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August 30

Mary Austin Holley

1784 – Mary Austin Holley was born in New Haven, Connecticut. She was reared Episcopalian and became a Unitarian as an adult. A cousin of Stephen F. Austin, “Father of Texas,” Holley promoted independence from Mexico for Texas, which was achieved in 1836, and Texas statehood, which was made official the year of her death, 1846.

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