Directory is arranged as follows: ~ 

1.  Name of individual or firm. 

2.  Postoffice address in parenthesis. 

3.  The figures following the letter r indicate the number of the road on which the party resides, and will be found by reference to the map in the back part of this work. Where no road number is given the party is supposed to reside in the village. 

4.  Business or occupation. 

5.  A star (*) placed before a name indicates an advertiser in this work. 

6. Figures placed after the occupation of a farmer indicate the number of acres owned or leased. 

7.  Names in CAPITALS are those who have kindly given their patronage to the work, and without whose aid its publication would have been impossible. 

For additional names changes and corrections, see Errata.

ABBREVIATIONS. Ab., above; ave., avenue; bds., boards; bet., between; cor., corner; E., east; emp., .employee; fac. op., factory operative; h., house; manuf., manufacturer; Mfg., manufacturing; N., north; n., near; opp. opposite; prop., proprietor; reg., registered as applied to live stock; regt., regiment; S., south; supt., superintendent; W., west.

The word street is implied.

(Postoffice address is Plainfield, unless otherwise designated in parenthesis.) 


Alvord Lucella Mrs., resides with Joseph Bartlett. 


Bailey Joseph E. laborer, h School. 

BALDWIN LEVI C., r 39, sawyer and farmer 79. 

Bancroft Charles, r 6, 18 head cattle, 600 sugar trees, farmer 135. 

Bancroft Charlie; r 15, laborer. 

Bancroft Horace H., r 10, 18 head cattle, 900 sugar trees, farmer 100. 

Bancroft, Willard, r 6, farmer with Charles

Bartlett Chauncy, retired farmer, h and 10 acres.

BARTLETT EDWARD J., r 19, 1st selectman, 27 head cattle, 15 sheep, 7 horses, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 110, acid in Marshfield pasture land 110.

Bartlett Henry F., r 29, 60 sheep, 350 sugar trees, farmer for Ira Stone.

BARTLETT JOSEPH, r 31 1/2, 10 grade Devon and Durham cows, 13 head other cattle, 140 sheep; 800 sugar trees, farmer 254.

BARTLETT SOLOMON, r 19, 10 grade Jersey cows, 11 head young cattle, 800 sugar trees, farmerr 114

Bartlett Thomas P., constable and collector, owns h and 3 acres.

BARTLETT TRUMAN H., r 12, breeder of horses, 20 grade Jersey cows, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 150.

Bartlett Wilbur E., farmer and horse trainer, h Water.

Bartlett William C., farmer 7, aged 74.

BATCHELDER A. J. & BROTHERS, (Alpheus J., L. Cheney and Erastus) marketmen, and dealers in fresh and salt meats of all kinds, hides, pelts, etc., Main.

Batchelder Aldro A., r 26, 22 head cattle, 400 sugar trees, farmer 85, and in Orange, Orange Co., pasture land 80.

BATCHELDER ALONZO M., r 26,14 sheep, 550 sugar trees, farmer 60.

BATCHELDER ALPHEUS J., (A. J. Batchelder & Brothers) butcher and meat dealer, h Main.

BATCHELDER ARCH M., (J. M. Batchelder & Son) h Main.

Batchelder Augustus N., r 30, 34 head cattle, 700 sugar trees, farmer 300.

Batchelder Daniel, r 11I, 250 sugar trees, farmer 75; aged 70.

Batchelder E. Bridgman, r 10, 15 head cattle, 400 sugar trees, farmer 140.

Batchelder E. Jerusha, resides with Augustus N.

BATCHELDER ERASTUS, (A. J. Batchelder & Brothers) r 34, 7 cows, 17 head young stock, 600 sugar trees, farmer 100, wood and pasture land 202, owns tenement in Plainfield village. 

Batchelder Eugenia R., widow of Lee I., dressmaker, Main.

Batchelder Florence Miss, (Barre) r 24, housekeeper for Jay M. 

BATCHELDER FRANK F., (Plainfield or Barre) r 22 cor. 10, 18 grade Jersey cows, farmer 150.

