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WhatsNew:

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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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
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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
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Grayson County Places449 viewsMar 28, 2015
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Bridle Creek School446 viewsDec 16, 2014
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John Jay505 viewsJohn Jay (1745-1829) First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Life Engraving by Leney, 1814Jan 06, 2014
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Benjamin Rush, M.D.486 viewsBenjamin Rush, M.D. (1745-1813) Life Engraving by Edwin, 1813Jan 06, 2014
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DeWitt Clinton446 viewsDeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) Life Engraving by W. R. Jones, 1814Jan 06, 2014
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James Madison459 viewsJames Madison (1751-1836) Life Engraving by W. R. Jones, 1814Jan 06, 2014
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Congress Voting Independence505 viewsCongress Voting Independence by Robert Edge Pine and Edward SavageJan 06, 2014
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Boston Massacre430 viewsBoston Massacre on the Streets of Boston March 5, 1776, engraved and colored by Paul Revere.Jan 06, 2014
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