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Looking for a Stone Dresser in 1860.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Can you tell me what the 19th century occupation of a "stone dresser" was? I found this occupation on a census from 1860 at NEHGS.

Answer: A “Stone Dresser” was the worker who did the intricate cutting of the stone. This work would allow the stone block to fit accurately in the building, or structure it being created for.

Posted by David Lambert at 03/20/2012 11:59:02 PM | 


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