JOHN SHORT was born in Scott county, Ky., on the 17th of Oct., in the year 1815, and is a son of Pennell and Jane (Butler) Short. His father was a native of Delaware, and his mother of Indiana. John came with his parents to Greene county, in the fall of 1831, and they settled not far from Woodville. His father died in 1853, and was buried at the Donnegan cemetery. His mother died in Kentucky, in the year 1821. Mr. Short, our subject, was married on the 17th of Oct., 1839, (his birthday) to Mary French, a native of Tennessee. She was the daughter of Nathan and Nancy French, natives of Tennessee. This union was blessed with eight children - James A., married Olivia Tillery, both now deceased; Nancy J., died in her 15th year; Mary, wife of Peter Hall, who is now dead, resides in Hamilton; Cassy E., wife of William Swires, living in this township; John M., married Mary Anderson, living in Bluffdale township; Martha A., wife of Theodore Tillery, also in this township; William C., deceased; Margaret, wife of George Claflin, living in this township. Mr. Short has 80 acres of land, which he cultivates, and is a thrifty farmer and a good and influential citizen.