|Birthplace:||Probably Ballagilley, Maughold Parish, Isle of Man|
|Death:||Died in Augusta, Virginia|
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About Daniel Looney
Daniel (2) Looney, (b. ca 1723, d. ca 1760) was on the muster roll of Augusta County in 1742. He patented 180 acres on Long Run on 20 August 1748, probably called the Draper Place. He lived there in 1753 or 1754 when Robert asked Absalom (2) and his family to come home and settle because of danger from the Indians at the outlying settlement where Absalom was living on the Bluestone, a branch of New River ... Jane (Evans) Looney (probably wife of Daniel) in 1760 sued Daniel Looney in chancery, but suit after several continuances was dismissed on Plaintiff's motion. On 11 October 1759 when Robt. divided his cattle between Peter and David, he reserved 2 horses for his son Daniel. Even as late as 24 May 1760 it is known that Daniel Looney was living -- Jane Looney sued him on writ of scirrefacias, but his attorney obtained imparlance until the next court. (Augusta Orders 6,218, 381.) Very soon thereafter, however, Daniel died and on 19 November 1760 his brother David (2) Looney gave bond as administrator of Dan's estate. The appraisement of Daniel's estate was mentioned as of 18 August 1761 and at this time Jane Evans, late Looney, asked for the administration of her husband's estate, hitherto granted to David Looney. It seems possible that the widow Jane Looney had married Alexander Evans who later, 2 October 1765, purchased 140 acres from Adam (2) and Hannah Looney who were then of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.(Augusta Deeds 13, 92.) On 18 October 1765 David Looney gave bond with James McDowell as the appointed guardian to Margaret Looney, orphan of Daniel Looney and granddaughter of Robert.