Posted By:Nita Cauthen
Subject:Re: Short Family in Waller County
Post Date:October 10, 2011 at 23:02:20
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Forum:Waller County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I, too, am searching for Daniel B. and Omelia C. Short. I am adding the following info that might help. First of all, my father was Lee Franklin Short, Daniel B. Short's great great grandson. Due to a divorce, I had no contact with that side of my family. However, my research has discovered the following info: Daniel B. Short was born in Mississippi, most likely Rankin County about 1837. He died in Waller County in 1876. He lived in Arkansas according to the 1850 and 1860 census. He moved to Texas sometime between 1860 and 1876. He married Omelia Caroline Johnston 4/20/1850. Children were William Wyatt Short ( 1851-1929); Anne Elizabeth Short Jolly (1853); James Albert Short (1855-1931); Mary Jane Short Mitchell (1857-1878); Daniel W. Short (1859); George H. Short (1865); David Short (1867); Jabess Short (1871); Agnes Short Shaddock (1873). I am guessing at the W.W. Short as I think Daniel had a brother named Wyatt William Short who was also born in Rankin County, MS about 1829. The initials W.W. seem to be repeated throughout the family. My grandfather was Wiley Whitfield Short. Does any of this help?