Anny <I>Greenway</I> Looney

Anny Greenway Looney

Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Jan 1862 (aged 81)
Harper, St. Clair County, Missouri, USA
Burial Harper, St. Clair County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 30390753 · View Source
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Anny Littlefoot was reported to be of Cherokee ancestry. Some thought Chickasaw.

Sometime after 1819 Isam and Anny took their family and left Tennessee. They went across the border to Jackson County, Alabama. Isam's family among other settlers had been asked to leave this portion of Tennessee by orders from Washington, D.C.....because it was still legally Indian territory at this time. A petition was signed by the settlers protesting the order---apparently to no avail. The settlers had a good relationship with the Indians....many had married Indian girls...but the orders were specific "The settlers had to move." A few years later, census records reveal that some of these same settlers were again back in the same counties of Tennessee that they had been asked to leave, but Isam and his family were still in Jackson County,Alabama in 1830. Sometime after that they began their trek westward and by 1840 Isam and Anny and most of their children were in Greene County, Missouri in the Walnut Grove-Springfield area. (Some of the other branches of the Looney family were their much earlier.) Some of Isam and Anny's married children remained in this area to raise their families, but Isam and Anny moved to St. Clair County. In 1841 he filed for patent for land there and in 1845 he received title for homestead rights. After Isam's death, his estate was sold to the highest bidder. In the Osceola, Missouri courthouse his widow, Ann Looney bought the property. Billy D. Crabtree lives on a portion of this same land owned by Isam and Anny Looney. It has been in his family for several generations. Isam and Anny are buried on the property. The cemetery is called "Old Liberty Cemetery". Their daughter Nancy Loony Copenhaver and her husband Thomas are buried next to Isam and Anny.-Information from Bernice Mowell Raymer


Their suggestion:
you forgot to put there son name in William j looney 1800

Their suggestion:
Please correct the First Name spelled "Anny" per her headstone. Also, her maiden name was Greenway, daughter of William Greenway, Rev. War Soldier who died in Washington Co, TN in April 1839. He names one of his daughters, Anne Looney, in his will which was written that same year. If you would like a copy of the will let me know.

I too have seen the speculation on her name being "Littlefoot", but as of yet I have not seen that actually written in any historical record. It may have had more to do with a birth defect rather than Native American Ancestry.


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  • Created by: Caryn Hood
  • Added: 7 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30390753
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anny Greenway Looney (27 Oct 1780–13 Jan 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30390753, citing Old Liberty Cemetery, Harper, St. Clair County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Caryn Hood (contributor 46777279) .