MAGUIRE CEMETERY, COLUMBIA, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
LOONEY, (?), born 1735 in Virginia; died 1810 in Tennessee. mar. Mary Ann McClellan in 1755 in Virginia.
This box tomb top was protruding out of the ground and is probably the top for the dismantled "David Looney" memorial, husband of Mary Ann. It has no inscription indicating the inscription is on the side of the box tomb as was a common practice.
Tombstone inscription not found in 1986, nor in 2009. I saw partially buried tops and sides that could contain the inscription but they were so many, mingled, mangled and half buried that it was not possible to uncover & sort this out in the period of time I had. If this is David Looney's memorial and he is born in 1735, then his birth is one of, if not, the earliest in the county.
Photo and information by Wayne Austin 24 Feb 2009. Dates and bio listing from Shirley Going (firstname.lastname@example.org) 30 Oct 2008