My Loopers look like this (none of my direct line was in KY):
Brenda Looper (my grandmother), b. IT, OK Walter Theodore Looper, b. Scott Co., AR Thomas Monroe Looper, b. AL Henry "Hence" Looper, b. Pickens Co., SC Samuel Looper, b. Iredell Co., NC Joseph Looper, b. Cumberland Co., PA Unknown Looper, b. abt 1720
Walter Theodore Looper married Nevada Louisa Abbott, daughter of George Abbott and Emma Walker. I don't know anything more about the Abbott line, except that they were in AR.