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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 869 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4102 times



2 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2022
Album viewed 76 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 473 times



5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 715 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 383 times



4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 592 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 691 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 8841 times

Ashe County, NC People


268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 12587 times

Carroll County, VA People


16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 3537 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


2 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2020
Album viewed 3073 times

Giles County, VA People


4 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2007
Album viewed 1574 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 27141 times

Montgomery County, VA People


2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1954 times

Pulaski County, VA People


35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 2272 times

Smyth County, VA People


102 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 10008 times

Surry County, NC People


5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2724 times

Tazewell County, VA People


8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 2646 times

Washington County, VA People


64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 3049 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Random files - New River Valley People
weaverworth.jpg786 viewsWorth Weaver was the son of Martin Luther Weaver and Ollie Kilby. He was raised on Helton Creek, Ashe County, NC but moved to Lancaster Co., PA in the 1930s, and later to Oxford, Chester Co., PA and still later to Dover, Delaware. He is buried in the Little Brittian Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
dunsibdub3.jpg747 viewsWilson (1912), Maggie (1915), and Watts Duncan (1917), children of Perry Duncan. This picture was taken near their home in Dublin, VA, about 1919. It is believed that they were living on what is now "Old Rte 11", heading east out of town, along the railroad. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
Sexton, Troy Steven and Martha AnnWarren673 viewsTroy Steven Sexton and Martha Ann Warren Sexton. Submitted by great granddaughter Lynn Sexton Gallegos

Potter, Conley and Myrtle Fae Byers373 viewsThis is a picture of my grandparents Conley Potter and Myrtle Fae Byers. My grandfather was born May 9,1893 at Zionville, Watauga County. His parents were Reuben Potter Jr. and Martha V. Lewis. After moving to Oregon he married Myrtle Fae Byers July 16,1917. Conley Potter died Jan. 29.1961 at Walla Walla, Wa. and he is buried at Fossil, Wheeler Co., Or. Mrytle Fae Byers died Sept. 4,1928 at Wasco Co. Or. and she is buried at Wasco, Or. Courtesy of Izzy

413.jpg1094 viewsLeft to right, Paul Phipps, Ola Mae Phipps Neaves, Sue Lee Phipps (front), Benjamin Franklin Phipps, and Cora Lee Richardson Phipps. Photo 1938, Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC.
MaryRutherfordwithherniecePam,July1962.jpg487 viewsTaken in July 1962. Courtesy of Bobbi
weaverelihu1.jpg1033 viewsElihu Weaver (1820-1886), son of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley; with wife Jennie Miller Weaver (1813-1889), daughter of Isaac Miller and Eve Staley. Photo courtesy of Joanne Jackson Weaver.

Last additions - New River Valley People
Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192136 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 191237 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
124 viewsJul 22, 2020
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s428 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family408 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