Brunswick County NC Genweb

Asa T Hewett Cemetery
Contributed by Mark Stanley
July 2007
Brunswick County, North Carolina

Brunswick County, North Carolina, near Bricklanding in Goose Creek housing development, corner lot, in someone's side yard. From Shallotte, take Hwy 179 Bricklanding RD SW towards Ocean Isle Beach. Go about 3 miles and turn left to stay on Bricklanding RD, Jennie's Branch Baptist Church will be on the corner to your right. After about a mile there will be a curve to the right. On that curve, take a left on Goose Lane into the Goose Creek housing development. Take the first right onto Egret St SW and the Cemetery will be on your left at the corner of Egret ST and Ibis Cir SW.

Sometime around 1978, my Grandpa, Hercules Stanley, was on a quest to find two cemeteries. My dad, Delane Stanley, purchased a four-wheel drive International Scout to aid in the search. Going on Grandpa's memory they found the gravesites. I remember that a few of them were covered with conch shells to mark the graves. Dad located the rest of the graves by poking a lightning rod into the ground looking for the soft spots; "not too deep, dad". After finding all of the gravesites, they placed temporary markers with names and dates. They also cleared small trees, mowed the undergrowth, set corner posts, and wrapped a heavy wire cable around the perimeter to mark the cemetery. On a later date, Grandpa purchased all new head stones and placed them in the cemetery. There is one cemetery entrance marker that says "Hewett".
They met with Rosy Stanley. Her son was Junior Stanley, who lived in a white house on the left side of the road, about two hundred yards before turning into Goose Creek. The house is no longer there. She was older than Grandpa and had gone to two of the funerals, and she also knew where everyone was buried. She verified what Grandpa and Dad had figured out, and she knew the birth dates and death dates of the deceased.

Asa T Hewett
Born May 13 1827
Died Sept 15 1895

Martha A Hewett (Bennett)
Born May 9 1830; Died Aug 13 1897
(Note: Wife of Asa T Hewett)

Melinda C Hewett
Born Feb 17 1865; Died Apr 7 1891
(Note: Daughter of Asa T Hewett and Martha A Hewett)

Melton R Hewett
Born Jun 25 1869
Died Feb 21 1948

(Note: Son of Asa T Hewett and Martha A Hewett)

Ida O Hewett (Hewett)
Born Sept 14 1874; Died Oct 9 1899
(Note: 1st Wife of Melton R Hewett)

Nathalia L Hewett
1899 Baby
(Note: Daughter of Melton R Hewett and Ida O Hewett)

Estella J Hewett (Edwards)
Born Sept 10 1872
Died July 19 1952

(Note: 2nd Wife of Melton R Hewett)