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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 857 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 4099 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 473 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 384 times



4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 589 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 690 times


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10 albums on 1 page(s)

Watauga County, NC People


11 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2007
Album viewed 301 times

Wilkes County, NC People


11 files, last one added on Apr 08, 2006
Album viewed 364 times

Wythe County, VA People


20 files, last one added on Oct 30, 2006
Album viewed 1204 times


15 albums on 2 page(s) 2

Random files - New River Valley People
boone.jpg475 viewsFamous explorer and frontiersman of Kentucky made his home for several years in Wilkes County. You might be interested in one of the better old biographies of Boone by Cecil B. Hartley or a very rare biography by John P. Hale Daniel Boone: Facts and Incidents Not Hitherto Published
William H. Canter and Mary Elizabeth Trinkle185 views
eweaver.jpg1421 viewsPhoto taken in 1910. They lived at Wolf Knob Grayson County, VA. Elihu was the son of Clayborn Monroe Weaver and Martha Litisha Phipps.
scan0001.jpg838 viewsByrl, Wade, Annie, Sissie (not to sure about the spelling of her name) and my grand-mother Virginia Vannoy. This image was created circa 1910. Courtesy of Steve J. Billings
pennington stephen1042 viewsStephen K. Pennington (1821-1890), son of Samuel Pennington and Elizabeth Anderson; Johannah Spencer (1820-1911) daughter of Isaac Spencer and (Jo)Hannah unknown. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
Richardson, Leander and Catherine709 viewsLeander and Catherine Richardson and family. Do you know any of the other people in this photo?
Courtesy of Mary Blevins

Monroe Caudill playing banjo1312 viewsJames Monroe Caudill-born 28 April 1877-died 26feb 1957 to Cynthia Ann Caudill. His father was Richard "Dick" Sidden of Wilkes County who later (Monroe was in his twenties) married Cynthia. Monroe married Myrtle Jane Rector the daughter of Abe and Martha Brackins, Rector. Ther had three children, Emma , Carpenter, Mary Ann Todd and Johnny Caudill who married my aunt Rose Emma Medley. Monroe would sit on the porch of his house at "Teapot Dome" Alleghany County, NC and play his banjo for passers by. Courtesy

Last additions - New River Valley People
Emily Frances (Scott) Cornett visiting Galveston, TX - 192141 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 191238 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
120 viewsJul 22, 2020
Unknown young Matney woman, ca. 1930s433 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Matney Family413 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown older Matney Couple.425 viewsSep 18, 2013
Unknown members of the Donnelly and/or the Matney Family of Watauga County370 viewsSep 18, 2013
Miscellaneous Matney Photos. One is labeled Tom Matney, Carter's Boy. Can anyone help?376 viewsSep 18, 2013