Eliza Hamilton Holly Birthday & Fun Facts

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Joan Agie
Mar 01, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Nov 03, 2023
Eliza Hamilton Holly's name was actually Eliza and not Elizabeth, as is a common mistake.
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About Eliza Hamilton Holly

Eliza Hamilton Holly was born on November 20, 1799, in New York City, New York. She was the second daughter of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and the seventh child in her family. Eliza Hamilton Holly's mother was a well-known philanthropist who worked alongside her husband, Alexander Hamilton.

The Hamiltons were an illustrious family with an active social life and were well-regarded among the members of the New York Society.

Eliza Hamilton Holly's father, Alexander Hamilton, was an American revolutionary and statesman of the United States. He was also a prominent figure in American history. Her mother, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, was a socialite and a humanitarian who was one of the founders of the first private orphanage in New York. Elizabeth Schuyler later became an active member of the Orphan Asylum Society.

Childhood And Education

Eliza Hamilton Holly, born in 1799 in New York City to Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, was the seventh of their eight children. Her family's strong dedication to education was evident in her upbringing. Eliza Hamilton Holly began her formal education at the age of four, attending school alongside her older brother, William Hamilton.

Her seven siblings were named Philip Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton Jr., John Church Hamilton, James Alexander Hamilton, Angelica Hamilton, Philip Hamilton (the second), and William S. Hamilton.

Family And Relationship

Eliza Hamilton Holly carried the rich legacy of the Hamilton family. Her father, Alexander Hamilton, was a significant promoter and interpreter of the US Constitution. He was the founder of the United States Coast Guard, the Federalist Party, and the US financial system. He was also the first secretary of the Treasury and the lead author of President George Washington's economic policies. Eliza Hamilton Holly's mother, on the other hand, Elizabeth Schuyler, is still remembered as one of the earliest humanitarians in America.

Eliza Hamilton Holly was married to a merchant from New York City named Sidney Augustus Holly. The couple got married in July 1825. Sidney was the son of and heir to the rich landowner David Holly, from Stamford, Connecticut.

For nine years, from 1833 till Sidney's death in 1842, Eliza Hamilton Holly and her husband, Sidney Augustus Holly, lived in an East Village, Manhattan home at 4 St. Mark's Place with her mother. Alexander Jr., Eliza's brother, and his wife, Eliza P. Knox Hamilton, also lived there.

Even after their marriage, Eliza Hamilton Holly and Sidney Augustus Holly lived with Elizabeth Schuyler at The Grange in Manhattan, New York City. Eliza Hamilton Holly remained very close to her mother all her life.

When Sidney Augustus Holly passed away in 1842, Eliza Hamilton Holly and her mother moved to 63 Prince Street in Lower Manhattan. They then moved to Washington, DC, to an address close to the White House six years later in 1848.

At the age of 97, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton died in Washington, DC, on November 9, 1854. She was laid to rest next to her husband in the cemetery of Trinity Church in New York City.

Eliza Hamilton Holly died at the age of 59 on October 17, 1859, in Washington, DC. She left no children and was buried in Westchester County, New York, at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning Broadway hit 'Hamilton: An American Musical' has put renewed attention on the legacy of the Hamiltons, more specifically on the founding leader Alexander Hamilton. It has gained international acclaim and rediscovered the life of his wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton as well.

'Hamilton' dramatizes and narrates the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. At the same time, it also puts Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton's life in perspective for her role in establishing and leading a pioneering orphanage. The orphanage was originally known as the Orphan Asylum Society of the city of New York, which, as of 2023, is known as Graham Windham.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Following her mother's passing, Eliza Hamilton Holly had a significant impact on the development of her father's biography by her brother, John Church Hamilton. This occurred as she reprimanded him for the delay in his writing, which was influenced by their mother's strong insistence.

Other Interesting Eliza Hamilton Holly Facts And Trivia

  • At one point, the house in which Eliza Hamilton Holly lived had three people named Eliza Hamilton: Eliza (Elizabeth Schuyler) Hamilton, Hamilton's wife; Eliza Hamilton Holly, Alexander Hamilton's daughter; and Eliza Knox Hamilton, Hamilton's son's wife.
  • In 1804, when Eliza Hamilton Holly was only four years old, she lost her father, Hamilton, in a duel with his political opponent Aaron Burr.
  • Eliza Hamilton Holly's name wasn't Elizabeth like her mother, which is a common mistake. The name Eliza can be found on her baptismal and marriage records.

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Eliza Hamilton Holly Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Eliza Hamilton

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New York City


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Sidney Augustus Holly


Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton


Philip Hamilton, Angelica Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton Jr., James Alexander Hamilton, John Church Hamilton, William S. Hamilton, Philip Hamilton (the second)
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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