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Anderson-Ellis Cemetery

From Groveton, Texas take U.S. Highway 287 north to Farm to Market Road 1280, turn left and go through Friday, Texas, and turn right on Anderson Cemetery Road at the cemetery sign. Another approach is from Lovelady on Texas Hwy 19, turn east on FM 1280 about 13 miles to Anderson Cemetery Road, turn left at cemetery sign.

Anderson-Ellis Cemetery has its roots in the community of Ellis Prairie, which was the Republic of Texas land grant #482 to Benjamin B. Ellis in 1839. Benjamin B. Ellis was one of the seven original commissioners appointed by the Texas State Legislature in 1850 to form Trinity County out of Houston County and to establish the county seat Sumpter. He and his wife Arrita Ellis, shares the same headstone in this cemetery. This headstone is under the same tree, where according to Anderson Family tradition, where several slaves are buried. The community of Ellis Prairie became Friday, Texas when the post office was established in 1902/3 by James F. Friday and his son.

The Association sent a handwritten list of believed buried in unmarked graves in the “Ellis area”, northeast part of the cemetery.  You may contact the cemetery association through Trinity County Historical Commission, P.O. Box 123, Groveton, TX 75845

List compiled: 10 January 2002; Updated By Trinity County Historical Commission. 24 February 2010/pc

Surname

Given Name

Birth date

Death date

Comments

AINSWORTH

Daisy Simmons

Jan 1 1881

Feb 7 1973

(Anderson)

ANDERSON

Alvin

1905

1960

 

ANDERSON

Benjamin

Sep 17 1878

Sep 21 1880

Age 2 yrs 7 days

ANDERSON

Billy Joe

Dec 8 1941

June 22 1962

Son/ Estelle & Jerome

ANDERSON

Carrie

May 22 1909

Aug 12 1998

 

ANDERSON

Carrol A.

Feb  1 1902

Feb 6 1985

Husband/ Carrie

ANDERSON

Daisy 

Jan 1 1882

Feb 7 1973

Wife/ Omri Anderson; [Daisy Simmons Ainsworth]

ANDERSON

Dixie

Nov 23 1900

Feb 4 1985

 

ANDERSON

Ella Estelle

Mar 1 1890

Feb 1 1896

Dau/ D. & J.C.

ANDERSON

Ella T.

Oct 22 1878

Sep 6 1964

 

ANDERSON

Estelle

Oct  14 1909

Mar 31 1987

Dau/ Eddie Bagwell & Alice Stephenson.

ANDERSON

Gary

July 8 1902

May 5 1903

 

ANDERSON

Infant

Mar 8 1882

Mar 9 1882

Dau/ D. & J.C. Anderson

ANDERSON

J.B.

Feb 18 1830

Feb 12 1911

 

ANDERSON

Jack W.

Sep 4 1943

Oct 15 1998

 

ANDERSON

James Fred

Feb 26 1905

Sep 30 1983

Unmarked [listed earlier as Fred Anderson]

ANDERSON

Jane F.

 

Sep 23 1867

Unmarked Ellis area

ANDERSON

Janey

Dec 25 1844

Aug 31 1934

Wife/ J.B.

ANDERSON

Jerome

Mar 21 1901

Mar 7 1976

Husband/ Estelle Anderson

ANDERSON

Jim Edward

Jul 4 1912

Aug 11 1975

PFC U.S.Army WWII

ANDERSON

John

Jan 25 1923

Sep 24 1926

Son/ J.J. & NJ.

ANDERSON

John Byron

Mar 8 1904

Aug 28 1995

 

ANDERSON

John J.

Apr 12 1882

Apr 23 1948

 

ANDERSON

John S.

Apr 26 1872

Mar 2 1942

 

ANDERSON

Johnson

Feb 28 1906

Oct 29 1906

Son/ J.J. & N.J. Anderson

ANDERSON

Lonnie Louis

Nov 11 1915

Jun 27 1996

 

ANDERSON

Lovie J.

