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Family HistoryFamily History - Charles Timothy Senay

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This family history features Charles Timothy Senay and seven of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Charles Timothy Senay,1 born February 1871, the son of Timothy Senay and Emily _____.1, 2 Charles married, ca. 1892, Luella Mabel Tefft (born 15 September 1873 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, the daughter of John H. Tefft and Ellen O. Boyens;3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Luella died 12 August 1960 in New London, New London County, Connecticut8). Their marriage ended in divorce before 1900.2 Luella is buried in Carey Cemetery, Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut.8

+2i. Charles Timothy Senay, Jr., born 5 February 1892 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; died 2 August 1969 in Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut. Married Ellen Brent Pearson Myatt.

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 95, Sheet 2B
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 475, Sheet 3A. Charles is shown as divorced, and living with his mother Emily Senay and sister Lida E. Senay.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Windham County, Town of Scotland, Enumeration District 146, Page 5.
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut, New London County, New London, Enumeration District 515, Sheet 2B.
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Connecticut, New London County, New London, Enumeration District 261, Sheet No. 18B, family of Luella M. Senay (46, Connecticut, widow); border Frank Morris (44, Connecticut, brakeman, railroad).
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, New London, Enumeration District 6-26, Sheet No. 17A, family of Luella M. Senay (56, Connecticut, widow); roomer Frank R. Morris (54, Connecticut, brakeman, railroad); roomer Wesley J. Bourne (46, Canadian, machinist, lube co.); roomer Roy Barston (42, Connecticut, chef, lunch cart).
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Connecticut, New London County, New London, Enumeration District 6-44, Sheet No. 14B, family of Luella M. Sinay (67, Connecticut, widow, prop. rooming house); lodger Wesley Bruce (62, Canada, divorced, chauffeur, private service).
  8. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Luella Senay, 12 August 1960.
Second Generation
2. Charles Timothy Senay, Jr.2 (Charles1), born 5 February 1892 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut;1, 2, 3, 4, 5 died 2 August 1969 in Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut.1, 2, 6 Charles married, 25 June 1921 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, Ellen Brent Pearson Myatt9 (born 25 March 1903, the daughter of John Walter Myatt and Martha Fowle;5, 7 Ellen died 13 January 1985 in Fulton County, Georgia7, 8). Charles is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.6

Charles was born in Norwich and lived there during his early life. He graduated from Trinity College in 1915, having previously attended the University of Connecticut. In 1915, earned his masters degree in biology from the University of Illinois. He taught school in Massachusetts until he joined the army in November 1916 as a second lieutenant. During his 31 years in the Army, he attained the rank of colonel and earned numerous American and foreign decorations, including the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, Silver Star, Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal with four battle clasps and the Defensive Sector clasp. Among his assignments during World War II, he organized the 2694th Technical Supervision Regiment which was in charge of guarding all Italian prisoners of war in North Africa. He retired in 1947 due to a physical disability. His survivors included his wife, Ellen Brent Senay, a daughter, Ellen B. Jones, a son, Lt. Col. David C. Senay, five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.6


+3i. Ellen Brent Senay, born 7 February 1927 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina; died 19 September 2000 in Naples, Collier County, Florida. Married (1) John M. Jones Married (2) Robert Graeme Smith.
 4ii. David Charles Senay, born ca. January 1930 in Kansas.5

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Charles Senay, no. 042-30-9409
  2. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Charles T. Senay, 2 August 1969
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Windham County, Enumeration District 512, Sheet 2A. Charles is living with Elizabeth (Chapman) Weaver, the step-sister of his mother Luella (Tefft) Senay.
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut, New London County, New London, Enumeration District 515, Sheet 2B.
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation, Enumeration District 52-13, Sheet 95B, family of Charles and Ellen Senay.
  6. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Charles T. Senay, 3 August 1969
  7. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Ellen Brent Senay, no. 258-72-9349
  8. Georgia Deaths 1919-98, Ellen B. Senay, 13 Jan 1985.
  9. The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, Engagements, 15 May 1921, available at Ancestry.com; Myatt-Senay. Mrs. Martha Fowle Myatt announces the engagement of her daughter, Ellen Brent Pearson, to Captain Charles T. Senay, United States infantry, The wedding to take place June 25, at Christ church, Raleigh, N. C.
Third and Fourth Generations
3. Ellen Brent Senay3 (Charles,2 Charles1), born 7 February 1927 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina;1, 2, 3 died 19 September 2000 in Naples, Collier County, Florida.1, 3 Ellen married, first, ca. 1946, John M. Jones4 (born ____, parents not determined). Ellen married, second, 11 May 1974 in Harwinton, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Robert Graeme Smith3, 6 (born 24 April 1926, parents not determined;5 Robert died 4 April 1978 in Collier County, Florida5).

Ellen was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, a proud Mayflower descendant and the great-granddaughter of Governor Fowle of North Carolina. She attended Vasser College and earned a masters degree in fine arts from Tulane University. Ellen was a professor of theater arts at the University of Connecticut and the educational program director at the Hartford Stage Company. In her later years, she was a long time resident of Naples, Florida, where she volunteered at Naples Players. Ellen was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church and she worked at a thrift shop in Naples. She was survived by four children from her first marriage, two step children from her second marriage, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.3


+5i. Candice Carol Jones, born 19 December 1947 in Florida. Married Robert Joseph David.
 6ii. Melanie Ellen Jones, born 17 September 1952 in Chincoteague, Virginia.4, 7
 7iii. Charles Henry Jones.
 8iv. John Raleigh Jones.

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Ellen B. Smith, no. 118-22-1228
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation, Enumeration District 52-13, Sheet 95B, family of Charles and Ellen Senay.
  3. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Ellen Brent Senay Jones Smith, 24 September 2000
  4. Birth Announcement, The Day, New London, Connecticut, 1 October 1952: A daughter, Malaine Ellen, born 17 September in Chincoteague, Virginia, to Lieutenant and Mrs. John M. Jones of Horntown, Virginia. Mrs. Jones is the daughter of Charles T. Senay.
  5. Florida Death Index 1877-1998; available at Ancestry.com. Smith, R. Graeme, 4 April 1978
  6. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Robert G. Smith, age 49. Bride: Ellen B. Jones, age 47. Marriage Date: 11 May 1974. Marriage Place: Harwinton, Litchfield, CT.
  7. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.