M, #64, b. 11 January 1759, d. between 1840 and 1850
|Father*||Johann George Reinhard (Immigrant 1752) b. c 1732, d. a 1779|
|Mother*||Eliza (or Anna) Margretha (__________) d. prior 1779|
|Charts||Pedigree - grandfather Alonzo Jacob Rhinehart|
Rhinehart (paternal side) - Johann George Reinhard (Immigrant 1752)
|To-Do*||On To-Do list: figure relationships|
bk 34 pg 486 Wm R (or E?) Rinehart to John K Flickinger via coroner circa 1860 (SLC 350740)
Peter Murphey on 6 Jan 1853 received a judgement before George M Young a justice of Dayton township., Montgomery Co OH, against Wm R (or E?) Rinehart for the sum of 160.91 debt and 70 cents cost of suit, upon which judgment an execution was issued on the 18 Jan 1855 against the goods and chattles of said Rhinehart in said county of Montgomery. No goods or chattles found but he had real estate, so the judgement got directed to the coroner of Butler Co OH to sell the land, what we would now call liquidating the assetts to pay the judgement.
bk 37 pg 278 Susannah Rinehart to Robert P Lamb circa 1862 (SLC 350742) - I, Isaac Swallow of Butler Co as Executor of the last will... Susannah Rinehart late of Butler Co.... By virtue of an order and decree of the Probate court 13 Apr 1859 $600 sell to Robert P Lamb, lot #3 in town of Venice, Ross Twnship, Butler Co, and it was conveyed to Susannah by Mack Smith Bro?Rev? At Butler Co., Ohio.
|Birth*||11 January 1759||Martin Rinehart was born on 11 January 1759 at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Reinhart - Martin, s. of above (Joh. Gorg & w. Anna Margretha) b.Jan. 11, 1759; bap. Jan. 27, 1759; sp. Martin Tshudy & w. Anna.1|
|Baptism||27 January 1759||He was baptized on 27 January 1759 at Cocalico (now Bethany) Church, Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Reinhart - Martin, s. of above (Joh. Gorg & w. Anna Margretha) b.Jan. 11, 1759; bap. Jan. 27, 1759; sp. Martin Tshudy & w. Anna.1|
|Residence*||Martin Rinehart resided Born Lancaster County, then right away to Berks County.|
|Residence||1775|| In 1775 Martin Rinehart resided To Northumberland County in 1775 when he bought land in Buffalo Valley (now Union County) from Martin Snyder, 8-9 acre tract east end of Peter Wold & joined Switzser.|
The Northumberland Co Hist Soc Vol XI pg 143 says "The Rineharts came to Buffalo valley in 1775. The name is also spelled Reinhard and Rheinhart. Some of them remained in Buffalo valley, others removed to what is now Snyder county. George served in Captain Clark's company in 1776, as did his brother Frederick. Frederick also saw later Revolutionary service as a lieutenant in the Northumberland county militia. On pg 142 of same publication is a complete roster of "Overmeyer's company", the Ranger company to which Martin belonged. Other Reinhart's on that list are Jacob, George, & Frederick who would be Martin's brothers.
