Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 338

Joseph SHIPMAN, Court Record, Page 17 -- 6 Dec 1737: Sylvanus SHIPMAN, a minor, 9 years of age, son of Joseph SHIPMAN, late of Haddam, chose his mother Anne SHIPMAN to be his guardian.

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