The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 731, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"MOSES PRUITT was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana September 8, 1830, and is one of the ten children named below born to WILLIAM and REBECCA (HAWKINS) PRUITT: JAMES, MARY, JOHN, MARGARET, ELIZABETH, ESTHER, MOSES, ARCHIBALD, MARIA and WILLIAM; of these, MARY, ARCHIBALD, and WILLIAM are deceased. The father was born in South Carolina, was a blacksmith, but paid some attention to farming, and died about the close of the Civil War, in Bartholomew County. In February, 1864, MOSES PRUITT came to his present farm of 180 acres, three miles south of Medarysville, where he is chiefly engaged in raising wheat, corn and oats. His place is improved with a comfortable dwelling and commodious stables. He was married, February 5, 1851, to SARAH ANN BOWLES, who has borne him seven children, of whom the living are named LEONIDAS and MARIA. MR. PRUITT is a thrifty farmer, and always endeavors to forward any enterprise which gives promise of becoming a public benefit."