Born: 1816-02-06 Green County, Kentucky
Died: 1895-10-07 Kansas
As a child, Allen Short settled in Sangamon County, Illinois, with his father, James Short. He had some sort of physical disability. On August 31, 1837, he married Margaret Ann Campbell in Sangamon County. After Margaret's death, Allen married Harriett Park in Sangamon County on June 30, 1847. In 1850, he was a farmer living in Sangamon County with his second wife and five children. He owned $400 in real property. Later, he became a minister in the Presbyterian Church.
Gravestone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Narka, KS; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 555, 653-54; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 31 August 1837, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 30 June 1847, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 327; Will of Joshua Short.