Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form. Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or will be clearly indicated as updated material. Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970ā€™s and early 1980ā€™s, much of the information reflects that time period.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of ā€œSā€ are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

Azel Hawkins Cemetery [a.k.a. Deacon Daniel Hawkins Cemetery]

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.

Inventory Code:   Br34 
Prepared Date:   1982-08-16 
Last Modified:   1982-08-16 
Submitter Name:   Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address:   Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772  
Organization:   Brookhaven Community Development Agency
1-Site Name:   Azel Hawkins Cemetery [a.k.a. Deacon Daniel Hawkins Cemetery] 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven

A small cemetery containing about a dozen graves located off Stillwood Road, north of Beaver Dam Road. Access to it is a right-of-way between #12 and #14 Stillwood Road. Some of the gravestones are missing, and it is slightly overgrown. [This is #81 on the Town of Brookhaven Historian's Cemetery Listing. Some genealogy reference work refer to it as the Deacon Daniel Hawkins cemetery, one of Azel Hawkins' sons.]


This branch of the Hawkins family (see Br20) slowly took over the middle section of Beaver Dam Road by marrying into the Rose family and buying them out. Both Selah Hawkins and Azel Hawkins owned houses on Beaver Dam Road in 1836.


NYS DOT Bellport Quad

7-Threats to Area
 By Zoning    By Roads
 By Developers  By Deterioration
 Other This cemetery is somewhat secluded, and therefore escapes most vandalism.  
8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area
Mostly unaware of it. [Local families assist in it's maintenance. Little or no interest from the Town of Brookhaven.]
  Photos and images  
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, Research Assistant
Supplemental Material

[More on the family cemeteries in Brookhaven Hamlet may be found in the Cemeteries Section of this web site.]