Short Family

This information concerns three generations of the Short family.
1700-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show my line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks: * Generation # *.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge symbol (◊).
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed entirely by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion. No censuses (1836-1845) were taken under the Republic of Texas.

                   * Generation I *
   James born: (about 1760) in
married: Aggy Lee ? ( ) in
children:
John [Delphia Dicey Stinson], Sarah Ann [Caleb Moncrief], Nancy [Reuben Pearson], Michael [Permelia Calley]
died: (about 1820) in Dallas County, AL?
buried:
census:
note: James Short is mentioned in an account of the Creek Indian attack on Fort Sinquefield on September 2, 1813. He may be one of the males (over age 26) with John Short on the 1820 census in Dallas County, AL.

* Generation II *
   John
(children of James Short and Aggy Lee ?)
born: (1783) in GA
married: Delphia Dicy Stinson (March 15, 1813) in Basset's Creek, Clarke County, AL
children: Nancy [John L. Pearson], Mary [William Greenbury Sansom], Amanda [William Floyd Mosely], William M. [Christina Harrell], John,
Frances [Henry Marion Smith], Elizabeth, Thomas H. [Margaret Eleanor Overton], Alphonso M. [Prudence Howington]
died: (February 17, 1847) in Fayette County, TX
buried: Short Family Ranch: John and Dicey Short are buried somewhere on the 400 acres where John built their home on the east bank of the Colorado River in La Grange, Fayette County, TX.
census: On the 1820 state census, he was (over age 21) with his wife in Dallas County, AL; on the 1830 state census, he was (age 40-50) with his wife in Dallas County, AL; on the 1840 census, he was (age ) in Fayette County TX;
note: His wife was the daughter of Nancy Ann Baker and Micajah Stinson. A short article about John Short and his clan appears here.
   Sarah Ann born: (1787) in GA
married: Caleb Moncrief (July 17, 1807) in Oglethorpe County, GA
children: Isaac, Tallisha [James Baugh], Nancy [Stephen Drury], Elisha [ ], Sarah [John Daniel], Mary Elizabeth [William R. Osborne], Joseph [Martha Ann Allen], Martha [James M. Lowder], Angeline [William R. Osborne], Rebecca [Alexander Osborne], Elijah [Elizabeth Smith], Sampson, William, Elizabeth, James
died: (before 1860) in Clarke County, AL
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, she was (age 40-50) with her husband in Clarke County, AL; on the 1840 census, she was (age 50-60) with her husband in Clarke County, AL; on the 1850 census, she was (age 63) with her husband in Clarke County, AL;
note: Her husband was the son of Martha Ferebee and William Moncrief II. He died (October 4, 1856) in Clarke County, AL.
   Nancy born: (1795) in Wilkes County, GA
married: Reuben Pearson (February 10, 1814) in Clarke County, AL (then MS territory)
children: Mary Golden [Richard Mills], John Henry [Mary Jane Youngblood], Nancy A. [Alexander M. Lister]
died: ( ) in Poplar Creek, Clarke County, AL
buried:
census: On the 1830 state census, she was with her husband in Dallas County, AL;
note:
   Michael born: (September 17, 1797) in GA
married: Permilia Calley (January 14, 1826) in Dallas County, AL
children: John Jackson, William Marion [Catherine Ross] [Susan Elizabeth Calley], James Justus [Ada Alice McClure Kincheloe], Clinton Lafayette, Michael G., Amanda Eleanor, Thomas Jefferson
died: (February 4, 1859) in La Grange, Fayette County, TX
buried: Old La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette County, TX
census: On the 1820 census, he was (over age 21) single in Dallas County, AL; on the 1850 census, his wife was (age 30) a divorcee in Fayette County, TX; on the 1860 census, his wife was (age 40) in Fayette County, TX
note: Michael and John Short arrived in Texas in 1835 by way of Georgia and Alabama and joined Sam Houston's army in time to fight in the battle of San Jacinto. They soon located in the Muldoon area where they farmed and operated a mill. His wife was the daughter of Elizabeth Blakely and John B. Calley. She asked for a divorce in 1847 because Michael would not help support the family, was verbally abusive, and finally abandoned the family.

