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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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Delton - Delton Depot1236 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows the Delton Depot along side the New River.
Foster Falls - Orphanage1235 viewsPhoto by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold
blevinstobithajpg.jpg1230 viewsAshe County
This is my great grandmother,
Tobitha Ham Perry Blevins.
June 6, 1848-April 8, 1933.
Married first to Solomon Perry then Solomon Blevins.

Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott
AdamandSusannahBareSheets.jpg1213 viewsThis first photo is of Adam and Susannah Bare Sheets. Adam was the son of Andrew and Mary Shearer Sheets. Susannah was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Bare. Adam was a co founder of the Peak Creek Church of the Brethren in Ashe Co., NC (Both Adam and Susannah were from Ashe Co.) Photo courtesy of Lon Dale Sheets. and Ricky Sheets
882.jpg1208 viewsArthur F. Blevins (1895-1975) was the son of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps. Fannie Q. Blevins (1903-1985) was the daughter of Elder Jeter C. Blevins and Rosa Sage. This was taken at their home at Grassy Creek in 1954.
bluerva.jpg1201 viewsThis is a 1930s era post card, probably make from a Carroll County, VA scene.
Andrew C EASTRIDGE Family.jpg
Andrew C EASTRIDGE Family.jpg1198 viewsThe Andrew C Eastridge Family circa 1900 Brushy Fork, Ashe Co. Back row: John Newton Wilbur, Sarah Laurice, Nancy Elisabeth
Front row: Marvin Carlock, Andrew Clinton, Sr. holding Andrew Clinton, Jr., and Martisha Jane Osborne Eastridge. Courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters
bettybakermine1.jpg1197 viewsThis view of the shaft opening at the Betty Baker Mine was made about 1905.
Lead Mines District - Mount Hope School Ruins1194 viewsMt. Hope School ruin (single pillar with "Mt. Hope School" scratched into cement.) Lead Mines District, Carroll County, VA. Shawn Dunford, photographer. Courtesy of David Arnold
647.jpg1190 viewsThis photo was taken at Grassy Creek, NC in August 1959. I was 14 months old. :-)
wiljohn7.jpg1188 viewsBaptist Preachers of the Alleghany Co, NC, area c1914. The man in front, on the left is John Mack Williams (1868-1952). Who are the others? Courtesy of Jason Duncan.
bearpic.jpg1187 viewsThis is a ca. 1900 photo of Irwin Young and his pet bear. Irwin was the son of Calvin Young and Mary "Pop" Kilby.
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