From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 276, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana
"J. C. MOORE was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, July 8, 1814, and is the son of JAMES H. and MARY (CAMPBELL) MOORE, natives respectively of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and pioneers of Wayne County, Indiana, in about 1818; in 1832, they came to this township. J. C. MOORE being naturally a mechanical genius, his services were always in demand during his early manhood. He assisted in erecting the second building in Monticello, and also in putting up the first court house. His neighbors, far and near, would come to the home farm and fill his place at the plow or at other work, while he did their repairing or made new implements. He thus followed farming and mechanics for fifteen years, but now devotes his exclusive time to inventions. He first invented a hay and straw stacker, then a lifting machine for loading and unloading cars and vessels; a steam ditcher and grader, and many other useful machines. January 25, 1837, he married, in Tippecanoe County, MISS ELIZABETH FIERCE, who died in 1866, the mother of ten children - MARTHA J., NANCY E., ELIZABETH F., MARY A., (deceased), MARIA E., WILLIAM R., HARRIET L., JOHN W., RHODIE, and JAMES C. (deceased). In 1869, he married MRS. ELIZABETH HUGHES, a native of Darke County, Ohio, who has borne him two children - EDGAR C. and EVA K. MR. MOORE is the owner of 1,000 acres of land, of which 460 are in this county and the balance in Missouri."