I don't know about your Great Grandmother Lydia Ellerbe, yet I wanted to reach out to say hello, since we have the "Ellerbe" family name in common. My Dad the late William E Ellerbe was born in Cheraw, SC and his parents were Mose Ellerbe and Sandra Custus. All that I know of my Grandfather is that he dies in Chicago, and I hope that my Grandmother is still living. I got a response from my father's sister Saundra Brengel, yet I took more than 5 years to respond to her post. I pray to God that she responds to the email that I sent her. Knowing where we're from as "Ellerbe's" can help us determine where we're going. Have a blessed day.