Ellenburg Cemetery on Star Hill

4 1/2 miles east of Grayson on US 60 at the summit of Star Hill, a dirt road turns off to the right and goes up a steep hill through a new development by Addington. Very near the first peak of the ridge, a large plateau to the right extends toward the inner valley. There you will find three Ellenberg family graves marked with tombstones. The logger of the property, Billy Stephens found them and brought them to my attention.. He was careful to protect them. That same land was sold to the Stanley family years ago, probably by the Ellenberg family, and now is owned by Addington for home sites. All the timber was cleared away in 2003-2004. A low fence will protect them as much as remote graves can be protected. The road is closed now but with the development, it may be open while they are selling lots. A preservation volunteer is needed for these graves. A double headstone for Henry Ellenburg age 77 b. 10-28-1851 d. 2-19-1928 and his wife: Augusta Ellenburg age 72 b. 8-10-1859 d. 10-4-1931 their baby granddaughter
Vivian M. Ellenburg
b. 2-24-1928
d. 2-24-1928 From the dates of death, the grandfather died just five days before the baby.


Henry Ellenburg and Augusta Ellenburg.

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Vivian M. Ellenburg.

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Submitted by: Lydia Justice Edwards

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