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 #B021 Oaklawn Cemetery, Brookhaven Hamlet, Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, NY, USA


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The Oaklawn Cemetery in Brookhaven is at the north end of Arthur Avenue, north of Montauk Highway. It resulted from a meeting of twelve residents, held at the home of Nathaniel Miller, on March 20, 1890. He and James H. Post gave six acres of land for a nonsectarian burial ground.

There had been a small Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery on the west side of Beaver Dam Road, across from the modern Bellport High School, then on the James H. Post estate. This cemetery was abandoned in the early 20th century, and most of the graves were disinterred and headstones moved to Oaklawn Cemetery by Post (a few, at the request of their families, were moved elsewhere).

Many old headstones, and perhaps remains, from other local family burying grounds were relocated in to the Oaklawn Cemetery, including a Rose family burying ground (apparently a.k.a. the Swezey cemetery) located near to the Brookhaven Free Library on Beaver Dam Road (at the northeast corner of Library Lane) and a Homan family burying ground in South Haven. These sites appear to have been largely maintained as separate plots at Oaklawn, perhaps as approximations of their original configurations.

This is still an active cemetery maintained by the Oaklawn Cemetery Association. Mailing Address: PO Box 415, Brookhaven, New York 11719. Phone: (631) 286-0204, John E. Barry.

The information on the interments at the Oaklawn cemetery is being completely revised with the assistance and encouragement of the Oaklawn Cemetery Association. Since most of the individuals interred in the Oaklawn cemetery have a strong associations with Brookhaven hamlet, it is our intention to incorporate most of these individual in the Hamlet People database to the extent that information becomes available. Since this is likely to take some time, the information on these pages and their associated linked pages will be updated as the work progresses.

The purpose of this project is two-fold:

  1. To compare what is visually apparent at each lot with the records of the cemetery association, and in the process provide a photographic record of the plot. Throughout its over 100 year history, the cemetery's administrative records has been maintained by community volunteers. Inevitably, errors in these records creep in (although the results of the inventory work so far has shown a high degree of accuracy). Notations are being made to these records where errors and ambiguities are found.
  2. To provide a "face" to the individuals in the cemetery, many of which are from families who have had a long association with the hamlets of Brookhaven and South Haven and are important to its history.The information on individuals and families interred at the cemetery is not intended to be an exhaustive genealogy report. It is mostly obtained through research of internet published records such as commercial genealogy web sites such as Ancestry.com, and online local newspapers, principally the Patchogue Advance. These sources are often sketchy and incomplete, and relationships are sometimes inferred (and therefore may be incorrect). Information from family members and knowledgeable associates is encouraged. Please contact us.

This cemetery has Historic Sites Reference ID Br01.3-S and is #21 on the Town of Brookhaven Historian's master inventory of cemeteries. Gravesites in this listing are first identified by cemetery (#21), then by lot number and a family name (e.g., "#021.001.Corson:" means cemetery 21, lot 1, Corson family site).

Each identified gravesite has a link to a datasheet containing research facts on the individual(s). In some cases, Oaklawn cemetery records indicate that a person was interred at a site, but no grave marker could be found. These are identified with aicon. In other cases, a monument was found, but the records of the cemetery association do not indicate that the person, either as a body or cremated remains, were actually interred on the site (these instances are often memorial monuments.)

Click Here For Downloadable Oaklawn Cemetery Maps (includes site and lot location maps)

Description revised: 29 August 2013

Latitude: 40.7823 , Longitude: -72.9282


Headstones

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 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
#021.001 Corson.00:  Corson Family plot at the Oaklawn Cemetery
#021.001 Corson.00: Corson Family plot at the Oaklawn Cemetery
.. Gravestones are numbered right to left, first row right is #01. The Corson plot is the first plot on the east side of the west road as one enters the cemetery. 
Located  001. Corson  Family: Cornelius Corson/Elizabeth Walker (F1211)
 
#021.001 Corson.01:  Elizabeth Walker Corson gravestone
#021.001 Corson.01: Elizabeth Walker Corson gravestone
 
Located  001. Corson  Elizabeth Walker, ^ (d. 1911)
 
