This collection of cemetery records adds to the growing number of databases in the "Ellsberry Collection." The database was compiled by long-time researcher, school teacher, and professional genealogist Elizabeth Ellsberry. These cemetery records contain the name of the deceased, relatives, birth date, death date, etc., as well as age, when given. You may also find notes on some of the graveyards listed. The database includes more than 3,600 entries.
The Following Cemeteries are included in the database:
- Cemetery located two miles north of Baltio, New London County, CT. This is not the complete cemetery--this is only the old section.
- Cemetery, down Cemetery Lane, Norwichtown, CT. This does not include all of the tombstones in this cemetery. The brush and woods were so high, we did not get all of the stones.
- Denison Burying Ground. This cemetery was located at the edge of Jewett City, New London County, CT.
- Pachaug Cemetery. Old Section Pachaug, New London County, CT.
- Glasgo Cemetery. Glasgo, New London County, CT. This small cemetery was away back in the woods and probably hadn't been cleared for years.
- Williams Cemetery. On Shewsville Road off Highway 124 Indiantown Road, near Ledyard.
- Hamilton Avenue Cemetery. Norwich, New London County, CT.
- Cemetery located northeast of Preston City, CT, on Bethel Road.
- Rixton Cemetery, located out in the country from Preston City, CT.
Ms. Ellsberry began genealogical publication in 1958, when she published her own family history, The Warrens and You. In researching her own family, she found that libraries needed additional information from cemetery records, wills, land records, probate records, census records, etc., to help people with their family history. Ellsberry decided that she wanted to help by publishing books that contained solid genealogical data. She taught school for 34 years, but on weekends and summer vacation, she would travel around to different courthouses and cemeteries, recording the information she found. She also corresponded with several researchers and helped them in their research. Ellsberry self-published more than 300 books, and most of them are available for sale.
Most of the compilation of these books took place between 1958 and into the 1970s, so the recorded information should include the cemetery and/or courthouse records of that time period.
Ms. Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry
P.O. Box 206
Chillicothe, MO 64601