August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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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

David Hawkins Cemetery

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Inventory Code:   SH01A.1-S  
Prepared Date:   10/20/2005  
Last Modified:   7/5/2007  
Submitter Name:   John Deitz
Submitter Address:   7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719  
1-Site Name:   David Hawkins Cemetery  
2a-County:   Suffolk     2b-Town:   Brookhaven     2c-Village:   Hamlet of Southaven
Address:   Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge  
This Hawkins Cemetery, referred to as the "David Hawkins Cemetery," is a trapezoidal plot approximately 69-64 ft. by 78-64 ft. now deep within the boundaries of the Wertheim Wildlife Refuge. This cemetery is No. 16 in the Town of Brookhaven's inventory of cemeteries  
This family cemetery contains gravestones from the early 19th century of members of the Hawkins family.  
7-Threats to Area
 By Zoning    By Roads
 By Developers  By Deterioration
 Other  Like all family cemeteries, this cemetery is subject to deteriation from natural aging and neglect. Vandalism is minimized because of its isolated location.  
8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area
Generally positive, but with respect to old family cemeteries, there is but a benign interest.  
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  John Deitz  
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