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. 

ABBREVIATIONS.—Ab.,above; ave., avenue; bds., boards; bet., between; cor., corner; E., east; h., house; manuf., manufacturer; N., north; n., near; opp., opposite; prop., proprietor; reg., registered as applied to live stock; S., south; W., west.  The word street is implied. 

Railroad Station is Granville, N. Y., three and one-half miles west. Daily Stage.


AMEDON WILLIAM M., (Wells,) r 5, farmer, leases of Pauline Parks, 400. 

Atwater Asa S., (Wells,) r 4, farmer, leases of Linus Atwater, 100. 

Atwater Linus, (Wells,) r 4, farmer 100.


Bailey Samuel J., (Wells,) r 21, lister and farmer 68. 

Barden Adams, (Wells,) r 28, farmer.91. 

Barden Ferrand E., (Wells,) r 16, blacksmith. 

Barden Herbert H., (Wells,) r 10, laborer. 

BARDEN JOHN, (Wells,) r 25, agt for white bronze monuments and farmer 400. 

Bardwell Amy D., (Wells,) r 21, widow of Samson, farmer 60, leases of Stephen Dillingham. 

Barker William G., (Wells,) r 23, (Barker & Paul.) 

Barker & Paul, (Wells,) r 23, (Wm. C. Barker and Elmer E. Paul,) general merchants. 

Beebe John C., (Wells,) r 5, keeps boats to let. 

Burton Charles W., (Wells,) r 16, commercial traveler, h and lot. 

Burton Henry C., (Wells,) r 16, farmer 180 and 30 in Pawlet. 


Canley Dennis, (Granville, N. Y.) r 1, farmer 80 Capron Spencer, (Wells,) r 21, laborer. 

Carmody John, (Granville, N. Y.) r r, quarryman and farmer 73 1/2.

Carpenter Wilbur, (Wells,) r 25, farmer 170. 

Chittenden Charles, (Wells,) r 16, wheelwright. 

Chittenden George, (Wells,) r 14, shoe maker and leather inspector. 

Clark Burr R., (Wells,) r 16. 

Clark Howell, (Wells,) r T9, farmer 160. 

Clemmens Joel, (Wells,) r 24, farmer 60. 

Cone James F., (West Poultney,) r 7, laborer. 

Cone James F., Jr., (West Poultney,) r 7, laborer. 

Cone Judson F., (Wells,) r 11, farmer leases of Darius Parks 300. 

Cooper William, (Wells,) off r 24, farmer on r 24, 6 1/2. 

Crandall Nathan W., (Wells,) r 16, farmer 170 and h and lot. 

Cullen Michael, (Wells,) r 20, farmer 225. 

Culver Lucia L. Mrs., (Wells,) r 21, seamstress. 


Dalton Thomas, (Middle Granville, N. Y.) r 1, farmer 50. 

Dansworth Michael, (Middletown Springs,) r 26, farmer 50. 

Dolan Patrick, (Granville, N. Y.,) r 1, farmer 12.

Donehowe William, (Wells,) r 10, farmer 66. 

Doran James J., (Wells,) r 21, boss carder. 

Downs Michael, (Granville, N. Y.,) r 3, farmer 40. 

Durkin John R., (Wells,) off r 24, farmer 55. 


Edwards Thomas, (Poultney,) r 3, quarryman and farmer 43. 


Fenton Frank, (Wells,) r 23, wagon maker and farmer 17. 

Francis Daniel, (Wells,) r 3 1, dairy 15 cows and farmer 450. 

Francis Marcellus, (Wells,) r 11, justice of peace and farmer 300. 

Francis Samuel, (Wells,) r 25, laborer. 

Foster Cyrus A., (Wells,) machinist. 


Gibbens Garret, (Wells,) r 10, farmer 70. 

Goodrich Irving H., (Wells,) r 20, miller. 

Goodrich Julia E., (Wells,) r 20, widow of Halsey, with Irving and Orville, owns grist mill. 

Goodrich Orville L., (Wells,) r 20, miller. 

Goodrich Rensselaer W., (Wells,) r 21. 

Goodrich William, (Wells,) r 23, farmer 3. 