#021.001 Corson.02:  Cornelius Corson gravestone
#021.001 Corson.02: Cornelius Corson gravestone
 
Located  001. Corson  Cornelius Corson, ^ (d. 6 Sep 1900)
 
#021.001 Corson.03:  Henrietta Corson Raynor
#021.001 Corson.03: Henrietta Corson Raynor
 
Located  001. Corson  Henrietta Corson, ^ (d. 1937)
 
#021.001 Corson.04:  John B. Raynor gravestone
#021.001 Corson.04: John B. Raynor gravestone
 
Located  001. Corson  John B. Raynor, ^ (d. 1922)
 
#021.001 Corson.05:  Creighton C. Corson gravestone
#021.001 Corson.05: Creighton C. Corson gravestone
 
Located  001. Corson  Cornelius Creighton Corson, ^ (d. 1936)
 
#021.001 Corson.06:  Katherine E. Corson gravestone
#021.001 Corson.06: Katherine E. Corson gravestone
.. because of the placement of the gravestone next to Creighton C. Corson. she has been inferred to be his wife. 
Located  001. Corson  Katherine E. [Corson], ^ (d. 1928)
 
#021.002.Brown01:  Robert L. and Josephine Brown gravestone
#021.002.Brown01: Robert L. and Josephine Brown gravestone
 
Located  002. Robert Brown  Family: Robert L. Brown/Josephine Palmer (F5032)
 
#021.002.Brown02:  Ralph Brown grave marker
#021.002.Brown02: Ralph Brown grave marker
 
Located  002.Robert Brown  Ralph L. Brown, < (d. 3 Sep 1980)
 
#021.002.Brown03:  Sarah Van Valen gravestone
#021.002.Brown03: Sarah Van Valen gravestone
 
Located  002. Robert Brown.  Sarah [Van Valen], ^ (d. 1920)
 
#021.002.Brown04:  Elmer and Mary Brown gravestone
#021.002.Brown04: Elmer and Mary Brown gravestone
 
Located  002. Robert Brown  F6236
 
#021.003 Newey.  Helen and William Newey headstone
#021.003 Newey. Helen and William Newey headstone
.. no dates are recorded 
Located  003. Charles Newey  Helen Newey, ^
William Newey, ^
 
#021.003 Newey.  Jennie M. Newey headstone
#021.003 Newey. Jennie M. Newey headstone
 
Located  003. Charles Newey  Jennie M. Newey, ^ (d. Mar 1969)
 
#021.003 Newey. Samuel Wallace and Lillian Lamb Newey headstone.
#021.003 Newey. Samuel Wallace and Lillian Lamb Newey headstone.
 
Located  003. Charles Newey  Family: Samuel Wallace Newey/Lillian May Lamb (F2081)
 
#021.003. Newey.  Louis & Leola Lukert gravesite
#021.003. Newey. Louis & Leola Lukert gravesite
 
Located  003. Charles Newey  Family: Louis Lukert/Leola H. Newey (F6225)
 
#021.004. Murdock01:  William Murdock and Mary E. Newey (Murdock)
#021.004. Murdock01: William Murdock and Mary E. Newey (Murdock)
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Family: William W. Murdock/Mary Augusta Newey (F2732)
 
#021.004. Murdock02:  Gardner Murdock
#021.004. Murdock02: Gardner Murdock
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Gardner Murdock, ^ (d. 1940)
 
#021.004. Murdock04:  William M. Barry
#021.004. Murdock04: William M. Barry
 
Located  004. William Murdock  William M. Barry, ^ (d. 8 Aug 1971)
 
#021.004. Murdock05:  Velzora Murdock Barry
#021.004. Murdock05: Velzora Murdock Barry
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Lilian Velzora Murdock, ^ (d. Jan 1976)
 
#021.004. Murdock06:  Cora A. Murdock
#021.004. Murdock06: Cora A. Murdock
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Cora A. Murdock, ^ (d. 1936)
 
#021.004. Murdock07: Captain Bill Murdock gravestone
#021.004. Murdock07: Captain Bill Murdock gravestone
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Captain William Downing Murdock, ^ (d. 1940)
 
