Moses Short

3 March 1770–28 March 1825 (Age 55)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Short was born on 3 March 1770, in Virginia, United States, his father, John C. Short, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Echols, was 27. He married Sarah Bright on 2 August 1793, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 28 March 1825, in his hometown, at the age of 55.

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Moses Short
Sarah Bright
Marriage: 2 August 1793
William Bright Short

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    Sarah Bright


2 August 1793
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States


    William Bright Short


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 10

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 16

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English schort ‘short’.2 Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Gheairr, Mac an Ghirr‘son of the short man’ ( see McGirr ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Moses Short, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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