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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.

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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Category Albums Files
Mystery PhotosA collection of unidentified photos.
1 12
Mystery Photos


MYSTERYGIRL001.jpg

A collection of unknown images.

12 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9876 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Notes Photographs and ImagesThis category is for photos and images associated with pages on NRN.
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Agriculture


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[Note this article appeared in an 1874 issue of Harper's Montly Magazine]

There is no apology needed for beginning our review with farming implements. However disinclinded a citizen my be to blister his hands by chopping fire wood or mauling rails, he freely admits the respectability of the employment and its ancient fame. Admitting then, the precedence of the husbandman, we will first look at the principal agricultural tool--the plow.

This tool has never outgrown its resemblance to the forked limb which was first used as a hoe and then as a plow. With such tools as they could muster, men shaped the tough limbs and crotches of trees into implements. The forked piece (A) was trimed and became the hoe (B), a thong binding the handle and blade portions to prevent their splitting apart. We give pictures ) of two ancient Egyptian hoes now in the Berlin Musuem. A similiar one may be seen in the Abbott Musuem, New York. Two suitable sticks (D) were notched and lashed together. Two other resources of a people desititute of metal are shown (E, F), one, of the South Sea Islanders, the blade of a scapula, the other made of a walrus tooth on a handle. It is show (G, H, I) how men made plows from similar materials, one limb formed the share, the other the beam; or (as in I) one the beam and the other the handle and sole, with a point which forms the share.

14 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2013
Album viewed 11723 times

Maps


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1 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2013
Album viewed 989 times

Portraits of the Founders of America


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These images were published in The Journal of American History in 1910.

38 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2014
Album viewed 2591 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Valley PeoplePeople of the Upper New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia
15 916
Alleghany County, NC People


poolecharlie.jpg

29 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2007
Album viewed 8816 times

Ashe County, NC People


Blevinsdavid.jpg

268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12524 times

Carroll County, VA People


EdwardRiceWall.jpg

16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3485 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


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2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3047 times

Giles County, VA People


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4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1568 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA People


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Photos of people who live or lived in Grayson County, VA or the City of Galax, Virginia.

339 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 27096 times

Montgomery County, VA People


hiawathabigsix.jpg

2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1938 times

Pulaski County, VA People


dunpery7b.jpg

35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2247 times

Smyth County, VA People


comerralph2.jpg

102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 9978 times

Surry County, NC People


GrandmaMedley.jpg

5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2711 times

Tazewell County, VA People


medleywmh.jpg

8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2626 times

Washington County, VA People


GrannyJohnson2.jpg

64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3023 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Family AlbumsThis category contains collections of photos from families of the upper New River Valley area.
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Anderson


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 857 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


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21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4099 times

Cornett


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2 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2022
Album viewed 59 times

Matney


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Miscellaneous Matney Family Photographs

The following photographs are courtesy of Victoria Stewart, and are of unknown individuals believed to be members of the Matney Family of Watauga County, North Carolina. If you are able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Victoria Stewart. Many thanks.

6 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 473 times

Sexton


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 702 times

Smitteel


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The following photographs were provided by the Bookhouse, 805 N. Emerson St., Arlington, Virginia 22205. Phone 703-527-7797 Natalie Hughes, Proprietor. - Many thanks

Only four of these photos are identified. Most are 1/9th plate tin types, although a few are cart-de- visitie type (paper) photographs. One of the unidentified photos has a backmark stating that it was made by "Wilson & Welsh, Photographers, Summerfield, Grayson Co., Va."

21 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 384 times

Warren


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4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 589 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album



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Welsh


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Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 690 times

Young



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10 albums on 1 page(s)

North Carolina CountiesContains images from the North Carolina Counties of the Upper New River Valley
6 740
Alleghany County, NC


marionmotel.jpg

110 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 961 times

Ashe County, NC


HeltonSchool(ca1915-20).jpg

386 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 5209 times

Caldwell County, NC


lenoirroses.jpg

17 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9367 times

Surry County, NC


araratriver.jpg

44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007
Album viewed 1961 times

Watauga County, NC


blowingrock1955.jpg

116 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2008
Album viewed 1726 times

Wilkes County, NC


brinegarcabin.jpg

67 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 3322 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Tennessee Counties & PeopleImages of neighboring Tennessee Counties
5 189
Carter County, TN


elizabethtonpo.jpg

18 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 556 times

Johnson County, TN


backbonerock1940.jpg

56 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
Album viewed 697 times

Sullivan County, TN


bluffcityrrbridge.jpg

48 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 753 times

Sullivan County, TN People


DarcusAdaladeandEstherMagdalineSmith0002.jpg

14 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2007
Album viewed 1617 times

Washington County, TN


soldiershome.jpg

53 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 658 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

User GalleriesThis category contains albums that belong to and uploaded by New River Notes Photo Gallery users.
2 3
Virginia CountiesContains images from the Virginia Counties of the Upper New River Valley
14 2,351
Bland County, VA


bluegrasstrail.jpg

12 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2007
Album viewed 1056 times

Carroll County, VA


Llama(2).jpg

52 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2008
Album viewed 2464 times

Dickenson County, VA


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9 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 541 times

Grayson County, VA, Western Communities


Flora_Baker_Reed_and_Children_Courtesy_of_Louise_Vanover_Vore.jpg

4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2013
Album viewed 1534 times

Floyd County, VA


hotelbrame.jpg

12 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007
Album viewed 927 times

Giles County, VA


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26 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
Album viewed 842 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA


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Photos of physical features from Grayson County, and the City of Galax, Virginia.

