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As a man of minute detail, much of the
working of this extensive business receives his
personal attention or by svstematical methods
gives him the opportunity of a daily review of
the work of the day, and the men in charge of
each department, and thus by painstaking
methods he guards the interest of his custom-
ers and enjoys their confidence. From a large
acquaintance with many of the old. country
nurserymen, he has become the representative
of a number of these firms, who yearly send
large shipments of ornamental stock to these
nurseries, from which they find their way to
many of the markets of the northern and east-
ern states. From his sturdy Dutch ancestors
he has inherited the many fine Qualities thev
have in common with the New England peo-
ple, and is esteemed for his benevolence and
kindness in thought and deed. His political
views are entirely those of the independent :
he does not believe in being tied to any par-
ticular party, and is in a measure independent
in his support, although he has often taken an
active interest in politics. The onlv public
office he has ever accepted and held is that of
tree warden of Franklin, believine that his ex-
perience would be of benefit to the commun-
ity. He is a member of the Independent Or-
der of Odd Fellows, Amelia Lodge, No. 21;,
Passaic, and an enthusiastic Granger.

His wife, Anna Marie (Downs ) Van Leeu-
wen bore him four children, namely : Gerard
William, Matthew Tames Jr., Harold Adri-
anus and Annabelle Elizabeth.

(For preceding generations see Thomas Gates 1).

(XVII) Dr. George Cushman
GATES Coleman Gates, son of Aaron
Gates, was born November 8.
1876. at Montgomery, Vermont. He was edu-
cated in the public schools of his native town
and in the high school at Gardner. Massachu-
setts, studying his profession in the Dart-
mouth Medical School, from which he was
graduated with the degree of M. D. in 100-?.
He was an interne for a year and half in St.
Vincent's Hospital. New York Citv : at Bos-
ton Citv Hospital and for six months, and the
Deer Island Hospital, Boston, at the Chil-
dren's Hospital. Boston, and at the New York
Lving-in Hospital. He beean to practice med-
icine in partnership with his brother. Dr. Ern-
est A. Gates, at Springfield, Massachusetts.
Since the fall of 1903 he has been established

in general practice at Chicopee, Massachu-
settas. He is a member of the Massachusetts
Medical Society. Hampden District Medical
Society, Chicopee Medical Society and the
Springfield Academy of Medicine.' He is a
member of St. John's Lodge of Free Masons,
of Chicopee. and Chicopee Falls Chapter,
Royal Arch Masons. He is a member of the
First Congregational Church of Gardner,
Massachusetts. In politics he is a Republican.
Dr. Gates is devoted to his profession and
enjoys an extensive practice. He married,
January 9, 1907. Annie Armstrong, born No-
vember 7, 1883. daughter of George W. and
Ann (Smith) Armstrong, of Iroquois, On-
tario, granddaughter of William and Louise
1 B rouse ) Armstrong, great-grandmother of
George Brouse. member of the Canadian
parliament, representing a district in Ontario.
Her father was a farmer and substantial citi-
zen. They have one child. Philip Armstrong,
born November 24. 1908.

This name is probably derived
GUILD from the word meaning a society

or lodge, and may have been
Guilder at first, that is, one belonging to a
guild, and was spelled Gyller, Gayler, Gvl-
lard. Gildard. etc. As Guilder and Guildart
the name was found among the Huguenots
who emigrated to England and Scotland, and
many of its bearers attained distinction in the
various professions.

