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secretary of the Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company. He was elected to the
office of vice-president of this company, July
,27, 1904, and resigned January 1, 1909. Mr.
Phillips is a member of the Massachusetts
Commandery, Military Order of the Loyal Le-
gion of the United States, and of E. K. Wil-
cox Post, No. 16, Grand Army of the Repub-
lic. He belongs to the Winthrop and Nayasset
clubs of Springfield. He is vice-president of
the Springfield Five Cents Savings Bank. Mr.
Phillips has been for many years one of the
financial leaders of the city and no man is bet-
ter known or more highly respected in the
community. In religion he is a Unitarian, be-
ing a member of the Church of the Unity. He
married, December 29, 1874, Julia Bowles
Alexander, daughter of Henry and Amelia
(Peabody) Alexander, and granddaughter of
Henry Alexander Sr., of Northfield, Massa-
chusetts. Their only child, Henry Alexander,
was born September to, 1875, at Springfield.
He was educated in a private school at Bel-
mont, Massachusetts, at Harvard College,
where he was grauated in the class of 1897
with the degree of A. B., receiving the Mas-
ter's degree a year later. He took a course of
five years in "L'Ecole des Beaux Arts" in Par-
is, France, graduating in 1904 and is now a
member of the the firm of Phillips & Ingalls,
architects, of New York City.

The surname Watson is de-
WATSON rived from Wat, the familiar

form for Walter, with the
termination Son, meaning son of. It is of
English origin. The arms borne by the Wat-
sons of Rockingham, county Northampton,
are : Parted pr. pale first argent on chevron
azure three crescents or, between three mart-
lets sable.

(I) John Watson, immigrant ancestor of
this branch of the family in America, settled
first in Rowley, Massachusetts, where he was
admitted a freeman in 1672. He removed to
Bradford, where he was one of the original
members of the church in 1682. The inven-
tory of his estate was filed in 1685. He mar-
ried Eunice (or Emma), daughter of James
Barker. She was admitted to the Bradford
church in 1695. Children: 1. Nathaniel. 2.
William, born about 1650. 3. John, mentioned

(II) John (2), son of John (1) Watson,
was born about 1660. His will was dated
April 24 and proved June 5, 1710. He was a
signer of both Bradbury petitions. He settled



in Salisbury. He married, March 22, 1687,
Ruth Griffin, who was admitted to the Brad-
ford church in 1697, and to the Salisbury
church August 25, 1706. Children born at
Salisbury: 1. Abraham, December 13, 1688.
2. John, September 11, 1690; died young. 3.
Hannah. April 5, 1695; died April 12, 1695.
4. Jonathan, October 12, 1696. 5. Ruth, bap-
tized November 14, 1697. 6. Ebenezer, men-
tinned below.

(III) Ebenezer, sen of John (2) Watson,
was born about 1634, and married Martha
Rawlins, of Newbury. Children : Eliphalet,
mentioned below, and others.

(IV) Eliphalet, son of Ebenezer Watson,
was born in Newbury, Massachusetts, June I,
17 1 7. Me went to Maine when a young man,
and was admitted to the church at Falmouth
in 1739. He was an early settler in Gorham,
Maine. He was a proprietor of Gorham as
early as 1742, and it is said that he was the
fifth settler of the town. The tradition in the
family that he was English, like many other
similar traditions, applies to his ancestry.
Many of the Watson families are Scotch, and
there is a tradition in some branches of the
family that he was of Scotch ancestry. He
owned lots 27 and 28, and built a log house on
the. former. A few years later he erected a
substantial frame dwelling, which was torn
down not many years ago. He was there
when the French and Indian wars broke out,
and in 1740 with others he removed to the
fort, where he lived seven years. Two of his
children and perhaps more were born in the
fort, or garrison house, as it was called. The
hardship of these years is hardly conceivable
by the present generation. Often starvation
threatened the settlers. Watson became one
of the most prominent and useful citizens of
the town, and was one of the first deacons of
the Congregational church. He held various
offices of trust and honor, and was distin-
guished by his sound sense, wisdom, industry
prudence and honesty. He has been described
as a pillar of strength in the community. In
later years he lived at Norway, where he died
March 14, 1812, aged ninety- four years eight
months. He married ( intentions dated at Fal-
mouth, April 29, 1740) Elizabeth, died April
IS. 1705. aged seventy- four years, daughter
of Captain Tohn p. and Martha (Colman)
Phinney. Children, born at Gorham: 1. John,
September 23, 1741 ; married, December 5,
176s, Tabitha Whitney; soldier in the revolu-
tion'. 2. Martha, December 4, 1743: died May
10. 1790. 3. Susanna. February 1. 174(1. 4.

