Census of the Cemetery
Ellsworth Community Cemetery
by Elaine Nall Bay
This cemetery has
been recorded in books mistakenly as the 'Hollingsworth cemetery'.
But it was actually called the Ellsworth or Ellsworth
Schoolhouse Cemetery. There was a church and a school were on the property.
The Hollingsworth family did not
arrive there till after it was long in use. Originally it had many wooden
markers. Guesses of up to 100 graves. Most were marked with wooden
It is located near the intersection of Hwy 91 and
691, about one block west on the north side of the road. Between Sherman
and Denison on the Grayson co. Airport Rd. (691) Located on the grounds
of a commercial nursery.
Katie dau. of W.C.& L.A. Douglass
20 Dec.1848- 4 Oct.1863
(This stone is broken and on the ground almost unreadable,
She was the daughter of William C. Douglass b. in Tn in 1811 d. in Clay
County Texas in 1884 and Lucy Anna Seawell Douglass . All of the family
moved to Clay County, Texas after Katie died.)
The next two are marked
W.V. (William Vincin Hollingsworth) 26 Sept.1837-7 Feb.1905
E.J. (Ellen Jane Witten) 18 Aug.1843- 24 Mar.1926 - his wife.
This couple lived in Farmington and then moved around
1900 to the Ellsworth Community
One of Mrs. Hollingsworths brothers'
is buried next to her in an unmarked grave.
12 Oct 1883 - 6 Aug 1911. Grayson County Death Cert. no. 161,
She was White, Married, Born in California to F. Simon who was born in
Germany and Marie Nial also born in Germany and she died of consumption.
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