(I) John Guild was born in England about
1616, and died October 4, 1682. With his
brother Samuel and sister Ann, who married
James Allen of Medfield, he came to Ameri-
ca in 1636. He was admitted to Dedham
church July 17, 1640, that year buying twelve
acres of upland on which he built the home-
stead which was occupied by himself and
descendants for more than two hundred years.
He was made a freeman May 10, 1643. He
owned land to a considerable extent in Ded-
ham. Wrentham, Medfield and Natick, and
was thoroughly honest and industrious in his
habits. He never held public office, and the
town records show his attendance at but one
town meeting, and this was in relation to
making alterations and additions to the meet-
ing house. His will was made October 3,
1682, and his inventory shows a valuation of
one hundred fifty-three pounds eleven shill-
ings. He married, June 24, 1645, Elizabeth
Crooke, of Roxbury. who transferred her re-
lation from the church of that place to that
in Dedham. July 4, 1649. Children: John,



born August 22, 1646; Samuel, see forward;
John, born November 29, 1649; Eliezur, No-
vember 20, 1653, died June 30, 1655 ; Eben-
ezer, December 31, 1657, died April 21, 1661 ;

Elizabeth, born January 18, 1660; ,

born May 25, 1664.

(II) Samuel, second son and child of John
and Elizabeth (Crooke) Guild, was born in
Dedham, Massachusetts, November 7, 1647,
and died there January 1, 1730. He was a
member of Captain Moseley's company in

1675, during King Philip's war, and was
made a freeman in Salem, May, 1678. In
1703 he was one of a committee to invest and
manage school funds ; selectman of Dedham
from 1693 to 1719; delegate' to the general
court in 1719. He married, November 29,

1676, Alary, born May 9, 1 63 1 -2, daughter of
Samuel and Ann (Herring) Woodcock. Chil-
dren : Samuel, born October 12, 1677; Na-
than, January 12, 1678; Mary, May 9, 1681 ;
John, June 18, 1683, died October 29, 1684;
Deborah, born September 16, 1685 ; John, Oc-
tober 2. 1687; Israel, June 11. 1690; Ebene-
zer, mentioned forward ; Joseph, born Sep-
tember 13, 1694; Elizabeth, April 14, 1697.

1 III ) Ebenezer, sixth son and eighth child
of Samuel and Mary (Woodcock) Guild, was
born in Dedham. July 23, 1692, and died in
Attleboro, Massachusetts, June 8, 1774. He
resided in Attleboro, where he is set down as
a cordwainer and yeoman. He married, Octo-
ber 12, 1714, Abigail, born in 1701, died No-
vember 20, 1708, daughter of Deacon John
Daggett. Children: Joseph, see forward;
Benjamin, born August 28, 1718, died No-
vember 2, 1802; married Jemima Morse;
Naphtali, born July 5, 1719: Ebenezer, born
August 22, 1-22. married f'bebe Day.

(IV) Joseph, eldest child of Ebenezer and
Abigail (Daggett) Guild, was born in Attle-
boro, Massachusetts, June 22, 1716, and died
there. September 18, 1792. He was a man of
prominence in the community, owned con-
siderable tracts of land, his name appearing on
several deeds as yeoman, and administered on
the estate of Otis Whiting, of Wrentham. He
was identified with the first Attleboro church,
and served during the revolution in Captain
Jabez Ellis' company of minute-men and as
sergeant in Captain Enoch Robinson's com-
pany. Colonel Dean's regiment. He married
(fii^t) Hannah - — , died June 16, 1764,
daughter of Rev. Ebenezer * White. Chil-
dren : Abigail, born 1743, married Daniel
Cheever; Hannah, born September 23, 1747,
married Pentecost Walcott ; Joseph, born Oc-

tober 5, 1 75 1, died December 18, 1829, mar-
ried, May 21, 1778, Sarah Woodcock; Eliza-
beth, born September 23, 1753 ; Samuel, see
forward. He married (second) 1775. Eliza-
beth Thayer. Children : Lydia, born Octo-
ber 19, 1777; Nathan, April 22, 1782.

