Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

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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 1970’s and early 1980’s, much of the information reflects that time period.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form




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Submitter Name:
Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address:
Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Brookhaven Community Development Agency


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

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NYS DOT Bellport Quad


"Cemetery Book," Town Historians Office, Port Jefferson, NY [now at patchogue NY], compiled 1930's. "U.S. Coast Survey Map, South Coast of Long Island, between Patchogue and Smith Point, 1836," Repository: U.S. Library of Congress.

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.]


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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.]