* Generation III *
   Nancy
(children of John Short and Delphia Dicy Stinson)
born: (about 1813) in Dallas County, AL
married: John L. Pearson (about 1847) in Caddo Parish, LA
children: Amanda Ann Matilda [Cicero N. Irvin] [William H. Lindsey]
died: (after 1880) in Burton, Washington County, TX?
buried: Her husband died (August 24, 1853) in Washington County, TX, and is buried in Pearson Cemetery, Union Hill, Washington County, TX. She is possibly buried there as well, or maybe in a cemetery in Burton.
census: On the 1830 state census, she was with her husband in Dallas County, AL; on the 1840 census, she was with her husband in AL; on the 1850 census, she was (age 36) with her husband in Washington County, TX; on the 1860 she was (age 44) a widow and alone in Washington County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was (age 58) in the household of William H. Lindsey in Washington County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was (age 66) in the household of William H. Lindsey in Washington County, TX
note:
   Mary
   (Polly)
born: (October 25, 1814) in Dallas County, AL
married: William Greenbury Sansom (May 1, 1833) in Dallas County, AL
children: John William [Helen Victoria Patton], Mary Ann [George Woodard Saunders], Dicy Ann, James Joseph Nathaniel [Elmira Lindsey], Henry Leonard, Francis Marion, Delphiann Laticia, Robert Greenbury [Luana V. Tolar], Thomas Jefferson [Matilda Ann Hanks], George Larkin Theodore, Keziah Ann [John Isaac Davis]
died: (June 12, 1888) in Kendall County, TX
buried: Sansom property near Kendalia, Kendall County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 37) in Fayette County, TX; on the 1860 agriclture census, her husband was in Blanco County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was (age 55) with her husband in Kendall County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was (age 63) with her husband in Kendall County, TX; on the 1900 census, her husband was (age 89) in Uvalde County, TX
note:
   Amanda born: (February 12, 1818) in Dallas County, AL
married: William Floyd Mosely (about 1835) in Perry County, AL
children: Lemuel K. [Susan _?_], Caledonia [James William Price], Nancy, Pinckney Lawson [Alice Emily Burkhalter], Rebecca A. [Abraham Dumas Brower]
died: (October 23, 1876) in Lauderdale County, MS
buried: Kewanee Cemetery, Kewanee, Lauderdale County, MS
census: on the 1860 census, she was in AL; on the 1870 census, she was (age 53) with her husband in Lauderdale County, MS
note:
   William M. born: (January 1, 1820) in Dallas County, AL
married: Christina Harrell (December 24, 1849) in Washington County, TX
children: Francis Marion, John Henry [Elizabeth McLaughlin], Benjamin, Mary Ann
died: (December 9, 1849) in Brenham, Washington County, TX
buried:
census:
note: He acquired a headright (No. 31) for 320 acres (September 5, 1839) in Austin County, TX.
   John born: (about 1822) in Dallas County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: (about 1847) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Frances A. born: (December 8, 1824) in Dallas County, AL
married:
Henry Marion Smith (September 15, 1839) in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington County, TX
children: Mary Jane, Martha Ann Elizabeth, Caroline Manley [Coker], William Henry, Alphonso, Amanda Matilda, Jacob Linn, Polly, Clinton Lafayette, Jefferson Davis◊ and
Nancy Lee V.◊ [Cravey]
died: (May 22, 1869) in Comal County, TX
buried: Caddo Ranch, Comal County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 25) with her husband in Bexar County, TX; on the 1860 census, she was (age 33) with her husband in Bexar County, TX; on the 1870 census, her husband was (age 56) remarried in Comal County, TX
note:
   Elizabeth born: (1829) in Dallas County, AL
married: (a) John Henry Muspock ( ) in
                (b) John Sargent ( ) in
children: (a)
                (b)
died: (about 1900) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Thomas H. born: (January 28, 1831) in Dallas County, AL
married: Margaret Eleanor Overton (December 3, 1854) in Clarke County, AL
children: Matilda Elizabeth, Olive Wynona [William Ira Toler], Alphonso Black [Anna Louma Martin], John Thomas [Ella M. Grover], Joseph Sanders, Georgia Eleanor, William Wesley [Bernice "Vernie" A. Edge], Jefferson Eugene, Franklin Lee [Catherine Gwin], Mary Ophelia [ William D. Styron] [Isaac Cavender], Philip Bliss
died: (February 23, 1909) in Carrizozo, Lincoln County NM
buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Carrizozo, Lincoln County, NM
census: On the 1860 census, his wife was in the household of William J. Davis in Baldwin County, AL; on the 1880 census, he was in Kendall County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was in Otera County, NM
note: He joined the Texas Rangers (April 24, 1846) in La Grange, where he was mustered into Company C of Captain Thomas Green. He was arrested in New Orleans with his brother William Short and his brother-in-law William G. Sansom. He became the third prisoner in Huntsville prison, and his brother-in-law was the first one on the roster. Tom Short was released after less than 2 years time and subsequently moved to Alabama.
   Alphonso Michael born: (November 11, 1835) in Dallas County, AL
married: Prudence (Annie) Howington (before 1865) in AL?
children: Franklin, Mary, Maude, Dora, Pearl, Claudia, Marcus Thomas
died: (January 3, 1915) in Austin, Travis County, TX (Confederate Home)
buried: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, TX
census: On the 1870 census, he was (age 35) in Kendall County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 44) with his wife in Bexar County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 64) a widower in Travis County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 74) in the Confederate Home in Austin, Travis County, TX
note: He was a Confederate soldier in Company D of the 24th Texas Cavalry.

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