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 Township. 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.