19th century.
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