Short, Obadiah (Obediah)
Flourished: 1822-1840 Menard County, Illinois
In 1821, Short married Elizabeth Rettinghouse in Madison County, Illinois. In the early 1820s, he emigrated with a family group from southern Illinois to a part of Sangamon County that would later become Menard County. In 1827, he served in the Illinois militia in the Winnebago War.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Madison County, 26 August 1821, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Winnebago War Veterans, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 284; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 196; Election Returns for Unnamed Precinct in Menard County, Illinois.