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 Rosanna <I>Coyner</I> Rinehart

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Rosanna Coyner Rinehart

  • Birth 7 Feb 1796 Virginia, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 1870 Clinton County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Colfax, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 78530396

Thanks to Find A Grave contributor Linda Zapp for the following obit:

""RINEHART-Rosannah Rinehart was born in Virginia, Feb. 7, 1796; removed to Ohio in 1816, and in 1829 to Clinton co., Ind., where she died July 13, 1870, in her seventy-fifth year. She united with the Church in Ohio. She lived to see nearly all of her children converted and members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, one of whom is an industrious local preacher. During her last sickness her friends told her she was dying, to which she replied, "Glory to God, I am ready." In this condition she gave evidence of living for many years. In her death she breaks the last of the original couples that first settled this country, having lived here nearly forty-one years." (Written by F. Cox)

--published in the Western Christian Advocate (published in Cincinnati, OH), which was a Methodist newspaper. Published on Wed. October 5, 1870 on Page 319.


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 Members


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  • Created by: M & K Fine
  • Added: 16 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78530396
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rosanna Coyner Rinehart (7 Feb 1796–13 Jul 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78530396, citing Shiloh Cemetery, Colfax, Clinton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by M & K Fine (contributor 46603732) .