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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.

spencerwmchildren1940.jpg649 viewsl to r: Bud, Cicero, Emory, Jason, and Lula. These are the children of William and Alie Weaver Spencer who were alive in 1940.

Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
spencerwmgrandchildren.jpg674 viewsThis photo dated September 1958 is of most of Grandpa Spencer's children and spouses. Missing are Charlie who had died a few years earlier, Charlie's widow, Myrtle Woods Spencer, Greeley, and Blake. The one hiding in back could be either Greeley or Blake.
Standing: Viola, Jane, Kilby, Glen, Joe, Bertha, Orie, and Hester. Seated: Maggie, Blannie, Carl, Wave, Imogene, and Victor.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
spencerwt1.jpg909 viewsWilliam Troy and Alice Osborne Spencer Family
Back: William Glen; Middle: Victor Franklin, William Troy, Cynthia Alice (Osborne), Charles Enoch; Front: Isaac Greeley, Blannie Emaline, Audrey Wave, John Blake, Humphrey Kilby. The picture was made in 1904 before Imogene Ollie was born.
Courtesy of Eleanor Jo Cox
438 viewsThis is Steve Russell of Flat Ridge with his dog, Queen. Taken about 1945.
Allred, Steve597 viewsthis picture is that of Steve Allred. He was a son of Thomas C. Allred and Julina Frost, and brother to Minnie Allred. I believe this picture is taken on a road overlooking Galax. Courtesy of Mike Marshall
Stoneman, Ernest V. and Hattie Frost Stoneman728 viewsPhoto from the 1920s shows this early country music duo from Grayson County.
strugillje.jpg934 viewsThis photo was taken in 1914 at Wolf Knob, Grayson county, virginia. Back row, William Sturgill, Lanta Sturgill, Emaline Sturgill; Front row Ersa Dell Sturgill, James Estil Sturgill, holding Guida, Ella Ingram Sturgill, and Cora Sturgill.
strugilljeike.jpg714 viewsEstil and Ike were sons of Joshua Sturgill and Phoebe Marilda Weaver Sturgill. The dog's parents are unknown. This photo was taken about 1898.
sturgilljechildren.jpg593 viewsShow in this ca. 1955 shot are (sitting) William Sturgill (standing left to right); Ersa Dell Sturgill Gamble, Lanta Sturgill Spencer; Steve Sturgill, Cora Sturgill Frazier; and Guida Sturgill Weaver. All were children of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram.
Thomas Lillard Blevins816 viewsThomas Lillard Blevins, son of William Riley Blevins and Mary Jane Miller courtesy of Kaye Bales email -
ThorntonKilbyandPhoebeMarildaWeaver.jpg821 viewsCourtesy of Danny Miller
Perkins Mother and Child?704 viewsHere is an old "tintype" picture which was in with the Perkins bunch. No idea who they are but am guessing this to be civil war era or somewhat later. Courtesy of Cathy Bell
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