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  • ID: I4239
  • Name: Joshua SENEY
  • Surname: Seney
  • Given Name: Joshua
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 Mar 1756 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • Death: 20 Oct 1798 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • Burial: St. Luke's Church, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _UID: CFA98F6F9731D5118680EF90A100BA0B0F83
  • Note:
    1. SENEY, Joshua, a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born near Church Hill, Queen Annes County, Md., March 4, 1756; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1773; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; high sheriff of Queen Annes County in 1779; member of the State house of delegates 1785-1787; Member of the Continental Congress in 1788; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected to the First and Second Congresses and served from March 4, 1789, until his resignation May 1, 1792, to accept a judicial appointment; chief justice of the third judicial district of Maryland, 1792-1796; died near Church Hill, Queen Annes County, Md., October 20, 1798; interment in a private cemetery on the Everett farm, between Church Hill and Sudlersville, Md.

    2. Marriages & Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, Surnames, S-T, Page 287

    Seney, Joshua, member elect to the represent of the 7th dist of Md in the U. S. House of Reps., died Sat. , soth inst., at his residence in Q. A. Co., leaving a widow and three small children. (BFG, 29 OCt. 1798)

    3. Edward C. Papenfuse, Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan, and Gregory A. Stiverson, A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1985
  • Change Date: 30 Apr 2006 at 09:27:24



    Father: John SENEY b: ABT 1733 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    Mother: Ruth BENTON b: 1737

    Marriage 1 Deborah HAWKINS b: ABT 1755
    • Married: By 1788

    Marriage 2 Frances (Fanny) NICHOLSON b: 24 Mar 1771 in New York, New York
    • Married: 1 May 1790 in New York, New York
    • Note:
      1. Marriage Notice

      Seney, Hon. Joshua. At New York, Hon. J. S., Member of Congress, to Miss Fanny Nicholson, of that city. The Miss Nicholson's have been very fortunate - in attracting the attention of the Rulers of the Nation - One of them was some time since married to the Most Hon. William Few,of the Senate - and another, we are told, is now addressed by a very worthy member from Virginia. Nor are these Ladies more fortunate than meritouious (S. May 15, 1790)

      2. Joshua, Esq. Seney found in:
      New York #2, 1740s-1880s Marriage Index
      Comments: The gender of Joshua, Esq. Seney is male. Spouse: Fanny Nicholson Marriage Date: May 1790 The following source has been recorded for this marriage: NEW YORK MAGAZINE 1790-05 The following additional information has been recorded for this marriage: IN N.Y.;HE'S A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM MARTLAND; SHE'S FROM N.Y.

      3. Joshua Seney found in:
      New York #2, 1740s-1880s Marriage Index
      Comments: The gender of Joshua Seney is male. Spouse: Fanny Nicholson Marriage Date: Feb 27, 1790 The following source has been recorded for this marriage: LADIES WEEKLY MUSEUM 1790-03-08 The following additional information has been recorded for this marriage: HE:A REP IN CONGRESS FROM MD;SHE IS D/O COMMODORE N. OF NYC;SAT.LAST BY REV LINN
      1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Frances Nicholson SENEY c: 1791 in New York City, New York
    2. Has No Children John SENEY
    3. Has Children Joshua SENEY Jr. b: 20 Nov 1793 in Maryland
    4. Has Children Robert SENEY b: 12 Oct 1797 in Maryland

    Sources:
    1. Title: Eastern Shore Newspaper Abstracts
      Text: May 18, 1790
      Married Sat. 1st of May Hon. Joshua Seney to Miss Fanny Nicholson, Dau of Commodoore Nicholson of New York
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