John  W.  Looney

          John W. Looney was born in Union Township, June 15, 1836, and was the son of  John W. and  Matilda (Ward) Looney, natives of Kentucky, but was married in Rush County August 5, 1830. John W. Looney, Sr. first came to Rush County in the fall of 1821. His death occurred in 1868; his first wife survived him until 1883, when she was called away; they were members of the Christian Church. For a number of years he held the position of Postmaster at Farmington. He was the son of  David Looney, a native of South Carolina, who was a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Our subject was reared on the farm and farming has been his life occupation. On September 12, 1858, he was united in marriage in Tazewell County, Ill., to  Miss Mary F. Hammonds, daughter of  Peter and  Nancy (Thomas) Hammonds, who were natives of Kentucky. Mrs. Looney was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, January 10, 1833. This union was blessed with nine children of whom  Isalina,  George Alfred,  Matilda,  John A., and  Mary A, are living. Mr. and Mrs. Looney are members of the Christian Church. Politically, Mr. Looney is a staunch Republican, and was at one time Trustee of Union Township, and also Assessor.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.

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