Ebenezer, September 28, 1748; married Anna
Whitney. 5. Colman, December 4, 175 1, sol-
dier in the revolution; married Mrs. Patience
Thomas. 6. Elizabeth, February 11, 1753;
married Jacob Hamblin. 7. Alary, July 12,
1756. 8. Eliphalet, March 20. 1759; soldier in
the revolution; married Zipporah Partridge
and Alary Carsley. 9. James, August 3, 1761,
married Alary Davis. 10. Daniel, mentioned

I A' ) Daniel, son of Eliphalet AVatson, was
born in Gorham, October 11, 1763, and died at
Norway. .Maine, December 24, 1845. He re-
sided on the Watson homestead at Gorham
until .March 6, 1805, when he sold it to J. P.
Little and Major Ellis, of Standish, and re-
moved with his family to Poland (now Nor-
way ) Alaine. on the Fort Hill road. The
farm is still known as the Watson place, and
possesses a fine trout brook and excellent or-
chards. He was a soldier in the revolution,
private in Captain John Reed's company, Col-
onel Samuel McCobb's regiment, August 28 to
December 1, 1781, engaged in coast defense.
He married (first) Anna Maxfield, born in
Casco or Raymond, September 26, 1768, died
October 22, 1802; (second) May 22, 1803,
Airs. Polly or Alary (Bacon) Hanscom. born
in Barnstable, Alassachusetts, August 28, 1775,
died in Westfield, Massachusetts, January 10,
1855. Children of first wife, born in Gorham,
Maine: 1. Martha, February 10, 1791 ; died
December 28, 1873; married, November 2,
1817, Norman Clark; children: i. Benjamin
Mason Clark; ii. Mary H. Clark, died Decem-
31, 1873; iii. Isabella A. Clark, born July 11,
1828, died February, 1908; iv. Myranda Albi-
na Clark, born October 4, 1832, died December
6, 1900, married a Mr. Dudley; v. Afarion
Amanda Clark, born December 22, 1834. 2.
Josiah Maxfield. born October 30, 1792; died
August 9, 1844; married Cynthia Hall, born
May 6, 1788, died February 13, 1841 ; lived in
Readfield, and had son, Ansel G., born April 8,
1830, died February 8, 1883. 3. Hannah
AAMMte, born December 7, 1794; died August
17, 1892; married, at Norway, Maine, June 16,
1832, Jacob Holt; lived at Bethel, Alaine: had
son Thomas Flolt, born December 5, 1834, died
in California, November 9, 1889. 4. Daniel,
born October 27, 1798; died June 17, 1851 ;
married September 12, 1824. Lydia K. Clark,
of Bethel, born June 25, 1798, died October 5,
1883: children: i. Ceylon, born May 19, 1826,
died October, 1887; ii. Cordelia, born May 15,
1828: iii. Alanson Barker, born October, 1829;
died November 21,. 1868; iv. James Henry.