#021.004. Murdock08:  William D. and Dorothy M. Murdock
#021.004. Murdock08: William D. and Dorothy M. Murdock
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Family: William Downing Murdock/Dorothy M. Brown (F2893)
 
#021.004. Murdock09:  Millard F. and Laura E. Murdock
#021.004. Murdock09: Millard F. and Laura E. Murdock
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Family: Millard Fillmore Murdock/Laura E. Benjamin (F2906)
 
#021.004. Murdock10:  Children of M. F. and Bessie Murdock
#021.004. Murdock10: Children of M. F. and Bessie Murdock
 
Located  004. William Murdock  Family: Millard Fillmore Murdock/Bessie [Murdock] (F5174)
 
#021.004. Murdock11:  Milton Murdock
#021.004. Murdock11: Milton Murdock
 
Located  004. William Murdock.  Milton Irving Murdock, ^ (d. 1941)
 
#021.004. Murdock12.  Mary E. Murdock gravesite.
#021.004. Murdock12. Mary E. Murdock gravesite.
.. While Oaklawn cemetery records indicate interment at this lot, no grave marker has been found 
Unmarked  004. William Murdock.  Mary E. Murdock, ^ (d. 17 Mar 1910)
 
#021.004.Murdock00: Murdock family plot
#021.004.Murdock00: Murdock family plot
 
Located  004. William Murdock   
#021.005.Bishop00:  Site marker for the Bishop Family plot.
#021.005.Bishop00: Site marker for the Bishop Family plot.
.. no names are inscribed on the monument. 
Located  005. Grover Bishop   
#021.005.Bishop01: Ellen M. & Grover C. Bishop gravestone
#021.005.Bishop01: Ellen M. & Grover C. Bishop gravestone
 
Located  005. Grover Bishop  Family: Grover Cleveland Bishop/Ellen May [Bishop] (F6228)
 
#021.005.Bishop02:  Lucy (Jill) Bishop Shlimbaum gravestone
#021.005.Bishop02: Lucy (Jill) Bishop Shlimbaum gravestone
.. Lucy (nicknamed Jill) is likely a daughter of Grover & Ellen Bishop. 
Located  005. Grover Bishop  Lucy Gilberta Bishop, ^ (d. 1999)
 
#021.005.Bishop03:  John Blake gravesite
#021.005.Bishop03: John Blake gravesite
.. While Oaklawn cemetery records indicate interment at this lot, no gravestone has been found 
Unmarked  005. Grover Bishop.  John Blake, ^ (d. 5 Sep 1957)
 
#021.005.Bishop04:  Julia Blake gravesite
#021.005.Bishop04: Julia Blake gravesite
.. While Oaklawn cemetery records indicate interment at this lot, no grave marker has been found 
Unmarked  005. Grover Bishop.  Julia [Blake], ^ (d. 3 Apr 1959)
 
#021.005.Bishop05:  Theodore A. & Lucy G. Bishop gravesites
#021.005.Bishop05: Theodore A. & Lucy G. Bishop gravesites
.. Theodore & Lucy were the parents of Grover Cleveland Bishop. While the records of the Oaklawn cemetery indicate that they were interred at this site, no grave markers have beern found. 
Unmarked  005. Grover Bishop  Family: Theodore Alison Bishop/Lucy Gertrude White (F6262)
 
#021.006.Gerard.  Abither B. Gerard gravestone
#021.006.Gerard. Abither B. Gerard gravestone
 
Located  006. N. B. Gerrard  Captain Abitha Bell (Abitha, Blyth) Gerard, ^ (d. 12 May 1922)
 
#021.006.Gerard.  Georgie V. Hawkins
#021.006.Gerard. Georgie V. Hawkins
.. wife of Abither B. Gerard 
Located  006. N. B. Gerard  Georgia (Georgiana) Virginia Hawkins, ^ (d. 8 Apr 1891)
 
#021.006.Gerard.  Keziah Ann [Leek] Gerard
#021.006.Gerard. Keziah Ann [Leek] Gerard
.. wife of Nelson Gerard 
Located  006. N. B. Gerard  Keziah Ann Leek, ^ (d. 8 Dec 1891)
 
