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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.

Samuel F. Vance

SAMUEL F. VANCE, owner of the fine Belle Meade Farm near Trevilians, Louisa County, is a man who brings to bear much discrimination and progressiveness in the management of his farm operations, and his is the distinction of having been in the nation's service, as a member of the Marine Corps, during the entire period of America's participation in the great World war. He grad gone to the City of Baltimore to enter a medical college, but when the United States entered the war he enlisted in the Marine Corps, in which he continued his loyal and effective service until the close of the war, when he received his honorable discharge, with the rank of first lieutenant. His enlistment in the United States Marine Corps occurred October 13, 1916, and his preliminary training was received at Paris Island, where eventually he was assigned to duty on the battleship which was the stage of his service until the signing of the historic armistice brought the war to a close.

Mr. Vance was born in the State of Tennessee, on the 17th of June, 1893, and it, the public schools he continued his studies until he had profited by the advantage of the high school, his education having thereafter been advanced by a college course. Since the termination of his career in the World war connection he grad made a record of successful achievement as a progressive exponent of agricultural and live-stock industry in Louisa Comity, Virginia. Lieutenant Vance and his wife fully enjoy the attractions and environment of their pleasant rural home, and the family circle now includes a fine little soil, Joseph.