David was a brother to Philip and half brother to Adam Firebaugh who also married Van Gundy girls.
1830 North Twp, Harrison Co, OH. At census time the family lived next door to Magdalena's sister, Rebecca and Christian Overholt with other relatives just down the road. In the family were 3 males aged 10-15, 1 at 30-40, David at 40-50, 2 females under 5, 1 at 15-20, 1 was 30-40, and 1 at 40-50.
1840 Same place but no longer next door to the Overholts. David was 50-60 years old with a household consisting of 1 male age 20-30, and 1 female also 50-60. Neighbors included relatives Jacob and John Firebaugh as well as Jacob Heistand, Joseph Overholt and
He served his country in Co H, 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
He belonged to the United Brethren Church.
He was mentioned in the bio of son Daniel:
"David, born either in Pennsylvania or Maryland, 1787; settled in North township, where he died June 14, 1864; married in Harrison county, Magdalena Gundy, born 1797, died 1878; daughter of Rev. Joseph and Fannie Coffman Gundy (the former a Mennonite minister who settled in Harrison county, in 1894); had issue: 1. Frances, m. John Weimer, and settled in Austin, Neb.; 2. Daniel, b. April 27, 1817; died Oct 14, 1885; married Elizabeth Boor...."