Looney, James (1800–unknown)

By: Melissa G. Wiedenfeld

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: June 19, 2020

James Looney, early settler, was born in Kentucky in 1800 and moved to Texas in 1828 as a single man. He attended the Convention of 1832 as a delegate from the Snow (Neches) River District (now Tyler County). According to General Land Office records, Looney applied for a land grant but never received it. He was probably the brother of Samuel and Joseph K. Looney, who were delegates to the Convention of 1832 from the Snow River and Lavaca districts. These Looneys were all from Kentucky and arrived in Texas in 1828.

Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Melissa G. Wiedenfeld, “Looney, James,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/looney-james.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 19, 2020