Revolutionary War veteran to get headstone on grave

October 23, 2019

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will place a headstone on the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier.

The Kingsport Times News reports the marker is for Pvt. Michael Looney, who participated in a precursor to the Revolutionary War known as Lord Dunmore’s War, as part of the Virginia militia.

State of Franklin Chapter President Don Hills says Looney is still considered a Revolutionary War veteran. Looney moved to an area east of Rogersville in 1780.

Hills says chapter members will hold a ceremony with uniformed color guard in period dress at the Looney Family Cemetery near Surgoinsville on Sunday.

The State of Franklin refers to an attempt to create a new state in what is now East Tennessee at the end of the Revolutionary War.


This story has been corrected to show that the chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution chapter is in East Tennessee.


Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net