Chief John Looney is documented as having made a Reservation claim in 1818 at Creek Path in what is now northern Alabama. This claim included the land upon which Black Fox lived and died.
From a book which I found on the internet, the following statement is made:
On May 2 while in Washington, D.C. Treaty party delegate Ezekiel Starr died. Soon after, on the
fifteenth, John Looney, former Western chief, veteran of the Creek War, and nephew of former
chief Black Fox, also passed away. He was replaced by William S. Coodey, who, having
recovered from an illness incurred while attending the Comanche Peak treaty council in Texas,
hurried to Washington with his wife and servant, Then on June 12, Looney was followed in
death by Chief John Rogers, who was subject to epilepsy. Rogers, like Looney, was buried in
the congressional cemetery in Washington, his funeral being attended by a large crowd. Stand
Watie was a pallbearer.
There are also Cherokee Nation resident statements given on behalf of a person attempting to gain recognition of their Cherokee ancestry by the Daws Commission and these statements both claim that John Looney was 3/4 Cherokee. If Chief John Looney were 3/4 Cherokee, then there is NO way that his father could have been the white John Looney b. 1744 as many now want to claim. I say this because everyone knows that Chief Black Fox was full blood and a male or female sibling of Black Fox would also have been full blood. Now everyone knows that when a full blood Cherokee is mixed with a full blood white, their offspring are 1/2 blood (white-Cherokee). For Chief John Looney to have been considered as 3/4 blood Cherokee, one (1) of his parents was 1/2 Cherokee-white and the other was full blood Cherokee, or to put it another way, three (3) out of his four (4) of Chief John Looney's grandparents were full blood Cherokee and only one (1) was full blood white.
For Chief John Looney to meet the criteria of being the Nephew of Black Fox while at the same time being considered 3/4 blood Cherokee, the person who married Chief Black Fox's full blood sibling had to have been a half blood Cherokee. With todays DNA testing and multiple descendants having taken the DNA test, we know for a fact that the white John Looney, who was born 1744, did not have any native american ancestry.
Larry W Johnson, Descendant of John and Elizabeth (Rentfro) Looney