Descendants of
Polly Short



Parents & Siblings

Doug's Genealogy


Short Generation # 6

1. Polly Short; b. 28 Dec 1812 in Hopkins Co., Kentucky; m. John Franklin Johns, son of Thomas Johns, circa 1832; d. 22 Mar 1846 in Franklin Co., Missouri, at age 33.

John Franklin Johns was born on 12 Feb 1805 in Kentucky. He married Louisa Kent, daughter of Isaac Kent and Lucy Hopkins, on 31 Jan 1847 in Franklin Co., Missouri. He died on 6 Apr 1884 in Howell Co., Missouri, at age 79. He's wife, Polly Short died on 22 Mar 1846 in Franklin Co., Missouri.

Children of Polly Short and John Franklin Johns all b. in Missouri were as follows:


Short Generation # 5

2. Famguinna Johns; b. circa 1833 in Missouri; m. James Purdy 1 Apr 1855 in Franklin Co., Missouri, with A. B. Short, Justice of the Peace of Central Township officiating.

Children of Famguinna Johns and James Purdy both b. in Franklin Co., Missouri, were as follows:


Short Generation # 4

5. Smiley Albert Purdy; b. 25 Jan 1856 in Franklin Co., Missouri; m. Sarah Gennetta Hopkins, daughter of John Hopkins, 29 Aug 1875 in Dry Creek, Howell Co., Missouri; m. Susan Drucilla Webb, daughter of John K. Webb and Martha Ann Meachum, 22 Sep 1880 in Searcy, White Co., Arkansas; d. 14 Jan 1920 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., Washington, at age 63.

Sarah Gennetta Hopkins was born on 29 Dec 1854. She died on 8 Jun 1876 in Howell Co., Missouri, at age 21.

Children of Smiley Albert Purdy and Sarah Gennetta Hopkins were:

Children of Smiley Albert Purdy and Susan Drucilla Webb were as follows:

6. John J. Purdy; b. 15 Sep 1858 in Franklin Co., Missouri; m. Julia A. Frier, daughter of (-?-) Frier, 17 Jan 1877 in Howell Co., Missouri, with G. W. Byers MG officiating; m. Josephine (-?-) after 1904; d. 29 Mar 1932 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at age 73.

Julia A. Frier was born in Sep 1862 in Missouri.

Children of John J. Purdy and Julia A. Frier were:

There were no children of John J. Purdy and Josephine (-?-).


Short Generation # 3

7. Anna Josephine Purdy; b. 28 May 1876 in Howell Co., Missouri; m. Robert Patton Roper, son of William Washington Roper and Cythia Aminta Hall, 14 Dec 1896 in Siloam Springs, Howell Co., Missouri; d. 4 Jan 1959 in Howell Co., Missouri, at age 82.

Children of Anna Josephine Purdy and Robert Patton Roper were as follows:

8. Ida Nora Purdy; b. 29 Jul 1881 in Searcy, White Co., Arkansas; m. James D. Henderson Rickman, son of David Low Rickman and Ellender Hood, 12 Apr 1904 in Mount Vernon Town, Lawrence Co., Missouri; d. 5 May 1956 in Los Alamos, Los Alamos Co., New Mexico, at age 74.

Children of Ida Nora Purdy and James D. Henderson Rickman all b. in Aurora, Lawrence Co., Missouri, were as follows:

11. James Edgar Purdy; b. 7 Dec 1891 in Lockwood, Dade Co., Missouri; m. Mae Callahan circa 1920 in Washington; d. Apr 1945 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon, at age 53.

Mae Callahan married (-?-) Oliphant.

There were no children of James Purdy and Mae Callahan.

Children of James Purdy include:

12. Erma Susan Purdy; b. 24 Jan 1895 in Lockwood, Dade Co., Missouri; m. Robert Hill Perkins, son of James Thadeua Perkins and George Etta Joyner, 17 Jan 1922 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., Washington; d. 24 Jul 1959 in Kennewick, Benton Co., Washington, at age 64.

Children of Erma Susan Purdy and Robert Hill Perkins are as follows:

13. George Asa Purdy; b. 17 Jun 1897 in Lockwood, Dade Co., Missouri; m. Bessie Mildred Hanna Mays 24 Dec 1926 in Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington; d. 19 Sep 1972 in Aliso Viejo, Orange Co., Callifornia, at age 75.

Children of George Asa Purdy and Bessie Mildred Hanna Mays were:



Bibliography - Descendants of Polly Short

Howell County, Missouri Cemeteries 1795-1987. West Plains, Missouri 65775: South Central Missouri Genealogical Society, 1978-1979.

Missouri. Franklin County. 1830 U.S. census. Micropublication M19, roll 72. 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. Bond Book, 1853<, [CD1]>.

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

Missouri. Franklin County. Cove Cemetery. <[CD2]>.

Missouri. Howell County. 1870 U.S census, population schedule. Micropublication M593, roll 780. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Howell County. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 691. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Howell County. 1900 US census, population schedule. Micropublication T623, roll 860. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Howell County. Marriage Records.

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.

unknown last first name. Missouri Intelligencer Franklin &. n.p.: n.pub.

Williams, Jacqueline Hogan, Howell County Marriages - June 1871 - June 1881. Warrensburg, MO 64093: n.p., 1972.





Researchers with Genealogical Interest in
Polly Short


Doug Short...... 3rd great grand-nephew via subject's brother, Eli Short.... Short Family

Claudia Ebsworth...... 3rd great grand daughter of subject via daughter Famguinna (Fain Queny) Purdy

Sandy Buckley......

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