When Columbus Marion Roney was born on 14 August 1867, in Henry, Alabama, United States, his father, Alfred M Roney, was 24 and his mother, Clara Ann Elliott, was 17. He married Martha Jane Sanderson from 1892 to 1930. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Laurel, Jones, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 2, Jones, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 January 1948, in Jones, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Jones, Mississippi, United States.
Irish (Down) and Manx: from Irish Ó Ruanaidh, see Rooney .