William C. Wheatcraft, a farmer of Peasant Township, Johnson County, Indiana, was born in the house he now occupies, November 22, 1857, the son of Malachi and Sophia M. (Bradford) Wheatcraft. He was reared on the old homestead, 50 acres of which he now owns. He was married to Ida M. Moore on February 17, 1886. She was born in Warsaw (Gallatin Co.) Kentucky April 27, 1858 and was the daughter of John and Josephine (Krutz) Moore. Their marriage resulted in the birth of one child, Raymond M., who was born November 18, 1886. Mrs. Wheatcraft is a member of the Christian Church. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and both are members of the society of Chosen Friends. He is a Republican. The paternal grandparents of Mrs. Wheatcraft were Dr. John and Martha Temple (Elliot) Moore, the former of whom was born in Lexington, Kentucky and the latter in Woodford County, Kentucky. The maternal grandparents of Mrs. Wheatcraft were Edward and Ann (Kelso) Krutz, both of whom were natives of Switzerland County, Indiana. She died in that county in 1846 and he died in Warsaw, Kentucky in 1880. The parents of Dr. John Moore were the Rev. James and Betsy (Todd) Moore, the former of whom was a minister of the Presbyterian Church.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 828