Seney, Robert a veteran Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Queen Anne, Maryland, October 12, 1799. He lost his father while yet an infant, was educated in New York city, graduated from Columbia College in 1815, studied law, was converted, licensed to exhort, travelled some time with Reverend Nathan Bangs, and in 1820 entered the New York Conference. That year he served Granville Circuit; in 1821, New Rochelle; in 1822, Wethersfield, Connecticut; in 1823, Poughkeepsie; in 1824, Middlebury, Vermont; in 1825, Flushing; in 1826 and 1827, New York city; in 1828
and 1829, Newburgh; in 1830 and 1831, Sandy Hill and Glen's Falls; in 1832, White Plains and Greenburg; in 1833, White Plains; in 1834, New Haven; in 1835, Vesey Street and Mulberry Street, New York city; in 1836, Mulberry Street, alone; in 1837 and 1838, Third Street, Brooklyn; in 1839 and 1840, Newburgh; in 1841 and :1842, First Church, Poughkeepsie; in 1843 and 1844, Allen Street Church, New York city; in 1845, Mariner's Methodist Episcopal Chapel; in 1846 and 1847, Washington Street, Brooklyn; in 1848, Danbury, Connecticut; in 1849, Carlton Avenue Church, Brooklyn; in 1850, Washington Street Church. as supernumerary; in 1851, South Brooklyn Home Mission, and in 1852 and 1853 supernumbrary at Brooklyn, where he continued to reside until the close of his life, July 1, 1854. Mr. Seney was eminently devoted and successful, able and winning. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 7:687; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.