Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 613

          WHITE, Josph, Middletown. Invt. 886-03-01. Taken 8 April, 1725, by William SAVAGE, Hugh WHITE, and Samuel STOW. Will dated 26 February, 1724-5.

          I, Joseph WHITE of Middletown, doe make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Mary WHITE the use and improvement of my homested and lands, excepting 50 acres; also, cattle, sheep and swine until my son Ebenezer come of age, and the the 1-2 during her widowhood. My son Ebenezer, when he comes of age, shal have the other half during his mother's widowhood, and after her decease or marriage the other half to be to him and to his heirs forever. I give to my four daughters 100 apiece with what they have already had. I give to the Rev. Mr. Joseph SMITH, oure pastor, 30 shillings.

          Joseph WHITE, L.S.
Witness: John WHITE,
Jacob WHITE,

          Court Record, Page 82 -- 4 May 1725: Will now exhibited. No executor named in the will. Adms. to Mary WHITE, widow, with will annexed. Invt. exhibited.

          Page 128 -- 5 May 1726: Adms. account of payment of debts.

          Page 27 (Vol XI) 1st September, 1730. The widow Mary WHITE, Adms., deceased before finishing her Adms. This Court appoint Ebenezer WHITE, son of the decd., Adms. on the unsettled estate.