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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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bearpic.jpg1182 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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Heltonboys.jpg1172 viewsEck Perry, Victor Spencer and Greeley Spencer. Courtesy of Danny Miller
ambroseduvall.jpg1171 viewsAmbrose Duvall was born in Ashe County; Rebecca in neighboring Grayson County, Virginia. Both died in Carter County, KY. Photo courtesy of Amy Ryan.
140paulphipps.jpg1168 viewsPaul Jones Phipps (1917-1982) is shown here holding daughter Pauline. Taken at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC July 4, 1949.
McClure? - Mystery Couple.1150 viewsThe third is the mystery....aside from the date of 1947 on the back, I just about have pulled my hair all out on this one.... If anyone has any clues to the identiy of these pople, please contact the following; Courtesy of Steve and Tonja Neaves Seivwright
CBdeerhunting.jpg1141 viewsMy grandfather was born in 1889 and in this picture he looks to be in his 40s at most, so I guess this scene was in the 1930s, and though he had lived in Maryland since 1920, this hunting party probably was "back home" because his brother Dent and, according to an aunt, his nephew Glenn Kilby, both Ashe Countians, are in the picture. I send this, thinking you might recognize the other hunters. To identify those I know: at deer's hindquarters with gun over shoulder--Charles Bradley Pennington, second from right, Dent Pennington; far right, Glenn Kilby. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
Hash, Nancy and Lillard Blevins1140 viewsNancy Hash was the daughter of Benjamin Hash, sr., and Nancy Jane Anderson. Courtesy of Kaye Bales - Email -
Monroe Caudill playing banjo1139 viewsJames Monroe Caudill-born 28 April 1877-died 26feb 1957 to Cynthia Ann Caudill. His father was Richard "Dick" Sidden of Wilkes County who later (Monroe was in his twenties) married Cynthia. Monroe married Myrtle Jane Rector the daughter of Abe and Martha Brackins, Rector. Ther had three children, Emma , Carpenter, Mary Ann Todd and Johnny Caudill who married my aunt Rose Emma Medley. Monroe would sit on the porch of his house at "Teapot Dome" Alleghany County, NC and play his banjo for passers by. Courtesy
911.jpg1135 viewsFrom Jeff Weaver's collection.
100_1571.jpg1130 viewsThis view of New River is looking south back into Ashe County from the sliver of Alleghany County west of New River. Photo by Jeff Weaver, April 16, 2006.
yellowsulphursps.jpg1124 viewsThis painting was created in 1855.
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