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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.

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williamsmary.jpg723 viewsMary Weaver (1820-1897) was the daughter of William Weaver, Jr. and Sarah Sturgill. She was married to Henry John Williams. They lived in Alleghany County, NC.33333
(5 votes)
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weaverben.jpg751 viewsThis is Benjamin Andrew Weaver's home in Piney Creek, Alleghany County, NC. Nathan Weaver, Benjamin's father is 2nd from the right, and Nathan's 3rd wife America Whittington is on the far right.33333
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bilunk1.jpg822 viewsUnknown. Probably a member of the William Billings (1830-1896) family or the Colon Williams (1820-1897) family. Both families lived in the western part of Alleghany Co including the Prathers Creek area. Courtesy of Jason Duncan.33333
(8 votes)
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Monroe Caudill playing banjo1117 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. Courtesy33333
(4 votes)
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williamshenryjohn.jpg663 viewsSon of John B. Williams.33333
(4 votes)
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McKnight, Andrew825 viewsHe was a veteran of Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army. Postwar, he was a Mountain Union Baptist Minister.22222
(5 votes)
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Richardson - Alvin Henry Richardson & Catherine Louisa Surber Richardson707 viewsCourtesy of Karen Lovell rackracing@charter.net22222
(6 votes)
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strugilljames1781.jpg756 viewsSon of Francis Sturgill, Sr. and Rebecca Hash. Lived at Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC22222
(5 votes)
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weaverlucy.jpg653 views Left, Zola Pauline Blevins Vannoy, Lucy J. Blevins Weaver (center), daughters of James Riley Blevins and Mary Elizabeth Davis. Right, Bays Wood, son of Floyd and Martha Davis Wood. Courtesy of Bette Nelson bette_nelson@comcast.net22222
(4 votes)
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parsonsjohn.jpg727 viewsAlleghany County Commissioner - 1868. Son of Solomon Parsons & Lydia Sturgill, born 19 Jan 1805. Married
Margaret Gambill and later Phoebe Laxton.
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(6 votes)
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weavernathan.jpg616 viewsSon of William Weaver, Jr. and Sarah Sturgill. Lived at Piney Creek, Alleghany County, NC.22222
(4 votes)
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Poole. Charlie and the North Carolina Ramblers737 viewsCharlie Poole, with the fiddle, is shown here in a late 1920 image with the North Carolina Ramblers.22222
(3 votes)
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