Upper New River Valley Medicine

Medical History

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WhatsNew:

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.

Upper New River Valley Medicine

Health and welfare are obviously important to any community. This page attempts to identify physicans and medical facilities that have existed in the Upper New River Valley.

Hospitals

Alleghany County Hospital
Ashe Memorial Hosptial
Jones Infirmary
Watauga County Medical Center
Galax Hosptial

Physicians

R. Adams, - 1883 - 1890, Ore Knob, Ashe Co., NC
Mack Anders , Ashe County, NC
Jack Ashley, Alleghany Co., NC
R. A. Atkins, 1888 - Independence, Grayson Co., VA
_____ Bahnson , Ashe County, NC
Robert Baker, Ashe County, NC
John H. Barton, B. Ca. 1842, living in Wilson District, Grayson County, VA in 1870. Civil War Veteran.
James L. Ballou , Ashe County, NC
_____ Bingham, 1890 Amantha, Watauga Co., NC
J. G. Bishop, 1911, Galax, Grayson Co., VA
Oscar Black, Ashe County, NC
Roby Blackburn, Ashe County, NC
A. S. Blair, 1888 - Stevens' Creek., Grayson Co., VA
David Blevins, Ashe County, NC
Manley Blevins, Ashe Co., NC
Wesley Blevins - 1883 - 1890, Weasel, Ashe Co., NC
W. Blevins, 1888 - Whitetop., Grayson Co., VA
David Winton Bolen, 1933, Galax, Grayson Co., VA; Biography p. 461, Virginia and Virginians, Vol. 5
John W. Bolen, 1911 - 1933, Galax, Grayson Co., VA
W. H. Bowling, 1911, Galax, Grayson Co., VA
H. L. Bowyer, 1888 - Long's Gap., Grayson Co., VA
Stanley Boyd, D.D.S, Alleghany Co., NC
Leigh Bradley, Ashe Co., NC
William H. Bramblett, fl. 1860s-1900, Grayson County, VA., Pulaski County, VA.
Hugh Brooks, Alleghany Co., NC
G. W. Bullard, 1883- Soda Hill, Watauga Co., NC
C. Pardue Bunch, Ashe Co., NC
James Butler, Ashe Co., NC
Jane Bunton, Ashe Co., NC
J. H. Caldwell, 1911 - Galax, Grayson Co., VA
Richard K. Calhoun, Ashe Co., NC
Chris Campbell, Ashe Co., NC
Estil L. Caudill, Troutdale, Grayson Co., VA; biography p. 551, Virginia and Virginians, Volume V
Bert O. Choate, Alleghany Co., NC
P. Leff Choate, Alleghany Co., NC
Andrew Clark - B. Ca. 1826, living in Elk Creek District, 1870 Grayson County, VA.
Hank T. Clay, Ashe Co., NC
George Todd Colvard, Ashe Co., NC
J. W. Colvard, 1890 - Jefferson, Ashe Co., NC
Brutus Fleming Cooper - B. Ca. 1826 in Va. Living in Old Town District, 1870 Grayson County Census. Practiced in the Old town area of Grayson County, as late as 1888
J. B. Councill, 1883 - Boone, Watauga Co., NC
W. B. Councill, Sr., 1883 - 1890, Boone, Watauga Co., NC
Aras Bishop Cox, Alleghany Co., NC/Ashe Co., NC
James E. Cox - Listed as age 31, in the 1880 Census for Wilson District, Grayson County, VA - occupation physician.
Luther C. Cox, DDS, Alleghany Co., NC
William M. Crawford, 1888 - Meadow Creek., Grayson Co., VA
Jack Curtis, Alleghany Co., NC
Joseph Cutri, Ashe Co., NC
T. J. Daniel, 1888 - Independence, Grayson Co., VA
William Dickenson, b. Ca. 1843, living in 1870 Elk Creek District, Grayson County, VA.
James Dickey, In 1870 living in Elk Creek District, Grayson County, VA
Glenn L. Dickson, Ashe Co., NC
Robert L. Dickson, Ashe Co., NC
B. S. Dobyns, 1911 - Fries, Grayson Co., VA
George Doughton, Alleghany Co., NC
J. L. Doughton, Alleghany Co., NC
George Draughn - 1890, Sparta, Alleghany Co., NC
Guy F. Duncan, Alleghany Co., NC
W. R. Durphey, 1888 - Old Town., Grayson Co., VA
Early, William Kenny - b. 1847 - d. Post-1929, Galax, Grayson Co., VA; See Virginia and Virginians, Vol. 5, p. 175
B. O. Edwards, Ashe Co., NC
C. R. Eller, Ashe Co., NC
E. Scott Elliott, Independence, Grayson Co., VA
M. Barry Ellis, Ashe Co., NC
A. S. Fielder, 1911 North Branch, Grayson Co., VA
