Susanna Olney

28 May 1778–20 November 1856 (Age 78)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Olney was born on 28 May 1778, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Ezekiel B Olney, was 32 and her mother, Mary Warner, was 29. She married Nathan Howard on 24 November 1801, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 20 November 1856, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Howard
Susanna Olney
Marriage: 24 November 1801
Hiram Howard
Warner Howard
Rosetta Howard
Mary Howard

Spouse and Children

24 November 1801
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Warner




World Events (8)

1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 2

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Susanna in entry for Hiram Howard, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Susanna in entry for Warner Howard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Susanna in entry for Rosetta Howard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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