In 1826 in Lawrence County, Indiana, David built a large tannery that ran for about 20 years. The packing and shipment of pork was a lively industry in Bedford in the early history of the town. Chief among the operators were William McLane, Samuel F. Irwin, Joseph Rawlins and David Borland. Joseph Rawlins and David Borland each had a packing house on Salt Creek, where they carried on extensive operations.
Died on Oct. 11, 1872 in Bedford, Indiana. Age 69.Bloomington Progress, Oct. 23, 1872.