Bartley, Lawrence, Vergennes, was born in Vergennes, Vt., in 1853. He commenced business life as a grocer and provision dealer in 1875, and in 1880 sold out and engaged in the manufacture of furniture under the firm name of Bartley, Fisher & Co., and in 1884 he engaged in the stove, tin, and house supply goods, and general plumbing and steam-fitting business. He has also held several of the town offices. He was a son of James and Ann (McDermott) Bartley, who were born in Ireland, and married in Vergennes, Vt., in 1838. She died in August, 1884, leaving three children — Lawrence Thomas, Anna E., and Michael (who enlisted in the One Hundred and Ninety-second New York; was discharged through disability, and died in September. 1865). James had by his first wife two sons and one daughter — Jeremiah and John, and Julia. John and Jeremiah enlisted in Company K, Second Vermont, and John died in 1863 while in service. James Bartley was a soldier in the United States army, and was stationed at the arsenal at Vergennes for twenty-three years, from 1836 to 1859, when he retired, aged seventy-four years. Lawrence Bartley was married in 1883 to Elizabeth McMahon, a daughter of Michael McMahon, of Vergennes, Vt.
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