|Residence||1778||In 1778 Martin Rinehart resided In 1778 & 1779 he sold land to Andrew Pontius, neighbor west of him.|
|Military||1778||He was in the military in 1778 In 1778-1783 he was a Ranger on Frontier as Rev War Indian Spy, have pension record. I also have a copy of the introduction to Frontier Rangers From Northumberland Co PA 1778-1783 by Paul W Myers (available at SLC). It gives a specific historical perspective of the Rangers.|
|Note*||He Laurel Cemetery (IN) has a Willa A Rinehart, wife of James Rinehart 1779-1829. Is this James another son of Martin?|
|Marriage*||He married (Ann Cathrine???) (__________).|
|Census1790*||1790||Martin Rinehart was the head of the household in the 1790 census, pg 87, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania with 1m16+ (Martin) 3m0-16 (John, George, Frederick) 1f (wife).|
|Residence||18 May 1790||In 18 May 1790 Martin Rinehart resided Bought land once occupied by Niccolas Bierly.|
|Census1800*||1800||He was the head of the household in the 1800 census, pg 124, Mahoney, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania with 3m0-10 2m10-16 1m26-45 3f0-10 1f26-45.|
|Residence||1808||In 1808 Martin Rinehart resided Moved to Butler Co OH.|
|Census1810*||1810||He was the head of the household in the 1810 census, Ohio with Not in index for "Early Ohio Census".|
|(Witness) Census1820||1820||He is assumed to be one of the household of Jacob Rinehart in the 1820 census, Hanover, Butler Co., Ohio, who has 1---11 4-1---.|
|Deed||20 October 1823|| On 20 October 1823 at Butler Co., Ohio: Deed book K pgs 203-204|
This indenture made and concluded upon this twentieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty three between Martin Rinehart of the State of Ohio and county of Butler of the first part and James Gray of the same State and county of the second part. Witneseth that the said Martin Rinehart for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty [dollars] lawful money of the United Staes to him in hand [___] paid by the said James Gray the receipt is hereby [___] acknowledged having granted, bargained...unto the said James Gray his heirs and assigns forever, all and singular a certain lot or parcel of land lying situate in the said state and county being sixty acres of the north side of the north east quarter section no. twenty nine of township no four in range 26 [?] being east of the meridian line drawn from the mouth of the great Miami river and all the state right and title in the [___] claim and demand of the said Martin Rinehart of in and to the said premises and every and every part thereof together with all and singluar the priveileges and [apply?] ing and the ...
This is very hard to read, would be better on original vs film. There is the usual language, but there is nothing to say when he bought the land. The witnesses are John Gray and John Burk. The latter is the Justice of the Peace.
|Deed||1 November 1824|| On 1 November 1824 at Butler Co., Ohio: Deed book L pg 517 (index looks like 577 but 517 is right)|
This indenture made the 1st day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five between Martin Rinehart Senior of the county of Butler and State of Ohio of the one part ad William Bechtell of the county aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Martin Rinehart Senior for and in consideraton of the sum of seven hundred dollars lawful money of the United States to him in hand well and truly paid by the sad William Bechtell the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said William Bechtell his heirs and ssigns forever, all and singular the following described ot tract or parcel of land to wit; one hundred acres of land of the north east quarter of section number twenty nine of township number four in range number two east of @ meridian line drawn from the mouth of the great Miami river and being part of the said addition of Pelton Shaver, and all the estate right title interest claim and demand of the said Martin Rinehart Senior ... usual wording.... In witness whereof the said Martin Rinehart hath here unto set his hand and seal the day and year first above mentioned. [He signs, but no Sr in the sig, but it's also not an X] It looks like the witnesses are David Monfort and Henry something.
|Census1830*||1830||Martin Rinehart was the head of the household in the 1830 census, Ohio with Not with Jacob or George, but I found one in PA who seems possible. Hamilton, Franklin Co PA - Martin Reinhart 1m0-5 1m5-10 1m70-80 1f5-10 2f10-15 1f30-40 - Could Martin (70-80) have gone to a daughter or daughterinlaw (1f30-40) who was recently widowed and left with young children?|
Another Martin, who is closer to Butler county, across the line in Franklin Co IN, is obviously too young to be right Martin - Martin Rhineheart as he's only 30-40. The furthest is also to young, Martin Rhinehart in Rose, Wayne, New York and only 40-50.
|Census1840||1840||He was the head of the household in the 1840 census, Butler Co., Ohio with Alive in census of pensioners w/son George.|
|Death*||between 1840 and 1850||He died between 1840 and 1850.|
|Burial*||He was buried at Millville Bethel Cemetery, Hanover, Butler Co., Ohio, No tombstone.|
|Story*||The Case For Martin Being Frederick's Father.|
Since we have no direct proof that Frederick Rhinehart is the son of Martin Rhinehart, we must rely on circumstantial evidence. I have been convinced that Frederick is Martin's son, and will use the following to hopefully lead you to the same conclusion.