(V) Samuel (2), youngest child of Joseph
and Hannah (White) Guild, was born in At-
tleboro, October 22, 1755, and died in Wren-
tham, Massachusetts, May 20, 1810. Shortly
after his marriage he removed to Wrentham,
where he established himself as a farmer and
where all his children were born. During the
revolution he served as a private from Attle-
boro in Captain Abiel Clapp's company, Col-
onel Carpenter's regiment, and marched to
Rhode Island, July 24, 1777; also served as
private in Captain Amos Ellis' company,
Colonel Isaac Dean's regiment, also in
Rhode Island. He married, at Attleboro,
August 1, 1782, Mittee Parmenter, born June
22, 1756, died November 24, 1846. Children:
1. Jason, born August 11, 1783, died Sep-
tember 2, 1808. 2. Samuel, see forward. 3.
Sarah, born November 30, 1787, died July
31, 1854; married, December 24, 1822, Daniel
Macpherson ; children : Lucy ; Sarah ; Al-
bert, born April, 1825; Daniel, March, 1827:
Nancy, December 6, 1829; Sarah, April 17,
1832; Susan, March 1, 1834. 4. Lucy, born
.May 28, 1790, died May 12, 1791. 5. Sea-
mens, born ( October 30, 1791, died Septem-
ber 9, 1809. 6. Joseph, born April 13, 1794.

(VI) Samuel (3), second son and child of
Samuel (2) and Mittee (Parmenter) Guild,
was born in Wrentham, May 5, 1786, and
died in Attleboro, Massachusetts, March 12,
[857. He received the ordinary school train-
ing of that period, and at an early age de-
voted himself to his chosen profession of
farming, at Wrentham. Three of his chil-
dren were born on this farm, which was later
owned by William Ide. About 1829 he re-
moved with his family to what is now North
Attleboro, buying a farm of large area lo-
cated in what is now the center of the town.
He was progressive in his ideas and ready
to adopt any improvement which seemed to
be at all practicable, and made a specialty of
dairy farming, which proved very profitable.
He disposed of some portions of this land,
among the parcels being the lots on which
are now located the Episcopal and Univer-
salist churches. He was a genial and kindly
natured man, esteemed for a host of good
qualities. At first a member of the Whig
party, he later joined the Republicans, was




a strong supporter of the anti-slavery meas-
ures, and at one time collector of the taxes
for his town. He was an active member of
the Baptist church. He married, December
31, 1812, Huldah, daughter of Elkanah and
Dorcas Whiting. Children: 1. Julia Ann,
born September 13, 1813, died July 11, 1875;
married, August, 1837, William P. Grover,
and has : Helen Stanley, born June 19, 1838,
married. July 23, 1868, Hector McLeod, and
has: .Minnie and Emma. 2. Samuel Sim-
mons, born July 6, 1818, died October 29,
1873 ; married (first) January 1, 1845, Mary
Ann Foster, died September 6, 1849; C sec "
ond), June 2, 185 1, Elizabeth N. Shackley;
children : Walter Elmwood, born November
26, 1846, married, September 28, 1876, Ada
Byron, of Barrington, Rhode Island. 3.
Jason Ferdinand, see forward. 4. Emily
Parmenter, born November 9, 1826, died
April 19, 1866. 5. Charles Lyman, born
May 1, 1829, died June 4, 1883; married,
January 16, 1852, Nancy Macpherson; chil-
dren: i. Alice Minerva, born May 13, 1857,
married, June 15, 1874, Elton E. Whiting;
children: Frank, Harry and Nettie; ii. Nellie
Frances, born August 3, 1862.

(ATI) Jason Ferdinand, second son and
third child of Samuel (2) and Huldah (Whit-
ing) Guild, was born in Wrentham, January
16, 1824, and died in North Attleboro, Mas-
sachusetts, January 2, 1907. When four years
of age he removed with his parents to North
Attleboro, and his educational training was
received in the common schools of that town
and the Attleboro Academy, which he at-
tended until he was sixteen years of age. He
was then apprenticed to H. M. Richards to
learn the jeweler's trade, and worked as a
journeyman for two years for Tifft & Whit-
ing, manufacturers of gold jewelry. He was
also employed by them as a stone setter, and
later was a colorer of jewelry for H. M. Bar-
rows. For a number of years he did con-
tract work for F. G. Whiting & Company,
employing his own men. and later contracted
with Bennett & Young to manufacture swiv-
els used in the jewelry trade, his shop being
located for a number of vears at his home in
High street. Subsequently he made these
swivels for many other firms. During his
later years he retired from the jewelry busi-
ness and devoted his time and attention to
the cultivation of his homestead. He was a
strong advocate of temperance principles,
and did a great deal to further the interests
of that movement. In his younger davs he

