He was born at Stratford, Ct., in 1711, and was graduated at Yale College in 1738. He was distinguished for his military services in the expedition against Louisburg in 1745, and subsequently in the war of the Revolution. He was mortally wounded in an engagement with the British at Ridgefield, Ct., April 27, and died May 2, 1777. The portrait, (painted in London about 1750) was presented, with Gen. W.'s sword and sash in 1837, by his grandson, Adm. Charles W. Wooster. [P. 29.]
Catalogue of Paintings, belonging to Yale College; deposited in the South Room of the Trumbull Gallery. New Haven: Printed by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College. 1852.