S. W. Fielder, 1888 - 1911 - Fries, Grayson Co., VA
M. C. Fields, 1911 - Independence, Grayson Co., VA
E. F. Foster, 1890, Apple Grove, Ashe Co., NC
N. D. Fox, D.D.S, Sparta, Alleghany Co., NC
Charles Grandison Fowlkes; 1822-1913, Scottsville, Alleghany County/Ashe Co., NC
Roy O. Freeman, Ashe Co., NC
J. C. Gambill, D.D.S., Ashe Co., NC
J. R. Gambill, Ashe Co., NC
J. Reeves Gambill, Jr., Ashe Co., NC
Robert Garvey, Ashe Co., NC
L. C. Gentry, L. C. - 1883 - 1890, Jefferson, Ashe Co., NC
E. Graham, 1890 - Elk X Roads, Ashe Co., NC
James B. Graham, D.D.S, Alleghany Co., NC
A. B. Graybeal, Ashe Co., NC
Millard Graybeal, Ashe Co., NC
Walter Graybeal, Ashe Co., NC
R. Graham - 1883, Elk X Roads, Ashe Co., NC
Billy Reeve Graham, Ashe Co., NC
G. N. Hackler, Alleghany Co., NC
J. B. Hagaman, Ashe Co., NC
G. R. Halsey, 1888 - Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA
Andrew Hampton, 1888 - Peach Bottom., Grayson Co., VA
D. R. Hampton, 1888 - Shamrock., Grayson Co., VA
Hugh Hanks, Alleghany Co., NC
Gregory Herschner
Peter Harrington - B. Ca. 1826, physician in the Bethel Settlement, Upper Elk Creek, Grayson County, VA.
_____ Hawn, 1890 Helton, Ashe Co., NC
John Templeton Hawthorne, Alleghany Co., NC
Barnet Alexander Hensley, the son of Jesse and Doschas Hensley. Dr. Hensley's home and office were located at White Top Gap, VA. In the 1930s he rode on horseback to the sick person's home in the White Top area of Washington, Grayson, Smyth and Ashe Counties. - Zane Barr
Cyrus Heravi, Alleghany Co., NC
D. B. Hopkins, 1911, Grayson Co., VA
A. F. Houck - 1883 - 1890, Gap Creek, Ashe Co., NC
______ Houston, Ashe Co., NC
Wade Irwin, D.D.S., Alleghany Co., NC
Terry Johnson, D. D. S., Alleghany Co., NC
Orrin L. Joines, Alleghany Co., NC
Arthur L. Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Charles W. Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Clyde Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Dean C. Jones, Jr., Ashe Co., NC
Dean C. Jones, Sr., Ashe Co., NC
E. G. Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Elmer Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Larkin Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Lester L. Jones, Ashe Co., NC
R. L. Jones, 1911 - Spring Valley, Grayson Co., VA
R. W. Jones, - 1883 - 1890, Creston, Ashe Co., NC
Rufus Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Thomas J. Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Thomas, Jones - 1883 - 1890, Mouth of Buffalo, Ashe Co., NC
U. S. G. Jones, Ashe Co., NC
Jack Kahn, Alleghany Co., NC
Lawrence Kautz, Ashe Co., NC
A. J. Kennel, Ashe Co., NC
Larry L. Kay, Ashe Co., NC
Kelly Keith, Alleghany Co., NC
Carson M. Keys, Ashe Co., NC
Klor, R. A., 1933, Galax, Grayson Co., VA
A. J. Koontz, 1911 - Independence, Grayson Co., VA
Daniel Krontz, Ashe Co., NC
Elam Stolfus Kurtz, Ashe Co., NC
Kevin Kurtz, Ashe Co., NC
Stephen Landreth - 1890, Sparta, Alleghany Co., NC
Robin Lane, Alleghany Co., NC
Joseph Lawrence, Ashe Co., NC
William Lawrence, Ashe Co., NC
J. T. Lemley, - 1883 - 1890Elk X Roads, Ashe Co., NC
T. W. Littlejohn, Alleghany Co., NC
Floyd Long, Ashe Co., NC
Lester L. Long, Laurel Springs, Alleghany Co., NC/Ashe Co., NC
Everett Martin, Ashe Co., NC
Richard McAlpine, Alleghany Co., NC
J. B. McKee, 1911 - Fairwood, Grayson Co., VA
O. McSmith - 1890, Sparta, Alleghany Co., NC
C. E. Miller, Ashe Co., NC
Edward J. Miller, Ashe Co., NC
S. H. Mitchell, 1888- 1911- Elk Creek., Grayson Co., VA
William M. Mitchell - B. Ca. 1826. Living in Elk Creek district, Grayson County, VA in 1870. Still in practice on Elk Creek in 1888.
Joseph C. Moxley, Alleghany Co., NC
James M. Nye, Ashe Co., NC
