Son of John Short was married to Margaret (Unknown) and lived in Sussex Co., Delaware in the early 1700's and his will was recorded in 1788.
Abraham and Margaret had the following children:
1. ELI SHORT
Born: 1750; Died: 1817
2. ELIZABETH SHORT (Piper)
4. MARGARET "PEGGY" (REYNOLDS)
5. HANNAH (LYNCH)
ELI SHORT (ABOVE) married Jessie and had the following children:
1. OBEDIAN SHORT
2. PURNELL SHORT
3. SALLY SHORT
4. ELI SHORT, JR.
Fought in the War of 1812 & a Baptist Preacher in S. Illinois
5. SAMUEL SHORT
PURNELL SHORT (ABOVE) was born September 29, 1779 and
married Jane Butler in 1821. He came from Scott Co., Kentucky to Greene Co. by ox team in the fall of 1833 and settled one-half mile west of the Mt. Gilead Cemetery,
south of Carrollton, Illinois. He died February 14, 1851 and is
buried at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Click HERE to see
Purnell Short's tombstone at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
From Greene Co., Ill. Record Book C-346: For a consideration of $37.00 on March 15, 1832, Purnell Short apparently took a chattel mortgage from James Self on one wagon and gears, one bay mare and sorrel mare with one eye, one sorrel horse, two beds and bedding, a table and candle stand, one sugar chest, a cupboard and other household goods and furniture.
In Record Book C-566, it is recorded that on February 6, 1833, Purnell Short purchased from John Coldwell, 35 acres of land for $67.62.
In Record Book D-15, it is recorded that on February 22, 1833, he purchased 81.87 acres for $130.00.
THE CHILDREN OF PURNELL AND JANE SHORT:
1. JAMES SHORT
2. ALFRED SHORT
3. NANCY SHORT
4. LIZZIE SHORT (WOOD)
5. WILLIAM SHORT
6. ELY SHORT
Son of Purnell and Jane Butler Short
Born: November 28, 1808 in Kentucky; Died: 1871
Buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Click HERE to see his tombstone.
Married 3RD to Cynthia Wood on dec. 19, 1844 in Greene Co., Ill.
1. FRANK SHORT
2. MARY SHORT (HOLBERT)
3. PERRY C. SHORT
4. JOSEPH SHORT
5. JASPER SHORT
JAMES married 2nd to Della Millie Stone
Children of James and Della:
1. WILLIAM THOMAS SHORT
2. GEORGE W.
3. HENRY J.
JAMES married 1st to Eliza Self; Daughters: Annie Short (Harwood)
and Eliza Short (Hall)
WILLIAM THOMAS SHORT
Son of James and Della Short (above)
Married 1st to Laura Fry; Children: Hester Short (Vandersand)
and Mary Short (Phalen)
WILLIAM married 2nd to Matilda Cummings; Children of William and Matidla:
1. LENORA SHORT (ZINK)
Married RD Zink; Click HERE to see RD Zink Family.
2. CLINTON SHORT
Married Mary Louise Adcock. Click HERE to see their family.
3. JESSE SHORT
Married Stella Mae Admire. Click HERE to see their family.
4. ETHEL SHORT (SCHUDLE)
PERRY C. SHORT
Son of James Short and his third wife, Cynthia (above)
Born: Jan. 143, 1849; Died November 17, 1913
Married Lucy Ferguson (b. 1-5-1849; d. 8-15-1916)
Perry C. and Lucy are buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetary
Click HERE to see their stones.
Children of Perry C. and Lucy Short:
1. ELMER SHORT
Married Stella Angle
2. LENA MAE SHORT
Born: May 18, 1880; Died: April 18, 1896
Buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetary. Click HERE to see Stone.
PERRY O. SHORT
Married Eunice Wood Admire
Click HERE to see Family of Perry and Eunice Admire.