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John Seney of Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
Posted by: Melinda Pennington Date: September 06, 1999 at 15:47:26
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(France, England, Queen Anne's Co., MD, VA, Clemont Co. & Green Co., OH, Madison Co., KY, Shelby Co., IN, Macon Co., MO, Craig Co., OK)

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 SENEY was born 1694. He married //.

Child of JOHN SENEY and // is:
2. i. SOLOMON2 SENEY SR., b. 1710; d. 1761-1762.

Generation No. 2

2. SOLOMON2 SENEY SR. (JOHN1) was born 1710, and died 1761-1762. He married (1) MARY NEVIL 23 Apr 1732 in Queen Annes Co., MD. He married (2) ANN NEVIL 28 May 1747 in Church Hill, Queen Annes Co., MD.

1. The following is quoted from "Our Ancestoral History - 1505-1986" beginning on page 59 by Selah Pomeroy Thayer, II:

The Seney branch of our family were French Protestants (Huguenots), members of the Reformed Church of France who were forced to flee their native country because of religious war, massacre, and persecution. They arrived in America via way of England, settling in Queens Annes Co., MD during the later part of the seventeenth century.

The original French spelling of the Seney name was Senet - pronounced Senay. Living among English speaking people, the letter y became a substitute for the t, afterwich the sound of a quickly gave place to the letter e in the pronounciation. Thus for the past nearly 300 years the name Seney has been the English-American counterpart of the French name Senet.

Our first ancestor bearing the Seney name of whom we have record was Solomon Seney whose name is recorded in the St. Luke's Parish Church register, Church Hill, Queen Annes Co., MD.

Solomon Seney named the following in his Will dated September 7, 1761. Probated April 5, 1763. Second wife, Ann (Nevil) Seney, children; Nevil Seney, John Seney and Solomon Seney, Jr.

Children of SOLOMON SENEY and MARY NEVIL are:
4. ii. JOHN SENEY, b. 1733; d. Apr 1795, Church Hill, Queen Annes Co., MD.
5. iii. SOLOMON SENEY JR., b. 1739, VA.

Generation No. 3

3. NEVIL3 SENEY (SOLOMON2, JOHN1). He married //.

Nevil Seney was listed in his fathers Will dated September 7, 1761. Probated on April 5, 1763.
Nevil Seney was also listed in the Queen Annes Co., MD Census for 1776. He was married, had a son between 12 and 16 years of age, and a daughter under 12. He was also the owner of one slave.

Child of Nevil Seney and // is:
i. //4 SENEY, b. 1764-1776.

4. JOHN3 SENEY (SOLOMON2, JOHN1) was born 1733, and died Apr 1795 in Church Hill, Queen Annes Co., MD. He married RUTH BENTON.

In the "Archives of Maryland" Vol. 16, page 243, is the following record:

"Commission issued in June, 1777 to John Seney Lt. Col. 5th Battalion of Malitia in Queen Annes County, MD" - Revolutionary War.
Quoted from Seney book: John Seney was an industrious man, the owner of 11 slaves.

Children of John Seney and Ruth Benton are:
7. v. SAMUEL SENEY, b. Abt 1755; d. 1794.
vi. JOSHUA SENEY, b. 4 Mar 1756, Near Church Hill, Queen Annes Co., MD; d. 20 Oct 1798, Near Church Hill, Queen Annes Co., MD; m. (1) DEBORAH BISHOP; m. (2) FRANCIS NICHOLSON, 1 May 1790.

5. SOLOMON3 SENEY JR. (SOLOMON2, JOHN1) was born 1739 in VA. He married // in WV.

Quoted from the Seney Book: Solomon Seney, Jr. was a youngster of adventurous spirit according to James M. (Big Jim) Seney, his great-grandson (born 1844, died 1925). Solomon went to Western Virginia where romance blossomed with a young Indian girl of the Shawnee Nation, who became his wife and gave him a son named David Seney.

Child of SOLOMON SENEY and // is:
8. i. DAVID4 SENEY, b. 9 Apr 1762, VA; d. 9 Aug 1817, Clemont Co., OH.

