Surnames in bio:RAINEY-GREEN-HALL-BARTON
Of Section 30, Tippecanoe Twp., David Rainey was
born in Ireland in 1818, the son of James and Nancy
(Green) Rainey. He came to Belmont County, Ohio
and remained there until 1844 when he removed to
Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, residing there for one
year. In 1847 he purchased 60 acres in Tippecanoe
He married Catherine Hall who was born in Belmont
County, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel and Christiana
Hall. They had three children: Christiana, who died
in infancy; Samuel, who enlisted in Co H, 4th Iowa
Infantry. He served three years, re-enlisted and
was killed at the battle of Atlanta. He lies buried
among the lost heroes who died on the field.
He married second in the Spring of 1848 to
Christine Barton, who died in 1885. They had a son
John, who died at age six in 1853.
David enlisted in Co. I, 14th IA Infantry and served four years.He was in
the battles of Ft. Donelson, Pittsburg Landing, Ft. DeBussey, Louisiana,
Pleasant Hill,and Tupelo. He was taken prisoner at Pittsberg
Landing and was held captive for three months at
the loathsome prison at Macon, Georgia.
He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a
Republican. He was a member of the G.A.R.
He came to America in 1833.
Henry County, Iowa 1888 bio.
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