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David Rinehart
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1790
Death: Feb. 3, 1876

Thanks to Lisa A. (Smith) Kellerman for this information:

"I have been doing a great deal of research on my own & confirmed my Great Grandmother (Henrietta Ann Rinehart 1892-1953, who married Archibald Harrison Faye Buck 1889-1970) was the daughter of Ames (Amer) Thomas. (Twin) Rinehart (1863-1937) & Cora Anne Shaw (1872-1942).

Ames was the son of Henry Rinehart, who appears to have been a first son of David & Rosanna Rinehart. Henry Rinehart was born October 10, 1817 in Augusta, Carroll, OH [died before 1880] - his spouse was Sarah Ann Adams (1841- ).

In my research, I've also found two other sons of David & Rosanna Rinehart: Owen B. Rinehart, B: 16 Sep 1821 in Augusta, Carroll, OH & Tighlman Rinehart, B: 23 Aug 1830 in Clark Hill, Clinton IN."
I read with great interest the information you received from Lisa Smith Kellerman and was VERY hopeful her Ancestor Henry Rinehart was the lost son of David and Rosanna Rinehart. While it is possible. It seems rather unlikely based on his age and birth place; the burial location in Minnesota lists him as a Veteran of the Civil War and his birthplace Pennsylvania. There does appear to be a 22 year age difference. If Henry was charged with piracy it is possible he did disappear. If exonerated in 1857 he could reappear. But it doesn't explain why he never contacted his family again.

Henry was their second child born on or about Oct 10, or 17th 1817 in Frankfort, Ross, Ohio. In the late 1830’s Henry left Indiana to join Sam Houston to fight for Texas independence. Our family history book states “after 1845, he was never heard from again and the family thought he had been killed by Indians. “ Another theory was he disappeared in the Yucatan. Henry Rinehart’s youngest brother, was born in 1839, while Henry was fighting in Texas. He was named Sam Houston Rinehart.
Coincidentally; there was a Private Henry Rinehart in the Texas Mounted Militia, he served with Capt. James P. Ownsby, during the Cherokee War 2 March – 9 Sep. 9 1839, with Lt Col D.J. Woodlief, and Col Edward Burleson. Burleson and his men also fought at The Battle of Plum Creek, August of 1840 in Texas. Rinehart enlisted again 6 May 1841-14 July 1841; Captain, G.M. Dolson, Spies for Travis Co. and again Sept 6 1841 with Captain . G.M. Dolson’s Minute Men. He was discharged 27 Nov 1841. In 1843 Henry Rinehart left Matagorda, Texas on the Schooner Luda bound for New Orleans arriving 11 March 1843. On March 22, 1843 he enlisted in the Texas Navy under the command of E.W Moore. The Ship was the Austin.
The story of the “Austin” is very interesting. The ship participated in the Battle of Campeche (Mexico) 30 April – 16 May 1843. Commodore Edwin Ward Moore had been waging a campaign against Mexican interests in the Gulf and disrupting commerce, because it was thought the Mexican army was planning an amphibious assault on Texas in order to recapture the province. Moore could not fully refit and rearm his ships without expending his own funds when he put in at New Orleans. (Note this was just about the time Henry Rinehart enlisted in the Texas, Navy) The government of Texas refused him more funds and Sam Houston ordered him back to Texas so the fleet could be sold. The fleet, upon being put up for auction in Galveston, was not sold at that time because the citizens of Galveston rioted, thereby preventing the auction. Moore disregarded Houston's orders, and allied himself with the government of the Republic of Yucatan, which was then in open rebellion against the central Mexican government. Yucatan paid Texas $8,000 a month for the services of the Texas Navy. Moore, now fully funded, sailed to lift the Mexican naval blockade of the port of Campeche.
On January 16, 1843, the Texas Congress ordered the sale of the Texas fleet. On June 1, 1843, Moore and the fleet had received Houston's proclamation accusing them of disobedience and piracy and suspending Moore from the Texas Navy. Houston even went so far as to ask for any friendly nation to capture and execute the Texas fleet. Moore returned to Galveston on July 14 and turned himself in at the port of Menard's Wharf, a hero to the people of Texas, and demanded a trial.
On March 3, 1857, Congress finally closed the books on Moore and the other officers by granting them five years of back pay at the salaries of corresponding U.S. Navy officers.
Although it fits the narrative; and is a remarkable story, I have nothing at this time to prove this was the son of David and Rosanna Rinehart.
I have written to the State Archives in Austin and am hoping they can offer more information regarding Henry Rinehart.