born February 21, 1832, died June 9, 1871 ;
v. Susannah B., born December 26, 1833, died
January 20, 1879; vi. Anna M., born July I,
1836, died April 30, 1857; vii. Eliza C, born
July 15, 1838, died November 29, 1855; viii.
Roena, born November 8, 1841, died March
16, 1855. children of the second wife: 5. Jo-
seph Hanscom, born June 30, 1804; died
young. 6. Anna Maxfield, born in Poland,
May 17, 1806; died April 28, 1890; removed
to Illinois. 7. Miranda Hanscom, born at
Standish, February 27, 1809; died at Pomona,
California, June 17, 1892; married, February
29, 1838, Tyler Towne ; children : i. Sarah
Towne, born September 12, 1839; ii. Emma
Towne, born December 10, 1840; married De-
cember, 1869, Livingston Gain Robinson; iii.
Ellen Towne, born January I, 1842, died July
10, 1874; iv. Daniel Webster Towne, born
February 9, 1845, married October 3, 1871,
Mary Abby Kelly of North Yarmouth and
had Allan and Edith Towne, who died March
27, 1894, at Pomona, California, and he died
at Bethel, June 2j. 1888. 8. Joseph Hanscom,
born October 7, 181 1; mentioned below. 9.
Roxanna Bacon, born May 21, 1814; died Jan-
uary 3, 1874; lived at Bethel. 10. Freeman,
born June 3, 1817; died at Waukegan, Illinois,
March 15, 1814: married Olive Plaisted. 11.
Warren Kendrick, born February 20, 1821 ;
removed to Oregon where he died. 12. Mary
Cook, born February 20, 1821 (twin); died
February 22, 1856; married Thomas Howe, of

(VI) Joseph Hanscom, son of Daniel Wat-
son, was born in Norway, Maine, October 7,
181 1, and died at Providence, Rhode Island,
June 12, 1880. He resided in Saccarappa,
Maine, and removed to Westfield, Massachu-
setts, about 1849. He married Maria Howe,
born at Saccarappa, February 14, 181 7, died at
Providence, March 4, 1892. Children, born in
Saccarappa; 1. Sarah Maria, November 5,
1837; died April 28, 1842. 2. Sophronia, April
7, 1842; died March 26, 1846. 3. Mary Gage,
March 28, 1844; married. November 25, 1897,
William Eaton Whiting, of Providence, Rhode
Island. 4. Addison Howard, May 7, 1846;
mentioned below. 5. Joseph Franklin, August
31, 1849; married November 17, 1880, Mary
Whalley, and removed 1871 to Portland, Ore-
gon. Children : i. Frank Whalley, born Octo-
ber 20, 1881 ; ii. Violet, born March 9, 1887,
died March 21, 1887; iii. Clifton Howe, born
September 29, 1892. 6. Clara Maria, born
March 10, 1852; died July 19, 1854. 7. Daniel
Calvin, born June 26, 1854, died at Providence,

August 1, 1887. 8. Sarah Ellen, born Decem-
ber 10, 1855; married, February 14, 1884, Wal-
ter Mansel Oatley, of Providence. 9. Anna
Belle, born February 25, 1859; married Octo-
ber 12, 1 881, Walter J. Bates and died in Port-
land, Oregon, August 14, 1901 ; children: i.
Howard Watson Bates, born at Providence
September 26, 1883 ; married June 8, 1904. Ma-
bel Simpson; child, Lilian Annabelle, born
April 6, 1905 ; ii. Forest Reuben Bates, born
April 5, 1887. IO. Minnie, born July 7, 1861 ;
died August 18, 1861.

(VII) Addison Howard, son of Joseph
Hanscom Watson, was born in Saccarappa,
May 7, 1846. His father moved to Westfield,
Massachusetts, from Saccarappa, when he was
a young child and he attended the public and
high schools of that town. During the civil war
he accompanied Captain John Avery, of Com-
pany K, Forty-sixth Massachusetts Regiment,
and was with that officer nine months. He
returned to Westfield, where he found employ-
ment in the tobacco business of Thomas R.
Kneil, in Westfield. In 1867 he came to Spring-
field to work in the woolen mill of Caleb Al-
den, and continued with this concern under the
ownership of father and sons until 1883, when
he became a partner in the firm of Alden, Lil-
lie & Watson, dealers in cotton waste. In 1884
this firm was absorbed by the Springfield
Waste Company. The other firms that went
into this consolidation were Howard Brothers,
of Springfield, and the Union Wadding Com-
pany of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Mr. Wat-
son has been secretary of the corporation, and
is well and favorably known to the trade. In
Politics he is a Republican. He is a member
of the Winthrop and the North Branch fish-
ing clubs, both of Springfield. He is a mem-
ber of the First Congregational parish, also
the Connecticut Valley Congregational Club.