Exhibit one is our Family Reunion Bible page. When referring to it I will use the initials FRB. Exhibit two is the Glenna James Mosgrove book. References to it will be GJM.
The "history" in this FRB is, of course, subject to error as it was written down by Jacob and Julia's grandchildren in 1957, over 150 years after the fact. Therefore we can look at the information with the knowledge that errors have probably crept in.
For the sake of argument, let us assume that Martin Rinehart of GJM is the father of our Frederick Rhinehart and compare our "tradition" with info on Martin.
FRB has Jacob born "near the Monegahala and Susquehanna Rivers". These two rivers do NOT intersect, nor do they come very close to each other. However, Martin and his children were in Mahoney Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; and a map of Northumberland County shows Lower Mahoney is at the intersection of the Susquehanna River and Mahantango Creek. It is very easy to see how, in 150 years, the strange name of Mahantango could have become Monegahala which is a more familiar name.
FRB has Frederick born "of German parents". Well, this is logical anyway because Rhinehart is a German name. Martin has records showing him with the more "German spelling" of REInhart and with his parents being definitely German he could very easily fill the bill of being one of Frederick's "German parents". GJM shows nothing on Martin's wife so we don't know about Frederick's possible mother.
FRB has Frederick married to Catherine Burl. There was a Berl family in Northumberland County in the 1790 census, that I believe to be Catherine's family. See her data for why that conclusion.
Even though Martin moved to Butler County Ohio in 1808, and Frederick didn't until 1830, he is still a possible son because another son, George, did not move until after 1822. Since one son moved so long after the father, why not another?
Martin's children, according to GJM, were born 1784, 1786, 1790, and 1792. Frederick was born 1788 which would fit in great with the two year pattern that was "the norm" at that time period.
Our only known children of Frederick are Jacob, born 1815, and Catherine, born 1821. However, logic tells us there were more children. In the 1830 census for Northumberland County Pennsylvania is a Frederick with children that (agewise) could include Jacob and Catherine. The 1840 census does not show that particular family in the same county, BUT, the 1840 census for Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio shows a Frederick with children of the same sexes and ages (10 years older of course). This particular Frederick's family was not there in the 1830 census. There is one negative with this: the oldest female age doesn't quite match for the 1830 census, showing 30-39 when Catherine would have been 43. However the 1840 census for the presumed "same" family DOES match showing the oldest female age 50-59 which would be correct. There were many errors in the census so I can accept this being an error.
Added to all of this is the popularity of the name Frederick in Martin's family AND the fact that Martin's family and Frederick's family, both from Pennsylvania, are not only in the same county, but the same township, I think the circumstantial evidence is pretty strong. There is a researcher's comment on one page about pigeonholing all of Martin's descendants. Although the researcher had all the people attributed to two of Martin's son's, it is obvious that they should be attributed to three son's instead.
Martin Rinehart's Revolutionary War Pension Record.
This is the "translation" of Martin's pension.
Martin Rienhart of Butler in the State of Ohio who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Clark of the Regt [regiment] commanded by Col. Hunter in the Pennsylvania line for 1 year from 1779. The balance of this one tells us that he got $40 per year starting 4 Mar 1831, that the pension was issued 27 Oct 1832 and sent to John Reiley of Hamilton [Butler County] Ohio [Reiley was the county clerk]. There was an arrears of $60 and his allowance of $20 up to March of 1833, he got $80.
The next page is like a recap of the declaration. The declaration was made before a court when he was 73 years of age. He was drafted on 12 May 1779 for 2 months as a private. Then again Jul 1779 for 2 more months as a private. Next was March 1780 for 6 months as an Indian Spy. Lastly in 1781 for 2 months as a substitute for Jacob Findley. He resided in Northumberland County Pennsylvania when he entered the service and his statement was supported by traditionary evidence.
