Connecticut River Indians

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 ti

To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Connecticut Now Sitting at New Haven

Upon the memorial of the Selectmen of the Town of Guilford shewing to this Assembly that said town expended a large sum in supporting Ann Tantapan, an Indian squaw, who died entitled to no estate except about two acres of land lying Thirty Miles Island near the Town of Haddam, praying for liberty to sell said land as per memorial dated May 12th 1789.

Susanna Waukeet of lawful age testifies and says that Daniel Cyrus and Ann Tantapan was brother and sister, children of Cyrus, and grandchildren of [ crossout ] Cobcozen.Question: 

Deacon Joseph Smith of Haddam of lawful age testifies and says that in his youthful days he knew an Indian man called and known by the name of Cobb, who lived on Thirty Mile Island in Haddam, who he ever understood was one of the principal owner of said island, and he understands that Cobb and his heirs have always rented said island and that no person hath ever pretended to molest the said Cob or his heirs.

John Lewis of Saybrook, formerly of Haddam, of lawful age, testifies and says that when he was a lad he lived with Deacon Joseph Arnold of Haddam and while there an Indian man known by the name of Cob came there to receive rent for the Island called Thirty Miles Island.  Deacon Arnold kept a public house at that time and the Indian, wanting more liquor than the Deacon thought he needed, refused him anymore, told him he had enough for that time,

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

Anna Chesno of Lyme in the County of New London of lawful age testifies and says that one Cyrus Cobb (an Indian), according to the best of her remembrance about forty or fifty years past, owned part the island in Connecticut River called Haddam Island1 and that she, the deponent, understood that the said land cam

To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Connecticut to be Holden at Hartford on the Second Thursday of May 17891