631 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2015
Album viewed 4218 times

Montgomery County, VA


InglesCastle.jpg

109 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 1520 times

Pulaski County, VA


pulaskiaerial.jpg

48 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 8277 times

Smyth County, VA


100_1542.jpg

948 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 48290 times

Tazewell County, VA


clinchriver.jpg

56 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1713 times

Washington County, VA


Old Train Station May2004.JPG

269 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 2737 times

14 albums on 2 page(s) 1

4,754 files in 72 albums and 8 categories with 4 comments viewed 2,534,207 times

Western North Carolina


marionncmain1908.jpg

11 files, last one added on May 21, 2007
Album viewed 80 times

 

13 albums on 2 page(s) 2

Random files
brinegarcabin.jpg
Brinegar Cabin882 viewsThe Brinegar Cabin, built in 1884 by Martin Brinegar, is very near Doughton State Park in Alleghany County, North Carolina, however, this cabin is on the side of the Blue Ridge precipice in Wilkes County, NC. This photo is from 1959. From the collections of the Library of Congress.
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oct38football8.jpg684 viewsNo idea who these fellows are, but they are from a collection taken October 1, 1938 at the Glade Spring - Saltville Football game.
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100_1704.jpg296 viewsOne of the businesses in Chilhowie, VA. Photo April 26, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
bluffcityrrbridge.jpg
bluffcityrrbridge.jpg396 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard.
leecalvin.jpg
leecalvin.jpg699 viewsResident of Saltville, Virginia, though born in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. From the 1922 Alkalite
saltvilleschool1910.jpg
saltvilleschool1910.jpg642 viewsTaken from a 1920s era postcard.
wellfieldtrouble1910.jpg
wellfieldtrouble1910.jpg744 viewsThis circa 1910 photo shows a well derrick in a state of collapse. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Foster Falls 19011531 viewsIt is the wedding day picture of my grandparents, Eli Mabry and Mary Ann Lucinda "Cindy" Williams. 8 May 1901, Foster Falls, VA (possibly McNealy and Eliza (Davis) Williams' home)

Groom: Eli Mabry/Maberry, 27 yr. old
Bride: Mary Ann Lucinda "Cindy" Williams, 22 yr. old
Leaning against left center post: Ballard Mabry
Center, beside Ballard: Mindy (Largen) Mabry, Ballard's wife
Leaning against right center post: Possibly Eliza (Davis) Williams (I was told she had broken her back and it left her stooped over)
Behind bride and groom: John and Roxie (Mabry) Dillon
Front: Isaac Mabry
Behind Isaac may be Martin Mabry (Eli's father)
Second from the bride: Sarah Jane (Mabry) Dalton
Third from the bride: Emma (Mabry) Alderman
Beside bride: unk (probably a sister of Lucinda's, Jeanetta "Nettie" (Williams) Easter or Malinda "Ellen" (Williams) Frazier)
Second from far right: Roxie (Mabry) Dillon
Far right: Lucy (Mabry) Williams
Far left: Virgil or Charles Williams?
Second from left: Steve Williams
Third from left: Bert Williams
Forth from left: David Williams
Courtesy of Rita Mayberry.

Last additions
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Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192141 viewsEmily (William Washington Cornett's 2nd wife) came from Alton, KS a few years after William's death to stay the winter with her Son, John Winton Cornett and his sons in El Campo, TX. Here she is seen with William Delany Cornett and his girlfriend in front of the Galveston seawall, built after the 1900 storm that ravaged the town.Mar 14, 2022
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William WashingtonCornett visiting Grayson in 191238 viewsWilliam Washington Cornett, along with his daughter from his first marriage, Leona Mitchell Cornett (left), her daughter Bertha Nuckolls (right), and Bertha’s nephew (William’s great grandson) Glen Pless, taken in Grayson County 1912. William was living in Fairport, Kansas at the time. William had enlisted with the Confederate army and fought at the first battle of the war, at Manassas, aka Bull Run.Mar 14, 2022
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120 viewsJul 22, 2020
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Grayson County Places449 viewsMar 28, 2015
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Bridle Creek School446 viewsDec 16, 2014
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328 viewsMar 31, 2014
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John Jay505 viewsJohn Jay (1745-1829) First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Life Engraving by Leney, 1814Jan 06, 2014
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Benjamin Rush, M.D.486 viewsBenjamin Rush, M.D. (1745-1813) Life Engraving by Edwin, 1813Jan 06, 2014