Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 190

Edward PURPLE, Haddam. Invt. 143-15-00. Taken 21 Feb 1733-4, by John GATES, David CONE & Bezaleel BRAINARD.

Court Record, Page 2 -- 1 Apr 1734: Elias PURPLE, son of Edward PURPLE, chose Joseph GATES to be his guardian. Recog., 100.

Page 4 -- 7 May 1734: Adms. granted to Edward PURPLE of Haddam, who gave bonds of 200 with Moses COOK.

Page 27 -- 6 May 1735: Edward PURPLE, Adms., exhibited an account of his Adms., which is accepted. And John PURPLE, son of Edward PURPLE, age 17 years, chose Lt. Jabez CHAPMAN to be his guardian.