John Milton Holley, Jr.
He had two brothers, Alexander H. Holley and George W. Holley.
Holley married the daughter of General Joseph Kirkland of Utica, NY. Two of his daughters, Caroline and Maria, both attended the Litchfield Female Academy.
"Money getting in this country, is the great business of life -- wealth to everything, it stands in the place of talent, knowledge and a good heart ... The moral is, pursue your business with diligence, honesty and contentment." -- John M. Holley, Jr. to his brother Alexander Holley. February 12, 1825.
District Attorney for Wayne County (NY) 1842-1845
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
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