Born: 1806-XX-XX Illinois
Flourished: Menard County, Illinois
Short moved to Sangamon County about 1830. He married Elizabeth C. Short, the daughter of Joshua Short, in 1833. In 1850, he was living in Menard County and working as a farmer. He owned real estate valued at $3,500.
U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 268; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 10 September 1833, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.