When Hezekiah Olney was born in 1751, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Jeremiah Olney, was 43 and his mother, Susanna Browne, was 36. He married Orpha J. Hawkins on 27 March 1774, in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 December 1822, in Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.
English: habitational name from Olney in Buckinghamshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Olla + Old English ēg ‘island’.