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

Rinehart Family History

David Rinehart was born in Pennsylvania of German Parentage 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 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
Clinton County
Indiana, USA
Created by: M & K Fine
Record added: Oct 16, 2011
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David Rinehart
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David Rinehart
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