Chistopher Olney

31 May 1724–
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Chistopher

When Chistopher Olney was born on 31 May 1724, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Olney, was 25 and his mother, Patience Jenckes, was 23.

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Family Time Line

John Olney
1699–1798
Patience Jenckes
1701–1762
Chistopher Olney
1724–
Lydia Olney
1726–1753
Gideon Olney
1729–1798
John Olney
1733–1767
Job Olney
1739–1819

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1776

Age 52

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 52

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 52

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Olney in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The former is named in Old English as Ollanēg ‘island of a man called Olla’; the latter is from Old English āna ‘one’, ‘single’, ‘solitary’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, with later metathesis of -nl- to -ln-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Christopher Olney, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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