Goodspeed Franklin R., (Wells,) (G. & F. Goodspeed.) 

Goodspeed George S., (Wells,) (G. & F. Goodspeed.) 

Goodspeed G. & F., (Wells,) r 13, (George S. and Franklin R.,) saw mill and farmers 160. 

Goodspeed Ira, (Wells,) r 19, dairy 15 cows, farmer 167. 

Goodspeed James I., (Wells,) r 25, teacher and farmer 150. 

Goodspeed Wallace, (Wells,) r 23, justice of the peace and carpenter. 

Grover Allen C., (Wells,) r 21, town clerk and farmer 225. 


Hadaway Benjamin F., (Wells,) r 29, farmer 70. 

Haskins Benjamin B., (Wells,) r 14, blacksmith. 

Haskins Erwin P., (Wells,) r 22, lister, butcher and farmer. 

Hicks William R., (Wells,) r 7, dairy 23 cows and farmer 700. 

Hopson Almond, (Wells,) r 23, retired farmer 1 1/2, 84 years of age.

Hopson John C., (Wells,) r 16, farmer 6.

Hopson Oliver R., (Wells,) r 21, grocer, postmaster, notary public and town treasurer. 

Howe Betsy, (Wells,) r 24, widow of Joshua, farmer 490. 

HOWE PHERURAS, (Wells,) r 24, town grand juror and farmer 32. 

Howe Tolman, (Wells,) r 14, carpenter, dairy 16 cows and farmer 240. 

Hubbard Henry C., (Wells,) r 23, carpenter and farmer leases Mitchell estate. 

HULETT ANNA, (Wells,) r 21, widow of John S., owns farm 290. 


Johnson Henry, (Wells,) r 29, farmer leases of Harry Johnson, of New York city, 60. 


Kavanagh John, (Granville, N. Y.,) r 20, dairy 18 cows and farmer 191. 

Keane Michael, (Wells,) off r 24, farmer 100. 


*LAKE ST. CATHARINE HOUSE, (Wells,) off r 4 on lake shore, Irving Wood, prop. 

Lamb Joseph E., (Wells,) r 21, hide and pelt dealer and farmer 5. 

Lamb Russell, (Wells,) r 29, drover and farmer 120. 

Lewis Abisha X., (Wells,) r 29, town auditor and farmer 50. 

Lewis Albert, (Wells,) r 11, laborer. 

Lewis Alfred, (Wells,) r 25, cheese factory and farmer 290. 

Lewis Benjamin, (Wells,) r 21, retired farmer.

Lewis Daniel N.. (Wells,) r 10, farmer 65. 

LEWIS GEORGE R., (Wells) r 21, dry goods, boots and shoes, agent for Howe Scale Co. 

LEWIS HIRAM W., (Wells,) r 21, 1st selectman, prop. Lewis House and farmer 15. 

LEWIS HOUSE, (Wells,) r 21, Hiram W. Lewis, prop. 

Lewis Lewis, (Wells,) r 23, retired merchant, slate and tile quarry of 25 acres, was incorporated by the Legislature of Vermont, Nov. 11, 1868. 

Lewis Martha W., (Wells,) r 23, widow of Orlin, farmer 3.

Lewis Nelson, (Wells;) r 25, farmer 120. 

*LEWIS RODNEY M., (Wells,) r 21, manuf. of knit underwear, cheese factorv and farmer 110.

Lewis Wilder, (Wells,) r 16, saw and planing mill. 


McBreen Ann, (Wells,) r 23, widow of James, farmer 4. 

McBreen James, (Wells,) r 16, law student and auctioneer. 

McFadden Henry, (Wells,) r 19, 2d selectman and farmer 350. 

MITCHELL ISAAC, (Wells,) r 18, dairy 20 cows and farmer 230. 


Nolan Edmund J., (Wells,) r 19, farmer, leases of James McCormick, of Granville, N. Y., 210. 

Norton Amor C., (Granville, N. Y.,) r 21, dairy 25 cows and farmer 180. 

Norton William S., (Wells,) r 23, farmer 55. 


Palmer Josiah, (Wells,) r 4, farmer, leases of Harriet Palmer, 48. 

