Archives of Maryland
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Henry Hollyday Goldsborough (1817-1899)
MSA SC 3520-1562
Whig; Democrat; Unionist; Republican

Born in Easton, Talbot County, June 22, 1817.  Son of John Goldsborough (d. August 12, 1840) and Anna Maria (Chamberlaine) Goldsborough.  Attended Easton Academy; the Parsonage; graduated in 1838 from St. John's College, Annapolis.  Studied law under his father.  Admitted to the Caroline County bar, 1841.    Married first wife Anna Maria Kennard (1833-1868) on January 25, 1853; ten children including Henry (1853-1854), Samuel Kennard (1855-1856 or 1866), Louis Piper (1857-1932), Nannie (m. Frederick F. Tapley), Anna Maria (b. 1859), Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kennard (b. 1862; m. Richard Dozier, Jr.), Mary Hammond (b. 1864), Charles Carroll (1865-1931), John Whittington (July 15, 1868-July 31, 1868).  Married second wife Katherine (Kate or Catherine) Haley Caldwell on July 1, 1871; children Katharine (m. G. Adolph Foster), Henry Caldwell (1873-1874), Anita (m. Robert C. Barclay).  Died of a stroke in Baltimore City, November 30, 1899.  Buried in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore City.

Practiced law after 1841.  Appointed deputy attorney general for Talbot County, 1849-50.  Presidential elector (Scott), 1852 and (Buchanan), 1856.  Member of the House of Delegates representing Talbot County, 1858 (Democrat).  Member of the Maryland senate representing Talbot County, 1860-62 (Democrat); chair, finance committee; president of the senate for the extra session beginning in January, 1862.  Served with the Maryland militia in 1862 and held the ranks of Lieutenant-colonel and brigadier general.  Comptroller of the treasury, 1864 (Union party).  Member and president of the 1864 constitutional convention of Maryland.  Presidential elector (Lincoln), 1864.  Circuit court judge, 11th judicial circuit, 1864-67 (Republican).  Presidential elector, 1868 (Grant).  Resumed the practice of law in 1867.  Republican candidate for U.S. congress in 1874 (defeated).  Appraiser for the Port of Baltimore, 1875-85.

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