Generation No. 4


Child of Robert Seney and Jane Ingraham is:
9. i. GEORGE INGRAHAM5 SENEY, b. 12 May 1826, NY; d. 1893, NY.

7. SAMUEL4 SENEY (JOHN3, SOLOMON2, JOHN1) was born Abt 1755, and died 1794. He married MARY //.

Children of Samuel Seney and Mary // are:
i. JOSHUA G.5 SENEY, b. 1789; m. SARAH ANN ABBOTT, 21 Dec 1836, Queen Annes Co., MD.
ii. SAMUEL JR. SENEY, b. 1791; m. CATHERINE REYNOLDS, 24 Apr 1834, Queen Annes Co., MD.

8. DAVID4 SENEY (SOLOMON3, SOLOMON2, JOHN1) was born 9 Apr 1762 in VA, and died 9 Aug 1817 in Clemont Co., OH. He married AVERILLA SNOW in KY, daughter of HENRY SNOW and ELIZABETH HALE.

David and Averilla (Snow) Seney were among the earliest settlers of Kentucky, living there until shortly after the close of the "War of 1812". They then moved to Ohio where David contracted a fever then prevalent in the new unsettled country and died soon after reaching there. All the 14 children born to this union was born in KY, with the exception of the youngest, David Jr. whom was born in OH nearly 3 months after his fathers death. All their birth and death dates were recorded by their mother in her old family bible published by J. Emory and B. Waugh for the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1832. J. Collord, Printer.

Soon after the death of her husband, Averilla (Snow) Seney moved from Ohio to Indiana in 1826 with her nine children. They all settled on Big Blue River near Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN. Two of her children made Indiana their permanent homes.

In 1835, Averilla (Snow) Seney moved once again westward accompanying her seven remaining children with their families to North Missouri. Traveling by ox team and covered wagon through open thinly settled country, fording the streams and crossing the Mississippi River on the ice during the extreme cold of winter, they finally reached their destination, where they all settled in a group in what later became Macon Co. MO. She was a long way from her old Virginia home when she passed away seven years later.

Children of DAVID SENEY and AVERILLA SNOW are:
i. //5 SENEY, b. 19 Feb 1794, Madison Co., KY; d. 9 Mar 1794.
10. ii. ELIZABETH SENEY, b. 22 Jan 1795, Madison Co., KY; d. 16 Aug 1838, Prob. Shelby Co., IN.
11. iii. MARY SENEY, b. 5 Mar 1797, Madison Co., KY; d. 7 Jul 1851, Macon Co., MO.
12. iv. JOSHUA SENEY, b. 31 Jan 1799, Madison Co., KY; d. 27 Dec 1879, Macon Co., MO.
13. v. FANNIE SENEY, b. 22 Jun 1801, Madison Co., KY.
14. vi. HEMSLEY SENEY, b. 15 Aug 1805, Madison Co., KY; d. 20 Mar 1865, Near Old Bloomington, Macon Co., MO.
15. vii. IRA SENEY, b. 18 Apr 1807, Madison Co., KY; d. 3 Nov 1845, Macon Co, MO.
16. viii. JANE SENEY, b. 8 Jul 1803, Madison Co., KY; d. 26 Aug 1845, Macon Co, MO.
ix. MARTHA SENEY, b. 11 Jun 1808, Madison Co., KY; d. 27 Sep 1812, Madison Co., KY.
x. KATHERINE SENEY, b. 27 Aug 1810, Madison Co., KY; d. 22 Mar 1838, Prob. Shelby Co., IN; m. // HARSON.
xi. // SENEY, b. Madison Co., KY; d. Madison Co., KY.
xii. // SENEY, b. Madison Co., KY; d. Madison Co., KY.
xiii. // SENEY, b. Madison Co., KY; d. Madison Co., KY.
17. xiv. DAVID JR. SENEY, b. 5 Nov 1817, Clermont Co., OH; d. 1 Jun 1855, MO or MS River.


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