Thanks for your reply! I've looked at David Wooster's book but I didn't know about Eugene Wooster's book, so thanks for that information. Perhaps Eugene Wooster can help me resolve the disagreement between David Wooster and Donald Lines Jacobus about J. B. Wooster's ascendancy. Are you able to resolve it?
According to Jacobus: 7. JOHN BENJAMIN WOOSTER and Abby Gregg 6. REUBEN WOOSTER and Margaret Boardman 5. DAVID WOOSTER and Lydia Stuart 4. EDWARD WOOSTER and Sarah Judd 3. EDWARD WOOSTER and Elizabeth Watkins 2. TIMOTHY WOOSTER and Anna Perry 1. EDWARD WOOSTER and Tabitha Tomlinson
According to David Wooster: 7. JOHN BENJAMIN WOOSTER and Abby Gregg 6. REUBEN WOOSTER and Margaret Boardman 5. DAVID WOOSTER and Lydia Stuart 4. EDWARD WOOSTER and Sarah Judd 3. ABRAHAM WOOSTER and Mary Walker 2. ABRAHAM WOOSTER and wife 1. EDWARD WOOSTER and Tabitha Tomlinson
I also have no parents for Lydia Stuart. Do you know who they might be?
I do know a little more about John Benjamin Wooster's children and grandchildren, should you be interested. I come down from Kate Wooster and John Metcalfe, who was apparently a cousin of T. H. Ismay (J. Bruce Ismay's father), which is how he got his job working for the White Star line. He was a master on the SS Asiatic, a White Star Line combination sail and steam freighter and the captain of the SS Oceanic (the first one: http://www.bytenet.net/kaleidoscope/osnc/fleet/oceanic1.htm)http://www.bytenet.net/kaleidoscope/osnc/fleet/oceanic1.htm).
But aside from Kate, those other Wooster children are giving me trouble. I found the following in the San Francisco, California Directories, 1889-91 at ancestry.com:
--Frederick L. Wooster; California Fire Works Co.; president; office and salesroom; 218-220 Front, factory, SE cor Falkland and Platte; San Francisco CA 1889 --Frederick L. Wooster; J. B. Wooster & Co.; president California Fire Works Co. and Jackson & Wooster Napa Soda Springs; 218-220 Front 2602 California San Francisco CA 1889 --Philip L. Wooster, Fred. Welker; Wooster Philip & Co.; syrups and molasses wholesale; office and warehouse foot SteuartSan Francisco CA 1889 --Philip L. Wooster; Philip Wooster & Co.2900 California San Francisco CA 1889 --Frederick L. Wooster, Charles C. Pennell; Golden Gate Sardine Packing Co. (incorporated); president, secretary; 221 Front, room 1San Francisco CA 1890 --Frederick L. Wooster; California Fire Works Co., Golden Gate Sardine Packing Co.; shipping and commission merchant, agency; office 221 Front r. 2602 California San Francisco CA 1890 --Philip L. Wooster, r. 2331 Fillmore San Francisco CA 1890
But after 1890, I can find no trace of them. Frederick, Philip, and J. B. Jr. are not in the 1900 of 1920 census for California. And I have never found Moses Ellis anywhere. Edith, however, apparently went on to live in England. My grandmother's marriage announcement, from 1838, said that "Lady Carlisle of London is her grandaunt" (Edith apparently married Alex Carlisle). I don't know how broad your interest in the Woosters is, but I have pictures of Kate, Edith, and Grace that I'd be happy to send you.