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England; also, his wife had quite an estate in her own right.
The northern section of the town was not surveyed until about 1687, and very little building was undertaken before 1700. Richard Bryan, son of Alexander Bryan, one of the original planters, owned the largest amount of land; so this district was first called ''Bryan's Farms," and later was known as North Milford.
The Paugussetts who lived on the west side of the Housatonic, and the Wepawaugs who lived on the east bank, were the same tribe of people. The territory of this clan stretched fifteen or eighteen miles along the coast, and comprised nearly the present townships of Monroe, Huntington, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, Orange, and Derby.
They lived chiefly on shell food; oysters and clams. Large heaps of oyster shells are evidence of this fact act. Besides using clams for food, they found another use for them. In the round clam or quahaug, about half an inch of the inside of some of the shells is of a purple color. This the Indians broke off and converted into beads, named by them "scuhauhock" or black money. This was said to be of twice the value of their wampum, or white money, made from periwinkle, and called ''metauhock.''
In his book, ''Statistical Account, Town of Milford," Rev. Erastus Scranton says, "In this town were great numbers of Indians. They had four considerable settlements; in the center of the town, another one at the Point, an- other at Turkey Hill, in the northwest part of the town, and another about one quarter of a mile north of Washington Bridge. At Turkey Hill, they had a fort, with flankers, also they had a burying ground at Turkey Hill, on the banks of the Housatonic River, about sixty rods north of Turkey Hill brook, and fifty rods south of Two Mile brook, which is now the boundary line between Mil- ford and Derby. There they buried great numbers of their