Batchelder Henry W., r 25 cor. 27 head cattle, 400 sugar trees, farmer 74. '

Batchelder Ira carpenter and builder, farmer 8.

BATCHELDER J. M. & SON, (Arch M.) manufs. of and dealers in chair stock, hard and soft wood lumber, shingles, and children's carriage stock, and groceries, Main. 

BATCHELDER JAMES M., (J. M. Batchelder & Son) prop. village water works, h. Main.

BATCHELDER JAY M., (Barre) r 24, (O. B. & J. M. Batchelder, of Barre) contractor and farmer.

BATCHELDER L. CHENEY, (Plainfield or Barre) r 22 cor. 24, (A. J. Batchelder & Brothers) resides with Frank F.

Batchelder Orrin C., off r 12, 24, head cattle, 450 sugar trees, farmer 75.

BATCHELDER SEWELL A., contractor and builder. 

BATCHELDER WHEELER J., (Batchelder & Foss) h and lot. 

BATCHELDER & FOSS, (Wheeler J. B. and John A. F.) dealers in dry goods, groceries, hardware, paints, oils and varnishes, and agents for White sewing machine.

Bemis Clinton D., r 33, farmer 100.

Bemis Seneca S., off r 33, 250 sugar trees, farmer 60.

Benjamin Buzzell B., r 35, farmer 80.

Benjamin Joseph S., r 35, farmer 50. 

Bill Joel, resident, served in the late war two years. 

Bolles George W., engineer, h and lot. 

Bruffee Fred H., blacksmith, horseshoes and jobber, h Water.


Camp Henry W., r 32, prop. hay press, 8 head cattle, 700 sugar trees, farmer 160. 

CHAMBERLAIN BERTHA E. Miss, r 34, teacher of music and school teacher, bds. with with Jeremy S. 

Chamberlain Jeremy S., r 34, 10 grade Jersey cows, 500 sugar trees, farmer 110.

Chamberlain Polly N. Mrs., resident, h School. 

Chase Myra A. Mrs., r 37, resident. 

Clark  Edna H., resident.

Clark Jane H., resident.

CLARK NATHANIEL M., r 20, 18 cows, 7 head young cattle, 1,000 sugar trees; farmer 170, and in E. Montpelier 215. 

COLBY, EDWARD J., r 11, 10 grade Jersey cows, 8 head young cattle, 600 sugar trees, farmer 80. 

Colby Eunice, r 32, widow of Moses, resides with H. W. Camp.

Colby Frederick L., r 38, farmer with Moses.

COLBY MOSES, .r 38, 8 cows, 5 head young cattle, 500 sugar trees, farmer 110.

Cole George W., r 34, 8 head cattle, farmer, leases of A. Martin 128.

Comstock Charles E., r 26, 6 cows, 200 sugar trees, farmer 80.

CorIiss Susan Mrs., resides with J. H. Martin, aged 88.

Cree Eugene C., farmer, h High. 

Cree Orrin W., r 4, farmer in Marshfield 80. 

Cree Samuel, r 4, farmer 7, aged 79.

CUTLER HERMAN E., representative, 1st selectman, prop. Plainfield, grist-mill wholesale and retail dealer in flour, meal, feed, grain and grass seed, farmer 6, Main; h do. 

Cutting Harrison C., station agent M. & W. R. R. R. 


DEWEY H. H. & CO., dealers in dry goods, groceries, clothing, boots and shoes, hardware, paints, oils and crockery, Main.

DEWEY HERMAN H., (H. H. Dewey & Co.) resides in Marshfield, h School. 

DIX ORVILLE W., r 20, 12 cows, 15 head young cattle, 11 sheep, 500 sugar trees, farmer 158.

Douglass ;Arthur J:, carriagemaker. and repairer, Water, h Masonic. 

DOW LESTER K., (Hoyt 8r Dow) bds. with A. J. Batchelder, served in Co. B, 13th Vt. Vols.

Downing Lucius A., r 4o, 12 cows, 2,000 sugar trees, farmer 250.

Duke Edward V., r 3, carpenter and joiner.

