Causaton's Pond, located in the Wapping neighborhood is often called Cross'n, which is occasionally corrected to Crossing or Crosman's neither of which is right. In early deeds, in the records of transfers of land in that vicinity, it is called Causson's Pond or Causaton's Pond. Causaton was a sub-chief of the local tribes of Indians. He was granted a tract of land or reservation by the government at New Plymouth down near Break-Heart Hill at Ellisville (the so-called "Indian lands"), and was evidently a man of importance. Just what the association was between the pond and the chief, it is not known, but since it is one of our few Indian names, we would do well to keep it unforgotten, and learn to use again the original name of Causaton's Pond.

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