Feb 25 1904

Oct 19 1904

Dau/ D. & J.C. Anderson

ANDERSON

Nannte Jane Dove

Sep 28 1882

Jul 24 1976

Age 93 Yrs 9 Mo.

ANDERSON

Nittie Mae

Jul 28 1908

May 4 1985

Wife/ Dixie Anderson

ANDERSON

O. B. (Dee)

1910

1966

Husband/ Nellie Anderson

ANDERSON

Omri A.

Mar 28 1870

Oct 1 1931

Husband/ Daisy Anderson

ANDERSON

Thelma Sanders

Sep 25 1908

Aug 25 1997

 

ANDERSON

Velma Renia

Dec 19 1903

Nov 2 1904

Dau/ J.J. & N.J. Anderson

ANTLEY

Kenneth D.

May 18 1934

Jul 13 2008

 

BARRON

Baby

Apr 16 1892

Oct 23 1892

 

BARRON

Herbert

Jan 31 1888

Sep 26 1888

 

BARTON

Irene

Feb 16 1889

Mar 15 1891

 

BARTON

Jessie

Jan 27 1891

Jan 18 1892

 

BOYD

John

Apr 18 1896

Sep 9 1949

Tex.PFC 319 Bakery Co. QMC World War I

BOYD

Lasuna

June 16 1903

Mar 29 1997

 

BOYD

Mattie

Sep 12 1909

Jun 20 2000

 

BOYD

Robert Lee

July14 1894

Oct 20 1967

Tex.Pvt.Co.B56 Inf. Div. W.W.I

BOYD

Roy

Dec 30 1930

Sep 21 1989

Korea, Wounded, 2nd Inf. Div. US Army

BOYD

Will L.

Jan 25 1888

May 29 1967

 

BOYD

Willie & baby

Mar 30 1899

Aug 18 1917

Dau & GrandDau/ J.S.& E.T.Anderson

BOYD

Willie Lee "Buck"

May 8 1919

Jul 5 1984

US Army WWII, Son/ W.L. Boyd

BUTLER

Vernon

Mar 25 1901

Oct 11 1993

 

BUTTLER

Cora

June15 1882

Oct 16 1932

Dau/ J.B. & Jane Anderson

BUTTLER

Leon

Sep 23 1906

Oct 28 1909

Son/ C.B. & Cora Buttler

DAILEY

Ethel A

Dec12 1897

May 29 1963

 

DULCENA

Mary

Jan 22 1840

May 22 1886

Unmarked Ellis area

ELLIS

Arritta Adams

Mar 22 1822

circa 1886

Unmarked Ellis area

ELLIS

Benjamin B.

Sep 10 1813

Sep 20 1867

Unmarked Ellis area

ELLIS

Dulcena Adams

 

 

Unmarked Ellis area

ELLIS

Frances

 

 

Unmarked Ellis area

ELLIS

M. O.

Nov 13 1882

 

Unmarked Ellis area

ELLIS

M. V. 

Feb 4 1850

 

Unmarked Ellis area

ELLIS

S.A.V.

 

 

Unmarked Ellis area

FRIDAY

Walter

Aug 23 1883

Feb 3 1963

 

GENERVA

Frances

Feb 13 1852

 

Unmarked Ellis area

HAYES

Eula Grace

Mar 11 1911

July25 193

 

MONTRILLE

 

Jun 25 1847

 

Unmarked Ellis area; From the handwritten list it is not clear if this is a surname or given name.

PARKER

Edna Eloise

Feb 7 1931

Jun 7 2001

 

PARKER

Willie Heard

Nov 8 1929

Jun 8 1988

US Army WWII

 

You may contact the cemetery association through Trinity County Historical Commission, P.O. Box 123, Groveton, TX 75845, if you have any corrections, questions or information to add to this listing. For the compiled list, both Trinity County Cemeteries 1980 and the second edition Trinity County Texas Cemeteries 1992 both published by Trinity County Historical Commission (TCHC) were consulted, and compiled based on a list supplied by the Anderson-Ellis Cemetery Association from their Burial Records dated November 15, 2001. 

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