DWINELL FRANK A., pres. of The Farmers' Trust Co., of Fargo, Dakota, with eastern office in Union block, Montpelier, h School.


Emerson Andrew, shoemaker, aged 68, Main, h do.

Everett, Julia A., r 36, resides with Ervin Nye, aged 82.


Farnsworth Charles H. Rev., pastor .M. E. church, parsonage High. 

Fitzgerald Edmond, r 4, section foreman M. & W. R. R. R., h and 8 acres. 

Fitzgerald Frank, section hand M. & W. R. R. R., bds, with Edmond. 

Fortney LeRoy F., Universalist clergyman.

FOSS ADDISON E., r 27, school teacher, 40 head, cattle, 1,000 sugar trees, owns with Mrs. Judith M. farm. 150.

Foss, John A., (Batchelder & Foss). 

Foss Judith M. Mrs., r 27, owns with Addison E. farm. 150.

Foster Abigail Mrs., resident, aged 74.

Foster Clark J., laborer.

Fowler John W., r 3, blacksmith and stone mason.

Frederiksen Hans, laborer.

FREEMAN EDMUND, r 28, 15 head cattle, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 100; lives on farm settled and cleared by his father in 1792.

Freeman Will F., r 28, farmer with Edmund.


GALE BURTON, farmer with Sullivan B.

Gale Laura Miss teacher, bds. with Sullivan B.

GALE SULLIVAN B., retired tanner, and farmer about 100.

Gallup Alanson, r 20, resides with Hoyt R., aged 78.

Gallup Aurilla, r 28, housekeeper for Willard Harris.

Gallup Hoyt R., r 20, 15 head cattle, 500 sugar trees, farmer 110.

GIBSON THOMAS R., r 14, 15 head cattle, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 70, served in Co. I, 1st Vt. Cav., 2 years, and was several times wounded; at battle of Cedar Creek one limb was shattered by a shell which passed through his horse and killed the man next to him.

Gladding Elias K., farmer 3, aged 75.

Glidden Clarence E., presses and deals in hay, h Masonic.

Glidden Orville C., r 12, farmer.

Gove Natt B., contractor, builder and jobber, rear of postoffice.

GRAY WESLEY A., r 8, 15 head cattle, 4 horses, 100 sugar trees, farmer 100, and in "The Gore" wood and pasture land 100.

GREELEY AMBROSE N., stone mason, h High.

Greeley Gertrude L., teacher, bds. with Ambrose N.

Gunnison Arouet, resident, owns on r 30 farm 160.


Hamblet Edward J., r 32, 500 sugar trees, farmer 40, served in the regular army 4 years.

Hamel Moses, sawyer.

HAMEL NELSON, prop. livery and feed stable, restaurant, grocery, and pool room, Main.

Hancock Ruby Mrs., resident.

Harris John C., sawyer, h and lot.

Harris Willard, r 28, retired farmer.

Heath Martha C. Mrs., off r 4, farm 130.

Hilton Ida L., r 10, lives with John D.

Hilton John D., r 10, farmer 20. 

HOOKER JAMES H., r 4, 12 cows, 600 sugar trees, farmer 123.

Hooker Lorenzo K., r 23, 22 cows, 15 head young cattle, 2,000 sugar trees, farmer, leases with stock of Nathan Skinner 85.

HOYT EUGENE C., (O. L. & E. C. Hoyt) pension agent and notary public, h High.

Hoyt Franklin G., (Hoyt & Dow) h Water.

HOYT O. L. & E. C., attorneys at law, and fire insurance agents, Main.

HOYT ORMAN L., (O. L. & E. C. Hoyt) notary public, h High.

HOYT & DOW, (Franklin G. H. and Lester K. D.) house, carriage and sign painters, paper hangers and glaziers.

Huntoon George R., r 5, 16 head cattle, 500 sugar trees, farmer 80.

Huntoon William B., r 4, 26 grade Jersey cows, 15 head young cattle, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 174.

Hurlburt Joseph S., r 32 1/2, farmer 5.

