Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 1, p 334

William PORTER, Haddam. Invt. 138-02-08. Taken 1 Jan 1713-14, by Elijah BRAYNARD & Hezekiah BRAYNARD.

Court Record, Page 200 -- 7 Jun 1714: Adms. granted unto Sarah PORTER, widow. William PORTER, 14 years of age, chose his mother, Sarah PORTER to be his guardian. Recog., 100.

Page 254 -- 12 May 1715: Sarah PORTER of Haddam, 14 years of age, chose Hezekiah BRAINARD of Haddam to be her guardian.

Page 256 -- 7 Jun 1715: Sarah PORTER, Adms., exhibits now an account of her Adms. Also she prayes this Court for an allowance of 40 shillings for Adms. and 10 for subsisting the youngest child, Abiall PORTER, daughter of the sd. deceased, the same being a year & 4 months old, which was allowed out of the estate before the dist. Order to dist. the estate:

To the widow, Sarah Porter, 31-00-00
To William, eldest son, 41-09-04
To Amos, Sarah, Mary, Martha & Abial PORTER, to each, 20-14-08
And appint Simon SMITH, Elijah BRAINARD & Hezekiah BRAINARD, distributors.

Page 119 (Vol. IX) -- 9 Feb 1719-20: This Court appoint Joseph ARNOLD of Haddam to be guardian to Amos PORTER, age 15 years, and Mary PORTER, age 13 years. Recog., 100.

Page 143 -- 6 Dec 1720: This Court appoint Elijah BRAINARD of Haddam to be guardian unto Martha & Abial PORTER, minor children of William PORTER, decd. Recog., 100.

Dist. File: 15 Mar 1719-20: To the widow Sarah PORTER, now Sarah VENTRUS, to Abial, to William, to Amos, to Mary, to Martha, to Sarah PORTER. By Simon SMITH, Elijah BRAINARD & Hezekiah BRAINARD.

Page 162 -- 6 Feb 1721-2: Report of the distributors.