when we were in new haven a few years ago, the curator gave me an armful of files to look thru- these are some things i copied down:
our side of the Woodings came in 1637-this i know because i found an actual piece of paper written by William Wooding and dated. They came on the Hector (sp. it landed in Mass Bay but also took a party to Connecticut in late 1637-a passenger list from Mass to Ct has not been located yet. this information is listed under the Sperry colletion at Yale. 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven 203 562-4183. A statement says that some names were changed to Woodin, but remain the same-i remember in Hamden when they painted the "G" off of the Wooding St sign! William Wooding came to Ct early-Isaac Beecher-Atwater's "History of New Haven" list him as 1 of 7 men left by Governor Eaton in 1637 to spend the winter in advance of colony on site selected for settlement. He died during the winter and is buried on the corner of Meadow George Sts in NH. Sperry, not 1 of the original settlers-his name appears on record in NH as early as 1-4-1643. Settled on land at foot of West Rock in Woodbridge. Aided the regicides of General Goffe, Dixwell Whalley who fled from England after restoration. On West Rock, there is a cave known as Judges cave-where they hid. We spent our childhood playing there. There are many Woodings buried in Hamden Plains Cemetery in Centerville Cem. Sarah Clark's father is buried there. Alabama Wooding m Eneas Warner-he served in the war of 1812. She was born on the site of the present Hamden town hall in what was known as Centerville Hotel-named by her father, Henry Wooding. He was selectman of Hamden in 1887-also on town board tax collector. Killed at Deep Bottom, Va 14 or 15 Aug 1864. There was a Wooding and Gilmore auto business-George Wooding, my husband's gr uncle. Nathaniel Woodin had an apothecary in Bridgeport-son Nathaniel Eugene born 29 May 1844-served 3 yrs in the army. Lambert Wooding (my husb's g gf) m Cecelia Royce 16 April 1865-she was born in Waterbury in 1832.
Milo, son of Stephen b 21 Oct 1826, went to California during the gold rush and was never heard from again. Dennis d 7 Feb 1898 had a store in Bethany, Ct. Timothy Woodin-in Captain Hitchcock's 6th Co in Ct 1758-1759. He was the son of Nathaniel and Martha Sackett Wooding. He was baptized 22 Feb 1740. Stephen b 1840 d 13 Jul 1894 is buried in Fair Haven. That's NH-was in Co F 7th Reg Conn Vol. Edward b 24 Aug 1830 was in the same regiment. William, b 1836 m 1865. Civil War vet from Cheshire. Drowned in Seymour 1866. buried in Episcopal Cem. Reuben setteled in Westwoods, Hamden till his death in 1847-all of the sons settled in Hamden, Bethany and Woodbridge-they were all farmers. John Wooding was a private in Co E he enlisted 22 july 1861. Guy (parents Silas and Mary Sperry) was in Inf Co F-private from Woodbridge-enlisted 7 Sept 1861 re upped on 7 Mar 1864. Ward, Co E, pvt from Salisbury-enlisted 25 Oct 1861. James deserted 16 Sept 1862 (day before Antietam?)
William D-from Cheshire-enlisted 23 Aug 1861 muster 0n 4 Sept 1861-reduced to ranks. Hobart-Sgt from Hamden-8 Sept 1862 muster in Nov 1862-wounded 24 May 1863 at Port Hudson La-d 23 Jul 1863. Co I 24 Reg Inf. Buried on Circular Ave in Hamden. Henry, from Cheshire, 17 Sep 1861 muster 25 Sept 1861 transferred to 41st Co 2nd V.R.C. 2 Dec 1863 disc 6 Sept 1869 Co G 7th Reg Inf. Bessie J (m Humiston) buried in Whitneyville Cem. Reuben Doolittle (husband of Rhoda Wooding) d 30 Oct 1862 in war. Hobert Doolittle-Co I 20th CVI b in Centerville. David B b 1736, buried in Quaker Farms Cem in Oxford. There's a William Wooding in West Haven Cem, one in Milford. Javan Desiree-Hamden Plains Cem. Jared Lawson (Wooding) worked at the Bristol clock company in 1869 His son Charles, a Yale graduate was librarian of Bristol Public Library for 52 yrs Chairman of the Bristol Water Dept for 30 yrs. b 19 Mar 1877 d 16 Mar 1946. Jessie Wooding m a Prentice from Binghamton, NY. from Miller Library (good info on Woodings), under the Dickerman genealogy, i found a Mary Wooding who married a Dr Joseph Brett who died in Guilford NY b in Guilford. In Berwick, Pa there was a Jackson Woodin Mfg Co. We have visited most of the graves in Ct- My husband's grandfather, William b 1868, was first selectman in Bethany Ct. the towns of Hamden, Wallingford have a Wooding St. In Bethany, there is Wooding Hill Rd-where my father in law grew up. and so much more!!