He married, October 8, 1873, Ruema Chapin
Call, born August 6. 1851. daughter of Amos
and Ruema Chapin (Skeele) Call. Her father
was born January 4, 1814, died August 30,
1888, and married. May 16, 1838, Ruema
Chapin Skeele, born June 23, 1815, died May
14, 1892; they had children: i. Charles Amos
Call, born June 3, 1839, died November 6,
1898; ii. Edmund Skeele Call, born March 17,
1841, died August 16, 1843; iii. Margaret
Pease Call, born June 15, 1846, died August
13, 1847; lv - George Norton Call, born Au-
gust 7, 1844, died March 15, 1885; v. Ruema
Chapin Call, born August 6, 185 1, mentioned
above. Children of Addison H. Watson: 1.
Frank Elbert, born July 25, 1874. 2. Mabel
Ruema, December 6, 1884.



John Haynes, born 1684, is
HAYNES said to have left an account of
the families of his great-
grandparents, Walter Haynes and Peter
Noves, who came to this country together and
located in Sudbury, Massachusetts. This ac-
count was written later than 1772, since it
gives that date, and was probably prepared
when the writer was nearly ninety years old.
Copies of the original document have been
handed down to the present generation.

(I) Walter Haynes was born in England
in 1583, in the town of Sutton, Mandeville. in
the county of Wilts. He also owned a house
and outbuildings in the village of Shaston,
situated in the Island of Purbeck, in the
southeastern part of Dorsetshire. He came
to Massachusetts in the ship "Confidence"
from Southampton, in 1638, being then of the
age of fifty-five years. He brought with him
his wife, sons, Thomas, John and Josias, all
under sixteen years of age, and daughters
Suffrance and Mary. He also brought three
servants, John Blanford, John Riddel and
Richard Bildcombe. Walter Haynes was a
linen weaver. About a year after his arrival
he, with others, removed from Watertown.
having obtained a grant for a township
named Sudbury, where they settled Decem-
ber 22, 1639. He was made a freeman in
1(140, was representative in the years 1641-
44-48-51, and was one of the select-
men of Sudbury for ten years. He died Feb-
ruary 14, 1665, aged eighty-two. Nothing is
known of his wife Elizabeth. They had chil-
dren (date and order of birth unknown) :
Thomas, John, Josiah, Suffrance. Mary, and
another, name unknown, who remained in

( TI ) Tosiah, son of Walter and Elizabeth
Havnes, was born in England and came with
his father's family on their removal to Massa-
chusetts. He married, November 13, 1646,
Elizabeth Noyes, daughter of Peter Noyes,
and widow of John Freeman. Peter Xoyes
came from England in 1638, in the same ship
with Walter Haynes. bringing with him three
sons and three daughters, Thomas, Peter,
Josephus, Dorothy, Elizabeth and Abigail.
The children of Josiah and Elizabeth ( Noyes)
(Freeman) Haynes were: Josiah. Caleb.
Joshua. Deborah and Abigail.

(Ill) Josiah (2), eldest son of Josiah (I)
and Elizabeth (Noyes) (Freeman) Haynes.
was born April 27, 1655. died in 1743. He
married, about 1685, Abigail Stark, and they

had Josiah, Caleb, and a son and a daugh-
ter, names not given.

(IV) Josiah (3). eldest child of Josiah (2)
and Abigail (Stark) Haynes. was born in
1685. He had two sons, Joshua and Jason.

(V) Joshua, eldest son of Josiah (3)
Haynes, was born in 1707, and had children:
Joshua, Rachel, Dorothy, John, Susannah and

(VI) John, second son of Joshua Haynes,
was born in 1762. He had children: Sally.
Tilly, Reuben, Stephen, John, David, and Ly-
man, next mentioned.