These transcriptions have the spelling fixed and a tiny bit of editing for clarity. If in doubt, compare for yourself. The State of Ohio Butler County Court of Common Pleas of the term of 12 Jul 1832.
On this 30th day of July in the year of our Lord 1832 personally appeared before the honorable the judges of the court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Butler and State of Ohio, Martin Rhinehart aged 73 years, a resident of the County of Butler aforesaid, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth upon his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed 17 Jun 1832, that on the 1st of May 1779 he was drafted into the Militia Company commanded by Captain Foster of Colonel Kelly's Regiment in General Potter's Brigade at Buffalo Township in the County of Northumberland Pennsylvania under whom he served for the term of two months. Deponent performed duty with scouting parties in skirmishes with the Indians on the frontiers. After the expiration of the 2 months service for which he was drafted under Captain Foster , deponent was again drafted in July of the same year for a like period of 2 months under Captain Watson of the same Regiment, of which John Clark was now Colonel, Vice Colonel Kelly, during which period deponent was engaged as in the first term of his service above mentioned. About the 1st of July, deponent states that Captain Watson was killed being fired upon by a scout of Indians and receiving a ball in his abdomen, of which wound he died on the evening of the same day. On the expiration of his second term of service under Captain Watson, deponent was disengaged until the beginning of March 1780 when he volunteered as an Indian Spy under Captain Matthew Wilson who served as Pilot for the scout of spies to which deponent was attached. Deponent states that he served in this capacity as Indian Spy for a term of about 6 months, during which period deponent was to have received the common wages allowed for militia service and the extra payment of a half crown per day. But deponent avers that he neither received the common allowance nor the extra payment promised for the discharge of his duty, Colonel Hunter, Lieutenant of Northumberland, being out of funds, or otherwise indisposed to pay the same. In the year following, 1781, deponent entered a company of Lancaster militia under Captain Harklerider, as a substitute for Jacob Findly; the other officers names forgotten. Deponent served under Captain Harklerider as aforesaid for 2 months from whom deponent received a written discharge which he has since lost. Deponent served during the periods above mentioned, 1 year. Deponent has no written record of his age, but says he was born on the 12th of January 1759 in Berks County Pennsylvania. Deponent has lived in Butler County State of Ohio 24 years, to which he removed from Northumberland County Pennsylvania. Deponent knows of no witnesses living by whom he can prove his services but is well known by John Sutherland, James Boals, Matthew McClung and other inhabitants of Butler County by whom he can prove his character for truth and veracity and his reputation as a solder of the Revolution. He hereby relinquishes his every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. [Martin's signature] Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid - John Reily, Clerk.
We, Francis Monfort a clergyman, and residing in the County of Butler aforesaid, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Martin Rinehart who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration, that we believe him to be 74 years of age or about that age and that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and we concur in that opinion. [Francis Monfort's signature] Sworn to & subscribed in open court 31 Jul 1832 - John Reily Clerk.
I, Matthew McClung, a resident of Butler County in the state of Ohio, hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Martin Rinehart who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration during the revolutionary war. I know that said Rinehart resided in the County of Northumberland during the time of the revolution in the same town that in which I resided and I have good reason to believe that said Rinehart was a soldier during the revolutionary war. Deponent knowing that said Rinehart was in the Regiment commanded by Col Clark and he believes that said Rinehart is of the year of 73 or 74 years. [Matthew McClung's signature] Sworn to & subscribed in open court 31 Jul 1832 - John Reily Clerk.
The clerk, John Reily, then states that everybody is a resident and that their statements are credible.
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|Marriage*||He married (Ann Cathrine???) (__________).|
|Last Edited||27 Aug 2011|
- [S1758] Baptismal and Marriage Records (of) Rev. John Waldschmidt, pg 187.