Fielding, William, 1822 - 1899

William Fielding was the son of Francis Fielding and Rachel Hoscott of the Mohegan community at Montville, Connecticut and the husband of Fidelia A. H. Smith in 1853.  He was mariner on at least two whaling voyages on the Bark Alert (1853) and the Bark Dove (1857). He was listed as a farmer in the Civil War Draft Register (1863-1864) and went back to the sea in 1864, sailing on the schooner Cornelia.  After 1870, he returned to farming.

May 1, 1822
November 6, 1899