Descendants of
Joseph Short



Parents & Siblings

Doug's Genealogy


Short Generation # 6

1. Joseph Short; b. circa 1801 in Guilford Co., North Carolina; m. Irena Jensey Boyd, daughter of Thomas Boyd, 11 Feb 1827 in Franklin Co., Missouri; d. 22 Sep 1852 in Texas.

Irena Jensey Boyd was born circa 1810 in Ohio.

Children of Joseph Short and Irena Jensey Boyd were as follows:


Short Generation # 5

2. Samuel Short; b. 1830 in Franklin Co., Missouri; m. Minerva Henderson Burch, daughter of Elijah Burch and Phoebe May, 16 Sep 1852 in Collin Co., Texas, with James m. Smith, Elder;

Samuel Short died in a horse accident before 1868 in Coryell Co., Texas.

Minerva Henderson Burch was born circa 1831 in Missouri. She married James Crawford Stuteville on 28 Oct 1868 in Coryell Co., Texas. She died on 24 Feb 1899 in Coryell Co., Texas.

Children of Samuel Short and Minerva Henderson Burch were as follows:

3. Joseph W. Short; b. circa 1836; m. Emmeline Burch, daughter of Elijah Burch and Catharine McHaley, 29 Apr 1858 in Coryell Co., Texas.

Emmeline Burch was born circa 1842 in Missouri.

Children of Joseph W. Short and Emmeline Burch were as follows:

6. Marcus L. Short; b. circa 1842 in Missouri; m. Millard Windham before 1879.

Millard Windham was born circa 1846 in Missouri. She married Samuel Claude Duvall in 1879 in Coryell Co., Texas.

Children of Marcus L. Short and Millard Windham were:

7. George Washington Short; b. circa 1846 in Missouri or Texas; m. Emaline (-?-).

Children of George Washington Short include:

Emaline (-?-) was born in Missouri.

There were no children of George Washington Short and Emaline (-?-).


Short Generation # 4

8. Mahala Jane Short; b. 16 Oct 1855 in Collin Co., Texas; m. David Smith Moorhead, son of William Moorhead and Susan Evetts, circa 1869 in The Grove, Coryell Co., Texas; m. Thomas Walters Williams, son of Henry Williams and Sarah A. Johnson, 1 Oct 1871 in The Grove or Flat, Coryell Co., Texas; d. 16 Jun 1945 in Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, at age 89.

David Smith Moorhead.

David Smith Moorhead was killed by a saddle horse in 1871 in Coryell Co., Texas.

Children of Mahala Jane Short and David Smith Moorhead were:

Children of Mahala Jane Short and Thomas Walters Williams were as follows:

9. Pickney Ellison Short; b. 20 Oct 1864 in Lampasas Co., Texas; m. Malissa Campbell, daughter of William Campbell and Sarah (-?-), 13 Jan 1886 in Owl Creek Beat, Coryell Co., Texas, with D. J. Hardin officiating; d. 21 Dec 1923 in Dallas Co., Texas, at age 59.

Malissa Campbell was born circa 1862 in Alabama.

Children of Pickney Ellison Short and Malissa Campbell were as follows:

10. Gilbert Henderson Short; b. 10 Feb 1866 in Texas; m. Sallie Ada Ellison, daughter of J. Ellison and Catheran Harris, 6 Aug 1885 in Owl Creek Beat, Coryell Co., Texas; d. 21 Dec 1921 in Owl Creek Beat, Coryell Co., Texas, at age 55.

Sallie Ada Ellison was born in Mar 1870 in Texas.

Children of Gilbert Henderson Short and Sallie Ada Ellison were as follows:

12. Louisa Ellender Short; b. 1 Sep 1862 in Lampasas Co., Texas; m. William Bennett Hardman, son of Wesley S. Hardman and Mary Hill Gober, 23 Mar 1878 in Lampasas Co., Texas; m. Frank Hardman; d. 15 Dec 1945 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at age 83.

William Bennett Hardman was born circa 1860 in Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia. He died circa 1905.

Children of Louisa Ellender Short and William Bennett Hardman were as follows:

There were no children of Louisa Ellender Short and Frank Hardman.

16. Joseph Henry Short; b. 24 Sep 1884 in Oklahoma; m. Lura Clark circa 1911; d. 11 Apr 1961 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at age 76.

Lura Clark was born on 16 Sep 1892 in Texas. She died on 30 Jul 1983 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at age 90.

Children of Joseph Henry Short and Lura Clark were as follows:


Short Generation # 3

19. Samuel Walter Williams; b. 31 Dec 1873 in The Grove or Flat, Coryell Co., Texas; m. Ethel Bagget; m. Nannie Wolff, daughter of Charles Wolff and Rhoda Gossett, 23 Sep 1894 in Coryell Co., Texas; d. 31 May 1933 in Moody, McLennan Co., Texas, at age 59.

There were no children of Samuel Walter Williams and Ethel Bagget.

Children of Samuel Walter Williams and Nannie Wolff were as follows:

20. Minerva Anne Williams; b. 14 Sep 1875 in The Grove or Flat, Coryell Co., Texas; m. Robert Lee Whaley 28 Jul 1890 in The Grove, Coryell Co., Texas; d. circa 1948 in on Owl Creek, Cold Springs, Coryell Co., Texas.

Robert Lee Whaley was born in Mar 1869 in Arkansas.

Children of Minerva Anne Williams and Robert Lee Whaley were as follows:

21. Gilbert Henderson Williams; b. 28 Nov 1877 in Texas; m. May Lee Clawson, daughter of Nathaniel Clawson and Frances Moorhead, 14 May 1899 in The Grove, Coryell Co., Texas; d. 19 Nov 1967 in Coryell Co., Texas, at age 89.