affiliated with the Adventists, and was always
active in the cause of religion, at one time
furnishing the necessary financial means for
carrying on missionary work in the West
Indies. At seventeen, when he first made a
profession of religion, he became a member
of the old First Baptist Church, in the north-
ern part of town, and helped organize the so-
ciety that met in Barden's Hall, and later
bought the property on which the "White
Church of the Free" was erected, this being
of the Evangelical creed. Owing to dissen-
sions Mr. Guild withdrew from this society,
and, with many followers, founded the Em-
manuel Church Mission (undenominational),
which was established in Guild's block in
Washington street. He was deacon of this
new society and furnished a great part of the
funds needed in its work. In politics he was
identified with the Republican party, though
he never held public office. Mr. Guild mar-
ried at Attleboro, May 19, 1846, Adelaide
Charlotte, born November 27, 1826, daugh-
ter of Harvey and Charlotte (Richards)
Blackington, the former a farmer of Attle-
boro. Mr. and Mrs. Guild adopted a boy,
Martin Wood, wdio is now a missionary in
India, having been trained for that calling
by Mr. Guild.

From our northern neighbor,
BULLOCK Canada, the United States
has borrowed some of its
leading citizens. James J. Hill, the empire
builder of the great northwest, was a Cana-
dian ; so was the Hon. Jacob FI. Galinger,
United States senator from New Hampshire.
The Bullock stock was from over the Cana-
dian border and it has made a good mark for
itself in the states.

(I) Lewis Bullock was born in Stanstead,
Province of Quebec, 1809, lived in Yamaska
Mountain, Canada, and came to Milton, Ver-
mont, about 1835. He married, March 20,
1832, Mary Jackman, born in Washington,
New Hampshire. January 15, 1812.

ill) Orvis Woods, son of Lewis and
Mary 1 Jackman) Bullock, was born at Yam-
aska Mountain, Canada, December 29, 1834,
died in Springfield, Massachusetts, July 31,
1905. He was taken to Milton by his parents
when a few months old. and educated in the
public and high schools of that place. At the
age of nineteen he went to Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, as a teacher, and remained there two
years. Returning to Milton he entered the
general merchandise business, first as a clerk



and later as owner. In 1873 he sold his bus-
iness, came to Springfield, and with his cou-
sin, the late H. W. Bullock, bought the old
English key business in Central street. This
partnership continued four years, Mr. Bul-
lock then purchasing his cousin's interest in
the business. Later, when his health began to
fail, he associated with him the late J. A. Rob-
bins, this connection continuing for five years.
From the small beginning of the key business,
Mr. Bullock developed the extensive business
known as the Bullock Manufacturing Com-
pany, and later as the Bullock Manufacturing
Association, which is now owned solely by his
widow, who continues this extensive enter-
prise. She is a highly capable woman and un-
der the supervision of her brother, Wallace B.
Fish, who acts as president. E. C. Watson as
treasurer, and E. W. Beattie as secretary, the
business is in a flourishing condition. They
give employment to more than one hundred
hands and send goods to foreign countries, as
well as furnishing a large domestic trade. Mr.
Bullock was an invalid the last few years of
his life and traveled extensively for health and
pleasure, spending much time in his winter
home in Pasadena, California. He was a mem-
ber of Seneca Lodge, No. 127, Free and Ac-
cepted Masons, of Milton, Vermont, and of
the Winthrop Club of Springfield. Massachu-
setts. He was an attendant of the Church of
the Unity. He married. August II, 1875. Fan-
nie Maria, daughter of Judge David and Bet-
sey (Hutchins) Fish.

