Holley, Marcia Coffing, 1817-1854

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John Churchill Coffing of Salisbury, Connecticut (1776-1847), and his second wife, Maria Birch (ca. 1780-1865), had five children: Churchill (1813-1873), Joshua B. (1815-1841), Marcia (1817-1854), Maria (1819-1839), and George (b. 1822). Joshua attended Yale as a member of the class of 1837, but dropped out after one year. Marcia and Maria both attended Grove Hall School in New Haven, Connecticut, in the 1830s. Marcia married Alexander Hamilton Holley (1804-1887) on September 10, 1835; their children were John (1837-1865) and Maria (1842-1914). Holley was born in Salisbury and in 1819 joined his father in the firm Holley & Coffing; John Churchill Coffing was the other partner. Holley sustained a successful business career throughout the remainder of his life, and held several political offices: lieutenant governor of Connecticut (1854-1857), governor of Connecticut (1857-1858), and delegate to the Republican National Convention (1860). He had one son, Alexander Lyman (1832-1882), with his first wife, Jane (d. 1832), and after Marcia Coffing's death he married Sarah Coit.

From the guide to the Coffing-Holley papers, 1834-1836, 1836, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Holley, Marcia Coffing, 1817-1854. Marcia Coffing journal, 1831-1832. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Alexander Lyman Holley letters, Holley, Alexander Lyman Holley letters, 1841-1867 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Coffing-Holley papers, 1834-1836, 1836 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Coffing, Maria, 1819-1839 person
associatedWith Holley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887 person
associatedWith Holley family family
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Connecticut--Salisbury
Salisbury (Conn.)
New Haven (Conn.)
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Birth 1817

Death 1854

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