Cindy Rinehart


Rinehart Family History

David Rinehart was born in Pennsylvania the son of German speaking Swiss parents on 15 December 1790 on the banks of the Schuykill River; about 40 miles from the City of Brotherly Love. He was the first son and third child of Heinrich (Henry) and Catherine Rinehart. At the age of six, years, David was left fatherless, and with his widowed mother removed soon thereafter to the Shenandoah Valley; where they took up their residence in Staunton, Augusta County Virginia; in which he attained his majority; here he learned the Blacksmith trade and at the same time acquired; principally in night school the rudiments of an English Education. He also on 4 Jan 1814 married Rosanna Coyner; spelled Kiner; Koiner; and Coiner; who was of German Parentage and five years his junior; being born on 7 February 1796 at Staunton, Virginia.

Soon after their marriage, in 1816 in company with their family of her father, Jacob Coyner and Mary Byers Coyner; they immigrated to Ross County, Ohio where they all settled in or near OLDTOWN, now Frankfort, a small village on the Pint Creek, a few miles from Chillicothe. Here on the Saints River was the former home of the Great Indian Chief Cornstalk.

George, Michael, and John Diller Coyner, Mother's brothers, were of large stature men, such had give to the mountains of Virginia their notoriety for stalwart men. George lived an died in Frankfort, Ohio remembered by his large family of children. Michael and John Diller emigrated with the family to Frankfort, John D. learning the tanning trade and then together in the company with David Rinehart's family sought new homes in the wilds of north eastern Indiana.

At OLDTOWN father and mother began life's work together. His own trade providing a lucrative life, he very soon acquired a suitable site and proceeded to build there on, a two story brick house in which he opened a hotel or "Tavern" as it was called in those days. On the street corner by the hotel was erected a post, about twenty feet high, on which was swung a sign emblazoned with proclaiming arb of day, and arched over its upper rays, was the simple legend "Rising Sun" proclaiming the name of the first regular tavern in OLDTOWN. (what a name that would be for us now) Here they lived and prospered by the desire for more land in one body to afford homes for their large and increasing family, they made the long wagon journey to Indiana, where they settled in section 10, Perry Township on 25 Nov 1828 where father built a blacksmith shop and tannery. For many years he followed tanning and blacksmithing in addition to his farming pursuits.

In the fall of 1869 at the age of sixty eight, David and Rosanna went to live with their daughter, Rosanna Hollenback, Rosanna Coyner Rinehart died 13 July 1871 and David Rinehart died 3 Feb 1876 near Colfax, Clinton, Indiana.

Written by William Vance Rinehart

Collected by:

Harry Hayes Rinehart
Harold Parker Rinehart
Cindy Rinehart

Special Thanks to:
R & S Fine
M & K Fine 
Family links: 
  Catharina Dunkel Reinhart (1758 - 1859)
  Rosanna Coyner Rinehart (1796 - 1870)*
  Mary Rinehart Cameron (1818 - 1849)*
  Jacob C. Rinehart (1819 - 1852)*
  John Byers Rinehart (1823 - 1911)*
  David R Rinehart (1826 - 1898)*
  Allen Rinehart (1828 - 1905)*
  Catherine E Rinehart Hamilton (1832 - 1852)*
  Rosannah Rinehart Hollenbeck (1834 - 1905)*
  William Vance Rinehart (1835 - 1918)*
  Samuel Houston Rinehart (1840 - 1913)*
  Mary Reinhart Hull (1787 - 1862)*
  David Rinehart (1790 - 1876)
*Calculated relationship
Shiloh Cemetery
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Maintained by: Cindy Rinehart
Originally Created by: M & K Fine
Record added: Oct 16, 2011
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