LOONEY, SAMUEL (?–1834). Samuel Looney, early settler and soldier, attended the Convention of 1832 as a delegate from the Snow (Neches) River District (present-day Tyler County). He served on the committee for Indian affairs and protection of the frontier and on the committee to draft a report on the expediency of separate statehood for Texas. Looney subsequently fought in the Texas Revolution. In 1834 Charles S. Taylor, acting alcalde at Nacogdoches, found Looney guilty of being an accessory to the murder of Charles Luigi. The murderer, Barney Finch, another accomplice, John Saunders, and Looney were hanged on February 8, 1834.
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