Descendants of
Samuel Woodson Short



Parents & Siblings

Doug's Genealogy


Short Generation # 6

1. Samuel Woodson Short; b. circa 1810 in Mercer or Hopkins Co., Kentucky; m. Jemima Dollarhide 29 Mar 1838 in Franklin Co., Missouri; d. before 11 Jun 1880.

Jemima Dollarhide was born in May 1821 in Virginia. She was widowed by the death of her husband, Samuel Woodson Short before 11 Jun 1880.

Children of Samuel Woodson Short and Jemima Dollarhide were as follows:


Short Generation # 5

3. Benjamin Franklin Short; b. 1 Mar 1840 in Franklin Co., Missouri; m. Eliza A. (-?-) 28 Mar 1860; m. Amanda L. (-?-) circa 1866; d. 8 Jan 1924 in Franklin Co., Missouri, at age 83.

Eliza A. (-?-) was born circa 1838 in Missouri.

Children of Benjamin Franklin Short and Eliza A. (-?-) were as follows:

Amanda L. (-?-) was born circa 1851 in Missouri.

Children of Benjamin Franklin Short and Amanda L. (-?-) were as follows:

4. Samuel Woodson Short; b. Sep 1844 in Missouri; m. Sara Jane Bay 1 Feb 1866 in Franklin Co., Missouri.

Children of Samuel Woodson Short include:

Sara Jane Bay was born in Nov 1845 in Tennessee.

Children of Samuel Woodson Short and Sara Jane Bay all b. in Missouri were as follows:

5. John Short; b. circa 1846 in Missouri; m. Alice (-?-).

Alice (-?-) was born circa 1839 in Kentucky.

Children of John Short and Alice (-?-) both b. in Missouri were as follows:

7. David Short; b. Apr 1854 in Missouri; m. Catherine Toff 24 Jun 1889 in Franklin Co., Missouri.

Catherine Toff was born in Jul 1868 in Missouri.

Children of David Short and Catherine Toff both b. in Missouri were as follows:


Short Generation # 4

12. Viola Short; b. circa 1868 in Missouri; m. B... P. Brown circa 1887; m. Oliver Medley in Franklin Co., Missouri.

B... P. Brown was born in Feb 1863 in Missouri.

Children of Viola Short and B... P. Brown both b. in Missouri were as follows:

There were no children of Viola Short and Oliver Medley.

14. Henry F. Short; b. 30 Aug 1874 in Missouri; m. Gertrude (-?-) circa 1900; d. 25 Mar 1960 at age 85.

Gertrude (-?-) was born on 4 Oct 1880 in Missouri. She died on 29 Apr 1926 in Franklin Co., Missouri.

Children of Henry F. Short and Gertrude (-?-) both b. in Missouri are as follows:

23. Joseph Ely Short; b. circa 1872 in Missouri; m. Florence (-?-) circa 1895.

Florence (-?-) was born in Mar 1876 in Kentucky.

Children of Joseph Ely Short and Florence (-?-) were:

24. John Short; b. 10 Jul 1875 in Missouri; m. Jane L. Cole 10 Apr 1898 in Franklin Co., Missouri; d. 15 May 1958 at age 82.

Jane L. Cole was born on 10 Sep 1877. She died on 4 Mar 1964 at age 86.

Children of John Short and Jane L. Cole were as follows:

26. Elza Short; b. circa 1882; b. Jan 1882 in Missouri; m. Melba Edney; d. circa 1958.

Melba Edney was born on 14 Mar 1897. She died in Jul 1972 at age 75.

Children of Elza Short and Melba Edney were as follows:



Bibliography - descendants of Samuel Woodson Short

Calvey Township Cemeteries. Washington, MO: Four Rivers Genealogical Society, 1971.

Goodspeed.History of Franklin, Jefferson. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Publishing Co, 1888.

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

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. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication M432, roll 399. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1860 U.S. census. Micropublication M653, roll 619. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1870 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication M593, roll 775. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 686. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1890 US Veterans census. Micropublication M123, roll 29. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1900 US census, population schedule. Micropublication T623, roll 854. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1910 US census, population schedule. Micropublication T624, roll 780. Washington DC: National Archives.

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

Missouri. Franklin County. Cove Cemetery.

Missouri. Franklin County. 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.

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.

Wideman, Lee & Ann, grave marker transcriptions. OddFellows Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. read April 2001 and posted to Franklin Co., MO List.





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