Biography of Winter H. Holley
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Holley, Winter H. (deceased), Bristol, was born in Bristol, Vt., June 15, 1798, and died June 10, 1877, after a long, useful, and busy life. He was a son of Colonel Robert and Hannah (Hewitt) Holley. His father was one of the early settlers of Bristol, a distinguished Revolutionary soldier, a prominent man both in the town and county, and the first representative from Bristol to the General Assembly of the State. Winter H. was married October 26, 1820, to Mary Seymour, a daughter of William and Susan (Rubilee) Seymour, of New Haven, Vt. She died March 14, 1886, having survived her husband nearly nine years. She was a woman of character, a model wife and mother, between whom and her husband there was perfect harmony, true affection, and confidence, she nobly seconding all his efforts in business, and to whom, in no small degree, he was indebted for his success. Winter H. Holley was an active business man, and prominent in all the affairs of his town. While a modest man, and in no sense an office seeker, he held the usual town offices, and also represented his town in the General Assembly of the State. He also held the office of director of the bank at Vergennes for more than forty years, and was vice-president of the same for several of the last years of his life. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Holley — George S., who died in infancy; Horatio S., who died April 15, 1863, aged thirty-three years; Mary Ann, the wife of Oren Moses, of Malone, N. Y., and Cornelia H., now the widow of Colonel Oliver Smith, who devoted the greater part of her life to the assistance and care of her father and mother. She is now the sole survivor of the family at Bristol, and occupies the old homestead.