Col. David Looney, Sr.

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Col. David Looney, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Augusta (Now Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Blountsville, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Looney, Sr. and Elizabeth Looney
Husband of Margaret "Mary" Looney
Father of Elizabeth Looney; Sarah Gregg; Mary Looney; Robert Looney; Annis Crawford and 4 others
Brother of Martha Rowland; Thomas Looney; Robert Looney, Jr.; Adam Looney, Sr.; Daniel Looney and 19 others

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About Col. David Looney, Sr.

Notes for David Sr. Looney: 1744: Muddy Creek, 2 miles north of the Holston River, in what was then Washington Co., VA, but which became Sullivan County, North Carolina and eventually, Tennessee.

He was a young captain in the Colonial wars, a young major in the militia in the earliest days of the Revolution, when he served in the North Carolina Militia.His service was under the command of Colonel Isaac Shelby, who later appointed David Looney to the rank of Colonel. David served the duration of the Revolution and the fight for American Independence from Great Britian.When victory was achieved, he was awarded numerous land grants for his service to the cause of freedom. At was end, David remained active in the militia, but he also began to take an active leadership role in the growth and development of Sullivan County, NC

The General Assembly of NC had, in October 1779, passed legislation setting up a neighboring county to Washington Co.,This new county was named Sullivan County, to honor Revolutionary War hero, General John Sullivan.The Justices of the Peace in the new county, were, among several others, Isaac Shelby and David Looney.The men met on Feb. 7th, 1780 at the log home/fort of Moses Looney to organize the government of the new county.

Quoting the,SULLIVAN CO. NEWS, Vol 36, #6, dated February 7, 1980, Which was the 200th birthday of Sullivan Co, state: "John Rhea was appointed Clerk and Nathan Clark, Sheriff.Isaac Shelby exhibited a commission from Governor Caswell, of North Carolina, dated November 19th, 1779, appointing him Colonel-Commandant, of the county.Other commissions appointed were Henry Clark,k Lieutenant-Colonel, David Looney, First Major and John Shelby, Second Major, according to the documents.

Looney's Fort is still standing.Behind the protective covering of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pope, Sr., the log fort is virtually intact and Sullivan contains have the unique privilege of standing in the exact location where their county was officially organized 200 years ago."

DAR Lineage Books: Vol 112, ID# 111637 David Looney (1730-1810- Served as major and colonel, North Carolina troops.he was born in Augusta County, VA; died Sullivan County, Tenn. DAR Lineage Books: Vol 36, ID# 35046 David Looney (1738-1810), was appointed major 1779 and served under Col. Isaac Shelby.He was born in Augusta County, VA; died in Sullivan County, TN Also NO's 1786,2393,3934,4082,24408, 42084

More About David Sr. Looney: Burial: Occupation: Colonel in Revolutionary War, farmer Fact 3: David was appointed guardian to Margaret Looney, orphan of Daniel Looney Fact 4: 1766, Sold the homeplace near his parents Fact 5: 1770, Moved into the Holston on lands along the Indian frontier. Fact 6: 1774, Settled into a cabin on Muddy Crk. two miles N. of the Holston River. Fact 7: Military ranking: Capt. Major. Lt. Colonel then Colonel. Fact 8: 1779, Served as Major under Col. Isaac Shelby.

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Col. David Looney, Sr.'s Timeline

1735
1735
Augusta (Now Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
1765
May 29, 1765
Age 30
Augusta County, Virginia
1766
1766
Age 31
Augusta County, Virginia
1770
1770
Age 35
1770
Age 35
Tennessee, United States
1770
Age 35
Tennessee, United States
1777
December 7, 1777
Age 42
Sullivan County, Tennessee
1777
Age 42
Tennessee, United States
1779
December 7, 1779
Age 44
Tennessee, United States
1780
September 18, 1780
Age 45
Sullivan County, Tennessee