Joseph Olney, Captain (1737 - 1814) MP

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Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States
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During the war for Independence, Joseph was active in the Naval Service, and commanded the Cabot and Queen of France (ships). He was one of the committee chosen to select a uniform for the American Navy, in Boston, March 1777. He lived on North Main street at the corner of Olney Street.

Captain Joseph Olney, born at Providence, Rhode Island, July 14, 1737, died at Hudson, New York, in 1814. He belonged to a family long identified with Providence, Rhode Island, several representatives of which held important commissions during the Revolutionary War. Captain Olney had been a seafaring man prior to the outbreak of the Revolution, and in 1775 was commissioned by Continental Congress, second lieutenant in the infant navy, and was promoted to captain, October 10, 1776, and commanded the armed boats, "Cabot", and "Queen of France", at different periods. He was one of the committee appointed by Congress to select uniforms for the officers and men of the American navy in March, 1777.

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Captain Joseph Olney's Timeline

1737
July 14, 1737
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1762
November 28, 1762
Age 25
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1763
1763
Age 25
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1765
1765
Age 27
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1767
1767
Age 29
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1769
1769
Age 31
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1774
June 9, 1774
Age 36
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1776
1776
Age 38
1814
1814
Age 76
Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States