David Wooster (1710-1777) sold land in Hamden to Jeremiah Ives on Feb. 15, 1775 and signed the deed still in the family, see prior post on Jeremiah Ives). He was born in 1710 in Stratford, CT and graduated form Yale in 1738. After reaching the rank of Brigadier general in the French and Indian War, he engaged in trade in New Haven. He was appointed Major General in charge of the Connecticut Militia, once the Revolutionary War began.
He first took a regiment to New York in 1775 in anticipation of a British landing and then on to Canada, returning in 1776. Then he spent the winter of 1776-77 guarding the Connecticut coast. On April 26, 1777 he received word of a large number of British troops near Danbury. He went with a small number of colonial troops to intercept the British under General Tryon and was mortally wounded in the action. He died from the wounds on May 2, 1777. David Atwater (1736-1777), apothecary in New Haven, and great grandson of David Atwater (1615-1692), see upcoming posts on Atwater family, was also was killed in the action.
You can see his house in New Haven below.