Hezekiah Olney

Male1751–29 December 1822

Brief Life History of Hezekiah

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.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Olney
Orpha J. Hawkins
Marriage: 27 March 1774
Elizabeth Olney
Jeremiah Olney
Joseph Olney
Rachel Olney
Abigail Olney
Tryphena Olney
Hezekiah Olney

Sources (22)

  • Hezekiah Olney, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Hezekiah Olney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hezekiah in entry for Jeremiah Olney, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1774Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America

    Age 12

    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

    1772 · The Gaspee Affair

    Age 21

    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.


    Age 25

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

    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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