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LOONEY, JOSEPH K. (?–?). Joseph K. Looney, a member of Green DeWitt's colony, moved from Kentucky to Texas in 1828 and later received title to land in Stephen F. Austin's third colony on Carancahuas Creek, in what is now Jackson County. The fact that he was granted only one-fourth league indicates that he was still single. During the Convention of 1832 he represented the Lavaca District. Although the evidence is circumstantial, Joseph K. and James Looney may have been brothers. They both came to Texas in the same year, both were from Kentucky, and both disappeared from Texas records about the same time.

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

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