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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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Kilby, Roby905 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.
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taylorisaacjane.jpg742 viewsCourtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor.33333
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Reeves, Lee731 viewsLived at Grassy Creek. Courtesy of Bill Payne.33333
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osborneclem.jpg1121 viewsPhoto, Clem Osborne, Betty Osborne, Ellen Shell, Ada McCoy, Mag Elliott, Ca. 1890. Courtesy of Regina McCoy33333
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140paulphipps.jpg1175 viewsPaul Jones Phipps (1917-1982) is shown here holding daughter Pauline. Taken at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC July 4, 1949.33333
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"Snakebite" John Wiles564 viewsHeadstone of "Snakebite" John Wiles (1790-1815). He was buried in the Holloway Cemetery, located deep in the woods on Wiles Ridge, near Traphill. Picture taken in 2000. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
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eweaver.jpg1278 viewsPhoto taken in 1910. They lived at Wolf Knob Grayson County, VA. Elihu was the son of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps.33333
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wilkeshs1911.jpg401 viewsThis postcard was used in 1911.33333
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121sarahhash.jpg1568 viewsSarah Hash (left) 1817-1915, was the daughter of Robert Hash; she was married to John Hash, son of William "Wilson Bill" Hash and Hannah Bonham. Margery (1844-1925) was their daughter. She was married first to Peter Kelly, who died in 1865 or so, and later married to Nathaniel Phipps. They lived at Weavers Ford/Chestnut Hill, in Ashe County, NC.33333
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If you might be able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Nanalee C Wrenn. 3326 views33333
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phippsjh.jpg1115 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.33333
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ellaandlizzie.jpg3646 viewsCourtesy of Lila Ford lila607@yahoo.com33333
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