April 15, 2007

John Looney Jr. 1784

( Clyde's G-G-G-G-Grandfather )

Born: 1784 Augusta County VA
John Looney Sr.
Mother: Esther Renfro

John Jr. married
Elizabeth WALKER March 29, 1804, in Botetourt county
Born:   February 5, 1787 in Pennsylvania
  George Walker Sr.
Mother: Margaret (Hefner) Walker

Notes for Elizabeth:
Elizabeth (Walker) Looney later, in 1817 married William E. Reynolds.

John Jr. and Elizabeth had the following children:

    • Joseph Looney b. 1 March 1805.

    • John Looney b March 1807.

    • Sarah Looney b. ca 1808; m. (Botetourt bond) 20 June 1829 by George Adams, M.N.S. to Jonathan Givens (Wm. E. Reynolds, Gdn.).

    • William Looney b. ca 1810.


John Looney Jr. was born ca 1784, presumably after the death of a younger brother John, and married 29 March 1804 Elizabeth daughter of George Walker Sr. in Botetourt County, Virginia. (Botetourt Mar. Reg. 540; John Helms, minister.)

On 9 June 1807 John Looney Jr. received from his father John Looney Sr., for love and affection and five dollars, 200 acres in the valley of Sinking Creek, mention being made of a corner of the grant to Peter Looney on Stone Run of Craig's Creek. (For plots see Surveyor’s Book 3, 408, 447, 460; Botetourt Deeds 9, 309.)

At the 1810 census of Botetourt County John Looney Jr., aged 26-45, with female 16-26, had 3 males and 1 female all under 10 years.

There is a record of a John (3) Looney serving in the War of 1812 with Robert and Joseph Looney. The Pay Rolls of Militia in the Virginia Archives for the 121st Regiment, Botetourt County, commanded by Colonel James McDowell show that John Walker, Ensign, John Looney, Corp. and "Robert Looney Corp. (or Joseph)" were on the payroll during 11 July to 28 September 1813.

An appraisement and inventory of John’s estate was reported at May Court, 1814. (Botetourt Wills B, 422.) The widow Elizabeth Looney was married to William E. Reynolds (bond 26 June 1817. Botetourt Mar. Reg. 246.) In December 1825 John Looney’s land was divided, naming the heirs.


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