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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.

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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.

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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laverneetc.jpg610 viewsFrom left to right: LaVerne Spencer, Rose Cox, June Spencer, Carol Spencer, and Sherrill Spencer in the stroller. This was taken in the mid 1930s.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
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spencerbudoats.jpg536 viewsThis image shows Bud Spencer bundling oats circa 1940. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox ejcox@naxs.com55555
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creepertrain1919.jpg492 viewsThis August 1919 photo shows the Virginia Creeper near Whitetop.55555
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whitetopcreek.jpg311 viewsFrom a 1929 photograph55555
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clitomill.jpg480 viewsThis photo was taken in the early 20th century.55555
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IraandRuth.jpg549 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
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spencercynthoa.jpg596 viewsCynthia Alice Osborne Spencer (c) with twins Blannie Emaline and John Blake. This photo, made about 1903. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox ejcox@naxs.com55555
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spencersharvest.jpg592 viewsGlen, Victor, and Bud Spencer harvesting grain. Uncle Blake couldn't see well enough to recognize the fourth man. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
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campingonWhitetop.jpg755 viewsRelatives from Paterson, NJ, visiting Hannah Haigh Littlewood, of Helton, camped out on White Top during the 1920s. Courtesy of Emily Kilby erk44@verizon.net55555
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spencerbrothers.jpg575 viewsSpencer brothers: Charles Enoch, Victor Franklin, William Glen. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
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Troutdale - Sunrise Over Troutdale477 viewsSunrise over Troutdale, Virginia (photo taken 7:10 a.m. on Fairwood road) by Jeff Weaver March 12, 2006. It was a very foggy morning.55555
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benblevins.jpg669 viewsBen H. Blevins
MARION Elder Ben H. Blevins, age 83, died Sunday,
March 12, 2006, at Smyth County Community Hospital.
He was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Crumpler, W.Va., the
seventh of 14 children born to the late Elder Hugh M.
Blevins Sr. and Lelia Perry Blevins. He was also
preceded in death by one grandchild, Julie Blevins
Whitt, this past December.
In 1958, he and his brother-in-law, Blaine Dancy,
opened Marion Alignment Service, which he owned and
operated until his retirement in 1984. He was a
minister, pastoring Hopkins View Primitive Baptist
Church for 32 years. He also pastored Zion Primitive
Baptist Church, near Sparta, N.C., along with Mulberry
and Cross Roads Primitive Baptist Churches in Wilkes
County, N.C. and New Garden Primitive Baptist Church
in Honaker. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran
and front line soldier, landing at Normandy, and
fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded in
action at the battle for the Remagen Bridge, when the
American forces had to temporarily pull back. He and
another soldier stayed behind to dig children out of a
bombed orphanage.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Violet Dancy
Blevins; four sons, Larry and wife Frankie Blevins,
Don and wife Pat Blevins, Alan J. and wife Debbie
Blevins and Greg and wife Kim Blevins, all of Marion;
one brother, Elder Hugh M. Blevins Jr. of Auburndale,
Fla.; eight grandchildren, Jill Blevins Tanner and
husband Russ, of Roanoke and Benjamin R. Blevins and
wife Amy, Jordon Blevins, Joel Blevins, Zachary
Blevins, Andy Blevins, John Blevins and Lynsey
Blevins, all of Marion; and six great-grandchildren,
Jonah, Isaiah and Ethan Blevins and Erin, Devon and
Laura Tanner.
The family wishes to thank the residents and staff of
Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home, staff of Smyth
County Community Hospital and his special friend and
caregiver, Shelia Russell of Marion.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15,
2006, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel, with Elders
Danny Smith, Willie Branch and Eddie Lyle officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 p.m.
until the time of the service at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 16,
2006, at the Thomas Cemetery, Marion, at 11 a.m.,
where military rites will be conducted by Francis
Marion VFW Post 4667. Expressions of sympathy may be
made to the family at
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving
the Blevins family.

Published in the Bristol Herald Courier on 3/14/2006.

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