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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.

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AistropSalina2ndwifeofWmCHenderson.jpg609 viewsCourtesy of Jack Hockett
CrosswhiteGoldenOliverGfr.jpg506 viewsCourtesy of Jack Hockett
CrosswhiteRachelMoofOliverHockett.jpg527 viewsCourtesy of Jack Hockett
Daddyboy.jpg603 viewsThis photo is of my father Ira Johnson and his siblings, taken probrably in early 20's. From left to right: Florence is standing with her hands on John's shoulders. Juanita, seated, is holding baby Melvin and Daddy (Ira) is holding on to the chair. Daddy almost always wore that little grin and a light in his eyes. Courtesy of Lesa Long
Daddy_sArmyPortrait2.jpg583 viewsIra Johnson, taken in Berlin in 1945 or '46 while serving in the US Army during WWII. On the back of this original protrait is a love letter written to my mother, Edna Ruth Davidson Johnson back home in Saltville, Virginia. It is addressed "To the sweetest wife in the world...."
Courtesy of Lesa Long
floyd.jpg554 viewsFloyd (1806-1863) was an attorney, governor of Virginia; U.S. Secretary of War under President James Buchanan, and Confederate general.
floydsarahb.jpg500 viewsThis image, courtesy of Leecy Campbell, is of Sarah Buchanan Floyd, wife of Virginia Governor John Buchanan Floyd.
funeraltumcrk.jpg1089 viewsThis late 19th century/early 20th century photo shows a widow grieving over her departed husband. This photo is from the Tumbling Creek area.
GrannyJohnson2.jpg665 viewsMy grandmother, Carrie Cornelia Davidson Johnson,
daughter of James R. and Mary Virginia Worley Davidson of Washington County, Virginia. Carrie was married to John Wesley Johnson, son of Walter and Bettie Eastridge Johnson of that county. Courtesy of Lesa Long
GRNDMTHRsmall.jpg684 viewsThis photo of Elizabeth Hart Blevins was taken in Azen where
she lived. The girls are Ola Blevins and Leona Martin, her granddaughters.
Courtesy of Mary Blevins
Henderson,Waynefjpg.jpg610 viewsWayne Henderson, s/o John Wesley Henderson & Rosa Ellen Ratcliffe. Courtesy of Jack Hockett.
HendersonJohnRosa.jpg559 views This is an enhanced picture of John & Rosa Henderson from Jack Hockett.
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