John L Looman

Brief Life History of John L

When John L Looman was born on 28 December 1816, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Moses Looman, was 23 and his mother, Lucy Higginbotham, was 28. He married Anne Tacy Watson on 16 March 1841, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marion, Virginia, United States in 1850 and District 7, Mason, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 10 April 1900, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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John L Looman
1816–1900
Anne Tacy Watson
1819–1879
Marriage: 16 March 1841
James Looman
1842–1911
Joshua L Looman
1843–1931
Eugenius C Looman
1845–1890
Sarah Ann Looman
1847–1878
David Lindsay Looman
1849–1938
Mary Looman
1851–1875
John Wesley Looman Jr
1854–1929
Owen Hawker Looman
1856–1932
Robert Vincent Looman
1859–1912

Sources (51)

  • John Looman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Sooman, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • John Looman, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone living by a wood or brushland, Middle Dutch loo ‘light, open wood’ + man ‘man’.

Altered form of German Lohmann or Luhmann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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