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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 891 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4109 times



2 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2022
Album viewed 88 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 477 times



5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 724 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 387 times



4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 595 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album

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Album viewed 0 times



Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 697 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 8869 times

Ashe County, NC People


268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12632 times

Carroll County, VA People


16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3595 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3099 times

Giles County, VA People


4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1583 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 27191 times

Montgomery County, VA People


2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1965 times

Pulaski County, VA People


35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2281 times

Smyth County, VA People


102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 10039 times

Surry County, NC People


5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2738 times

Tazewell County, VA People


8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2657 times

Washington County, VA People


64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3060 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files - New River Valley People
Spencer White Warren and Margaret J Roberts.335 views
Jesse_Sheets.jpg1099 viewsThis is Jesse Sheets, son of Andrew and Mary Shearer Sheets, husband of Sarah Wyatt Sheets. Jesse was an elder at the Flat Rock Church of the Brethren in Clifton, Ashe Co., NC. Photo courtesy of Della Bare and Ricky Sheets
PopKilbyYoung004.jpg609 viewsCourtesy of Danny Miller
Sexton, Troy Steven and Martha AnnWarren677 viewsTroy Steven Sexton and Martha Ann Warren Sexton. Submitted by great granddaughter Lynn Sexton Gallegos

Atwood, Benjamin1292 viewsBenjamin Grover Atwood (16 May 1920-30 May 1923)Alleghany County. He was the son of Jonah Arthur and my gr gr aunt Susan "Susie" Caudill, Atwood. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
Snapp, Jim516 viewsJIM SNAPP (1931-2005) OF SNAPP SIDING LANE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA. Courtesy of Don Smith

jeffbaldwinfam.jpg801 viewsHere is another old photo. Jefferson Franklin Baldwin (1862-1926) (son of Hiram & Julia Ann Osborne Baldwin), Mary Elizabeth Denny Baldwin (1861-1935), children L-R: Lockie Louvenia, William Madison, Hiram Curtis "Curt", Rosie, & John H. Baldwin. Courtesy of Irene Baldwin
131.jpg1117 viewsThis photo shows Polly Ann Busic Richardson (1860-1938) on the left and Mrs. Sullivan on the right. They both lived near Troutdale, Grayson County, VA.

Last additions - New River Valley People
Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192150 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 191249 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
150 viewsJul 22, 2020
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s441 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family422 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.431 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County375 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?381 viewsSep 18, 2013

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