First, thank you for your response.
Second, let me lay out the picture. My mother was Alwilda Marie Holly (1899-1967), her father was Charles Edgar Holly (1867-1941). He was married to Anna Medora Russell (d. 1929). Charles was the son of George Albert Holly(b. 1822) and Katherine Russell (n.d.) Anna was the daughter of James Scudder Russell (n.d.) and Louise Chamberlain (n.d). The Holly line goes back to Samuel Holly (1588-1643). I have found part of that line in the Long Island genealogy listings but only part.
What I do have is my grandfather's marriage certificate saying that Charles and Annie were married at Rocky Point, NY on July 16, 1887. The witnesses were Erastus Brown and Katie A. Holly (presumably Katherine Russell). The service was performed by Edwin A. Hazeltine,Minister of the Gospel.
At a later date they belonged to the Baptist Church so I would guess this was at a Baptist Church in the Rocky Point area. There is a family link to John Coggeshall who was instrumental with Roger Williams in the establishment of the Baptist denomination.
Further I know that Charles was born at Port Jefferson, NY and that Anna was born at Rocky Point, NY.
Also I know that Katherine was from Port Jefferson. She and George Albert Holly later lived at 48 Greenwich St., New York City.
Moreover, there were oral traditions in the family that the Holly's or the Russell's were involved in piracy and were loyalists during the Revolutionary War. One ancester,
John Holly(1735-1778) was lost at sea while serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
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