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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.

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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.

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IraandRuth.jpg
IraandRuth.jpg539 viewsMy father, Ira Johnson, and mother Edna Ruth Davidson Johnson during the early years of their marriage. Daddy was the son of John Wesley and Carrie Cornelia Davidson Johnson of Washington County, Virginia. Mommy was the daughter of Rosser Kelly and America Ann Doane Davidson of Cedar Branch in Saltville in Smyth County, Virginia.
Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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CrosswhiteRachelMoofOliverHockett.jpg421 viewsCourtesy of Jack Hockett tlas101@aol.com55555
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floyd.jpg439 viewsFloyd (1806-1863) was an attorney, governor of Virginia; U.S. Secretary of War under President James Buchanan, and Confederate general.55555
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salt34.jpg416 viewsMover and shaker behind the Barter theater in Abingdon. This photo shows him speaking at the Saltville High School. Photo courtesy of Roger Allison shakerhoo@aol.com44444
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Daddy_sArmyPortrait2.jpg472 viewsIra Johnson, taken in Berlin in 1945 or '46 while serving in the US Army during WWII. On the back of this original protrait is a love letter written to my mother, Edna Ruth Davidson Johnson back home in Saltville, Virginia. It is addressed "To the sweetest wife in the world...."
Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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funeraltumcrk.jpg935 viewsThis late 19th century/early 20th century photo shows a widow grieving over her departed husband. This photo is from the Tumbling Creek area.33333
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johnsonzeke.jpg454 viewsZEKE JOHNSON...JAN. 2, 1910 - AUG. 27, 2006

ZEKE LIVED IN GLADE SPRING AND WAS A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF OLIN MATHIESON IN SALTVILLE. ZEKE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE FOUNDING OF THE MT. CALVARY COMMUNITY CHURCH IN GLADE SPRING.

ZEKE WAS A WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR MAN IN THE GLADE-SALTVILLE AREA. HE WAS A JEWEL.

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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wmwarren.jpg433 viewsWilliam Warren married Tarisa J. White, daughter of Spencer White and Elizabeth Kestner. I am trying to connect these Warrens to the Poynton Warrens. Courtesy of Barb Norvell. barbnor2@yahoo.com
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GrannyJohnson2.jpg
GrannyJohnson2.jpg544 viewsMy grandmother, Carrie Cornelia Davidson Johnson,
daughter of James R. and Mary Virginia Worley Davidson of Washington County, Virginia. Carrie was married to John Wesley Johnson, son of Walter and Bettie Eastridge Johnson of that county. Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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Daddyboy.jpg
Daddyboy.jpg496 viewsThis photo is of my father Ira Johnson and his siblings, taken probrably in early 20's. From left to right: Florence is standing with her hands on John's shoulders. Juanita, seated, is holding baby Melvin and Daddy (Ira) is holding on to the chair. Daddy almost always wore that little grin and a light in his eyes. Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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HendersonJohnRosa.jpg
HendersonJohnRosa.jpg453 views This is an enhanced picture of John & Rosa Henderson from Jack Hockett. tlas101@aol.com
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lester26.jpg
lester26.jpg413 viewsThis is a 1937 of a Lester family group. Individuals unidentified.33333
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