Hutchins Edwin T., r 30, 25 head cattle, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer, leases of A. Gunnison 160.

Hutchins Leonard E., r 3, laborer.


Keith Almon, teamster, h High.

Kellogg Clement P., r 31, 10 cows, 350 sugar trees, farmer 40.

Keniston Henry A., laborer.

Keniston Lucy J., resident, h School.

Kidder George D., postmaster, and dealer in butter, cheese, eggs, maple sugar, and potatoes, h Main.

Kidder Mary, widow of Ezra, resident.

KINNEY FRED P., farmer with Mrs. Mahala P.

Kinney J. Royal, farmer with Mrs. Mahala P.

Kinney Mahala P., off r 29, widow of Charles H., 12 pure blood and grade Jersey cows, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 176.

Kinney Newcomb, off r 14, farmer 150.

Kinney W. Henry, resident, h Main.

KISER HARVEY O., blacksmith, served 2 1/2 years in Co. A, 8th Vt. Inf.

Knapp Lucius L., blacksmith, h and lot.


Ladd Jacob P., r 37, 60 head stock, 300 sugar trees, farmer 100.

Ladd Melissa I., (Mrs. Jacob P.) owns pasturage and woodland 75.

Ladd Merton D., r 37, student, lives with Jacob P.

Laird H. S. & Son (Plainfield) (Harry L.) props. steam saw and planing-mill, manufs. of chair stock, and dealers in hard and soft wood lumber, in Harris Gore.

Laird Harry L., (Plainfield) (H. S. Laird & Son) in Harris Gore.

LAIRD HENRY S., (H. S. Laird & Son). See MARSHFIELD.

Lamberton Arthur L., r 33, farmer, leases of Clinton Bemis 100.

Lamberton Wesley, r 35, 6 head cattle, 450 sugar trees, farmer 85.

Lampson Daniel F., resident, bds. with N. E. Shorey.

Lane Arthur N., board sawyer, h Main.

Lane Herbert E., r 14, cor. 4, farmer with Joseph.

Lane Joseph, r 14, foreman for Lane Brothers, of Lanesboro, 600 sugar trees, farmer 200.

LAZELLE WILLIAM F., M. D., physician and surgeon, Main, h do.

Leavitt George C., stationary engineer, h High.

Leazer Buzzell C., teamster, h High.

Lombard Charles C., job teamster, h and lot.

Lombard Nathaniel C., cabinet-maker, h School. 

Lombard Viola S., dressmaker, High.

Lunge Lewis W., mill man and owns 40 acres of land. 

LUPIEN LEWIS, farmer 13, served in Co. D, 2d Vt. Vols., and Co. K, 1st Vt. Cav., 3 years.


Mack Alvira L., r 4, resident, h and lot, and on r 32 h and 4 acres.

Mansfield John, carpenter, h Water. 

MARSH BURRIDGE D., r 6, farmer 11.

Marsh Willie D., r 6, agent and farmer, with Burridge D.

Marshall Dudley N., r 15, 400 sugar trees, farmer 90.

Martin Albe F., r 33, 16 head cattle, 600 sugar trees, farmer 300.

Martin James H., house painter, aged 70, h School.

Martin K. Alice, r 2, school teacher, bds. with Willard S.

Martin Lee, r 14, farmer 65.

MARTIN WILLARD S. Hon., r 2 cor. 1, 18 Durham cows, 60 head other cattle, 31 sheep, 500 sugar trees, farmer 290, in E. Montpelier pasture land 50, and in Marshfield pasture and woodland 120.

Maxfield Edwin B., laborer, h School.

McCRILLIS C. EDWARD, dealer in Metcalf's fire-proof paint, agent Connecticut Life Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn., owns in Hardwick, Caledonia Co., farm 108, h Main.

McCrillis Erasmus D., r 34, agent and farmer.

Merrill Ira, r 35, farmer 3.

Moore Belle E., r 33, teacher, bds. with Lyman M.

Moore Henry R., farmer 5.

Moore Hiram G., r 17, 20 head cattle, farmer 70.

