Brigadier General David Wooster is not a direct ancestor of mine. Rather he is a first cousin of my g-g-g-g-g-grandfather Moses Wooster (1701 – before 1741). David’s father Abraham was a brother of Moses’s father Sylvester. That means that I am a first cousin seven times removed of the General. I believe that all living descendants (Wooster surname or otherwise) from Edward Wooster (circa 1622 – 1689) of Derby, Connecticut bear approximately that same relationship to him. There seem to be no documented direct descendants, and if the General’s siblings have living descendants I am not aware of them.

  • An early biography (1835) of General David Wooster (with an engraving)
  • The Hon. Henry C. Deming’s Oration (1854) at the dedication of the Wooster Monument
  • Another brief biography (1880) of General David Wooster
  • Summary of the Life (1885) of General David Wooster
  • Another biography (circa 1887-1889), this one from Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography
  • Who in Heck is David Wooster? by Paul Locher of The Wooster Daily Record
  • The Public Letters (1775 to 1777) of General David Wooster
  • Rumor or Fact? Was a son of Gen. Wooster slain at Ridgefield?
  • The Nehemiah Dibble House, site of the General’s death
  • A poem written at General Wooster’s death by Phillis Wheatley
  • The Wooster Monument as depicted on the seal of the City of Danbury
  • A Commemorative Spoon bearing the image of Gen. David Wooster
  • A Commemorative Medal issued to commemorate Tryon’s Raid on Danbury
  • A Commemorative Medal to honor Mary Clap Wooster
  • Two nice prints of the General Scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the links.
  • Charles Whiting Wooster, Rear Admiral of Chilean Navy and grandson of the General
  • A great-granddaughter of the General?, the obituary of Eliza Jane Scott