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New River Notes Photo Gallery

A Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina.

Category Albums Files
Family AlbumsThis category contains collections of photos from families of the upper New River Valley area.
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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 853 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4095 times



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



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 471 times



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



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 379 times



4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 585 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album

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Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 684 times


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10 albums on 1 page(s)

Alleghany County, NC People


29 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2007
Album viewed 8809 times

Ashe County, NC People


268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12513 times

Carroll County, VA People


16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3477 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3045 times

Giles County, VA People


4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1561 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA People


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 27078 times

Montgomery County, VA People


2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1934 times

Pulaski County, VA People


35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2246 times

Smyth County, VA People


102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 9965 times

Surry County, NC People


5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2705 times

Tazewell County, VA People


8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2619 times

Washington County, VA People


64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3016 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files - New River Valley People
taylorclaudedelila.jpg731 viewsCourtesy of Gabriella Taylor and Clarence Taylor.
drucillablevins.jpg753 viewsDaughter of Melvin C. Sturgill and Celia Pennington, 1st wife of Henry C. Blevins. Lived at Konnarock, Smyth County, VA. Photo courtesy of Mary C. Blevins
Herrington, George and Rhoda Cole748 viewsGeorge and Rhoda Cole Herrington of Grayson County, Va. Circa 1920. Courtesy of Mary C. Blevins
lester38.jpg449 viewsStill another photo of George Lester from World War I.
russellmadam.jpg815 viewsMadam Russell, as she was known, was a sister of Virginia's Revolutionary War Governor Patrick Henry. She was first married to Rev. War. Brig. General William Campbell and then to Rev. War Brig General William Russell. She was also known as the mother of Methodism in Southwest Virginia. She lived at Saltville and later at Sulphur Springs (Chilhowie).
sextongwyn.jpg790 viewsGwyn Sexton holding Vaughn, Ethel Taylor
Courtesy of Gabrielle Taylor and Clarence Taylor.
cida.jpg745 viewsCida Agnes Coomes, B. 1899, d/o John Coomes and Elizabeth Fields
Courtesy of Patience Northern
Perkins Family Group672 viewsHere are a group of unknown Perkins relatives at VA. Hope someone can tell me who they are. Courtesy of Cathy Bell

Last additions - New River Valley People
Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192128 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
William WashingtonCornett visiting Grayson in 191228 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
105 viewsJul 22, 2020
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s428 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family407 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.419 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County365 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?370 viewsSep 18, 2013