An American Family History

David Looney's Company


Lord Dunmore's War was from 1773 to 1774. This was a war between the Colony of Virginia and the the Shawnee and Mingo. A volunteer militia was formed for the war. One such volunteer company was under the command of a Captain Looney, whose mission was to guard the Clinch River frontier, and prevent or respond to hostile Indian raids. 

Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

A militia is a military unit composed of citizens who are called up in time of need.
Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a frontiersman who became an American folk hero. The Boone family were members of the Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. He is best know from his exploration of Virginia and Kentucky.

from Soldiers of Fincastle County, Virginia 1774 compiled by Mary B. Kegley, courtesy of Arthur Richard Little

Looney, David, Captain
Christian, Gilbert, Lieut.
Cox, John Lieut.
Boone, Daniel Lieut.
Anderson, John Ensign
Poage, William Ensign
Moore, William Sergt.
Hambles, Henry Sergt.
Abbot, James  
Adams, Jesse  
Alliot, Thomas  
Alliot, William  
Anderson, John  
Anderson, William  
Black, James  
Blackmore, Edward  
Blackmore, Joseph  
Bledsoe, Abraham  
Blithe, Thomas  
Boone, Israel  
Broyles, John  
Brigham, James  
Browne, Nathaniel  
Bucher, Samuel  
Buma, William  
Bunch, James  
Bunch, Micajah  
Bush, James  
Campbell, Henry  
Campbell, James  
Campbell, James  
Carr, Gilbert  
Carr, William  
Carr, William  
Cater, Deal  
Clendennen, John  
Coalter, John  
Colhoun, David  
Collins, John  
Connaday, Richard  
Connell, Larry  
Coulter, John  
Cowan, Samuel  
Cox, David  
Cox, John, Jr.  
Cox, John, Sr.  
Craig, John  
Crank, John  
Daugherty, Michael  
Dean, Julius  
Dean, William  
Dickenson, Archibald  
Donnaho, John  
Dougherty, Robert  
Duncan, Rolly,  
Duncan, William  
Dunlop, Joseph  
Faine (or Faire), George  
Fielder, Abraham  
Forman, John  
Fowler, Thomas  
Frye, John  
Fryley, Frederick  
Geason, William  
Gess, John  
Gilgore, Charles  
Granes?, Lewis  
Grant, Alexander  
Green, James  
Grymes, Ephraim  
Hambleton, James  
Hambleton, William  
Hance, John  
Hash, Thomas  
Hawkins, Aaron  
Hawkins, Matthew  
Hawkins, Nathan  
Hayes, William  
Hays, John  
Hinds, Richard  
Hoggan, Humphrey  
Hoggin, Daniel  
Hoggin, Humphrey  
Hollis, Joshua  
Johnson, Thomas  
Jones, George  
Kincaid, John  
Kincaid, John, Jr.  
King, Robert  
Lewis, Jacob  
Little, Andrew  
Little, Matthias  
Little, Valentine  
Looney, Moses  
Malone, John  
Malone, John, Jr.  
Manday, James  
Manlesfield, Daivd  
Manlesfield, Jesse  
Maxfield, George  
Maxfield, Micajah  
McBrune, William  
McClellan, Abraham  
McCorkle, John  
Miller, John  
Miller, John Frederick  
Mitchell, William  
Moore, Joseph  
Moore, Joseph, Jr.  
Morgan, Edward  
Morrason, Peter  
Mount, Matthias  
Mounts, John  
Newberry, Joseph  
Nicholson, Benjamin  
Osborne, Enoch  
Osborne, Ephraim  
Osborne, Stephen  
Patterson, Robert  
Patterson, William  
Patterson, William  
Philips, Philip  
Philips, William  
Pitman, William  
Pitts, Lewis  
Porter, Samuel  
Purvines, William  
Rice, John  
Ritchie, Alexander  
Roach, Charles  
Roberts, David  
Roberts, Henry  
Roberts, William  
Roberts, William  
Rogers, Deswell  
Rosebrook, William  
Russell, Edward  
Russell, William, Jr.  
Simpson, James  
Smith, Edmund  
Smith, John  
Stanton, Richard  
Thornton, William  
Tremble, William  
Underwood, Samuel  
Vaughn, William  
Veaver, Isaac  
Walling, James  
Walling, Joseph  
Ward, James  
Wharton, James  
Williams, Edward  
Williams, Robert  
Young, Ezekiel  

In 1774 Governor Dunmore declared war against Native Americans. The war ended after Virginia's victory in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. However, during the American Revolution, the Indian nations regained power and mobilized to attack the colonists.
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.