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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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afw1.jpg1310 viewsPhoto taken in 1959. Left to right: Front row, Mattie Weaver Waddell; Dillard Ray Weaver; second row, Arthur Jackson Weaver, Elzina Mae Weaver Coley; Mary Weaver Blevins, Maxine Weaver Blevins, Hazel Weaver Poole; third row: Arthur Fred Weaver; Fannie Blevins Weaver; J. Clayborn Weaver; Clarence Edward Weaver; George Edmund Weaver.
budspen.jpg1298 viewsThis is a photo of Bud Spencer flat-footin' it at one of the Whitetop Music festivals in the 1930s. He was the son of William Spencer and Mahala "Alia" Weaver.
Foster Falls 19011297 viewsIt is the wedding day picture of my grandparents, Eli Mabry and Mary Ann Lucinda "Cindy" Williams. 8 May 1901, Foster Falls, VA (possibly McNealy and Eliza (Davis) Williams' home)

Groom: Eli Mabry/Maberry, 27 yr. old
Bride: Mary Ann Lucinda "Cindy" Williams, 22 yr. old
Leaning against left center post: Ballard Mabry
Center, beside Ballard: Mindy (Largen) Mabry, Ballard's wife
Leaning against right center post: Possibly Eliza (Davis) Williams (I was told she had broken her back and it left her stooped over)
Behind bride and groom: John and Roxie (Mabry) Dillon
Front: Isaac Mabry
Behind Isaac may be Martin Mabry (Eli's father)
Second from the bride: Sarah Jane (Mabry) Dalton
Third from the bride: Emma (Mabry) Alderman
Beside bride: unk (probably a sister of Lucinda's, Jeanetta "Nettie" (Williams) Easter or Malinda "Ellen" (Williams) Frazier)
Second from far right: Roxie (Mabry) Dillon
Far right: Lucy (Mabry) Williams
Far left: Virgil or Charles Williams?
Second from left: Steve Williams
Third from left: Bert Williams
Forth from left: David Williams
Courtesy of Rita Mayberry.
eweaver.jpg1275 viewsPhoto taken in 1910. They lived at Wolf Knob Grayson County, VA. Elihu was the son of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps.
blueridgecafe.jpg1275 viewsFrom a 1940s/1950s postcard.
191estelsturgill.jpg1269 viewsJames Estil Sturgill shown on the front porch of his home at Wolf Knob, Grayson County, Virginia in 1952. He was the son of Joshua Sturgill and Phoebe Marilda Weaver.
115fredalbertneaves.jpg1262 viewsSons of Arthur Coleman Neaves and Ola Mae Phipps. This photo was taken at their farm in the Silas Creek Section of Ashe County, NC about 1946.
Young Boys on a Bear Hunt1258 viewsThis photo came to me from Raphael Ryan of Kansas City who is the granddaughter (or great-g) of Mary Kilby Young, This is where Erwin Young's pet bear came from. You will notice that four of the men are holding the cubs against their chests. Raphael identified the men as follows (l-R): unknown, John Ball, Enoch Young, Calvin Young, Troy Kilby. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
134felixsullivan.jpg1251 viewsThis is Felix Sullivan holding his grandnephew Danny Richardson at Troutdale ca. 1950.
116.jpg1239 viewsJohn Glenn Phipps, son of Benjamin Franklin Phipps and Cora Lee Richardson, is shown here while he was stationed in Cuba during World War II. He was raised at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC. After the war, made his home in Statesville, NC.
480.jpg1234 viewsLeft to right; Pruner, Daisy, Ruth, Ray, Mattie, Arthur, Florence, Quincy. This photo was taken by Clarence E. Weaver in 1956 at a funeral for a nephew in Tazewell County, VA.
119coleneaves.jpg1233 views
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