(I) The Fish line runs back to John Fish,
who came over from England and settled in

(II) Master David was the son of John
Fish and was one of the early settlers of Jeri-
co, Vermont, dying there in 1844, a septuge-
narian. He was one of the "masters". His
authority was based on the rod which he neith-
er spared, nor spoiled the child. He carried
the ensign of office into school at the start and
appealed to it powerfully, though of course not
frequently. After he had resigned his voca-
tion as "superannuated." he was repeatedly
urged to "take the school" after some teacher
had been "carried out" by the scholars. Many
incidents are still remembered of his bringing
unruly scholars to order after they had re-
volted. In one of these a large band of raw-
boned youngsters had conspired to "carry out"
Master Fish, putting forward their "bully"
and pledging to sustain him with "their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honors". The
leader trangressed the "rules", was ordered to

"take the floor", doff his coat and "stand up
to the mark". So far he obeyed. That was
part of the plan. For the rest he was to give
blow for blow, and if necessary his comrades
were to "pitch in". The blow came with a
"twig of the wilderness" fit for an ox-whip,
and he attempted to return it with his "fists
and feet, tooth and nail", but he dashed his
jaw against Master Fish's fist and "was laid
out". As he lay gasping and his comrades,
who were all standing "eager for fight",
looked on aghast, the order came like thunder,
"sit down !" and order was restored for that
school. The plan in another school was to put
forward the largest girl. She rose and very
politely asked, "Mr. Trout, may I go out?"
"Sit down", and business proceeded ; but, at
the close of school for the day, the polite miss
was served with the beech like a refractory
horse. The "boys did not try it". Mr. Fish
married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Brown.
The following is an account of Mr. Brown's
adventure with the Indians :

In 1780 the party which sacked Royalton,
passing up the Winooski river, found a hunter
named Gibson skinning his game, and took
him prisoner. Mr. Brown's people were in
the habit of entertaining hunters hospitably,
and but a short time before this, Gibson had
spent several days with them, while sick. Not
wishing the prospect of captivity, he told the
Indians that if they would let him go he would
lead them to a white family. A number of
Indians were detached for the purpose. Mr.
Brown, with his two sons, Charles and Jo-
seph, were employed in making a fence
around his cornfield. Indians suddenly sur-
round them, and with demoniac yells an-
nounced that they were prisoners. The tra-
ditions of their manners are illustrative of
notions generally prevailing. After entering
the house, one savage ran towards Mrs. Brown
brandishing his knife, not seeking her life, as
she supposed, but only her gold beads, which
he cut from her. The Indians compelled the
family to start immediately on the march. The
second night they were encamped at Mallet's
Bay, where they compelled Mrs. Brown and
two children to stand in the water all night.
The prisoners were taken to Isle Aux Noix,
where they met General Burgoyne, who or-
dered them discharged upon their accepting
submission to the crown. They were then
taken to St. John's, C. E., where the Indians
received a bounty of eight dollars a head from
the British authorities. After their discharge
they were set on the western shore of Lake



Champlain. Here they were obliged to work
some time before sufficient money was se-
cured to cross the lake, and nearly three
months elapsed before they were able to return
to their home, which they found desolate, the
remainder of the family having accompanied
the party which retreated from the block-
house, after the incursion of the Indians. Mr.
Brown was therefore obliged to go to the
southern part of the state to collect his scat-
tered family. The two boys were left in the
vicinity of St. Johns. Charles, the elder of the
boys, enlisted in the British service as a scout.
In this capacity he repeatedly traversed the
northern frontier in many directions, visiting
the ruins of Royalton, as also a post-office kept
in a hollow tree in Peacham. By mails carried
through by scouts and hunters some limited
communication was kept up between Canada
and the frontier settlements. Joseph, the
younger son, remained with the Indians until
reaching manhood when he returned to the
states, but later went back to the tribe and so
fas as is known, never left them. Mr. Brown
returned to his farm and for many years
was the only settler in the vicinity, his only
neighbors being hunters and trappers scattered
through the forests.

