Obediah Short

1761–3 December 1795 (Age 34)
Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States

The Life of Obediah

When Obediah Short was born in 1761, in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States, his father, John C. Short, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Echols, was 18. He married Mary Jackson on 10 October 1783, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 December 1795, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 34.

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Obediah Short
Mary Jackson
Marriage: 10 October 1783
Hubbard Short
Rebekah Short
Rhoda Short
Rebecca Short
John Short

Spouse and Children

10 October 1783
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States



    Rhoda Short


    Rebecca Short


    Rebekah Short



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World Events (6)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 15

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 19

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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Sources (3)

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

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