Moses Short

Male3 March 1770–28 March 1825

Brief Life History 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
1770–1825
Sarah Bright
1772–
Marriage: 2 August 1793
William Bright Short
1803–1869

Sources (1)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1793Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1776

    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

    English: nickname for a short person, from Middle English short ‘short’ (Old English sceort).

    English: topographic name for someone who lived at a detached or cut-off piece of land (Middle English shorte, shirte, from Old English scierte, scerte, scyrte) or else a habitational name from a place so named, such as Shoart in Harbeldown (Kent) and Shuart in Saint Nicholas at Wade (Kent). Compare Shorter .

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for 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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