Adam was a half brother to Phillip and David Firebaugh who also married Van Gundy girls.
Residences & events:
1830 Sciota Twp, Ross Co, OH, was his address at census time. In his household were 1 male under 5, 1 age 5-10, Adam was 30-40, 1 female under 5 and 1 at 20-30. Next door was Charles Search, Thomas Search was a few doors down, followed by John Zuke (Zuck).
1840 Logan Twp, Fountain Co, IN. Apparently his family moved with a bunch of Van Gundys.
1850 Vermilion Co, IL. Still moving west, the exact date of their arrival in IL is unknown. At census time he was a 55 year old farmer with $1000 worth of real estate. Wife Mary was 48 and children living with them were William, 23, and Ellen, 22. Next door was the family of John Firebaugh.