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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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Richardson, John Franklin1896 viewsThis is a 1930s photo of Frank Richardson near Troutdale. He was the son of Martin Richardson and Mary Ann "Polly" Busic.
123coraphipps.jpg1767 viewsCora Lee Richardson, born to Martin Van Buren Richardson and Mary "Polly" Busic in Troutdale, Grayson County, VA. Married to Benjmain Franklin Phipps, lived at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC. This photo taken July 4, 1948.
Lyle, Ethel Davis1725 viewsBorn December 2, 1905 to Elder Edd Davis and Senia Miller.
Saltville - Muck Pond1692 viewsLime-mud waste of Mathieson Alkali Works. Approximately 300-tons a day poured into pond. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date, but circa 1910. From the collection of the U.S. Geological Survey.
196billsturgill.jpg1639 viewsThis 1920s view is of Bill Sturgill plowing his father's farm at Wolf Knob with a team of oxen. He was the son of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram.
woodlawnschool1911.jpg1628 viewsWoodlawn School Group. It was taken in 1911 of Forest Oak School in Woodlawn, VA. The teacher on the far right was Richard Farmer. My father, Roscoe Maberry 8 yr. old was the boy in the 2nd row with part of his face missing; his brother, Garland Maberry 7 yr. old is the second boy from him (in the same row); his brother Willie Mayberry 9 yr. is the face between the next two boys (in the same row); Anna Brown, who married Willie is in the front row, 6th from the right. Courtesy of Rita Mayberry.

Youngchildren.jpg1625 viewsChildren of Calvin and Pop (Kilby) Young: (l to r): Irvin Young, J. B. Young, Denton Young Jones, Paul Young, Minnie Young Dickson. Courtesy of Danny Miller
121sarahhash.jpg1596 viewsSarah Hash (left) 1817-1915, was the daughter of Robert Hash; she was married to John Hash, son of William "Wilson Bill" Hash and Hannah Bonham. Margery (1844-1925) was their daughter. She was married first to Peter Kelly, who died in 1865 or so, and later married to Nathaniel Phipps. They lived at Weavers Ford/Chestnut Hill, in Ashe County, NC.
allenrewardposter.gif1580 viewsFrom the Collection of the Library of Congress.
Melvin Eastridge courtesy Rose Eastridge Finney.jpg
Melvin Eastridge courtesy Rose Eastridge Finney.jpg1522 viewsMelvin Eastridge 1864-1947, Ashe County
Courtesy Rose Eastridge Finney and Carole Eastridge Waters

902.jpg1476 viewsThis photo was taken in 1906, near Troutdale, Virginia.
Newbern - Wilderness Road Museum1469 viewsWilderness Road Regional Museum, Newbern, Pulaski Co. VA. Courtesy of David Arnold [email]][/email]
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