Jeremiah Olney

0LNEY, Jeremiah, soldier, born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1750; died there, 10 November, 1812. Married Sarah, a daughter of Governor Cooke. His ancestor, the Reverend Thomas Olney, was a founder of the Baptist church in this country. He joined the patriot army at the beginning of the Revolution, and participated in the battles of Red Bank, Springfield, Monmouth, and Yorktown. After the war he received the appointment of first collector at the port of Providence from President Washington, and was president of the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati.

He was cousins with Stephen Olney and Coggeshall Olney.


Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1889 & edited Stanley L. Klos, 1999

Lovell, Louise Lewis. Israel Angell, Colonel of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment. [New York]: Knickerbocker Press, 1921.

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