•“On the banks of Moncuen
just above Warranuncock Island, now known as Goodwin’s Island,
are two Indian mounds or tumuli, somewhat reduced in size by cultivation, yet eight or
ten feet high and about sixty feet in diameter. Evident traces exist of an Indian
settlement in the vicinity, on the Pampitike estate.”
•“In an old history of
Virginia, which I cannot locate, but which was in the library of Mr. Thos.
Atkinson, I remember reading that on Goodwin’s Island,* a part of Pampatike estate,
there were located some of the best preserved Indian mounds that could be found.
Goodwin’s Island is one of the fields on the old Pampatike farm, which was practically
surrounded by water. The Pamunkey River runs through the lower part of the
farm, about two miles from the house.”Thomas H. Carter Letter 1915