Chistopher Olney

Male31 May 1724–

Brief Life History 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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John Olney
Patience Jenckes
Chistopher Olney
Lydia Olney
Gideon Olney
John Olney
Job Olney

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

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Age 52

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

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."""""""

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Age 52

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Olney in Buckinghamshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Olla + Old English ēg ‘island’.

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

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