Illiam A. Firebaugh farmer and and stock-raiser near Newport, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, November 24, 1848, a son of David and Margaret (Hull) Firebaugh, both of Virginia. William, the fourth in a family of eight children, received but a limited education.
In 1870 he went to Cedar County, Virginia, and began business for himself by renting land for two years. In 1872 he came to California and bought land, which he subsequently improved and finally sold, when he bought a ranch a half mile southwest of Newport, and here he has been successfully engaged in general farming and stock-raising to the present time.
July 25, 1877, is the date of Mr. Firebaugh’s marriage to Fanny Jamison, of Texas, and the daughter of J. B. and Jane (Ware) Jamison. Mr. Jamison was a pioneer who crossed the plains from Missouri to California by ox teams and followed farming a number of years at El Monte. Mr. and Mrs. Firebaugh have five children: Larine, Gertrude, Lee, James and Roy.