A Few Families of Western Kentucky

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  • Name: David Short
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 JAN 1779 in Virginia
  • Death: 30 DEC 1845 in Muhlenberg County,Kentucky
  • Burial: Short Cemetery,Muhlenberg County,Kentucky
  • Note:
    1830-age listed 50-60. 1830-03105101/0211101. 1830-Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
    1840-age listed 60-70. 1840-011010001/00011001. 1840-Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

    Both David and Jane are buried in the Short Family Cemetery, Nr Millport, Ky. [MCKC Vol.1 P11]..

    David Short came to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky from Virginia around 1810 and settled on a tract of land bordering on Pound River, about a mile above what is now the McLean County line.
    The house he erected "The David Short Old Brick," as it was called when it was first built, and is now, one of the largest and most substantial brick residences in Muhlenberg County. An inscription painted in the arch of the door frame reads, "D. 1821 S." this , although it has been repainted since first recorded there, undoubtedly indicates the year the house was built. David Short devoted most of his time to the cultivation of his large farms and to the promotion of better laws. His well-built house proclaims the fact that he was a man of means.
    He was a member of the Legislature in 1828, 1829 and 1832. His son William T. Short filled the same office in 1847, and his son George W. Short filled it in 1849. The family name (Short), it is said, was originally spelled Schartz. One tradition has it that the Shorts were born in Germany and came to Virginia in their youth, while according to another, they were born in Virginia. ?? Shorts children lived in the lower part of Muhlenberg and in southern McLean County, where all of them were well-known people. [From the book "History of Muhlenberg County"
    p96 Otto A. Rothert]

    Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Deed Book 3, 1809 - 1813 Page 429. Book Page 58 August 17, 1813.
    Willis Morgan & Anna W. his wife sold to David Short, all of Muhlenberg Co., Ky. for $1,500, 600 acres on waters of Pond River.
    Signed: Willis Morgan & Ann W. Morgan

    Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Deed Book 5, 1817 - 1823, Page 55, Book Page: 92 December 26, 1818.
    Daniel Landis & David Short are impowered to attend to a suit filed against Christain Tinkle.
    Signed: Joseph Gish
    Witness: Charles F. Wing

    Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Deed Book 5, 1817 - 1823, Page 55, Book Page: 92 March 11, 1819.
    Joseph Gish & Sarah his wife sold to Christain Tinkle, all of Muhlenberg Co., KY. for $505, 50 acres, on waters of Cypress Creek. Line of Jacob Noffsinger deceased.
    Signed: Joseph Gish by Daniel Landis his Attorney in Fact & Sarah Gish.

    Page 56, April 5, 1819.
    Sarah wife of Joseph Gish reliquished her right of dower by Oaths of Jacob Whitmer & David Short.
    Signed: Charles F. Wing, Clk.

    Muhlenberg Co., Ky. Deed Book 6 1823-1828 page 332. Book page: 41 August 25, 1826.
    David Evans sold to David Short for $365, all corn now growing, 40 hogs, 7 cattle, 1 bureau, my interest in 50 acres on Cypress Creek, 200 acres on Pond Creek known as Roark old place and entered & surveyed in name of William Wotton, 1 mare, 1 mile colt, 1 bed & furniture.
    Signed: David Evans.
    Witness: William Scott

    [Many entrys in Muhlenberg County Deed Book shows David Short and Jacob Whitmer as J. P.'s, Justices of the Peace]

    Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Deed Book 6 1823 - 1828, page 417, Book page 49
    June 25, 1827.
    Andrew Worthington sold to David Short both of Muhlenberg Co., Ky. for $200, 100 acres on waters of Pond River. John Vickers & William Moore corner, Nathan Scott line.
    Signed: Andrew Worthington
    Witness: Peter Shaver, David Evans & Joseph Scott

    Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Deed Book 6 1823 - 1828, page 453, Book page 53
    September 4, 1827.
    Benjamin Worthington of Illinois sold to Davis Short of Muhlenberg Co., Ky.
    for $400, 200 acres on waters of Pond River. William M. Moore corner.
    Signed: Benjamin Worthington
    Witness: George W. Short, Joseph Scott & William Worthington

    Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Deed Book 7 1828 - 1832, page 279, Book page 94
    September 18, 1830.
    George F. Miller & Elizabeth his wife of Morgan County Illinois sold to David Short of Muhlenberg County, Ky. for $300, 280 acres on waters of Big Creek a branch of Cypress. Samuel Short corner, John G. Shaver corner, Peter Shaver corner.
    Signed: George F. Miller
    Wittness: Joseph Scott & David T. Short

    Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Deed Book 5, 1817 - 1823 Page 61. Book Page 93 February 4, 1819.
    John Plain & Peggy his wife sold to George F. Miller, all of Muhlenberg Co., Ky.
    for $2,080, 354 acres, 21 poles on waters of Big Creek a branch of Cypress.
    David Short line, Samauel Short corner.
    Signed: John Plain & Peggy Plain

    Page 62, February 4, 1819. Peggy wife of John Plain relinquished her right of dower,
    Signed: David Short, J. P. & Jacob Whitmer, J. P.

    David Short home is located north of the Short /Jagoe Cemetery on Hwy 423 just before McLean county line. There is an old barn standing still, across from the cemetery.
  • Change Date: 20 FEB 2011 at 08:47:44

    Father: Jacob Short
    Mother: Eve Gottschalk

    Marriage 1 Martha Jane Scott b: 4 FEB 1784 in Virginia
    • Married: 5 APR 1803 in Virginia
    1. Has No Children Joseph P. Short b: Abt 1808 in Virginia
    2. Has Children David T. Short b: Abt 1809 in Virginia
    3. Has Children William T. Short b: Abt 1818 in Muhlenberg County,Kentucky
    4. Has No Children Jacob Short b: Abt 1822 in Muhlenberg County,Kentucky
    5. Has Children Jonathan Short b: 24 MAY 1822 in Muhlenberg County,Kentucky

    1. Title: J. Michael Hope(mhope380@sbcglobal.net)
      Abbrev: J. Michael Hope(mhope380@sbcglobal.net)
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