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The father of Leonard M. Limbaugh, James B. Limbaugh, was born in Missouri and crossed the plains with ox teams among the gold seekers of 1849. For five or six years he lived in San Francisco, then came to Brannan Island, where he lived out the remainder of his days. His first employment in California was as a miner, but it was not long before he took up government land and began to raise and handle stock. His wife, who before her marriage was Eliza Jane Craib, was a native of Canada. She died leaving seven children, all living in California except a daughter in Philadelphia, Pa.

Leonard M. Limbaugh, a resident of Andrus Island, was born in San Francisco March 30, 1862, and during his boyhood was taken by his parents to Brannan Island. After receiving a public school education he became a clerk in a general merchandise store at Isleton, remaining there five years. Four years after his marriage he turned his attention to farming and has followed this occupation ever since. Four years ago he bought one hundred acres of land on Andrus Island opposite Ryde, where he has since lived, devoting himself to the raising of fruit, vegetables, alfalfa and stock.

The marriage of L. M. Limbaugh occurred in 1886 and united him with Sallie Poage, a native of LaGrange, Mo., the daughter of Julius and Sallie (Hatton) Poage. Five sons have been born of this marriage, as follows: Edwin J., Harold B., Eugene B., Thomas A. and Albert N., all of whom have been or still are students in the schools of Sacramento county. Born in Kentucky in 1825, Julius Poage came to California in 1875 and settled on Andrus Island, which was his home until death. His wife, formerly Sallie Neal Hatton, was born in Missouri and died in Sacramento.

Mr. Limbaugh has been a member of the board of school trustees and the board of election. In politics he is a Democrat. Mrs. Limbaugh is a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011