Deposition of Joseph Bates about Property on an Island in the Connecticut River

Joseph Bates of Haddam of lawful age testifies and says that when young he remembers an Indian known by the name of Cobb, who lived on Thirty Miles Island, which Indian was the owner of said island as he ever understood and he understood that he was the person who received the yearly rent of said island in his lifetime, and he never heard of any other person that claimed said island and further the deponent sayth not.
Joseph Bates
Haddam, May 5, 1789
Certification: Middlesex County, the Jurisdiction of Haddam / May 5, 1789 / Joseph Bates personally appeared and made oath the above deposition before me, Nehemiah Brainerd, Justice Peace
Cataloguing: 145 a, 145 b, 173