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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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car1920map.jpg1119 viewsMap showing spactial relationships of communities in 1920.
osborneclem.jpg1112 viewsPhoto, Clem Osborne, Betty Osborne, Ellen Shell, Ada McCoy, Mag Elliott, Ca. 1890. Courtesy of Regina McCoy
Atwood, Benjamin1111 viewsBenjamin Grover Atwood (16 May 1920-30 May 1923)Alleghany County. He was the son of Jonah Arthur and my gr gr aunt Susan "Susie" Caudill, Atwood. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
691.jpg1108 viewsThis is my mother (Sue Lee Phipps) and grandmother. This photo was taken in 1935. From Jeff Weaver's collection.
phippsjh.jpg1106 viewsJames Harvey Phipps (1818-1884) son of John Phipps and Ruth Worth of Bridle Creek, Grayson County, VA; Evaline Weaver Phipps (1828-1881) daughter of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley of Whitetop, Grayson County, VA. Lived on Old Field Creek, Ashe County, NC.
ingramjohnc.jpg1104 viewsJohn Calvin Ingram (1842-1918) served in Company A 26th NC in the Confederate Army. Charity Ann Farmer (1844-1920) was the daughter of Wilson Farmer and Susan Wyatt. They lived on Haw Orchard Mountain, Grayson County, VA, and are buried in the Haw Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery. Common rumour has it she was a witch.
868.jpg1101 viewsDaughter of Elder Jeter Calton Blevins and Rosa Sage. Taken in 1954 in Grassy Creek.
sidnaallenhouse.jpg1086 viewsReal photo postcard taken ca. 1915, right after the Carroll County Tragedy.
Blevins, Emp1085 viewsShe was the daughter of David Blevins and Nancy Jacks.
wspen2.jpg1082 viewsThis is from a pre-1880 tintype, courtesy of Bryan Spencer. The family is William Spencer and Mahala (Alia) Weaver Spencer and their children. They lived on Spencer Branch, at the Virginia/North Carolina stateline, barely on the Ashe County side. Standing - William Troy (Bud) and Melissa (Lissie)
Seated - Emory, Cicero, William holding Jason, Aley, Cosby and Lula I don't have a date but Aunt Lula looks to be less than a year old.
Mule Hell - Eagle Rock Furnace.1078 viewsEagle Rock Furnace, Mule Hell Community near Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., VA. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold
Ambrose_&_Laura.jpg1077 viewsThis photo is of Ambrose Weaver Laura Jones. To the right is James Bethel . middle is William Wiley, left is Victoria Alice and the baby is Flora Jane. Courtesy of Robert Weaver
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