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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.

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aweaver2.jpg2225 viewsThis version of the Andrew and Malinda picture courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott. matalbott@seidata.com55555
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Howell, William, Jr. Family918 viewsThis is a photo of William "Billy" and Celia Halsey Howell and family on the front porch of their home in Todd, NC. The original is a tintype and dates about 1870. Back row l to r: Felix Howell, Rhoda Howell Blackburn, Sarah Howell Adams
front row l to r: Mary Polly Howell Church, Celia Halsey Howell, William Billy Howell. Courtesy of Paul
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waltonjames1.jpg563 viewsThis early 20th century photo shows James Walton, his wife Almeda Kilby Walton and daughter Fannie Walton. Courtesy of Anita Kay Wyatt.55555
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David,Nancy,Neilie,ElizaFisher.jpg600 viewsPhoto courtesy of John Shumate theshumates@comcast.net55555
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coxrose.jpg933 viewsRose Imogene Cox and Roald Bayse Cox, children of Joe Catron and Ollie Imogene Spencer Cox. The picture was made in 1930. Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
(2 votes)
spencerkilby.jpg812 viewsl to r: Kilby Spencer, Victor Spencer, Pruner Weaver, Lee Kilby, and Wayne Duvall
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
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spencerwt1.jpg762 viewsWilliam Troy and Alice Osborne Spencer Family
Back: William Glen; Middle: Victor Franklin, William Troy, Cynthia Alice (Osborne), Charles Enoch; Front: Isaac Greeley, Blannie Emaline, Audrey Wave, John Blake, Humphrey Kilby. The picture was made in 1904 before Imogene Ollie was born.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
(2 votes)
bearpic.jpg1186 viewsThis is a ca. 1900 photo of Irwin Young and his pet bear. Irwin was the son of Calvin Young and Mary "Pop" Kilby.55555
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earlyjl.jpg600 viewsPhysician of Saltville, Virginia. Born in Carroll County, VA, and moved to Radford, Virginia after leaving Saltville. From the 1922 Alkalite. Dr. Early was the examining physician for Smyth County fellows entering the U.S. Army in World War I.55555
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aweaver.jpg1058 viewsAndrew Weaver (1822-1899) (son of Isaac Weaver and Mary "Polly" Francis) and his wife and 3rd cousin Malinda Weaver (1825-1909) (daughter of Lieutenant Isaac Weaver and Jane Lewis.55555
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tspen.jpg799 viewsThis is Troy Spencer's image courtesy of Bryan Spencer. Troy Spencer served as a lieutenant in Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry. He was executed for desertion in 1864.55555
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Richardson, John Franklin1858 viewsThis is a 1930s photo of Frank Richardson near Troutdale. He was the son of Martin Richardson and Mary Ann "Polly" Busic.55555
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