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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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Phipps, Alonzo "Bunt"722 views33333
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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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Weaver, Jeffrey, Austin and Eric723 viewsPhoto taken March 1, 2008 on the occasion of the funeral of our mother, sue Phipps Weaver at Pleasamt Jome Baptist Church, Grassy Creek, North Carolina.33333
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Comer, Ralph; Gillenwater, Rad; and Poston, Mack711 viewsFROM LEFT...RALPH COMER / RAD GILLENWATER / MACK POSTON. WATCHING THE RAZING OF THE 1925 SALTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SALTVILLE, VA. / JULY 1967. Courtesy of Don Smithdsmith1043@comcast.net

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Farris, Frank305 viewsTHE FELLOW ON THE LEFT IS FRANK FARRIS...THE CENTER MAN IS UNKNOWN AND ON THE RIGHT IS SID FARRIS. PICTURE IS FROM THE ELK GARDEN AREA OF RUSSELL COUNTY, VA.

CIRCA 1904

DON SMITH COLLECTION dsmith1043@cmcast.net
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James_&_Margaret_(2).JPG643 viewsJames W. Moore and Margaret Callahan Moore lived in Saltville as is where this picture was taken. They are both buried in Elizabeth Cemetery. Back row l-r are Stuart, Dennis, Dewey, John, George. Middle row of girls are l-r Kate, Sally, Jessie (my grandmother) front row left kneeling Robert seated James W and Maggie Callahan ( my G-grandparents) right kneeling Bill. Courtesy of Robert Weaver leeann18@msm.com33333
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chburgmain1920s.jpg523 viewsThis real photo postcard dates from the early 1920s.33333
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lattimersoldmill.jpg634 viewsThis is from a 1906 postcard.33333
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funeraltumcrk.jpg934 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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nphipps.jpg920 viewsSon of Ahart Phipps and Mary Ann Hash, he served in Company A, 26th NC Infantry during the American Civil War. He made his home at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC.33333
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kellymargeryhashsmall.jpg805 viewsThis photo dates from about 1870 and shows Margery Hash Kelly and her son John Kelly, at age about 7. Margery's first husband was Peter Kelly, who disappeared in December 1865. She subsequently married Nathaniel Phipps.33333
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