From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 415, West Point Township, White County, Indiana
H. A. B. MOORHOUS (HIRAM) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 22, 1835, and is one of the seven children of WILLIAM and CATHARINE MOORHOUS. The names of these children were DIANA, CALVIN, ROBERT, FRANKLIN, HIRAM, JANE and WILLIAM; of these, ROBERT and WILLIAM are deceased. The father of HIRAM was born in Dublin, Ireland, January, 1795; was several years a mariner and also worked at shoe-making; he died at LaFayette, (Tippecanoe County), Indiana, in 1870. H. A. B. (HIRAM) MOORHOUS, when very young, came with his parents to Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he remained until he came to West Point Township, (White County, Indiana), in May, 1858, and has resided in his present location since 1867. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and did service in the battles of Perryville, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain and others; he was discharhed in May, 1865. On December 29, 1869, he was married to SARAH E. IRION, by whom he had five children - MERRITT, DELBERT, MAUD, CLAUDIA and LEONA. MR. MOORHOUS' home is seven miles southeast of Wolcott, on 400 acres (116 of which are in Round Grove Township) of excellent, well-cultivated land. His main crops are corn, hay and oats; he makes a specialty of cattle and hogs. In 1882, MR. MOORHOUS was chosen County Commissioner, an office of great responsibility, which the incumbent is very able to fill."