William H. Voris, farmer of Pleasant Township, was born near his present home, December 21, 1847, and was the son of Abraham B. and Sarah (Lyons) Voris, both of whom were natives of Lexington County, Ky. He was reared on the old Voris homestead, and on the 1st day of October, 1868, he was married to Elizabeth Rairdon. She was born in Brown County, this state, August 3, 1850, and was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Rairdon, both of whom were natives of Commercial County, Ky. Ever since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Voris have resided in Pleasant Township. The occupation of the former is farming. He owns ninety-four acres of land, nearly all of which is in cultivation. He and wife have had nine children: Maggie M., born March 25, 1870; Arthur D., July 7, 1872; Charles R., December 16, 1873, deceased; Dessie P., September 24, 1875, deceased; Maud D., June 16, 1877; Lida J., January 29, 1879; Sallie D., March 31, 1881; Theresa B. August 15, 1883, and Fletie D., August 20, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Voris are members of the Christian Church.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 826.