#021.006.Gerard.  Nannette Martin
#021.006.Gerard. Nannette Martin
.. wife of Abither B. Gerard 
Located  006. N. B.Gerard  Nannett Martin (d. 24 May 1893)
 
#021.006.Gerard.  Nelson B. Gerard gravestone
#021.006.Gerard. Nelson B. Gerard gravestone
 
Located  006. N. B. Gerard  Nelson Bell Gerard, ^ (d. 24 May 1897)
 
#021.006.Gerard:  William S. Gerard
#021.006.Gerard: William S. Gerard
..he was first interred in the old Methodist cemetery on Beaver Dam road, Brookhaven, NY, and reinterred here when the Methodist cemetery was abandoned about 1890. 
Located  006. N. B. Gerard  William S. Gerard, ^ (d. 21 Oct 1856)
 
#021.007.Rose01:  W. Brewster & Parnal Rose gravestone
#021.007.Rose01: W. Brewster & Parnal Rose gravestone
 
Located  007. W. B. Rose  Family: William Brewster Rose/Parnal (Parnel, Parnell) Reeve (F163)
 
#021.007.Rose02:  Annie M. Rose
#021.007.Rose02: Annie M. Rose
 
Located  007. W. B. Rose  Ann M. Rose, ^ (d. 13 Sep 1883)
 
#021.007.Rose03:  Robert Charles & Maud Cheney Dietrick gravestone
#021.007.Rose03: Robert Charles & Maud Cheney Dietrick gravestone
 
Located  007. W. B. Rose  Family: Robert Charles Dietrick/Maude Cheney (F6229)
 
#021.007.Rose04:  Leon H.H. & Mabel Cheney Rose gravesite
#021.007.Rose04: Leon H.H. & Mabel Cheney Rose gravesite
 
Located  007. W. B. Rose  Family: Leon H. Rose/Mabel [Rose\Durz] (F6230)
 
#021.008.Rose01. David M. and Nancy Clark headstone
#021.008.Rose01. David M. and Nancy Clark headstone
.. David Mills Clark & Nancy were the parents of Susan Clark; and the grandparents of William Mills Rose. 
Located  008. John Rose  Family: David Mills Clark/Nancy Renelaha [Clark] (F286)
 
#021.008.Rose02. John L. and Susan Rose
#021.008.Rose02. John L. and Susan Rose
.. John L. Rose and Susan Rose nee Clark were the parents of William Mills Rose. After John's death in 1902, Susan married Leverett Theodore Brown. Leverett was interred in the family plot at Woodland cemetery, Bellport, adjacent to his first wife Ida. 
Located  008. John Rose  Susan Clark, ^ (d. 1939)
John L. Rose, ^ (d. 30 Mar 1902)
 
#021.008.Rose03. William Mills Rose and Lottie M. Rose
#021.008.Rose03. William Mills Rose and Lottie M. Rose
 
Located  008. John Rose  Lottie Rose (d. 10 May 1972)
William Mills Rose, ^ (d. 1954)
 
#021.009.Majestic01:  Frances A. & Anthony B. Majestic gravestone
#021.009.Majestic01: Frances A. & Anthony B. Majestic gravestone
 
Located  009. Anthony Majestic  Family: Anthony Majestic/Frances A. [Majestic] (F6241)
 
#021.009.Majestic02:  Charles E. & Audrey L. Schleich gravestone
#021.009.Majestic02: Charles E. & Audrey L. Schleich gravestone
.. while this grave marker is in the Majestic plot, their relationship to the Majestic family has not been determined. 
Located  009. Anthony Majestic  Family: Charles E. Schleich/Audrey L. Martin (F6242)
 
#021.010.Brown01:  Benjamin A. and Emma F. Brown gravestone
#021.010.Brown01: Benjamin A. and Emma F. Brown gravestone
 
Located  010. B. & L.Brown  Family: Benjamin Alfred Brown/Emma Frances Gordon (F355)
 
#021.010.Brown02.  Lillian Sengstack gravestone
#021.010.Brown02. Lillian Sengstack gravestone
 
Located  010. B. & L. Brown  Lillian Lykes, ^ (d. 26 Jul 1988)
 

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