Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 201

          Joseph GATES, Haddam. Died 18 Mar 1711-12. Invt. 332-14-00. Taken by Thomas GATES, Daniel BRAINARD & Daniel CONE.

Court Record, page 78 -- 2 Jun 1712: Adms. granted to Elizabeth GATES, widow.

Page 35 (Vol. IX) -- 2 Jul 1717: Elizabeth GATES, Adms., exhibited now an account of her Adms. Allowed. Order to distribute the estate: To Elizabeth GATES, widow, 1-3 part of the real estate; to Joseph GATES, eldest son, his double portion of sd. estate; to Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Jonathan, Susannah, Jacob, Samuel & Patience GATES, the rest of the children, to each of them thier single portion of sd. estate. And appoint Capt. Thomas GATES, Mr. Daniel BRAINARD & Daniel CONE distributors. Also, this Court appoint Capt. Thomas GATES guardian to John GATES, 19 year of age, & Sarah GATES, 17 years of age, children of Joseph GATES decd. And this Court appoint Elizabeth GATES of Hartford to be guardian unto Jonathan 14 years, Sarah 12, Jacob 9, Samuel 7, & Patience 5 years, all children of Joseph GATES. Recog., 70.