WILFORD W. MOORE lives in Section 18 Kirklin Township, owning 60 acres in the N.E. quarter and 20 acres in the S.E. quarter. He was born in Braken County, Kentucky October 31, 1842, the son of JOHN and DULCINA (MCGINNIS) MOORE, the former a native of Kentucky, born in 1815, and the latter a native of Switzerland County, Indiana, born in 1821. Her parents, SAMUEL and SARA (EARLYWINE) MCGINNIS, were natives of Kentucky, but moved to Indiana, where they spent the latter years of their lives. She is now living at Hillisburg with her son JOHN P. MOORE.
JOHN MOORE was a son of LEVI MOORE, who was a native of Pennsylvania, who after his marriage went to Kentucky, where his wife, the grandmother of WILFORD died and he subsequently married again.
When our subject was 3 year s old (1845) his parents moved to Rush County, Indiana, and subsequently until 1849 moved two or three times to and from Kentucky. In the latter year they moved to Clinton County, Indiana and entered 160 acres of land in Johnson Township. They lived for a long time in a log cabin on a farm now owned by A. Thatcher, and in the meantime the father and his four sons built a cabin on their land. The land was sholly unimproved, part being prairie and part covered with timber and brush. Here the father died in 1857.