The Hazzell family used the cemetery during the 19th century. The headstones for the graves of James Hazzell Jr. and Richard Newton, his son in-law, are still in place and legible. The cemetery was vandalized in the 20th century, so much of its history remains unknown.
*Alternate spellings of the name exist: Hazzell, Hassel, Hassell
The site has undergone significant preservation work by the National Park Service in 2012.