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Holley, Sallielocked

(17 February 1818–12 January 1893)
  • William H. Pease
  •  and Jane H. Pease

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Holley, Sallie (17 February 1818–12 January 1893), abolitionist and educator, was born in Canandaigua, New York, the daughter of Myron Holley, treasurer of the Erie Canal Commission and subsequently an anti-Masonic and Liberty party activist and editor, and Sally House. When Holley was three, the family moved to nearby Lyons, where she spent her childhood and adolescence helping care for her younger siblings, attending briefly a local academy, and absorbing her father’s reform zeal. The stimulation that his college education and liberal Unitarian faith provided far overshadowed the influence of her mother’s piety in shaping Holley’s future....

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