Moore Lyman M., r 33, 400 sugar trees, farmer 75.

Moore Theron, r 33, farmer with Lyman M. 

Morse Charles, r 15, farmer 30.

Morse Nelson, miller, h Water.

Moses Daniel W., watchmaker and jeweler, and dealer in watches, clocks, and jewelry, Main, h High.


Norcross Duron J., off r 14, 23 head cattle, 500 sugar trees, farmer 115. 

NUTTING GEORGE F., prop. Plainfield House, and livery, feed and sale stable, free carriage to all trains, and telephone connection, leases of A. C. Slayton.

Nye Archie K., laborer.

Nye Edward E., r 36, farmer with Ervin.

NYE ERVIN, r 36, farmer 22, served in Co. A, 4th Vt. Vols.

Nye William H., r 11, farmer for H. A. Skinner.


Page Arthur J., r 32 1/2, farmer with Seth F.

PAGE BUSHROD P., r 32 1/2, farmer with Seth F.

PAGE DAN I., r 11, 12 pure blood and grade Jersey cows, 10 head young, cattle, 500 sugar trees, farmer 100.

Page Edwin W., blacksmith with Walter B.

Page Emma R, resides with Ira F. 

Page Hannah M., resides with F. Perrin.

PAGE IRA F., retired merchant, aged 72, h and lot.

Page Josie M., resides with Ira F.

Page Mary E., r 13, housekeeper for Nathaniel C.

Page Nathaniel C. r 13, retired harnessmaker, farmer 75, aged 70.

Paga Seth F., r 32 1/2, 9 cows, 500 sugar trees, farmer 93.

PAGE WALTER B., blacksmith and jobber, h School.

Palmer Nahum, tinsmith, bds. Main.

PARKER ANDREW, r 13, 6 head cattle, mason and farmer 85.

Parker Charlie L., r 13, lives with Andrew.

Parker Mary E., r 13, lives with Andrew.

Parks Charles B.; band sawyer, h High.

PARKS CON P., laborer, h School.

PARKS H. ALWIN, lumber marker, bds. with Con P.

PARKS HARRY S., band sawyer, bds. with Con P.

Pearsons John L., r 32, resident, aged 79. 

PEARSONS LEROY J., r 32, carpenter and joiner.

Pearsons Mary E., r 32, farm 18.

Perkins David. r 37, lister, 10 head cattle, 500 sugar trees, farmer 100.

Perkins Dolly K., r 37, resident, aged 78.

Perkins Emory F., r 37, 7 head cattle, 350 sugar trees, farmer 120.

PERKINS IRA E., r 37, farmer with Emory F.

Perkins Lydia K., r 37, resident, h and 9 acres, aged 70.

Perkins Walter E., cooper, h Main. 

PERRIN FRED, town clerk and treasurer, dealer in dry goods, groceries, flour, wall paper, boots and shoes, Main, h do.

Perry Attezerah L., r 29, resides with Daniel A.

Perry Courtland E., r 33, farmer and mechanic.

Perry Daniel A., r 29, 8 cows, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 174, aged 76.

Perry Edwin, off r 29, laborer for Mrs. M. P. Kinney.

Perry H. Quincy, r 19, 8 cows, 14. head young cattle, 300 sugar trees, farmer 54.

PERRY THERON C., r 29, farmer with Daniel A.

Perry Willard M., r 11, bds. with Daniel Batchelder.

PLAINFIELD HOUSE, George F. Nutting, prop., good livery connected.


REED CLARK S., off r 3, farmer, served in Co. D, 12th Vt. Inf.

Reed Della C., with Mrs. R., milliner. 

REED R. MRS., dressmaker, and dealer in millinery and fancy goods.

Reed Roswell, resident, served in Co. D, 12th Vt. Vols.

Reedy Laura D. Mrs., seamstress, h School.

Richardson Roxa D. Mrs., widow of J. M., dealer in stoves, plated ware, tin and glass, Main, h do.

Robinson Ira D., r 15, 6 cows, 200 sugar trees, farmer 100.

Rogers James W., off r 10, farmer 40.

