Holley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887

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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, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887. Diaries, 1825-1887. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Holley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887. Letter of Alexander H. Holley, 1857. Library of Congress
creatorOf Murphy, William Walton, 1816-1886. Letters to Alexander H. Holley, 1860-1879. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Rudd, William Beardslee, 1838-1901. Papers, 1826-1903. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891. Letter, 1867 April 3, New York, New York, to Alexander H. Holley. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Kartzoff, Nathalie Benckendorff. Letter, l882 April 25, Kostroma, Russia, to Henry Knight. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Holley, Alexander Lyman, 1832-1882. Letterbooks, 1876-1882. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Day family. Day family papers, 1767-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Welch, William Wickham, 1818-1892. Letters to Alexander H. Holley, 1855-1856. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Holley, John Coffing, 1837-1863. Papers, 1840-1867. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet collection, 1766-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Coffing-Holley papers, 1834-1836, 1836 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dixon, James, 1814-1873. Letters to Alexander Holley, 1856-1862. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Alexander Lyman Holley letters, Holley, Alexander Lyman Holley letters, 1841-1867 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Holley Family. Holley family papers, 1747-1914. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Holley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887. Papers, 1818-1887. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Foster, LaFayette Sabine, 1806-1880. Correspondence with Alexander H. Holley, 1856-1866. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Holley Manufacturing Company Records., undated, 1847-1933. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Hoadley, Charles J. (Charles Jeremy), 1828-1900. Charles J. Hoadley and George E. Hoadley autograph collection, 1648-1925. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Porter, Albert H. Letters to Alexander H. Holley, 1824-1885. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Frazer family. Papers, 1779-1955, 1977-1979 (bulk [1860]-1909). University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Ferry, Orris Sanford, 1823-1875. Letters to Alexander H. Holley, 1856-1868. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Ensign, Harry H.,. Harry H. Ensign autograph collection, 1818-1880 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Letters to Alexander H. Holley, 1844-1850. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Holley, I. B. (Irving Brinton), 1919- . Irving B. Holley collection of family papers, 1777-2008. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Jewell, Marshall, 1825-1883. Letter, 1870 March 19, Hartford, Conn., to A.H. Holley. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Holley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887. Letter, 1851. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Salisbury Railroad Co. Salisbury Railroad Co. minute book, 1866-1867 Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Connecticut. Governor (1857-1858 : Holley). [Proclamations, 1857-1858]. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Howard, James Leland, 1878-1962. Autograph collection, 1725-1921. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Holley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887. Letter, 1865 March 8, Lakeville, Conn., to David Camp. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Hopkins, Caspar Thomas. Letters to Alexander H. Holley, 1849-1850. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Holley Manufacturing Company. Holley Manufacturing Company records, 1847-1933. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882. Correspondence, 1864-1865. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Hammond, Henry. Letter, l858 February 10, West Killingly, Conn., to A.H. Holley. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Gilbert, William Hinman, 1817-1905. Letters to Alexander H. Holley, 1878-1879. Connecticut Historical Society
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associatedWith American Asylum, at Hartford, for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. corporateBody
associatedWith Barnard, Frederick A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889. person
associatedWith Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891. person
associatedWith Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887. person
associatedWith Buckingham, William Alfred, 1804-1875. person
associatedWith Camp, David Nelson, 1820-1916. person
associatedWith Coffing, Maria, 1819-1839 person
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associatedWith Day family. family
associatedWith Dixon, James, 1814-1873. person
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associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
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associatedWith Jewell, Marshall, 1825-1883. person
associatedWith Kartzoff, Nathalie Benckendorff. person
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correspondedWith Levy, Richard John person
associatedWith Murphy, William Walton, 1816-1886. person
associatedWith Nichols, Edward W., 1819-1871. person
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associatedWith Salisbury Railroad Co. corporateBody
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associatedWith Thacher, Thomas Anthony, 1815-1886. person
associatedWith Twichell, Joseph Hopkins, 1838-1918. person
associatedWith Welch, William Wickham, 1818-1892. person
associatedWith Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. person
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Birth 1804-08-12

Death 1887-10-02

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