was an American writer best known for writing Aristopia
in 1895. It is perhaps the first true alternative history
novel to be written in English and imagines a utopian
society founded by the first settlers of Virginia
He also wrote a 'History of Grant County, Wisconsin including its civil, political, geological, mineralogical, archaeological and military history, and a history of the several towns' in 1900.
He is the brother of Lyman D. Holford, 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry of Tafton, Wisconsin and later Tulare, California.