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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 909 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4122 times



2 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2022
Album viewed 99 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 479 times



5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 738 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 389 times



4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 597 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 702 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 8902 times

Ashe County, NC People


268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12714 times

Carroll County, VA People


16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3645 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3124 times

Giles County, VA People


4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1602 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 27235 times

Montgomery County, VA People


2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1987 times

Pulaski County, VA People


35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2298 times

Smyth County, VA People


102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 10093 times

Surry County, NC People


5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2758 times

Tazewell County, VA People


8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2684 times

Washington County, VA People


64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3085 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files - New River Valley People
480.jpg1495 viewsLeft to right; Pruner, Daisy, Ruth, Ray, Mattie, Arthur, Florence, Quincy. This photo was taken by Clarence E. Weaver in 1956 at a funeral for a nephew in Tazewell County, VA.
dunisac1.jpg746 viewsIsaac Leroy (Ike) Duncan (1884-1948) and his second wife Rosie Quesenberry. Ike was the son of Benjamin Duncan and Margaret Sutphin. In 1913 he inherited his parent's home on Main St. in Newbern where this picture was taken. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
tedderjpg.jpg835 viewsBorn Sturgills community.
Sarah Naomi Darnell Tedder(5/2/ 1875-6/30/1951.
Daughter of Sylvester Darnell and Martha Weaver Darnell.

Born Alleghany County, NC
William "Bud" Tedder
Son of John Wesley Tedder and Nancy Sanders Tedder
Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott

byrd1.jpg915 viewsPhoto courtesy of Thom Houk.
WellsBlevinsabout1860s.jpg848 viewsHere is a photo of Wells Blevins. I believe the Info on the bottom of photo is incorrect for, according to Ron Blevins, Wells was born 8 Oct 1795 and died 25 Dec 1865. I do not know who the women are in the photo. Courtesy of Irene Baldwin
baldwinwm3.jpg1056 viewsCourtesy of Irene Baldwin.
hammrv.jpg1099 viewsRebecca Vanover Hamm (9/30/1811-1/26/1903) Wife of Larkin Hamm. Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott.

Last additions - New River Valley People
Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192156 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 191258 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
167 viewsJul 22, 2020
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s442 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family423 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.434 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County377 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?382 viewsSep 18, 2013