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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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Townsand Worth Reeves.jpg
Townsand Worth Reeves.jpg594 viewsTownsand Worth Reeves, 1907-1909 infant son of Marshall William and Etta Louetta McMillan Reeves Nathans Creek. Courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters.
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MarionCabin_1901_.jpg770 viewsOn the back, in my G-Grandmother Marilla Anderson's hand: [and her spelling]

" The house where my Father was born, June 22, 1822 - Marion, Smythe County, Virginia - His sister Maggie and little girl Daisy standing in yard - Nov. [blur] 6th, 1901"

If "Maggie" is William Reese Anderson's sister Margaret, she would be about 64 years old, in this shot. She looks about right for that age, in that family line. Her brother never did turn gray.
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Courtesy of Suze moreach@netzero.net
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sturgillfcblannie.jpg651 viewsF. Carl Sturgill and Blannie Emaline Spencer, daughter of William Troy and Alice Osborne Spencer and twin of John Blake, wedding picture in 1916 Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox ejcox@naxs.com

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Littlewoodcarsocks.jpg795 viewsThe Littlewood's first car, which would take them as far north as Providence, RI, visiting their East Coast relatives during the 1920s, was purchased with profits from their government contract for making woolen socks for the army during WW I. Jack Littlewood, the only son of Herbert and Hannah Haigh Littlewood, apparently festooned the new machine with socks as a tribute. How DID they drive on those roads!?!?
Courtesy of Emily Kilby erk44@verizon.net
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457.jpg664 viewsDaughter of Arthur Fred Weaver and Fannie Blevins. School teacher at Marion Elementary when she died October 31, 1971.33333
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SheetsFamily.jpg664 viewsSeated: Ellis Sheets and Millie Perry Sheets (born ca 1871). Back: Ellis' brother and Ettie Sheets (Millie's daughter) Millie was a daughter of Solomon and Tobitha Ham Perry. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott matalbott@seidata.com33333
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WadeandDentonJonesfamily.jpg
WadeandDentonJonesfamily.jpg692 viewsfirst row (l to r): Freda Jones, Mary Jones (my mother), Phil Stanley, Irene Jones Weaver holding Patsy Jones. 2 boys behind chairs: Lloyd Dean Jones, J. B. Jones. back row standing (l to r) Wade Jones Jr. 9my grandfather), Della Yates Jones (my grandmother) holding Bobby Jones, Denton Young Jones (my great-grandmother), Emma jones Stanley, behind her Virgil Stanley, peeking from behind Virgil is Elmo Jones, beside Virgil is Gilmer Jones, Ruth Jones holding son Tom Jones. Courtesy of Danny Miller millerd@fuse.net
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DentonYoungJones.jpg801 viewsCourtesy of Danny Miller millerd@fuse.net33333
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Kilby, Roby878 viewsRoby and Eva Osborne Kilby with 12 of their 15 children taken in 1911/12 in the Sturgills area of Ashe County, NC. The oldest was born in 1890 and the youngest pictured in 1910. [L-R, top row with married names in parentheses] Jenny (Young), Ollie (Weaver), Emaline (Duncan), Virgie (Norman), Minnie (Sturgill) [middle row] Lola (Sewell), Elsie (McCommons), Ruth (Umbarger), Dewey Kilby [bottom row] Lucy (Stewart) on lap of James Roby Kilby (son of Thornton Kilby and Phebe Marilda Weaver) Thornton Kilby, Ruth Eva Kilby (daughter of Wiley Winton Osborne and Lavina Jane Mink), Mary (Eppers). Courtesy of Emily Kilby. erk44@verizon.net.33333
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taylorisaacjane.jpg726 viewsCourtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor.33333
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Reeves, Lee719 viewsLived at Grassy Creek. Courtesy of Bill Payne.33333
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