Joseph Olney

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Olney was born on 13 October 1779, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Stephen Olney, was 24 and his mother, Dorcas Smith, was 26. He married Phebe Smith on 25 April 1802, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 6 August 1859, in his hometown, at the age of 79, and was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Joseph Olney
Phebe Smith
Marriage: 25 April 1802
Edmund Joseph Olney
Caroline Frances Olney
Eliza Brown Olney
Henry Dexter Olney
Emily Jenethan Olney
Candace M. Olney
Eva P Olney
Freelove Maria Olney

Sources (18)

  • Joseph Olney, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Joseph Olney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Olney in entry for Nelson Anthony and Freelove M Olney, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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World Events (8)

1780 · French Occupy Newport

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

1781 · The First Constitution

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.

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 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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