Frank Ochoa, Alleghany Co., NC
Aaron Osborne, Alleghany Co., NC
Fieldon L. Osborne, Ashe Co., NC
F. L. Osborne, 1911 - Rugby, Grayson Co., VA
Slimp Osborne, Ashe Co., NC
J. Partin, 1890, Weaver's Ford, Ashe Co., NC
J. A. Patterson, 1911 - Fries, Grayson Co., VA
Breece Pennington, Ashe Co., NC
Stephen E. Pennington, Ashe Co., NC
Alexander Perkins - born ca.1803-1806, living in Wilson District, Grayson County, VA in 1870 and 1880.
S. A. Perkins, Ashe Co., NC
E. Roy Phillips, 1883- Boone, Watauga Co., NC
J. B. Phillips, 1883 - 1890, Sugar Grove, Watauga Co., NC
Jordan Phillips, 1883- Watauga Falls, Watauga Co., NC
C. W. Phipps, 1890 Grassy Creek, Ashe Co., NC
John M. Phipps, 1888 - Saddle., Grayson Co., VA
Zach Glenn Phipps, 1911 - Saddle, Grayson Co., VA
Major O. E. Plummer b 6 Oct 1900 d 26 Sep 1950.; Ashe Co., NC
Douglas Powers, Ashe Co., NC
Ritz C. Ray, Jr., Ashe Co., NC
Ritz C. Ray, Sr., Ashe Co., NC
C. A. Reeves, D.D.S., Alleghany Co., NC
B. E. Reeves, Ashe Co., NC
Johnson Ring, 1888 - 1911 - Carsonville, Grayson Co., VA; b 30 Aug 1840 Grayson Co., d. 18 Mar 1917 Carsonville.
J. J. Rivers, 1883 - 1890 Boone, Watauga Co., NC
James B. Roberts, Ashe Co., NC
James E. Robertson - B. Ca. 1823, living in Grayson County, VA in 1850
W. J. Robinson, Ashe Co., NC
R. R. Rosen, Ashe Co., NC
E. W. Ross, 1911 - Flatridge, Grayson Co., VA
Jones Roupe, Alleghany Co., NC
Dale Russwurm , Ashe Co., NC
David Sergeant, Ashe Co., NC
R. L. Sheeler, 1911 - Comers Rock, Grayson Co., VA
H. T. Smith, Alleghany Co., NC
John Lacy Smith - 1890, Sparta, Alleghany Co., NC
_______ Somers, 1890 North Fork, Ashe Co., NC
_______ Stauffer
Eli P. Stamper - Listed in the 1880 Census for Wilson District of Grayson County as age 55, and a physician., Ashe Co., NC
Joshua Stoneman - Quaker physician, practiced in eastern Grayson County early 19th century.
Brent Summey, D.D.S, Ashe Co., NC
Ralph Tarnasky, Ashe Co., NC
Everett Taylor, Alleghany Co., NC Matthew Paul Taylor, D.D.S., Sparta, Alleghany Co., NC
J. C. Testerman, Ashe Co., NC
Fleming S. Thomas - B. Ca. 1815, physician in Elk Creek District, Grayson County, VA in 1870. Practice continued through at least 1888 in Independence, VA
Clive Allen Thompson, Alleghany Co., NC
Tammy Lum Thore, Ashe Co., NC
John E. Traynham, III, Ashe Co., NC
Joseph Tucker, Ashe Co., NC
Quincy Tucker, Ashe Co., NC
W. A. Tucker, Ashe Co., NC
B. W. Tugman, Ashe Co., NC
Linnie E. Vaughn - Practiced in Independence, VA
Thomas Vaugahan, 1888 - Independence, Grayson Co., VA
E. G. Verdigan, B. Ca. 1829 in England. In 1870 living in Wilson District, Grayson County, Virginia.
B. C. Waddell, Ashe Co., NC
Robert Waddell, Ashe Co., NC
Alfred W. Wagg - Listed as age 37, in the 1880 Census for Wilson District, Grayson County, Virginia. Practice was in the Grassy Creek/Mouth of Wilson area. Practiced as late as 1911.
James Wagg, Ashe Co., NC
C. E. Warren - 1883 - 1890, Creston, Ashe Co., NC
H. B. Weiss, 1888. - Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., VA
Charles Wetherow, B. Ca. 1821, living in Old Town District, Grayson County, 1870. Still in practice in 1888.
T. B. Witherow, 1888 - Old Town., Grayson Co., VA
Joseph Orrin Wilcox, - 1883 - 1890, Stagg's Creek, Ashe Co., NC
T. V. Willis, Alleghany Co., NC
Chap Woodruff, Alleghany Co., NC
Roby, Young, 1888 - Edgewater, Grayson Co., VA
Rush Floyd Young, 1911 - Fairwood, Grayson Co., VA
S. E. Young, 1911 - Baywood, Grayson Co., VA
Phillip C. Yount, Ashe Co., NC


Midwives

Sister Sophie, Lutheran Missionary Nurse, operated in western Grayson County


Constitution and Bylaws of the Southwest Virginia Registered Nurses Association - 1921


Updated March 13, 2001