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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.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

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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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 847 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4093 times



2 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2022
Album viewed 50 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 469 times



5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 697 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 375 times



4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 583 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 679 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 8794 times

Ashe County, NC People


268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12475 times

Carroll County, VA People


16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3454 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3031 times

Giles County, VA People


4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1552 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 27043 times

Montgomery County, VA People


2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1924 times

Pulaski County, VA People


35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2228 times

Smyth County, VA People


102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 9947 times

Surry County, NC People


5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2697 times

Tazewell County, VA People


8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2610 times

Washington County, VA People


64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3000 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files - New River Valley People
cornettfr.jpg901 viewsThis is not a very good picture - nor is it exactly Appalachia, but this is a Cornett who moved from Grayson County to Missouri where he became the manager of a zinc mine - hence the picture. One of his sons, Thomas (Tommy) age 14 was killed in a fall into the mine.

Fielden Reese Cornett is the son of James Monroe Cornett (1831-1885) & Mary "Polly" Ann Cornett (1835-1900). He married Mathilda Narcissus Roberts (Roberts Cove), d/o Daniel Freeland Roberts (1829-1900) & Gincy Jane Cornett (1828-1913) and is my gggrandfather.

Submitted by Nancy Pollard, GGGrandaughter of F.R. Cornett.
MaryRutherfordwithherdog.jpg481 viewsCourtesy of Bobbi
cooperbf.jpg783 viewsB. F. Cooper was a physician who lived near Old Town in the 19th century. He was also the Captain of the Grayson County, Virginia Confederate Home Guard during the Civil War.
966.jpg820 viewsGarfield Blevins, son of Jeter Calton Blevins and Rosa Sage with Mattie Weaver, daughter of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps. Lived in Smyth County, Virginia.
Blevins, Jeter949 viewsB. 1875, d. 1957, this 1954 photo was taken by Clarence Weaver at Grassy Creek, Ashe County, NC.
jeffbaldwinfam.jpg791 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
halseynancy.jpg817 viewsNancy Busic, daughter of John Busick, Sr. and Susannah Barton, married to Henry Drury Halsey. Moved to Wyoming County, West Virginia in 1868.

Last additions - New River Valley People
Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192118 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 191219 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
89 viewsJul 22, 2020
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s424 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family402 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.414 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County361 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?367 viewsSep 18, 2013