PARK ALVAH M., (Wells,) r 23, prop. steam yacht "Water Lily. 

Parker Carlos A., (Wells,) r 16, wagon maker and farmer 60. 

Parker Marcus, (Wells,) off r 29, laborer. 

Parker May A., (Wells,) music teacher, Mechanic. 

Parker William, (Middletown Springs,) r 5, farmer, leases of Isaac, 20. 

Parker Darius S., (Wells,) r 13, constable, collector and farmer 410. 

Parks James H., (Wells,) r 14, dairy 17 cows, and farmer 160. 

Parks Martin, (Wells,) r 12, cider mill and farmer 340. 

Paul Elmer E., (Wells,) (Barker & Paul.) 

Paul Hiland E., (Granville, N. Y.,) farmer. 

PAUL NELSON, (Wells,) r 30, dairy 12 cows, and farmer 160.

PEMBER EMMETT R. HON. (Wells,) r 11, State senator, lister and farmer 270. 

Perry Downer, (Wells,) r 16, laborer. 

Phillips Henry C., (Wells,) r 29, farmer 22 1/2. 

Plumley Jesse, (Wells,) r 29, farmer 2. 

Porter John H., (Wells,) r 18, with Orlando I., farmer 331. 

Porter Orlando I , (Wells,) r 18, farmer, with John H., 331. 

Potter James B., (Wells,) r 21, dealer in horses. 

Potter Joseph J., (Wells,) r 21, carpenter and cabinet maker. 

Pratt Levi L., (Wells,) r 30, farmer 125. 

Pratt Thomas, (Wells,) r 30, retired farmer. 


Reed John F., (Wells,) r 30, dairy 15 cows, and farmer 150. 

Reynolds Oliver, (Wells,) resident. 

Reynolds Oliver Mrs., (Wells,) millinery and fancy goods. 

Roach Patrick, (Granville, N. Y.,) r 3, dairy 16 cows, farmer 80, and in Poultney, 80. 

Rowe Wesley, (Poultney,) r 11, dairy 14 cows, and farmer 300. 


Scelly Donald, (Wells,) r 5, farmer leases of Darius Parks, 500. 

SPAULDING NATHAN, (Wells,) town representative, photographer and manuf. and dealer in picture frames and views, Mechanic. 

Spaulding Orin, (Wells,) r 16, farmer 30. 

Sprague Oscar, (Wells,) r 19, farmer 131 3/4. 

Stevens Abner, (Wells,) r 12, laborer. 


Thompson Abram, (Wells,) r 29, speculator, agent for farm implements and farmer 4. 

Thompson Kendrick C., (Wells,) r 29, dairy 18 cows, and farmer 465. 

Troy Michael, (Middle Granville, N. Y.,) r 3, farmer 88. 


Wakeley Mercy A., (Wells,) r 16, widow of Robert, milliner and dressmaker, h and lot.

Ware Eliza, (Wells,) Widow of William, h and lot. 

Ware Hannah, (Wells,) r 23, widow of Simon, farmer 4. 

Ware Sidney H., (Wells,) r 22, lister and carpenter.

WELLER NATHAN, (Wells,) r 25, carpenter and joiner, and farmer 3.

Whall William, (Granville, N. Y.,) r 20, farmer 80.

Wilbur Ahal, (Wells,) r 29, blacksmith and laborer.

Wilcox Joel S., (Wells,) r 21, dairy 16 cows, farmer in Pawlet 36, and leases of Anna Hulett, 249.

Willard .Myron, (Wells,) r 18, farmer, leases of Isaac Mitchell 230

Wood Hiram, (Wells,) r 15, farm laborer.

*WOOD IRVING, (Wells,) off r 4, on lake shore, prop. Lake St. Catharine House and livery.

Wood Merritt F., (Wells,) r 16, farmer, leases of Abigail Farrar, 75.

Wood William H (Wells,) asst. clerk at Lake St. Catharine House.

Gazetteer and Business Directory of  Rutland  County, VT.;
1881-82, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child;
Syracuse, N.Y.; Printed at the Journal Office
August 1881, Part Two, Pages 556-559.

Transcribed by Karima Allison 2004