Not my family line, just sharing.
The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 690, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM SHORTRIDGE was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, December 16, 1825. His parents, SAMUEL and ELEANOR (HULLS) Shortridge, were respectively born in Virginia in 1785, and in Pennsylvania in 1796. WILLIAM attended school, and worked for his father until the latter's death, in December, 1844, when he took charge of the farm. November 19, 1846, he married ELIZABETH L., the daughter of JAMES and ARA ANN (PELLY) McCORMACK, and born in Fayette County November 23, 1826. There have been born eight children to this marriage - MARY H., September 6, 1847; JAMES S., April 12, 1849, died October 22, 1850; MASSIE J., born April 2, 1851; GEORGE F., February 26, 1853; JESSIE E., December 16, 1856; ELIZABETH A., November 10, 1858; CLARA C., October 25, 1860, died September 4, 1861; and ELLA D., born March 24, 1865, died September 25, 1865. MR. SHORTRIDGE engaged in farming at various points until about 1871, when he came to this county, farmed for awhile, and then settled in Francesville, where he engaged in stock-dealing and general trade. In 1876, he was appointed to fill a vacancy as Justice of the Peace; in the same year, his wife started a millinery and dress-making establishment, and is doing a good business. MR. SHORTRIDGE is an Odd Fellow, and up to 1876 was a Republican, but is now an active Greenbacker. He attends the Christian Church, of which his wife is a member. MRS. SHORTRIDGE's father was born in Pennsylvania, February 18, 1805, and her mother in Maryland January 13, 1804."
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