I was raised on Bateman along with the landry,breaux and Lacoste families. George Williams owned the island and raised his family there also. My father farm the front 50 acres and made his cash selling produce also hunted and trapped for a living. He also had a barge terminal on the west side of island ,across from berwick. When daddy plowed the fields we found Indian head coins . Once a tree fell over and we found jewelry tangled in the roots. Most of the people we knew lived down the bayou in house boats making a living hunting and fishing. I should write a book !!!!!