From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 369, Monon Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN D. MOORE was born in Morgan County, Ohio, October 8, 1822; he is a son of THOMAS and MARIA (LUPORDIS) MOORE, the former a native of Greene County, Pennsylvania, the latter of Washington County, Ohio. JOHN MOORE rode the horse that tramped the mud to chink the first log schoolhouse in Morgan County; this he attended in winter and worked on the farm in summer. When twenty years old, he worked continuously on the farm, saved his wages, and when twenty-five years of age purchased eighty acres, with some improvements. He was married, March 16, 1848, to SARAH E. PAUL, born March 15, 1825, daughter of JACOB and ELIZABETH (HARDING) PAUL; to this union were born ten children - MARIE E., JOSEPH W., RACHEL L., ARILLA P., LAURA H., JOHN C. (deceased), THOMAS P., JACOB D., SARAH A. (deceased) and BENJAMIN J. By hard labor and economy, MR. MOORE added to his original farm until it numbered 200 acres. In 1858, he traded this for one of 400 acres in this township, where he and family have since resided. MR. MOORE is a general farmer and one of the largest cattle buyers of the township. He has in all about 1,000 acres, with good improvements. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."