August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Ira Gordon

Tragic Death of Ira GordonAs sometimes happens, when one looks into one story, another more-or-less unrelated story emerges.  In this case, while Dr. Richard Thomas was researching the Hawkins family cemetery in Brookhaven hamlet, the short article to the right was uncovered:

This led  to several questions:

While the location of the Harrison estate was well, known, who was Colonel Green?

While the members of the Post family were well known, who was Frederick Post?

This following is the "story" as developed by Dr. Thomas.