(Ill) Hon. David (2), son of David (1) and
Elizabeth (Brown) Fish, was born in Jerico,
Vermont, and was educated in the schools of
his native town. For twelve years he was
judge of probate of Chittenden county, and
a very prominent and useful man in the
community. He married (first) Fannie L.
Hutchins, May 2, 1835; children: Hiram B..
born May 20, 1836, died in 1880. and Wallace
B., born October 26, 1841. He married (sec-
ond) January 10, 1852, Betsey Hutchins, a
sister of his first wife, who were daughters
of Dr. Elizur and Betsey (Hollenbeck)
Hutchins, of Jericho, who came from Litch-
field, Connecticut, and served as a surgeon
at the battle of Plattsburg. Child of second
marriage : Fannie Maria, widow of Orvis
Woods Bullock. Mrs. Bullock is a member
of Mercy Warren Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, of Springfield, Massa-
chusetts, which she entered on Mr. Hollen-
beck's line of ancestry. She is a past regent
of the chapter. Dr. and Mrs. Hutchins came
from Litchfield, Connecticut, both riding one
horse and leading a cow, and were the first
settlers on ''Brown's River'." in what is now
the town of Jerico. Dr. Hutchins' people
were the first familv in that vicinity to own a

stove, and parties came from miles distant to
see it.

This surname was originally
TOLMAN "le Tollere," or "le Toller,"

the term applied to those em-
ployed in gathering the king's lew. Tradition
asserts that the Tolmans are of remote German
origin, and that their Teutonic ancestors settled
in England at a very early date. In the year
825 A. D., during the reign of Egbert, first
king of the United Saxons, Sir Thomas Tol-
man was grand almoner of that sovereign. The
recognized head of the family in England dur-
ing the first half of the seventeenth century was
Sir Thomas Tolman, of North Lincolnshire,
and a nephew of the latter was a favorite of
the ill-fated Charles I. A Sir Thomas Tol-
man of the same period commanded a Puritan
regiment under Cromwell at the battle of
Marston Moor, in 1644. The family coat-of-
arms is thus described : "Sa. a martlett ar.
between three ducal crowns or : crest : two
arms in amour embowed, wielding a battle
axe, all ppr."

1 I 1 The American descendant - of the Eng-
lish Tolmans now being considered, are un-
doubtedly the posterity of Thomas Tolman,
of Salcomb Regis, Devonshire, who according
to the parish register was buried there Au-
gust 24. 1622, and his son Thomas, the immi-
grant, was baptized in Salcomb, December 9.

1 II 1 Thomas (2), son of Thomas in, of
Salcomb, embarked at Plymouth in the "Mary
and John," March 30, and settled in Dorches-
ter. Massachusetts. He was admitted a free-
man May 13, 1640; served as constable sev-
eral years subsequent to 1660; and his death
occurred in Dorchester, June 18. 1690. The
Christian name of his first wife was Sarah,
and that of his second wife was Katherine ;
the latter died November 7. 1677. In his will
he gives to his son Thomas "my great chub
axe," etc. ; to his son John, meadow lands ; and
legacies to his daughters. His children were:
Thomas, Ruth, Mary. Hannah, John, Rebecca,

(IIP Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2) Tol-
man, was born in Dorchester, in 1633 ; re-
sided in Tolman's Lane, near what is now
Ashmont street, Dorchester, and died there
September 12, 1718. He married, November
4. 1654, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and
Alice Johnson, of Lynn. She died Decem-
ber 15, 1726. Thomas and Elizabeth Tolman
were admitted to the church in Dorchester,

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May 17. 1674. Children: Alary, married
Ebenezer Crane. 2. Thomas, probably born
in Lynn: died December 22, 1716. 3. Sam-
uel. 4. Daniel, born May 1, [679; married.
Sarah Humphrey; died April 30, 1 761.

(IV 1 Samuel, son of Thomas (3) and Eliz-
abeth (Johnson) Tolman. was born June n,

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