When William was just six years old, his father died. Two years later, his mother Ellen married John Rose, who was himself a widower. One of the children from Rose’s first wife was named Martha Ellen. In 1679, the two step-siblings, William Luddington and Martha Ellen Rose, would marry, and they raised three children in the eleven years before Martha passed away. Later in 1690, William was remarried to Mercy Whitehead. They had an additional eight children, six of them daughters.
As with others of this generation, there is a scarcity of records of his life. However, this is a favorable description of William:
“The second William Ludington was a man of prominence in New Haven. In the County Clerk’s office in Litchfield, Conn., the first volume of land records has the original copy of a grant of land to William Ludington, signed by King George II. This land became the source of considerable wealth and many families of Ludingtons lived in Litchfield county.”
“Records show that he must have been a man of intelligence and ability, and that he had the confidence of the parish in which he lived.” 
William b. 25 Sep 1686 in New Haven; remove to Waterbury
Mercy married Ebenezer Deanes of Norwich
Mary b. May 1691 married Jaohn Dawson
Hannah b. 13 Mar 1693; m. Isaac Penfield
John b. 31 Jan 1694 m. Elizabeth Potter
Eliphalet born 28 Apr 1697jm. Abigail Collins
Elizabeth d. 28 July 1707
Dorothy b. 16 July 1702 m. Benjamin Mallory
Dorcas b. 16 July 1702.
↑ 1.01.11.21.3 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with William: