Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 456

Josiah ADKINS, Middletown. Invt. 462-07-06. Taken 26 Nov 1724, by Israhiah WETMRE, Solomon ADKINS, & Joseph ROCKWELL.

Court Record, Page 60 -- 1 Dec 1724: Adms. to Mary ADKINS, widow, who with Solomon ADKINS, gave joynt bond.

Page 120 -- 1 Mar 1725-6: Adms. account accepted.

Page 187 -- 2 Apr 1728: Solomon ADKINS to be guardian to Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth & Abigail ADKINS, minors, all about 14 years of age, they desireing the same.

Page 188 -- 2 Apr 1728: This Court appoint John STEDMAN of Middletown to be guardian to Josiah, age 13 years & John, age 11 years, children of the decd.

See File: 27 Apr 1727: An account of Adms. was exhibited by the Adms. Accepted and this Court doth now order them to dist. the estate:

To Mary STEDMAN, alias ADKINS, the relict, 41-19-03
To Joseph ADKINS, eldest son, 99-08-04
To Josiah ADKINS, 49-14-02
To John, Mary, Elizabeth & Abigail ADKINS, to each, 49-14-02
And appint Joseph ROCKWELL, Daniel BACON & Benjamin ADKINS, distributors.

Page 204 -- 5 Nov 1728: Report of the distributors.

Page 6 (Vol. XI) 26 Nov 1729: Josiah ADKINS, a minor, 14 years of age, now appeared before the Court and made choice of Edward HIGBEE to be his guardian. Recog. 100.

Page 47 -- 4 Jun 1731: John STEDMAN, guardian to John ADKINS, a minor son of Josiah ADKINS, being removed out of the Colony, the sd. minor mad choice of his brother Joseph to be his guardian. Recog., 100. Signified to this Court by John HAMLIN, and approved.