Descendants of
William Odham Short



Parents & Siblings

Doug's Genealogy


Short Generation # 7

1. William Odham Short; b. circa 1763 in Guilford Co., North Carolina; m. Jean McCuiston Nelson circa 1785; d. after 1 Mar 1815 in Rockingham Co., North Carolina.

He witnessed the marriage of Jonathan Bird Short and Elizabeth Lomax on 21 Jun 1794 in Guilford Co., North Carolina.

Children of William Odham Short and Jean McCuiston Nelson were as follows:

Children of William Odham Short include:


Short Generation # 6

8. Briar [Buriah] Short; b. 1801 in Rockingham Co., North Carolina; m. Nancy Stinson circa 1825; d. 18 Dec 1866 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana.

Nancy Stinson was born on 10 Dec 1806 in Kentucky. She died on 3 Jul 1865 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 58.

Children of Briar [Buriah] Short and Nancy Stinson all b. in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, were as follows:


Short Generation # 5

12. Lewis Washington Short; b. 31 Mar 1826 in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; m. Elizabeth Kirkpatrick; m. Lucinda Kirkpatrick 26 Oct 1848 in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; d. 13 Feb 1890 in Ayrshire, Pike Co., Indiana, at age 63.

There were no children of Lewis Washington Short and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick.

Lucinda Kirkpatrick was born on 13 Jul 1826 in Indiana. She died on 17 Apr 1880 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 53.

Children of Lewis Washington Short and Lucinda Kirkpatrick were as follows:


Short Generation # 4

23. John Lewis Short; b. 15 Jun 1850 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; m. Sallie Massey 9 Nov 1876 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana; m. Lenora Emerson 15 Oct 1895 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana; d. 14 Mar 1901 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana, at age 50.

Sallie Massey was born on 6 Feb 1856 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana. She died on 10 Oct 1893 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana, at age 37.

Children of John Lewis Short and Sallie Massey were as follows:

Lenora Emerson was born on 6 Sep 1855 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana. She died on 20 Sep 1898 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana, at age 43.

There were no children of John Lewis Short and Lenora Emerson.

26. Martha Emma Short; b. 27 Feb 1859 in German Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; m. Charles William Maidlow 21 Nov 1880 in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; d. 11 Dec 1941 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 82.

Charles William Maidlow was born on 10 Nov 1851 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana. He died on 6 May 1879 in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 27.

Children of Martha Emma Short and Charles William Maidlow all b. in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, were as follows:


Short Generation # 3

27. Nella Blanche Short; b. 23 Oct 1881 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana; m. James H. McGregor 22 Jul 1905 in Gibson Co., Indiana; d. 15 Oct 1967 in Pierre, South Dakota, at age 85.

James H. McGregor was born on 12 Dec 1872 in Somerville, Gibson Co., Indiana. He died on 30 Sep 1945 in Pierre, South Dakota, at age 72.

Children of Nella Blanche Short and James H. McGregor were as follows:

29. Porter F. Short; m. Rose B. Smith.

Children of Porter F. Short and Rose B. Smith were:

30. Lelah Fern Short; b. 17 Apr 1889 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana; m. John Horace Spore 10 Aug 1910 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana; d. 17 Dec 1939 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana, at age 50.

John Horace Spore was born on 9 Jun 1883 in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana. He died on 13 Jan 1968 in Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., Illinois, at age 84.

Children of Lelah Fern Short and John Horace Spore all b. in Owensville, Gibson Co., Indiana, were as follows:

36. Wilburn Maidlow; b. 6 Sep 1881 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; m. Myrtle Barnes 1 Jan 1905; m. Selma Hirsch Nov 1915; m. Clara Brost 1935; d. 14 Apr 1967 in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 85.

Myrtle Barnes was born on 30 Aug 1881. She died on 27 Aug 1914 in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 32.

Children of Wilburn Maidlow and Myrtle Barnes both b. in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, were as follows:

Children of Wilburn Maidlow and Selma Hirsch were as follows:

There were no children of Wilburn Maidlow and Clara Brost.

37. Clarence Allen Maidlow; b. 23 Mar 1884 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; m. Lula Edna Newlove 23 Jan 1918 in Spokane, Washington; m. Mabel Newlove 3 Jun 1937; d. 27 Oct 1968 in Wenatchee, Washington, at age 84.

Children of Clarence Allen Maidlow and Lula Edna Newlove were as follows:

There were no children of Clarence Allen Maidlow and Mabel Newlove.

38. Lucinda Bell Maidlow; b. 6 Oct 1885 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; m. Oscar G. Jackson 21 Oct 1908 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana; d. 20 Dec 1967 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 82.

Oscar G. Jackson was born on 13 Mar 1884 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana. He died on 28 Jun 1945 in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, at age 61.

Children of Lucinda Bell Maidlow and Oscar G. Jackson both b. in Scott Township, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana, were as follows:



Bibliography - Descendants of William Odham Short

California Death Index 1940-1997, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5180.htm.

Dodd, Jordan R., N. Carolina Marriages Early to 1800. Orem, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 1990.

Indiana. Vanderburgh County. Locust Hill Cemetery.

Indiana. Vanderburgh County. Salem Campground Cemetery.

North Carolina. Guilford County. North Carolina State Archive Library, Raliegh. Deed Records.

North Carolina. Marriages on Microfishe.

North Carolina. Rockingham County. 1800 U.S. census. Micropublication M32, roll 32. Washington DC: National Archives.

North Carolina. Rockingham County. North Carolina State Archive Library, original will.

North Carolina. Rockingham County. recorded will, original from book A, page 108.

Social Security Death Index, Inc., RootsWeb.Com, http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com. The SSDI component of RootsWeb is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration and is available by subscription from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Heydon-Hayden-Hyden Families Publication, . n.p.: n.pub.

Missouri Intelligencer Franklin &. n.p.: n.pub.





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