Born: 1780-XX-XX Virginia
Died: 1852-06-30 Sangamon County, Illinois
John Short, son of Joshua Short, was living in Illinois in the mid 1830's. In 1850, he was a farmer and owned $7,000 in real estate.
U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 235; Letters of Administration, 24 August 1852, John Short Probate File 1014, Papers of Abraham Lincoln Book Edition Files and Cases Files, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL. The original probate file is in the records of the Sangamon County Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield; Will of Joshua Short.