JOSHUA SHORT, a farmer P.O. Mount Vernon, was born in Clinton County, IL, March 23, 1830,
a son of Thomas J. Short, of Clinton County, IL.
He was educated in Jefferson County, and was in the late war, in Company I, Forty-eighth
Illinois Volunteer Infantry; he was in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh and several
skirmishes, serving nine months.
He was married, November 24, 1857; to Abigail Williams of Ohio, by whom he had one child -
Martha Jane. Mrs. Short died July 1, 1862, and was buried in Jefferson County.
He was again married, Mary 26, 1864, to Lucinda Turner, by whom he had eight children,
six living, viz., Sarah S., Lena L., John T., George W., Alice I., and Albert A.
Mr. Short owns sixty acres of land and is engaged in farming and stock-raising. Politics,
SOURCE: History of Jefferson County, IL by William Henry Perrin,
Published by Globe Publishing Co. in 1883
Page 32-33, Mount Vernon City and Township
Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer