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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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YoungandSturgillchildren.jpg818 viewsback row (l to r): Charles Ray Sturgill, Connis Young, Lester Young, Denton Young, Eva Dickson, Blanche Young. front row (l to r) Walter Mack Sturgill, Edith Young, Carter and Dean Dickson, Carl Young, Ola Young. Alice Waddell Young wife of Irvin Young in doorway. Courtesy of Danny Miller
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PaulYoung.jpg548 viewsPaul Young, son of Calvin and Mary Marintha )Kilby) Young. He spent time in Israel and worked for the US government on airplanes. Courtesy of Danny Miller millerd@fuse.net55555
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CoraKilby001.jpg771 viewsDaughter of Thornton and Phoebe Marilda Weaver Kilby. Courtesy of Danny Miller millerd@fuse.net55555
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Peacock, John Henry Family649 viewsJohn Henry Peacock, born 12 Aug 1857, Ashe County, NC, and died 5 Jul 1948 in Grayson Cty. He was the son of Silas H and Imogene Peacock. He married Catherine Kilby Peacock 10 Apr 1884. Photo courtesy of Danny Miller millerd@fuse.net55555
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Young Boys on a Bear Hunt1255 viewsThis photo came to me from Raphael Ryan of Kansas City who is the granddaughter (or great-g) of Mary Kilby Young, This is where Erwin Young's pet bear came from. You will notice that four of the men are holding the cubs against their chests. Raphael identified the men as follows (l-R): unknown, John Ball, Enoch Young, Calvin Young, Troy Kilby. Courtesy of Emily Kilby erk44@verizon.net55555
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okparsons.jpg610 viewsOsborn Kesterson (O K) Parsons; son of Edmund Parsons and Charlotte Reeves
b 11 October 1844, Grayson County, VA
d 10 October 1918, Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
m 1) Dicie Lavera Lewis; 2) Addie Iseliah Wiggins
Photo was taken in Louisiana
Courtesy of Jacque Lopez
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hicks8.jpg567 viewsSidney James Hicks is 3rd from left. Courtesy of Thom Houk.55555
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byrd1.jpg765 viewsPhoto courtesy of Thom Houk.55555
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CrosswhiteRachelMoofOliverHockett.jpg435 viewsCourtesy of Jack Hockett tlas101@aol.com55555
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hotelcentral.jpg300 viewsHotel Central in Indpendence, Virginia, ca. 1900.55555
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newrivercox.jpg285 viewsThis shot of the New River was taken in May 2005 by Jeff Weaver. This was probably the land of John or David Cox in the Revolutionary War period.55555
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Reedy Cabin420 viewsThis is a photo by Jeff Weaver of the ruins of the Reedy Cabin on Fees Ridge. Photo July 1, 197855555
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