Ryan John, r 3, dealer in agricultural implements and fertilizers, farmer 17.


SANBORN NELSON J., mechanic farmer 7, h Water. 

Sanborn Orin, butcher and farmer, h School.

Scott Alson, r 34., resides with S. S. Smith, aged 72. 

Scott Harriet Mrs., resident, h School.

Seaver Loring B., r 3, 27 head cattle, 800 sugar trees, farmer, leases, with stock. on shares of Dr. D. B. Smith 150.

Sherburne Joel, r 17, 400 sugar trees, farmer 73.

Sherburne Lydia, r 17, resides with Joel. 

Shorey Fred, r 19, 20 head cattle, 800 sugar trees, farmer 150.

Shorey John J., laborer. 

Shorey Joseph, resident, served in Co. F, 2d Vt. Vols. 

Shorey Nelson E., job teamster, h Main.

SKINNER EZEKIEL, r 10, veterinary surgeon, stock grower and dealer, 20 registered and grade Jersey cows, farmer 57, served in Co. G, 4th Vt. Vols.

Skinner Hartwell A., r 11, 12 registered and grade Jersey cows, farmer 60.

SKINNER NATHAN, r 10 cor. 23, 17 head cattle, farmer 85. 

Skinner William, cooper, aged 78, h Main. 

SLAYTON ALONZO C. owns Plainfield House and livery.

SMITH DUDLEY B., M. D., physician and surgeon, 800 sugar trees, 15 cows, breeder of horses, farm 130.

Smith Smilie S., r 34, 2d selectman, 11 grade Jersey cows, 8 head young cattle, 1,000 sugar trees, farmer 110. 

Snow Albert E., druggist, and dealer in fruits, confectionery, schoolbooks, stationery and fancy goods.

Spaulding Lovewell, carpenter and apiarist 32 colonies, Italian and hybrids.

Spencer Anna L., teacher, bds. with Mary E.

Spencer Emily H., lives with Euthecia C.

SPENCER EUTHECIA C., r 10 widow of Stephen, 20 head cattle, 1,000 sugar trees, farm 200.

SPENCER GARDNER M., r 10, farmer with Euthecia C. 

Spencer Mary E. Mrs., resident, h High.

St. John Clement, harnessmaker, h School

STONE IRA, resident, owns farm 70, aged 75.

Swinnerton William T. Rev., pastor Cong. church.


Tarbell Miranda Stone Mrs., resides with Ira Stone.

Taylor Ambrose V., 14 cows, 16 head other stock, 500 sugar trees, farmer.

TILLOTSON OLIN L., prop. butter tub factory, h Water.

TOWNSEND NATHANIEL, r 17, 15 head cattle, 300 sugar trees, farmer 70; lives on the farm settled by his father about 1820.


Vincent Mary Stone Mrs., resides with Ira Stone.


WELLS ERNEST C., dealer in teas, coffees, spices, extracts, tobacco, cigars, patent medicines, fruit, canned goods, stationery, oysters, etc., h School.

Wells J. Birt, jobber, farmer 20, h School.

Wheat George, barber, h High.

Wheeler Caroline Mrs., r 14, resident, farm 10.

Wheeler Edgar, r 14, farmer.

Whitcher George, clerk, h Main.

White Judson, r 35, resident, aged 73.

Willis Silas E., lumber sawyer, Water.

Wood Randall B., r 4, laborer.

Woodcock Canton A., 15 head cattle, 200 sugar trees, farmer, leases of Mrs. Martha Heath 130.

WORTHEN SILAS, r 38, 10 cows, 15 head young cattle, 300 sugar trees, farmer 150, and owns in Orange, Orange county, farm 40.


YAW EMERALD E., book agent, h Masonic.

Young Winfield S., runs meat cart for A. J. Batchelder, h Main.

Business Directory
Gazetteer Of Washington County, Vt. 1783-1899, 
Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child,
Edited By William Adams.
The Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders.
Syracuse, N. Y.; April, 1889.
Pages 175-182

Transcribed by Karima Allison, 2003