I have updated photographs.I too cleaned up the cemetery.I spent two hours chopping overgrowth with loppers. Found out that night I had red bug bites all over my legs. I was by myself, so I did what I could. I almost didn't find the cemetery at all.I saw about 3 inches of the fence surrounding it. I would love to find a way to have it kept up once a year. I would be willing to help pay to have someone do it, since I don't live nearby. I just hate the thought of it getting lost in the growth. I know I will go back soon.
I also went looking for the Gillespie cemetery, finally found someone who told me where it was, but I was alone and it was back in the woods/swampy area. I wasn't quite brave enough to venture into that one alone.
I would love to hear from back from some of the family. I descend from John Crawford Ellerbe, through Richard P. Ellerbe who moved to Florida and died there.