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Name: Holley, Mary Austin, 1784-1846

Historical Note: Mary Austin Holley (1784-1846) was a teacher and the cousin of Stephen F. Austin. Born and raised in Connecticut, she lived in Louisiana, Kentucky and Texas. She is credited with writing the first history of Texas in English. She aroused sympathy for Texas during the Texas Revolution and worked for Texas annexation. She died of yellow fever in 1846.
Sources: A Guide to the Mary Austin Holley Papers, 1784-1846 http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00394/cah-00394.html

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