(VII) Lyman, youngest child of John
Haynes, was born in Sudbury, October 13,
1803, died in Billerica, December 21, 1869.
He was born and spent his early life on a
farm. For about six years before and after
his marriage he was engaged in brickmaking
and farming. The new railroad from Boston
to Lowell was being built in 1832. when Mr.
Haynes and a friend went over to Billerica
to see what the possibilities were for getting
contracts to construct road-bed. Before go-
ing to the scene of operations, Mr. Haynes
stopped at the hotel for dinner, and then
looked at the railroad work, with which he
was not pleased. He then returned to the
hotel and leased it and began business as a
hotel man in 1832, this was known as the
Corner. Later he bought on the corner of
Andover street, where he remained until
1842. In that year he exchanged the hotel
for a farm in Billerica. There he lived in the
village, and forming a partnership with An-
thony Jones and Dudley Foster, engaged in
real estate business, owning various farms in
the vicinity. This business was carried on
for eight or ten years. This was the last of
his active life. The farm on which he lived
was devoted largely to the culture of fruit.
peaches, of which he had a large orchard,
being a specialty. In politics he was a Whig
till the rise of the Republican party, and from
that time he was a supporter of its principles
and candidate. He married, May 28, 1826,
at Sudbury, Caroline Hunt (see Hunt VIII),
who was born in Sudbury, June 9, 1808, and
died at the United States Hotel in Boston, June
8 1882. She was the daughter of William and
Thankful (Wheeler) Hunt. She survived
her husband twenty-three years, and a large
part of that time she was a resident of Spring-
field, where she bought a lot and built a
house at 59 St. James avenue, where several
of her children have since lived. The chil-



dren of Lyman and Caroline (Hunt) Haynes
were: Tilly, Theodore L., Cyrus H., Charles
R., William H., Caroline, John and Adeline.
The sons are severally mentioned below. Car-
oline, born in Billerica, January 26. 184 1.
married (first) in Billerica, November 25,
1863, Henry M. Jenkins, of Concord, who
died in Panama, July 12, 1866. She married
(second) Daniel Webb. She is now pro-
prietor of the Broadway Central Hotel. New
York City, which was given to her by her
brother Tilly. Adeline, born in Billerica.
May 28, 1S49, married, in Boston, July 13,
1885, James G. Hickey. She is manager of
the United States Hotel in Boston through
the will of her brother Tilly.

(VIII) Tilly, eldest child of Lyman
and Caroline (Hunt) Haynes, was born
in Sudbury, February 13, 1828, died in
Bostim. August 10, 1901. He resided with his
parents in Billerica until 1842, when they re-
moved from the hotel to the farm. Tilly at-
tended the sessions of the common school un-
til the family settled on the farm, and then
thoughts of a more congenial life filled his
mind, for he did not like to live on a farm.
He was a bright pupil in school and never re-
quired much time to learn his lessons. His
spare time while in school and on the farm,
he spent drawing pictures of buildings and the
like. After one particularly hard day's work-
on the farm the young man decided to leave.
and with his father's help secured a place as
clerk in a general store in North Reading in
1842. He was then fourteen years old. He
seemed to like the work, for a short time af-
ter entering upon the duties of the place one
of his brothers offered him a yoke of oxen
if he would return to the farm. The offer
was promptly refused. After a year in North
Reading, and a short time in Methuen, now
a part of Lawrence, he went to work in a
dry goods store in Waltham. He soon proved
his worth, and the proprietor sent him to
Saco, Maine, with a small stock of "odds and
ends." While there Mr. Haynes caught a
severe cold and was forced to return to his
home to recover. After three months' rest
he entered the employ of George W. Sim-
mons in the well known Oak Hall establish-
ment in Boston. There he was given a sub-
ordinate position, having charge of the oil-
skins and such rainy-weather goods sold to
sailors. Mr. Simmons had a branch store in
Sprinfield at that time, and was complaining
to one of his men that it was not paying.
The man replied "There's that young Tilly