May Lee Clawson.

May Lee Clawson committed suicide.

Children of Gilbert Henderson Williams and May Lee Clawson both b. in The Grove, Coryell Co., Texas, were as follows:

22. George Thomas Williams; b. 8 Nov 1879 in Flat, Coryell Co., Texas; m. Clarissa Dodson 29 Aug 1902 in Coryell Co., Texas; d. circa 1959 in McGregor, McLennon Co., Texas.

Children of George Thomas Williams and Clarissa Dodson were:

24. James J. Williams; b. 3 Sep 1883 in Shive, Hamilton Co., Texas; m. Lena McMahan circa 1905 in McGregor, McLennon Co., Texas; d. in McGregor, McLennon Co., Texas.

Children of James J. Williams and Lena McMahan were:

25. Ellison Short Williams; b. 15 Sep 1885 in The Grove, Coryell Co., Texas; m. Mattie Lou Wyatt, daughter of James Wyatt and Mary Moorhead, circa 1905 in Coryell Co., Texas;

Ellison Short Williams died of hypertension and heart problems 25 Oct 1935 in Waco Hospital, Waco, Texas, at age 50.

Mattie Lou Wyatt married (-?-) Banks after 1935. She died in Amarillo, Texas.

Children of Ellison Short Williams and Mattie Lou Wyatt were as follows:

28. Rhoda Jane Williams; b. 14 Dec 1894 in Owl Creek Beat, Coryell Co., Texas; m. Benjamin Caleb Palmer 22 Dec 1908 in Coryell Co., Texas; d. 18 Jan 1917 in Coryell Co., Texas, at age 22.

Benjamin Caleb Palmer was born circa 1899. He married Rilla Sims on 5 Jun 1918.

Benjamin Caleb Palmer died of a heart attack circa 1965 in Gatesville, Texas.

Children of Rhoda Jane Williams and Benjamin Caleb Palmer were as follows:

46. Mary Elizabeth Hardman; b. 26 Apr 1889; m. Alan Blan Hughes; d. 10 Feb 1968 in Channing, Texas, at age 78.

Alan Blan Hughes was born in 1885. He died in 1971.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Hardman and Alan Blan Hughes were:

48. Lourene Evaline Hardman; b. 8 Aug 1899 in Mullin, Texas; m. Arthur Gilliland, son of John Benton Gilliland and Lucy Francis Virginia Maynor, 7 Aug 1920 in Texas; d. Nov 1975 in Roseburg, Oregon, at age 76.

Arthur Gilliland was born on 27 Dec 1895 in RFD Gallant, St. Clair Co., Alabama. He died on 14 Jan 1957 in Corvallis, Oregon, at age 61.

Children of Lourene Evaline Hardman and Arthur Gilliland were as follows:

50. Joseph Melvin Short; b. 14 Feb 1916 in Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma; m. Juliette Elizabeth Cherry; d. 29 Aug 1986 in Suisun, Solano Co., California, at age 70.

Juliette Elizabeth Cherry was born on 27 Jul 1918 in Courtland, Gage Co., Nebraska. She died on 3 Nov 1994 at age 76.

Children of Joseph Melvin Short and Juliette Elizabeth Cherry were as follows:

53. James Royce Short; b. 19 Mar 1926 in Strugglesville, Oklahoma; m. Banny Dale Odell; d. 25 Nov 1967 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at age 41 in an car accident.

Children of James Royce Short and Banny Dale Odell were:

54. Thomas Marcus Short; b. 5 Aug 1929 in Borger, Hutchinson Co., Texas; m. Ramona Katherine Rebelle circa 1950 in Texas; d. Jan 1995 at age 65.

Children of Thomas Marcus Short and Ramona Katherine Rebelle were as follows:



Bibliography - descendants of Joseph Short

1880 U.S. census, Coryell County, Texas, http://www.usgenweb.org/censustx/coryell/1880 transcribed by Bobbie Ross from T9. Washington DC: National Archives, (1998).

Daily State Journal. Austin, TX: n.pub., January 25, 1873.

Kentucky. Hopkins County. 1810 U.S. census. Micropublication M252, roll 6. Washington DC: National Archives.

Texas. Lampasas County. Deed Records.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1830 U.S. census. Micropublication M19, roll 72. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1840 U.S. census. Micropublication M704, roll 233. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. County Clerks Office. Union. Marriage Records.

Missouri. Franklin County. Probate Records, Union, 1837.

Missouri. Franklin County. Union. Franklin County Probate Court Building, Wills & Administration.

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.

Texas Birth Index, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/birth/general/search.cgi.

Texas Death Index, online http://userdb.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi.

Texas Rangers 1847-1900. St. Louis, MO: Ingmire Publications, 1982.

Texas. Collin County. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication M432, roll 910. Washington DC: National Archives.

Texas. Coryell County. 1870 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication M593, roll 1581. Washington DC: National Archives.

Texas. Coryell County. 1900 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication T623, roll 1624. Washington DC: National Archives.

Texas. Coryell County. Marriage Records.

Texas. Lampasas County. 1860 U.S. census. Micropublication M653, roll 1299. Washington DC: National Archives.

Texas. Lampasas County. 1870 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication M593, roll 1595. Washington DC: National Archives.

The Coryell County Genealogical Society.Coryell County Families. n.p.: Taylor Publishing Co., 1986.

United States, General Land Office. Automated Records Project; Pre-1908 Homestead & Cash Entry Patents: Missouri. Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States: Springfield, Virginia with electronic image at www.glorecords.blm.gov.

Family Bible. copied pages, pub 1859.





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