Connecticut General Assembly Resolve Allowing Sale of the Property of Ann Tantapan

Upon the petition of Sarah Cyrus of Lyme in the County of New London shewing that she is an English woman, and about thirty-five years ago, married Cyrus, an Indian, and son of Cob of the tribe of Indians to whom Thirty Mile Island in Haddam in Middlesex County was reserved in the original grant of said town, that she had two sons by his said husband who died whilst they were very young, that her said husband at the time of his death was seized and possessed1 of about five acres of land lying on said island in fee, as of a native Indian right, which said land is bounded northwesterly on land of Joseph Arnold and Hezekiah Smith, northeasterly and southwesterly on Connecticut River and southeasterly on Joseph Smith.  And the said Sarah after the death of her said husband at great expense educated said children who inherited said land from their said father, that her said children died without issue during the late war and that she inherited said land as heir at law, and that she afterwards by deed bargained and sold said land to Jabez Brooks of said Haddam for a valuable consideration, praying the General Assembly to allow and approve of said sale as per petition on file dated the 22nd day of April AD 1791.

Resolved that this Assembly do allow and approve of said bargain and sale, and that the title to said land be and the same is hereby confirmed in said to Jabez Brooks, his heirs, and assigns forever, according to the tenor of said deed of bargain and sale, which said deed shall be good and sufficient evidence of title [ erasure ] in any court of law or equity in this state.

Legislative Action:

Passed In the House of Representatives.  Test, Uriah Tracy, Clerk.  Concurred in the Upper House.  Test, George Wyllys, Secretary / Sarah Cyrus v. Simon Tyler, etc. / Bill in form


152 a, 152 b, 182

  • 1. Deleted Text: in his own right