Haines back there, why don't you send him
out to run the store?" "Why," replied the
proprietor, "he's only a boy." It was urged
that the boy be given a trial, and Mr. Haynes
went to Springfield in 1849. He took hold of the
business with much energy, and in three
months decided there was money enough in it
to buy out his Boston employer. He visited
his parents in Billerica and explaining the
possibilities, asked his father to take his note
for $500. His father was unwilling, saying
"What's the use? It would only mean that
1 would have to give you the money." The
mother, as usual, was persuasive and cmifid-
ing, and in the morning Tilly departed for
Springfield with his money. He succeeded so
well in the business that he paid back thr
money in about three months. This begin-
ning was made in a little store twenty by
thirty feet in size, located second from the
corner of Maine and State streets where the
institution for savings now stands. In 1851
Tilly's next brother, Theodore L., began as a
clerk in the store. In 1852 Mr. Haynes rented
the next store on the north side, which had
just been vacated by Gunn & Company. The
new quarters extended through from State
to Market street, and until a short time be-
fore Mr. Haynes's death a sign marked "Tilly
Haynes" hung on the Market-street end. The
clothing store now boasted three numbers, and
<m the second floor Mr. Haynes opened a cus-
tom department. The opening of the custom
department started Mr. Haynes off on an-
other enterprise. He was dissatisfied with the
kind of sewing machine he bought for mak-
ing custom goods, and for about two years he
devoted his spare time and money to experi-
menting with new inventions intended to be
improvements. The venture did not pay,
however. He sold his clothing business in
1855 to his brother Theodore L., then begin- -
ning his successes in this line, the new firm be-
ing Alley. Haynes & Company. Tilly Haynes
devoted himself to his outside interests, and
in 1854 built the large double brick house
now occupied by D. Frank Hale, on State
street, opposite Merrick park, where he lived
for a few years. In 1856 he bought the prop-
erty on the southwest corner of Maine and
Pynchon streets and at once began the erec-
tion of a block that was to contain several
stores and a music hall. This was the pres-
ent site of the new Gilmore theater building,
and the second building erected for business
purposes above Court Square. Colonel Ho-
mer Foot, when he learned that Mr. Havnes



had bought the property, remonstrated with
him for buying so far up town. However,
Mr. Haynes built the block which was finish-
ed in 1857. It contained two stores and the
music hall. The latter was, according to the
orthodox people, a serious inroad upon the
morals of the place. It aroused strong op-
position, even the newspapers criticising it.
The house was formally opened, however, in
November, 1857, by W. J. Fletcher, who play-
ed for three weeks, and in fact, gave most of
the entertainment during the winter. Mr.
Haynes increased his real estate interests in
1862 by buying lots fronting on Main and
Pychon streets, opposite the music hall. He
had one hundred feet frontage on Main street,
and a large frontage on the side street. He
erected two large stores, four stories high, that
now' form a part of the Haynes block. On
the night of July 24, 18(14. a disastrous fire
swept through the block between Court and
Pychon streets. The fire destroyed the thea-
ter and left Mr. Haynes without income and
without insurance. At this time P. T. Bar-
num, with whom Mr. Haynes had already
had some successful speculations, offered him
the management and an equal interest in his
New York property. While clearing up the
ruins and considering Mr. Barnum's proposi-
tion, "Uncle" Ben Day, who was the president
of the Springfield Institution for Savings,
came along and asked how much money he
needed to begin again. Mr. Haynes replied
that he could begin with $100,000. This was
a large sum at that time, and Mr. Day walked
away, but within half an hour came along,
and lie fore he reached Mr. Haynes, called
out, "Go to work ; we will give vou $60,000,
and Henry Fuller will give you $40,000."
And so Mr. Haynes began the hall and the
Haynes hotel on the opposite corner, and both
were successfully opened within the next
twelve months. The new theater was com-
pleted in a year, and on July 24, 1865, Mr.
Haynes was presented with a handsome clock
"by a few personal friends on the completion
of his buildings." He then began his active
hotel life, assuming the management of the
Haynes Hotel, which he continued until the
death of his wife, in 1876, when he leased to
Curtis & Bowman, and later Goodman and
Gaylord received the property. Mr. Haynes
then retired from active hotel life until 1880,
when he was induced to remove to Boston to
take charge of the United States Hotel, which
was not a profitable investment at the time.
He assumed the personal management of the

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